Preemptively though, this Thursday, October 30, we will be visiting a number of Co-op Geography students at Brock University. This is, I believe at least the 4th time we’ve done this and each time we have the opportunity to meet some outstanding students with a wide range of geo-interests. Their questions are always intriguing .
On Sunday, November 2, 2014, the Brock University Fall Preview Day happens. Brock Geography Department faculty along with Geospatial Niagara, will be manning the Geography Department booth. Interested in a career in Geography? Stop by for a visit and we’ll tell you why you don’t have to leave Niagara for a first class post secondary education!
For Geospatial Niagara – Geography Awareness Week opens up with “Day of Geography” – Monday, November 17, 2014 (6 am Sunday morning EST is 12:00 am Monday morning in Tuvalu – that will make for a long Day of Geography).
Together with faculty from Brock University and Niagara College along with a representative from esri Canada and the student Co-president and Vice president of the Brock University Geographical Society (@BrockBUGS) will be making a presentation to approximately 180 Grade 9 Geography students at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ontario.
What a great way to celebrate Day of Geography! Engaging students in the value of spatial thinking and a geographic education. Such a perfect way to honour the memory of Dr. Roger Tomlinson who would have celebrated his 81st birthday on that day had he not sadly passed away earlier this year.
Speaking with kids in early grades is quite exhilarating. Afterwards you’re often left feeling like you’ve downed a half dozen energy drinks or ran a marathon. We always seem to learn as much as we teach.
On Thursday and Friday, November 20th and 21st. Geospatial Niagara visits the Grade 9 Geography classes of Cindy Chudyk and Dave Kropac at EL Crossley Secondary School in beautiful Fonthill in the Town Pelham. Special thank you to Julie Gorman and the Business Education Council of Niagara for making the connection.
There we will be talking about the variety of careers in Geography especially as it relates to Geospatial Technologies and Information – BIG DATA!! To illustrate the point we’ll be discussing the A-Z of 21st Century Challenges infographic produced by the Royal Geographical Society (seen below).
We’ll also be talking about the various projects that Geospatial Niagara currently has on the go through the Brock University 4th Year Honours Internship Program and the Niagara College GIS/GSM Thesis Project, as well as provide information about other great happenings in Niagara – like Startup Niagara, Cowork Niagara and Software Niagara.
Niagara has a burgeoning geospatial tech/info community that will only grow into the future. Come and live, work, play in Niagara!