This site contains information on the research and teaching activities by Dr R E Sieber and her team at McGill University.

Congratulations to Student of Geothink, Matt Tenney

Matthew Tenney, PhD student in Geography, and Prof. Renee Sieber have recently been awarded a 3-year Mitacs-Accelerate PhD Fellowship to work one of Geothink's industry partners, ESRI Canada. The project “Uncertain Futures: GIS and Volunteered Geographic Information”, will explore the future role and analytical techniques using spatially referenced user-generated content from a variety of Internet and mobile based technologies in light of current limitations to GIS platforms. Approaches for harvesting, integrating and evaluating this fast-paced and high-volume content are of primary focus, aiming at the design and implementation of applications that take advantage of the increasingly important volunteered geographic information (VGI).

 

Off to SKI

The 4th Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada conference is 2 days away. 53 talks and a fabulous keynote by Nigel Waters.

 

 

Congratulations to Drew Bush

Drew, Ph.D. Candidate, Place-based Climate Change Education, was awarded a prestigious Richard H. Tomlinson Fellowship in University Science Teaching, for his research on integrating inquiry-based education as well as Web 2.0 tools to improve teaching about on climate change.

 

 

Hacking and Planning

Geothink gave a talk at the City of Regina's Regional Planning Summit.

 

Open Data for Regional Planning: Technical and non-technical issues. P. Leclerc, R. E. Sieber, M. Burchfield

 

On Sabbatical

I am on sabbatical 2013-2014 academic year. First stop NASA Goddard institute for Space Studies, where I'll be looking at citizen engagement with climate models. Next stop in May, where I'll explore citizen science with Muki Haklay at University College London.

 

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