Geography Awareness Week November 17-21, hospital 2014
Submitted by Kathy Tang via firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, Western Universityâ€™sÂ Department of GeographyÂ is inspiring future learners throughout Geography Awareness Week! The Department invited local high schools to discover their world through the use of Geographic Information Systems and explore its benefits and significance throughout our everyday lives.
To start the week off, on November 17th, the Department of Geography is hosting Grade Nine students from Medway High School. Over the course of the afternoon, the 47 students will participate in a GIS workshop and lab exercises run byÂ Kathy TangÂ (GIS Analyst at Geography Department) and graduate studentsÂ Jonathan Raikes , Chris Hewitt, Xiaodong Huang and Ian PritchardÂ before touring some of theÂ Geography Research and Teaching Lab facilitiesÂ lead by a PhD studentÂ Edward KrynakÂ andÂ Westernâ€™s Map & Data Centre in Weldon Library.
To finish off the week, on November 21, Kathy Tang with two graduate students (Martin Lefebvre and Jonathan Raikes) will represent the Geography Department as they travel to Central Elgin Collegiate Institute to join five district geography teachers during professional development day where they will give a GIS-based lecture. Together, they will discover and explore the uses and benefits of GIS, with an emphasis on GIS at Western University, GIS research and applications and the abundance of career opportunities that come with an education in geography and GIS.