I am responsible for teaching
the majority of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum concerning
geographic information systems (GIS) for the geography department
on the St. George campus (What
is GIS?). I work with and advise
students and faculty from a variety of disciplines on various aspects of GIS.
I have a strong interest in the scholarship of teaching and pedagogical
As a Senior Lecturer, I am a full-time, permanent faculty member
I am the manager of the graduate and
undergraduate GIS laboratories on the St. George campus, and advise on
hardware and software acquisitions for the department. I am the chair
of the departmental Computer Committee, and work closely with Bruce Huang, the departmental systems software
I am a member of:
I served on the Board of Directors for
LEAF (Local Enhancement and
Appreciation of Forests), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the
protection and improvement of Toronto's urban forest for several years and
continue to take an interest in their work.
I have been interviewed by the Globe and Mail (Mapping
out the future of maps, January 26, 2002), the National Post (Fountain
of Youth Found: Magician, January 20, 2007), and TVOntario for the program
More to Life (Back to Class: Geography Education, May 6, 2004)
regarding digital mapping and the role of technology in geography. I
contributed a custom-made map of Canada for the documentary Let's All
Hate Toronto which premiered at the Hot Docs film festival, April, 2007.
NOTE TO GEOGRAPHY ALUMNI
If you are a Geography alumnus currently in a
GIS-related position, I invite you to contact me. I would be
interested in hearing about what you are doing now, and any advice,
suggestions, or experiences you would like to share with current students.
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