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Don Boyes, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Room 5026B, Sidney Smith Hall

100 St. George Street

Toronto, ON  M5S 3G3

Tel: (416) 978-1585

Fax: (416) 946-3886



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 development.  As a Senior Lecturer, I am a full-time, permanent faculty member specializing in teaching

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 programmer.


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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.



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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