Esri Canada generously provides scholarships to more than 50 higher education institutions valued at over $2 million per year. Dalhousie had a committee of GIS teaching faculty members request submissions for the scholarship.
Two Dalhousie students were awarded scholarships. One award of $2,000 was presented to Master of Planning student Daniel Bryce and one award of $500 went to undergraduate student, Wendy Margetts, who is doing an honours degree in Environmental Science. Daniel’s award included a supply of Esri Inc. software, expenses covered to attend a conference, and online training.
In order to qualify for the award, the students have to propose a research/study program that will incorporate GIS as well as be available to present results at an upcoming Esri Canada event. The committee members were Dr. Mike McAllister (Computer Science), Dr. Daniel Rainham (Environmental Programs/Sustainability), Charles Walls (Earth Sciences), and Dr. Eric Rapaport (School of Planning).
Congratulations to Daniel and Wendy!