For the last decade, Esri Canada has provided prizes to students who use GIS within their coursework and research projects.
The competition divides $2,000 between two students — the GIS Scholarship goes to a student who demonstrates research excellence and the GIS Award goes to a student recognizing that their work shows great promise. The scholarship winner also receives software, books, and conference registration.
The 2017 winners are Caitlin Cunningham and Christopher Andrews.
Esri Canada provides over $3million annually for higher education. They also support a partnership program through designated Esri Canada Centres of Excellence, of which Dalhousie is a partner.
The judges for this year were Claudio Aporta (Marine Affairs), Chris Green (Earth Sciences) and James Boxall (Dal Libraries). This year also saw the greatest number of submissions by students across all campuses. Congratulations to Caitlin and Chris, and all the other students using GIS to enrich their academic endeavours!