[GIS-SIG] GIScience Student Awards (CAG 2014: Brock University)

GIScience student awards were announced today for students who presented at this years Canadian Association of Geographers conference at Brock University. The Chair of the GIScience Study Group Tarmo Remmel sent out the email below to the GIScience, CAG, and CAGList email lists. For oral presentations, second prize was given to one of our lab members Bogdan Caradima and honourable mention was given to Andrei Balulescu! Both Bogdan and Andrei are conducting research on retail location and are funded by Mitacs internships and teaching assistant positions and doing a fantastic job. Congratulations Andrei and Bogdan!

Hello!

I am thrilled to announce the winners of the student competitions for best oral presentation and best poster at this year’s CAG held at Brock University last week. There were many excellent contenders, making the judging difficult, but we thank the numerous judges and all of the presenters; we could not do this without you. This year’s competition was organized by the GIScience Study Group who together with Esri Canada, and Exelis Visual Information Solutions have offered up several excellent prizes for our winners. We congratulate all of the winners; we will be contacting you individually to arrange prize delivery.

Sincerely,

Tarmo Remmel
Chair, GIScience Study Group
http://www.yorku.ca/gis_sig/awards#CAG2014

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
First Place
Yuestas David, York University
Quantifying runoff at the sub-watershed level with a physically based model: field measurements and the SWAT hydrological model
ESRI: iShuffle & books
GIScience Study Group: $175

Second Place – Bogdan Caradima, University of Waterloo

Criteria development for a suitability analysis of retail development across Ontario, Canada
GIScience Study Group: $75

Honourable Mention – Andrei Balulescu, University of Waterloo

Estimating market potential using census data
Exelis Visual Information Systems: 1-year license for ENVI + IDL

 

Honourable Mention
Nick Savelli, Brock University
A comparative analysis using change detection to monitor urban growth and its influences on public transportation in St. Catharines and Thorold, Ontario (2000-2013)
Exelis Visual Information Systems: 1-year license for ENVI + IDL

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

First Place
Patrick Kirby, Carleton University
Biodiversity model uncertainty analysis considering spatial and thematic uncertainty
ESRI: iShuffle & books
GIScience Study Group: $175

Second Place
Donovan Bangs, University of Waterloo
Exploring field-bounded, remote sensing and agriculture: spatial discretization of Ontario farmland
GIScience Study Group: $75

Honourable Mention
Scott Gardner, University of Guelph
There once were applies on the shore: land management history on a shorefront Norfolk County farm in relation to soil erosion and runoff
Exelis Visual Information Systems: 1-year license for ENVI + IDL