A number of Canadian Universities elected to celebrate GIS Day as part of the week-long Geography Awareness Week. Some schools that took part include:
Carleton University – Carleton University’s GIS Day showcase and trade show had displays, speakers, and interactive demonstrations of GIS technology. The Canadian Space Agency’s Dr. Marie Claude Williamson, program scientist for Planetary Exploration, was among the speakers.
Dalhousie University – activities included Perusing of posters. Treasure Hunt/Geocaching or Geography Trivia Contest. Intoductory hands-on workshop introduced GIS. Answering of geographic questions, how to customize a GIS map, etc.
University of Waterloo – The courtyard on the second floor of EV1 was set up as a map gallery where people could browse the maps and meet others. Fun hands-on activities were offered in the adjacent seminar room.
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