Spatial aspects of health research will be the theme of this month’s UBC GIS Users Group meeting.  We will have three presenters, each giving a brief description of their use of GIS and mapping in health research.  If there’s time, we’ll follow with a general discussion about the use of GIS technology and data in health research.

Event details:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
3:00 – 4:00pm
Koerner Library, Level 2, Room 216


“Three Projects Applying GIS in Public Health: Mapping Local Social Barriers to Sexual Health Clinics in Two Rural Communities, Provincial Emergency/Hormonal Contraceptive Use Trough Time, and National Abortion Travel Patterns.”
Anthony Smith, Human Early Learning Partnership Knowledge Translation Team

“Neighbourhood Environment in Waterloo Region:  Patterns of Transportation and Health”
Josh van Loon, School of Community and Regional Planning Active Transportation Lab

“Spatial Epidemiology of Lung Cancer in Canada: Examining the Role of Air Pollution and Neighborhood Deprivation”
Perry Hystad, PhD Candidate, School of Population and Public Health

“History Unmasked with GIS: Politics and agriculture in Victorian Britain” is the topic for October’s GIS Users Group, presented by Stephen Peplow.  Stephen is a PhD candidate in Land and Food Systems.  His research includes a fascinating use of GIS and spatial analysis to study 19th century Britain.

Tuesday, October 25
Koerner Library Level 2, Room 216

All are welcome to attend.

Heath-related uses of GIS is the topic for September’s UBC GIS Users Group meeting.  We will have an informal discussion and presentations from a variety of people in Health GIS.  We will hear from folks in Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR), and the School of Population and Public Health.  Come hear how GIS is being used in the field of health research.  All are welcome.

Location: Koerner Library, Room 216 (Level 2)
Date: Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Open Source GIS is the topic for this month’s UBC GIS Users Group Meeting.  Jeff Burton, from GIS and Data Visualization – UBC Records, will be presenting.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Koerner Library Room 216

We hope to see you there!

Esri has the following two summer opportunities for students:

Esri International User Conference Student Assistantship Program

Through the Student Assistantship Program, Esri sponsors a number of
students to participate in the annual Esri International User
Conference. The next conference will take place July 11–15, 2011.

If you are a graduate student or fourth-year undergraduate student who
is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the
United States and who uses GIS software, you may apply for the student
assistantship program. Esri will select up to 60 students to take part
in the program, which includes monitoring sessions, registration,
staffing, and overall logistics. Esri also sets aside time for the
students to attend sessions. Students receive a full registration
package for the conference, hotel accommodations, and a small stipend
for meals but pay for their own travel and personal expenses.


Summer Internship Program

Our Summer Internship Program provides valuable work experience while
you continue your education or prepare for life after graduation. The
program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Internships
are available at Esri headquarters in Redlands, California, and in our
regional offices throughout the United States. Each internship is a paid
position and will be up to 12 weeks long.

This month’s presentation is on viewshed analysis, by Forestry Resources Management PhD Candidate and GIS Instructor Brent Chamberlain. This research won Brent the ESRI 2010 Scholarship. Please join us at the UBC GIS Users Group meeting on Wednesday, February 23 at 4:00 PM in Koerner Library Room 216.

This month, the UBC Library will begin hosting meetings of the newly-rekindled UBC GIS Users Group.  This group will be a gathering of students, researchers, faculty and staff on campus who work in some way with, or are interested in, geographical information systems (or science) (GIS).  The meetings will be held monthly on the last Wednesday of the month in Koerner Library Room 216 at 4:00pm.  There will be a speaker, followed by a trip to Koerner’s Pub for refreshments.

First Meeting:

Wednesday, October 27, 4:00pm
Koerner 216
Presentation: overview of GIS services and facilities provided by UBC Library (including the new GIS/Research Data Lab), followed by tours of the lab

Future Meetings:

At future meetings we are hoping to have students, researchers, faculty and staff from around campus talk about how they are using GIS in their work.  There are a lot of exciting, state-of-the-art projects happening around campus, and this will be a great way for people to share their work and network with other GIS users.

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