UBC Library’s Visualizing the World: A Maps and Geographic Information Systems Speaker Series continues with a talk on January 23, 2018 at 12 p.m in the Lillooet Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre features a talk by PhD candidiate in Geography at UBC, Emily Acheson.

How do you map diseases? A look into the world of GIScience and medical geography with Emily Acheson.

Acheson will introduce medical geography and its ties with GIScience through two areas of her research: malaria and its relationship with mosquito bed net distributions in Tanzania, as well as a killer fungus growing on Vancouver Island and its potential relationships with climate and land use changes.  Learn how medical geographers track mosquitoes and fungi using Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing and how disease mapping contributes to informing health professionals.

About Emily:

Emily Acheson is working on her PhD in Geography at the University of British Columbia where she is modelling Cryptococcus gattii, a medically-relevant fungus. For her Master’s degree at the University of Ottawa, she studied mosquitoes and tsetse flies that carry the parasites causing malaria and sleeping sickness, respectively. Her research uses Geographic Information Systems methods to approach disease vector or pathogen distributions from a macroecological perspective.

Register for the event.

Using Data and GIS in Research

  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Graduate Student Workshop Series
      Koerner Library Research Commons Series
      Humanities and Social Sciences Workshops
  • Location: RM216
  •  Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: The session covers an overview of electronic statistical resources available to UBC researchers, both statistical databases and micro-level survey data for secondary analysis from Statistics Canada, academics, media outlets, and governments around the world. The session also includes a brief introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) and how it can be applied to academic research. GIS is advanced software used for spatial data analysis and visualization.

Click here to register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3945

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