We are excited to announce our upcoming event focused on the intersection of Health and the Environment using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The event will be sponsored by Esri Canada and will feature Sandy Watts, Public Health Industry Manager, Esri Canada as the keynote speaker for the day. This event brings together researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts from various disciplines to explore and discuss the significant role GIS plays in addressing health-related challenges posed by the environment.
October 24, 2023
8:30 am - 3 pm
Registration and breakfast at 8:30am
Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge ON
There will be 7 presentations on a variety of topics and will include time for questions and answers. Our speakers will share their knowledge, research findings, case studies, and real-world applications that demonstrate the power of GIS in tackling health and environmental issues.
Speaker: Alexander Watts, PhD, Industry Manager - Public Health, Esri Canada
Speakers: Paul Beach, GISP Director of Geomatics and Data Services Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Karen Lehtonen Acting manager of Health and Social Services Projects Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
Speaker: Hannah Flores, Undergraduate Student, University of Toronto
Speakers: Carol McClellan, Digital Advisory, Software Development, Data & Geospatial Lead, and Raj Ubhi, GIS Analyst, Arup Canada
Speaker: Shiran Zhong, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Western Ontario
Speakers: Carey Price, SVP, Extended Channel, Environics Analytics and Joey Syer, Data Director, CANUE University of Toronto
Speakers: Devin Tu, President, Affordable360 and Joey Joey Syer, Data Director, CANUE University of Toronto
Don't miss out on this chance to meet like-minded peeps, network, and share your knowledge. Together, we'll make this world healthier and greener with GIS!
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In the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI), it is more important than ever to consider the ethical and responsible use of Location Data. BeSpatial Ontario is proud to be the first organization in Canada to officially endorse and support the Locus Charter, and we encourage our members to understand and implement its principles in their day-to-day activities. To learn more about the Locus Charter, click here.
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Ryan Bunting, Conservation Halton, the winner of the YPN - Career Development session draw
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Jakub Ripley, Aquafor Beech, the winner of our YPN - Mentorship Launch Draw!
Highlights from BeSpatial 2023
BeSpatial Ontario is dedicated to geospatial innovation and knowledge sharing, exemplified by BeSpatial 2023's theme "BeCreative!" that emphasizes unity amidst change. Our use of a virtual platform for BeSpatial 2023 once again furthered this mission by facilitating diverse attendance and fostering inclusivity from all across Ontario. We would like to thank our sponsors, and hope to see you at our in-person regional events planned throughout the year.
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