Getting to know the Higher Education Group in Education and Research
This post was contributed by Angela Alexander, a K-12 Education Resource Developer of the Education and Research department at Esri Canada.
When I started working in Esri Canada’s education department, it was called the K-12 group. It was made up of two associates and a manager who supported only K-12 education, along with libraries and museums. Eight years later, the department has evolved into the Education and Research group, with seven associates, a K-12 manager and a director. Half of the group support K-12 education, library and museum staff, while the other half supports higher education and research institutions. Members of the higher education and research group hold specialized roles supporting this industry. Find out what their roles and responsibilities are and get to know them through their individual story maps that highlight one of their interests.
- Dr. Brent Hall, Director of Education and Research
Brent began working at Esri Canada in January, 2012. He provides strategic direction and oversight for the activities of the education and research group staff. In addition to reviewing all K-12 and higher education teaching resource planning and production, he works most closely with the needs of the higher education community. This includes supporting and collaborating on joint externally funded research projects with numerous university partners. He is also involved with integrating spatial learning through the use of mapping and map data in K-12 curricula across the country.
Brent’s story map: Kiwi in Patagonia
- Iain Greensmith, Higher Education Analyst
In 2007, Iain was hired as a K-12 Analyst. Seven years later, his focus is in the area of higher education. His primary responsibilities include supporting professor and student adoption and implementation of the ArcGIS Platform in their coursework and research. He also creates teaching resources, runs webinars on ArcGIS products and supports product and licensing questions.Separate from his work life, Iain enjoys spending time with his family. His favourite pastimes include sailing, triathlons, biking with his daughter, laughing with his son and doing Tough Mudders.
Iain’s story map: Tough Mudders
- Krista Amolins, Higher Education Developer and Analyst
Krista’s story Map: LiDAR in Archaeology
- Cameron Plouffe, Higher Education Developer and Analyst
Cameron began working at Esri Canada almost a year and a half ago. He is responsible for developing resources related to spatial analysis, spatial statistics and modelling, as well as developing Web mapping apps that utilize Esri software. Cameron’s interests involve the integration of open programming languages (e.g., R, Python) into the ArcGIS platform, and using data visualization techniques to help reveal and communicate trends in spatial data.After work hours, Cameron spends his time designing Web sites, listening to and playing all types of music, and following NBA Basketball.
Cameron’s story map: The Evolution of the Modern Guitar
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