The transdisciplinary applied research milieu at LAGGISS has afforded the opportunity for graduate students to work with outside agencies, businesses, communities and corporations. The research that is taking place is novel and significant at a number of spatial and policy oriented scales. Here are some of the recent acoomplishments that have been recognized via awards to faculty and students of LAGGISS.
|Director, M Sawada Recipient of the 2006 Young Researcher of the Year Award|
The Young researcher of the year award is given annually by the faculty of arts, university of ottawa to recognize outstanding research by a faculty member in the early stages of his or her career.
Director, M Sawada Recipient of the 2005 Julian M. Sciecz Award
|Professor Barry Wellar Recipient of the 2006 Ullman Award outstanding contributions in transportation geography|
This Award from the Association of American Geographers recognizes the outstanding career achievements of Dr. Wellar in contributing both practically and theoretically to the geography of transportation.
|Professor Barry Wellar Recipient of the 2004 Presidents Award for Community Service through the Media|
This Award recognizes a member of the University of Ottawa community who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University by sharing his or her expertise with the larger community through the media.
|Professor Barry Wellar Recipient of the 2003 Award for Geography in the Service of Government or Business|
Award for Geography in the Service of Government or Business
Established in 1997 in recognition of the primary importance of excellence in geography in the service of government or business, the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) offers this award to someone who has carried out major work for or in the public or private sector. the recipient has distinguished himself or herself through the development and application of geographic techniques and tools used in the service of government or business
Zoran Reljic, second-place in 2005 International ENVI Challenge
|Zoran Reljic, Canadian Institute of Geomatics Award of Excellence|
This award recognizes the high-scholarly achievements during the 2005-2005 academic year. The award was given to Mr. Reljic for his work on integrating geomatics with photorealistic 3D visualization.
Zoran Reljic, Barry Wellar Award for Outstanding Conference Presentation
|MELANIe Zahab , ESRI Canada Student Award and Scholarship |
Melanie Zahab, PhD candidate in Geography, is pursuing studies in GIS applications in Classical Archaeology. Having attained her M.A. in traditional study of Classical Archaeology at the University of British Columbia, she spent two years at the Canadian Archaeological Institute in Athens, Greece as the Homer and Dorothy B. Thompson Fellow. While at the institute she pursued post-graduate study of Greek town planning, and in particular Greek archaeology of Albania through the British School at Athens.
MELANIe Zahab , Barry Wellar Award for Outstanding Methodological Achievements in Geomatics
|Daniel Cossette, first-place 2004 Great Canadian Mapping Challenge|
Daniel took the first place graduate student award and $2,500 for using geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze broadband wireless markets at a national scale. As part of the federal government’s plan to connect all Canadian homes, Cossette’s research will help determine the market potential for different broadband wireless technologies and which existing technologies could be profitably operated in rural or remote regions of Canada.
|daniel cossette , Barry Wellar Award for Outstanding Technical Achievements in Geomatics|
This award was presented to Mr. Cossette on GIS Day on Nov. 16th 2005 for HIS work in geomatics application development for broadband wireless telecommunications.
Samuel Herold, one of four National Scholarships from Geomatics Canada
|Samuel herold , CAGONT Best Paper Prize at the MSc level. |
This award was presented to Mr. herold in November for HIS well written and significant paper and presentation on internet-based telegeoprocessing and analytical application development for disaster mapping.
|Samuel herold , Barry Wellar Award for Outstanding Master's Proposal in Geomatics|
This award was presented to Mr. herold on GIS Day on Nov. 16th 2005 for HIS well written and significant proposal on geomatics applications in disaster relief and mitigation.
Fourth-year student Ghassene Jerandi received the first-place undergraduate award of $3,000 for his project using GIS to analyze and plan new light-rail corridors in Ottawa under projected population changes. The social and physical factors considered were the employment projections for 2021 by Transportation Analysis Zones (TAZ), land use categories, and current road networks with respect to road hierarchy.
Geneviève Cool received the third-place undergraduate award and $2,000 for her work using GIS to plan the location of hiking trails in Pukaskawa National Park using a least cost path analysis.
The three recipients are students of the new geomatics program. They developed their research under the supervision of Professor Michael Sawada from the University of Ottawa’s Department of Geography.
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