The Department of Geography in partnership with the Map and Data Centre, invites you to celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Wednesday, November 13, alongside community leaders at this free, drop-in, interactive event. Not technical? That's okay, maps and mapping technology are more accessible now than ever before.

It's your chance to

  • Escape into new virtual reality worlds
  • Check out the latest drone technology
  • Play with interactive maps and digital sandboxes
  • Discover how to take advantage of mapping technology in your research, education, or for your next job interview
  • Draw for a one of four gift cards to The Bookstore or Hospitality Services

End day with geography themed trivia night at the Grad Club for your chance to win cash prizes. All are welcome!

Community presenters and displays


GIS Day - Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019
Time Event
9:30am Exhibits open
9:30am Guided tour of the map collection
10:30am Lightning Talks: Block 1
1:30pm Lightning Talks: Block 2
2:30pm GIS Demonstration (TBD)
3pm Guided tour of the map collection
7pm Trivia Event at the Grad Club

Submit a Lightning Talk

How do you use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in your work? Share how you've mapped your research or work in a seven-minute lightning talk at GIS Day.

We invite talks from, faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, staff, community members and GIS professionals. We will select talks from a variety of groups that cover a range of topics to highlight the versatility of GIS. 

Submit a 100-word proposal by Oct. 15. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by Oct. 21.


*We gratefully acknowledge the support provided by the Social Science Student Council Student Donation Fund*