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 Esri Canada GIS Demonstartion
3pm Guided tour of the map collection
7pm Trivia Event at the Grad Club


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