Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Winners: ESRI Canada Scholarship Award Program

Continuing on its commitment to advance geographic information systems (GIS) in education, ESRI Canada today announced the Canadian institutions selected to receive awards through the ESRI Canada Scholarship Award Program. The program recognizes universities and colleges with an exceptional GIS focus and is designed to promote innovation among Canada's future leaders.

This year, the following Canadian universities and colleges have been selected to receive the ESRI Canada Scholarship Award:

Eastern Canada

New Brunswick Community College
University of New Brunswick
College of the North Atlantic
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dalhousie University
Saint Mary's University

Central Canada

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
Carleton University
Fanshawe College
Lakehead University
Laurentian University
Nipissing University
Queen's University
Ryerson University
Wilfrid Laurier University
University of Ottawa
University of Western Ontario
Cégep Limoilou
McGill University
Université de Montréal
Université de Sherbrooke
Université du Québec
Université Laval

Western Canada

Manitoba Educational GIS Consortium (MEGIC)
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST)
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Lethbridge
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Simon Fraser University
University of British Columbia
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Victoria
Vancouver Island University
Okanagan College
Selkirk College
Thompson Rivers University

The program awards more than $2 million in scholarships and grants of software and books to more than 40 Canadian colleges and universities every year. The schools must use ESRI technology for education and administration and demonstrate a strong, multidisciplinary focus on GIS. Each chosen school then selects an outstanding student to receive the scholarship, a comprehensive package of the latest ESRI software, workbooks and access to ESRI training courses and conferences.

For more information on the ESRI Canada Scholarship Award Program, educational institutions may contact


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