Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada 2009: Call for Abstracts

02/20/2009 9:00 am
02/22/2009 5:00 pm

Following on last year’s successful conference, we invite you and your students to submit abstracts and attend the second Conference of Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada. Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada brings together researchers of geo-spatial information who live and work in Canada. Those of you who attended last year know that we had strong representation of participatory GIS research and practice (not surprising, considering the committee's long involvement in participatory GIS and critical GIS) and we hope to do so once again.

Become part of a community that shares our research and exposes our students to new ways of thinking spatially and using geographic information. Our goals include:

  • Having our student present in front of a Canadian GIS/Geomatics/geoweb research audience (last year, 2/3 of presenters were students!).
  • Share the ongoing and emerging GIS/Geomatics/geoweb research in our community.
  • Build cohesion and synergy among GIS/Geomatics/geoweb researchers.
  • Discuss issues of importance to the Canadian GIS/Geomatics/geoweb community.
  • Provide mentorship opportunities for students and junior scholars.

The conference will be held February 20-22, 2009, once again in Fernie, BC.

Deadline for submitting abstracts and registering for the conference:
October 3, 2008

More information, abstract submission, and registration can be found at

We look forward to seeing you in Fernie!

Scott Bell, University of Saskatchewan
Renee Sieber, McGill University
Nadine Schuurman, Simon Fraser University


“It is a start to building a Canadian GIS academic community…”

“Great for students”

“…it has started the foundations for a Canadian GIS community”

“The number of experts available for feedback on our research is VERY valuable”

“A great first step towards a community”

“Conference was VERY successful, well done!!”

“Build it and they will come”

“I thought the conference was brilliant”

“Well done, super job!”

“A good experience. The opportunity to be exposed to the types of research being done in Canada was great”