Once again, SURE will host their annual Poster Presentation Fair on Thursday August 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in Trottier Building where you will see exhibits of SURE students’ work under close supervision with McGill Engineering professors on research projects for the past 4 months this summer. For more information, please see here.
Nov 10, 11, and 12; 9am-4pm
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Once again this year on October 2nd in the lobby of McGill’s Arts building, students from the Faculty of Science will present their research projects at the tenth annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC). All the projects will be entered into a poster competition judged by a panel of distinguished McGill researchers. Keynote address and reception will come after the prize ceremony. This all day event is open to everyone. See details here.
I recently came across the Undergraduate Research Commons and thought I should share it with you. It is a portal where you will have access to hundreds of full-text undergraduate research papers from a large number of participating educational institutions worldwide. These include engineering capstone projects, faculty-supervised research, award-winning papers, peer-reviewed journal publications and so on.
You may browse by participating institution or type of documents, and find out the popular papers in each subject area. Of course, it also allows users to search by keywords. If you are interested in exploring the content, simply click on the info graphic at the left-bottom corner of the homepage to regroup the content by different criteria.
While we are getting excited about the great opportunities that emerging technology brings to higher education and busy with creating distant learning modules, online tutorials, videos, and MOOCs, research from Concordia University’s Department of Education says that “Yes, students like technology, and yes, they want it in the classroom — but they still want classical instruction.” Read more at here.
Google Scholar recently released a new goody – your personal online library at Google Scholar. On the result page, click “Save” below a search result to save it to your library. Click “My library” on the left to open your library. Of course, you can find the full text at any of these two stages when it is available either freely online or from your local library’s collection. To organize your articles in the library, you may click on a result in your library and add a label to it.
Are you a fun of scary films? Visit ESRI’s Geography of Horror map exhibition and find out the scariest places in the world where popular horror movies in the past half century took place.
Actually this exhibition is just one example of the ESRI’s story maps gallery which collects stories worldwide on a variety of topics using maps, text and other media.
Image courtesy to ESRI
This week (November 17-23) is the Geography Awareness Week, also called GeoWeek. National Geographic’s Education Section created a website to celebrate this event. The theme of this year is “how geography enables us all to be intrepid explorers in our own way”. The resources created for the previous Geography Awareness Week events are archived online. You may explore this rich educational collection by a search or use a combination of filters provided on the webpage.
Wednesday, Nov.20 is the GIS Day. Worldwide GIS day events can be found at this map. At McGill University, Geographic Information Center (GIC) will also have a series of celebration events, including presentations and a poster competition.