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Dr Michael Goodchild visits the HEALab!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Members of the HEAL community were excited to host a campus visit by Dr Michael Goodchild, Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Dr Goodchild visited the HEALab and shared his thoughts with a group of geography students and faculty about the past, present and future of geographic information systems and science.  Recognized as a global leader in the ever-evolving field of geographic information science, Michael Goodchild is Goodchild won the Lauréat Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud, considered the Nobel Prize for Geography, in 2007.  At Convocation on June 9, 2015, Dr Michael Goodchild received an Honorary Doctorate from Western!   See story at:http://news.westernu.ca/2015/06/goodchld-engage-the-world-dont-block-it-out-2/