I’ve seen a significant increase in student engagement when we apply our learning to real-life scenarios and spatial inquiries. Students have produced fantastic projects and they have made some valuable connections to the world around them.
Educators, researchers, students and administrators use our solutions to teach, investigate, and plan to improve the quality of education.
GIS is a mission critical technology
GIS use allows educators to engage their students and encourage critical thinking in the use of the spatial knowledge needed in today’s globalized workforce. It is a technology and way of systems thinking that is central to applied research across diverse domains. GIS allows education administrators to achieve fair access for all students to obtain a quality education, to manage facilities, plan for courses and student enrolments, and make important connections between people, places, and events.
The Education and Research Group at Esri Canada develops teaching and learning resources, facilitates events, and collaborates in research projects to promote spatial understanding in all levels of Canadian education.
- Higher Education
- GIS Ambassador Program
Learn how GIS can be used to enhance student learning and engagement while promoting critical thinking and spatial problem solving skills.
GIS Ambassador Program
Get involved in your education community by becoming a GIS Ambassador and supporting local schools and youth groups as they explore their world.
Our students greatly benefit from having access to the most advanced set of GIS tools and models right at their fingertips. They use GIS to study human and environmental processes, and apply these skills in solving real-world problems in partnered research projects. This experience gives them skills needed in the workforce, or in their continued post-graduate training.