GIS / Remote Sensing Technician

I am currently working as a GIS / Remote Sensing Technician at Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change

Through my current employment in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University as a GIS and Remote Sensing Technician, I am actively involved in many teaching activities. There are 10 laboratory sessions per week during typical terms, each with a maximum capacity of 30 students. I assist teaching in numerous GIS, Remote Sensing and Statistic courses by helping course directors and teaching assistants in delivering lab materials.  In many cases it involves in demonstration and running short tutorial sessions including two courses that are offered by the Department of Earth and Space and Engineering (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis; Geographical Information Systems (GIS) & Data Integration) occasionally. I also provide support for undergraduate, graduate students and course director with their assignments, projects and research. I have provided help to many graduate students who have brought their own research to me, from diverse fields including geography, earth and space science, engineering, environmental studies, biology, and mathematics. 

Whether I demonstrate techniques to a large class, work with small groups of students, or coach individuals, I have been praised for having excellent presentation skills. I spend ample creative energy to design outstanding figures and animations to convey complex concepts; these have proven to be effective in my lectures and conference presentations. I am able to deconstruct complex topics into simpler terms. Also, since I began my doctorate education, I was awarded the best presentation award (best and runner up) twice at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers. I have also been invited 21 times to deliver guest lectures in university courses. These invited lectures have allowed me to further exercise my presentation skills and help me to become an enthusiastic speaker. During my lectures and presentations, I regularly provide technology examples from daily life, including programming Google apps, 3D modelling, and locational based services (LBS).