When: February 7, 2023 at 10am (PST)
Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management
On February 7, join our Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) program team in an exclusive online presentation and question-and-answer session to learn more about how the MGEM program can equip you with the skills to advance in your career.
Over 9-months, the MGEM provides essential training in the use and application of geospatial tools used to plan, develop, manage, and evaluate programs to protect and regulate natural habitats and renewable natural resources. This interdisciplinary degree blends landscape ecology training and quantitative spatial skills development to prepare graduates to tackle pressing environmental issues across multiple sectors.
Dr. Paul Pickell
With an extensive background in sustainability and environmental studies across numerous sectors, Dr. Pickell brings his expertise as an Assistant Professor of Teaching to our MGEM Program. Dr. Pickell has been teaching geographic information systems at UBC since 2017 and has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at UBC, a lecturer at Simon Fraser University, and more recently as a remote sensing scientist with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Currently, he is writing an open-access textbook on geographic information systems.
Dr. Kathleen Coupland
Dr. Coupland is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities within the program, as well as providing dedicated support to the students and the MGEM teaching team. Her research focuses on the application and development of novel classification schemas for forests with the aim of trying to quantify non-timber forest values. Specifically, Dr. Coupland centers on trying to quantify educational values present for forestry education in urban forests, using UBC as a case study.