Category: University Programs

New Pathway to a GIS Master’s Degree for Fleming College Graduates

Fleming College graduates now have the option of completing a master’s degree at Vancouver Island University (VIU) – the first pathway of its kind for the college.

VIU and Fleming have signed an agreement that allows eligible graduates of Fleming’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs to enter the second year of VIU’s Master of GIS Applications program (MGISA).

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GIS Training at Colleges and Universities

Our ever evolving Geomatics industry has lead to increased demands for specialized GIS training, and Canada has remained on top of the leading GIS education providers for many years. Here are some of the best Colleges and Universities that offer GIS related programs. This page was created on the site a number of years back to highlight some of the best Colleges and Universities in Canada that offer GIS related programs.

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Acadia University – Master of Science in Applied Geomatics

Acadia University teamed up with COGS (Centre of Geographic Sciences) in 2005 to provide a unique joint Master of Science in Applied Geomatics program. The Masters program is a full 2 year program of collaborative technical coursework, research and data analysis. This unique faculty offers students to complete their Thesis / Research Project under joint supervision with a combination of technical and academic emphasizes.

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University of Toronto – GIS for Environmental Management

The University of Toronto offers a Certificate in GIS for Environmental Management program that helps students build a solid foundation of GIS and Remote Sensing concepts and theory while developing skills related to environmental management.

The one year certificate programs is comprised of two required core GIS courses and two other geomatics related courses, all offered through distance education online over the internet.

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Queen’s University GIS Certificate

The Certificate in Geographic Information Science at Queen’s University provides the fundamentals of GIS, remote sensing and cartography. The Program is made available to all Queen’s University undergraduate students regardless of degree concentration, and is basically intended for those who wish to enhance an undergraduate degree by combining it with GIS

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McMaster University ESRI Development Centre

The School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster has established a long history of teaching and research ESRI products. In 2008 McMaster became the first University in Canada that was designated an ESRI Development Centre(EDC).

The McMaster GIS program emphasizes the development of a strong working knowledge of current ESRI GIS software and builds real world expertise and skills using state of the art desktop GIS tools and analysis for a wide variety of multi disciplinary applications.

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University of New Brunswick Geomatics Engineering

Surveying has been taught at the University of New Brunswick (formerly King’s College) since 1840 when William Brydone Jack, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy provided in surveying as part of his mathematics curriculum*. Since then, the meaning of “surveying engineering” has undergone a radical change and so has the geomatics programs at UNB .
UNB is one of two Canadian schools in Canada that offer degrees in Geomatics Engineering.

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Is your GIS program listed?

One of the goals of Canadian GIS & Geomatics is to promote education programs in Canada. Currently we have about 25 different Universities & Colleges on our site that offer education related to GIS and Geomatics. However if you are currently in a GIS program or know of one that we have yet to post on the site then we would be interested in hearing more about it from you, so we can share that information with others.

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