Event Details

  • Mapping Diseases with Emily Acheson
  • Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM - This event is now over
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Visualizing The World: A Map and Geographic Information System Speaker Series
  • Location: UBC - See Event Description
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  • Description: How do you map diseases? A look into the world of GIScience and medical geography. Emily will introduce medical geography and its ties with GIScience. Two areas of Emily's research will also be discussed: malaria and its relationship with mosquito bed net distributions in Tanzania, as well as a killer fungus growing on Vancouver Island and its potential relationships with climate and land use changes. How do medical geographers track mosquitoes and fungi using Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing? How does disease mapping contribute to informing health professionals? This event is being held in room 301 (Lillooet Room) at the Chapman Learning Commons on Level 3 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and is open to UBC students, staff, faculty, and community. Coffee will be provided.
  • Facilitator(s): Evan Thornberry

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