Bright Addae winner of the 2023 SFU ECCE GIS Scholarship Award

July 05, 2023



Congratulations to Bright Addae who was awarded the 2023 Esri Canada GIS Scholarship for SFU. The scholarship is part of the SFU Esri Canada Centre of Excellence (ECCE) in GIS program and recognizes outstanding design and implementation of an original and individual project that advance the GIScience discipline and its applications. It comprises a monetary component and other elements such as a three-year license of Esri’s ArcGIS software for student use; a professional-level subscription for the ArcGIS Developer Program (ADP); and selected Esri Press digital publications among others. Esri Canada is committed to supporting GIS education and research in Canada.

Bright completed a BA in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana and a MSc in Environmental Management at the University of Kiel, Germany. He is a PhD candidate in the Geography Department and affiliated with the Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Lab. Bright’s submission reported on research related to the development of an innovative spherical geographic automata method for modeling spatial patterns of forest land cover changes at global levels. The model can be expanded to simulate several global land-cover change types and be implemented in support of sustainable management and policy making.

The SFU Esri Canada Centre of Excellence (SFU ECCE) in GIS was established in 2014 in recognition of the long-standing quality of GIS research in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Environment and SFU. It represents an important network collaboration between industrial partner Esri Canada and SFU.

Congratulations Bright!