SFU Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni Awards event

March 03, 2016

Join us on Thursday, March 3, 2016 to hear inspirational stories from the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients who have made exceptional contributions to their local and global communities: Margaret Trudeau, a mental health and clean water advocate; Dr. David Mark, a pioneer in GIScience; Zabeen Hirji, a business leader and champion for diversity; Dr. Jennifer Gardy, a science rock star, and David Fong, an extraordinary philanthropist.

Full details: http://www.sfu.ca/alumni/outstanding.html

The Department of Geography is please to announce that Dr. David Mark (Geography - BA, 1971; PhD, 1977) will be receiving an Outstanding Alumni Award (Academic Achievement).

Bio: a pioneer of the field of Geographic Information Science (GISci), Dr. Mark developed new methods to represent topography on digital computers, and worked on the principles of vehicle navigation systems and way-finding long before GPS or Google Maps existed. Consistently named as one of the most productive, creative and integrative academics in Geography, Dr. Mark’s more than 225 publications have been cited over 10,000 times and his research has provided sustained and far-reaching contributions to advancements in the field. In 2004, Dr. Mark was named Researcher of the Year by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), and was later recognized as Educator of the Year in 2009. In 2013 he received a Distinguished Career Award from the Association of American Geographers. He was also promoted to the rank of a Distinguished Professor at State University of New York.

Hear him speak at "An Evening With Our Outstanding Alumni" on March 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Tickets/information: http://www.sfu.ca/alumni/outstanding