Awards

MGUG Awards

MGUG recognizes the achievements in the GIS Community each year at our Fall conference.

Nominations welcome

MGUG Awards four awards each year.

MGUG Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Given to an individual with outstanding commitment, passion and contributions to the Manitoba GIS Community over their career.
  • Can be awarded to someone who is retired, retiring or currently working
  • Length of service is not important, quality of service is
  • Prizes include two free tickets to our annual conference

MGUG Outstanding GIS Project or GIS Team Award

  • Given to an outstanding GIS Project completed in Manitoba or by a resident of Manitoba , or to an outstanding active GIS Team contributing to improving the GIS Community.
  • Project must be completed in Manitoba or by someone with a primary residence of Manitoba.  Teams should be residing or working in Manitoba.
  • Projects can be private, public or client-facing.  Screenshots of the project must be provided if it is not public.
  • Projects must be completed in the two years prior to the conference
  • No presentation is required
  • Prizes include two free tickets to our annual conference

Janos Boda Post-Secondary Award in Research GIS

  • A scholarship of $500 is awarded to one poster/research paper with a significant GIS portion completed or significantly modified within one year of the time of submission.
  • Student must either reside, attend school, or complete their project within Manitoba.
  • Projects can only be submitted once, unless significant modification occurs.
  • One free conference ticket is provided to the winner

Bimal Adhikari  Post-Secondary Award in Applied GIS

  • A scholarship of $500 is awarded to one poster/technical paper with a significant GIS portion completed or significantly modified within one year of the time of submission.
  • Student must either reside, attend school, or complete their project within Manitoba.
  • Projects can only be submitted once, unless significant modification occurs.
  • One free conference ticket is provided to the winner.

Nominations open each spring for the awards and close approximately one month prior to the fall conference. Winners will be provided with a ticket to the Fall conference in order to claim their award.

The creation of a MGUG Award is intended to recognize an individual, group or organization that has made a significant contribution to the Manitoba Geomatics community.

MGUG would like to congratulate our two winners of the 2014 MGUG Post-Secondary Award. Justin Vitt from Red River College wins the Applied GIS Award with his project analyzing forest fire patterns. Kooshoom Gutleea from Assiniboine Community College wins the research award with “Climate Impact on Jack Pine Budworm Population Outbreak in Sandilands Provincial Forest”.

Congratulations to our two winners – 1. Erik Rowson – Red River College – “Seal Coat Analysis and Proof of Concept Report” and 2. Mark Reimer – University of Manitoba – “Multimodal Analysis of Freight Transport Activity and Infrastructure Impacts Related to Manitoba’s Energy Sector”

The Manitoba GIS User Group is excited to announce our two winners for the 2012 MGUG Post-Secondary Award – Liam Speirs and Erin Maruca! This year’s prize consisted of two distinct categories – (1) Applied GIS and (2) Research GIS.

MGUG received a large number of submissions this year but there were two that stood out from the crowd. This year we are pleased to announce that Jarrod Miller and Marlene Gifford were the successful entrants. The two 500 dollar awards will be presented to the students at the upcoming fall conference on September 30, 2011.

MGUG presented their 500 dollar post-secondary awards to two students at the ESRI Conference on June 3, 2010. Congratulations goes out to the winners from Red River College – Advanced GIS Program.

Two students received MGUG post-secondary awards on January 29, 2009. Congratulations to the winners from Red River College and University of Winnipeg.

MGUG presented their 500 dollar post-secondary awards to two students on January 25, 2008. Congratulations goes out to the winner from Red River College – Advanced GIS Program.

MGUG Poster Awards

This MGUG Poster award is open to all students (ages 14 and higher) who are enrolled fulltime in High School, College or University and are presently taking a course or course of study in GIS and/or its related disciplines or has applied GIS and/or its related disciplines to a project, thesis, or related endeavour.

This MGUG Poster award is open to all students (ages 14 and higher) who are enrolled fulltime in High School, College or University and are presently taking a course or course of study in GIS and/or its related disciplines or has applied GIS and/or its related disciplines to a project, thesis, or related endeavour.

Manitoba GIS Skills Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Manitoba GIS Skills Competition at Red River College on April 11, 2014. Post-secondary and secondary students competed in Olympic style events to test their skills using a Geographic Information System.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Manitoba GIS Skills Competition at Red River College on April 22, 2013. Post-secondary and secondary students competed in Olympic style events to test their skills using a Geographic Information System.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Manitoba GIS Skills Competition at Red River College on April 12. Post-secondary and secondary students competed in Olympic style events to test their skills using a Geographic Information System.

The Manitoba GIS Skills Competition is completed and the post-secondary and secondary competitors have been announced. Congratulations to all those who competed and gave their best effort!

The Skills Manitoba Competition is a one day event that provides young Manito-bans the opportunity to showcase their talents in an Olympic-style, province wide contest, held at Red River College. In 2010, here are the winners for the Geographic Information Systems competition.

The Skills Manitoba Competition is a one day event that provides young Manito-bans the opportunity to showcase their talents in an Olympic-style, province wide contest, held at Red River College. In 2009, here are the winners for the Geographic Information Systems competition.

The Skills Manitoba Competition is a one day event that provides young Manito-bans the opportunity to showcase their talents in an Olympic-style, province wide contest, held at Red River College. In 2008, here are the winners for the Geographic Information Systems competition.