LA Guest Lecture: "Climate Action" by Alex Miller

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University of Guelph - Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Series presents:

Alex Miller, President of ESRI Canada

Lecture title:  "Climate Action"

Alex Miller is president and founder of Esri Canada, the leading geographic information system (GIS) company in Canada, founded in 1984. With more than 500 employees and privately owned, Esri Canada became a Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2019.

Mr. Miller is a pioneer in transforming geography and mapping into a 21st century digital tool used by millions around the world. His work has helped people see location as a unifying lens through which land and resources are understood. Having successfully guided a software company for so long, Mr. Miller is constantly in demand from tech startups, helping them address the needs of their future market to ensure their long-term business viability.

Screen shot of ArchGIS Pro.  Digital map of PortlandImage:  Screenshot of ArchGIS Pro of Portland.

He has chaired the Geomatics Industry Association of Canada and the Natural Resources Canada Earth Sciences Sector Minister’s Advisory Committee and was a member of the Government of Canada’s Open Government Advisory Panel. Mr. Miller launched The Community Map of Canada, a comprehensive, freely available map, constantly updated and from authoritative community sources. He has donated software and expertise so that maps of the longest trail in the world, the Trans Canada Trail, are easily accessed by everybody.

Passionate about using technology to promote environmental sustainability, Mr. Miller is Chairman of the Planet in Focus Foundation, which showcases outstanding films on environmental themes, and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Lecture kindly supported by a SSHRC Grant and the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA).  All welcome to attend.

Contacts:  Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Coordinator:  Nadia Amoroso, Associate Professor and F22 Speaker Series Student Assistant: Alya Al-Rajab

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