This week's speaker was Geospatial Analyst Carina Luo.
Carina uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support equity and social justice issues. With GIS, she is able to bring together and show in picture or map form information on people, data, hardware, software, methods, and procedures. Carina showed us how she has used GIS to communicate how there are "food deserts" (areas where nutritious food is not readily available) in Windsor. She also developed a map that contrasts where covid vaccines are available versus where the at risk demographic neighbourhoods are located. Carina has also developed a story map to educate and raise awareness about the residential schools that operated in Canada. The map uses data collected from Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, and geographic information system to provide a visual representation of the 139 Indian residential school locations across Canada as well as document the search for missing children from those schools.