Cutting Edge Lecture in Science: Dimensions of Place - Linking people through place and vice versa.


Redpath Museum Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA
FREE with admission to Museum

By Grant McKenzie (Dept. Geography, McGill University)

With the increased availability of large, user-generated datasets, it has becoming increasingly apparent that the value of "big data" lies not necessarily in its size, but in its heterogeneity. In this talk, I highlight the value of this heterogeneity through the development of computational, data-driven models of human behavior, taking a multi-dimensional approach to investigating "place" and the activities people carry out in these places.

Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

The Redpath Museum's director EDI statement.

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