Category Archives: Outreach

H. Petzold to present at GIS Day 2014

On November 19th, 2014, Halya Petzold will take part in the activities organized by the University of Manitoba Libraries in connection with the worldwide celebration of GIS Day. Her talk, entitled “Watershed Analysis: Using LiDAR in Prairie Landscapes”, will take place at 4:30pm in the Elizabeth Dafoe Library.

The full lineup of talks for GIS day can be found at:

Upcoming event: CWSE Meet and Greet Event

Are you a woman enrolled in a science or engineering program? If so, then you are invited to attend the Meet and Greet and Mentoring Event organized by the Prairies Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) this Thursday, Sept. 25th at the UofM. The event will showcase several female profs sharing their experiences as women scientists, including Genevieve Ali. Details about the event can be found here: CWSE Event Poster

Upcoming event: Review of the 2014 Manitoba Flood

This coming Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, Genevieve Ali and the Hon. Steve Ashton (Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation) will discuss the recent flooding events that have affected the province. The event is organized by the Manitoba Institute for Policy Research as part of their series “Policy, Pizza and a Pint”: it will take place at the Winnipeg Free Press Café and moderated by Paul Samyn, Editor at the Winnipeg Free Press. All Welcome! Details about the event can be found here: Sept 2014_PPP_Poster

G. Ali to speak at GIS Day 2013

As part of the activities organized by the University of Manitoba Libraries on November 20th, 2013, Genevieve will give an overview of a comprehensive spatial database that encompasses the whole of Lake Winnipeg Watershed and that can be used as a decision-making tool. Her talk, entitled “Using GIS for water management: the path towards a Lake Winnipeg Watershed classification database”, will take place at 9:55am in the Elizabeth Dafoe Library.

The full program of activities for GIS day can be found at:

G. Ali to speak at CWRA SYP luncheon

Genevieve will discuss the multi-tasking skills that are now expected from the new generation of hydrologists at a pizza lunch organized by the Manitoba Branch of CWRA SYP (Canadian Water Resource Association, Student and Young Professionals).

Date and time: November 14th, 2013, 1:30 pm
Place: University of Manitoba, EITC E2-399
Presentation title: The modern hydrologist’s toolbox: doing science with binoculars, a statistics book, a pair of rubber boots and a laptop

For more information, see the poster ad: SYP Speaker Series Nov_14_2013

Nomination to a US EPA Science Advisory Board panel

Genevieve Ali was recently invited to sit on the Environmental Protection Agency’s independent Science Advisory Board’s new Water Body Connectivity Report Advisory Panel. The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by the US Congress in 1978 with the mandate to advise the Agency on technical matters, particularly to review the quality and relevance of the scientific and technical information used to inform the development of environmental regulations. Genevieve is one of 27 independent experts who will peer-review the EPA’s draft report entitled “Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence”. Genevieve’s SAB-related activities will involve participation in one or two teleconferences as well as a 3-day public meeting to be held in Washington D.C. in December 2013.

Details regarding the panel member selection process as well as the identity of other panel members can be found at!OpenDocument&TableRow=2.1#2.