Barry Wellar, C.M., GISP Announced as Closing Speaker for
Barry Wellar, C.M., GISP Announced as Closing Speaker for URISA's GIS Leadership Academy in Toronto
Des Plaines, IL (July 5, 2019) -- URISA is pleased to announce that Barry Wellar, C.M., GISP will provide the closing remarks at the GIS Leadership Academy (GLA) in Toronto (August 19-23, 2019).
On March 14, 2019, former URISA President (1978) and Professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa, Barry Wellar was inducted into the Order of Canada by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Governor General Payette remarked:
"Barry Wellar is a trailblazer in the field of geographic information science (GIS). Professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa, he has been a strong advocate for the field’s recognition as a legitimate domain of scientific inquiry as well as a fundamental research tool. He pioneered the use of GIS applications in public-sector planning at all levels of government, particularly within the urban context. His leadership within the field, both in academia and industry, is extensive and lauded."