McMaster University

Geographers Without Borders (GWB) has been hard at work connecting Canada's geography students to the greater community through annual outreach projects. The phrase "think global act local" is not just being paid lip service on campuses as GWB students tackle some of the world's most pressing problems. These issues range anywhere from mapping at risk bee populations to reducing obesity through free bike share programs. The diverse backgrounds of geographers is the key to addressing wide ranging issues, where students can apply a rich and varied geographic skillset to overcome the most complex challenges. The McMaster Chapter of GWB is the original GWB chapter. It was founded by a small group of McMaster geographers in January of 2014, each hoping to apply the expertise they had learned outside the classroom environment. The next steps? Increase GWB presence across Canada and open its first international chapter. These chapters will each tackle social welfare projects in their own communities, in turn increasing the scope of GWB to make the organization truly one without borders.

Projects

GWB-MAC at Delta Hacks

The McMaster chapter sponsored projects to be hacked during Delta Hacks 2015, including a library system for Start The Cycle.
McMaster University

Current Membership

Justin Hall
McMaster University



Spencer Elford
McMaster University

Spencer is an Earth & Environmental Sciences (Hons) student who is minoring in GIS



Karl Chastko
McMaster University

Hon. Earth and Environmental Science Minor in GIS



Jenny Ni
McMaster University

Honours Earth and Environmental Science Minor in GIS



Annika Van Kessel
McMaster University

Hon. Earth and Environmental Sciences student minoring in GIS



Anastassios Dardas
McMaster University

PhD Student, School of Geography & Earth Sciences



Matt Brown
McMaster University

Environmental Sciences (Hons.) Student Minoring in GIS.



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