Rosemary Wardley is a Senior Cartographer and Graphics Editor at National Geographic-- one of the most popular STEM and mapping organizations and media outlets in the world. She is a GIS expert as well as a mapping scientist and artist. Rosemary will speak to mapping projects carried out at National Geographic, in collaboration with various other groups and partners, as well as other cartographers. A recent example of her work is a project/map called Prejudice and Pride in New York City, that used data from https://outgoingnyc.com and other sources to compile 70+ years of New York City queer history and places of significance into an interactive map. She’ll also speak to the current National Geographic issue on “why the future should be female” (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/). Rosemary will share about her career progression and to how she tries to make change from within, by belonging to and taking leadership roles in professional organizations. She will particularly emphasize how she has carved out a mapping, photography, and design career in a male-dominated context. Rosemary is a proud feminist and member of the 2SLGBTQ++ who works hard to integrate awareness, advocacy, understanding, and mentoring into her professional and personal life.
The Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute (NRESi) at UNBC hosts a weekly lecture series at the Prince George campus. Anyone from the university or wider community with interest in the topic area is welcome to attend. Go to http://www.unbc.ca/nres-institute/colloquium-webcasts to view the presentation remotely.
Past NRESi colloquium presentations and special lectures can be viewed on our video archive, available here.