Welcome to the website and blog of Dr. Daniel Gillis, Associate Professor and Statistician in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph, Co-founder of Farm To Fork and GuelphHacks, Co-creator of the Ideas Congress (ICON) Transdisciplinary Classroom, and Director of the Physical Science & Engineering Education Research Centre.
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be presenting Bridging the Digital Divide in the Circumpolar North along with Nic Durish (MSc student, School of Computer Science), as part of Spring IT Day 2018. The event will take place on campus on Thursday, May 10th beginning at 8:30 am in the McLaughlin Library.
I’m going to bet that most of you reading this have, at one point in time or another, lamented the fact that there just doesn’t seem to be enough time to get things done. With fewer resources and greater demands on our time, we are somehow often expected to do more. As such, attaining some semblance of work-life balance that allows us to thrive professionally and personally has proven to be a challenge for many, including myself.
Over the last several weeks and months, the eNuk team has been hard at work developing a new website to support the community-led eNuk health and environment monitoring program. In particular, we wanted to develop a website that would act as an information repository for the program, while also providing updates on the eNuk app itself.
Congratulations to Brandon Edwards, Frazer Seymour, and Nic Durish – all have recently been awarded funding to support their research projects.
For many years, I’ve had the honour and privilege to work with and learn from several Indigenous communities in Ontario, and across the country. My work with the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and the Saugeen First Nation began over ten years ago while I was still completing my PhD in Statistics. More recently, I’ve been working with the Inuit of Rigolet, Nunatsiavut to develop the community-led eNuk health and environment monitoring program, and to try to bridge the digital divide using the RightMesh wireless mobile mesh network technology.
For most of us, the idea of mathematics and cooking seem like odd bedfellows. The former often invokes cringeworthy memories, while the latter is often connected to favourite meals, spending time with family and friends, and culinary delights that are visually appealing and delicious.