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"This scholarship has allowed me freedom to pursue my studies outside the realm of the classroom. ArcMap access for life is an incredible opportunity for furthering my career and studies! The books and classes will also prove beneficial to advance my knowledge in GIS."

Education & Employment
BA
Mount Royal University
Undergraduate student and Research Assistant
Biography

Research Interests: Human geography

About Me
I am an archaeology student at Mount Royal University in the department of Sociology and Anthropology. I will be graduating April 2016 and intend to pursue geoarchaeology in my graduate studies. My area of interest and experience is in Middle Eastern and North African archaeology, though I am also interested in Scandinavian archaeology.  My Honours thesis, soon to be completed, is on the Sudanese archaeological site of Meroë. Using GIS, I mapped the distribution of amphora pieces through space and time to determine if elite use of imported goods at Meroë were reflected in these remains, and if so, what they could inform us about social stratification in ancient Kush. Last summer, under the direction of Dr. Lynn Moorman and Dr. Dorothy Hill, Alice Liboiron and I created an instructional manual for using Collector for ArcGIS intended for both students and faculty at MRU. The manual includes information on the creation of maps and databases for Collector, as well as the importance of a spatial perspective and GIS use in a variety of discplines.