A competition is held each year to select the Esri Young Scholar for Canada. Any student, excluding residents of Quebec, enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at a Canadian college or university who has completed a project or research using Esri technology is eligible to apply. Applications are reviewed by a panel comprising academic and business members. Judging criteria include content as well as design and presentation.

2021 Results

1. Kendra Munn, M. Sc. Geography, Geographic Information Science & Systems, Simon Fraser University.

Title: Three-Dimensional Suitability Analysis for Residence Selection in a Densified Urban Environment. View Kendra’s story map.

2. Christine Davidson, Ph.D. Classics, McMaster University.

Title: Mapping Farmstead-Sanctuary Connectivity using Least Cost Path in an Ancient Landscape. View Christine’s story map.

3. Patrick Droste, Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems, Selkirk College.

Title: Automated Wildfire Risk Assessment: Utilizing LiDAR to Assess Wilfire Threat Posed to Individual Buildings in the British Columbia Wildland Urban Interface. View Patrick’s story map.

Congratulations to the winner and runners-up, and thank you to all of the applicants for sharing their work!

2021 Competition

Esri Canada is pleased to announce the 2021 Esri Young Scholars Award program. The award is available to any student, excluding residents of Quebec, at a Canadian university or college subject to certain terms and conditions.


April 23, 2021, 5 p.m. EDT


Submission requirements:

Consult the announcement and FAQs for more details. See also the Guidelines for Poster Submission and the Guidelines for Summary Report for tips on creating your poster and story map.

Submission process:

The submission period is closed.


Submissions will be evaluated based on: