Our Instructors

Instructors for the Certificates in Applied Digital Geography and GIS are a mix of faculty members in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Ryerson University and GIS industry specialists:

Walid Belal, MSc
Spatial Database Administrator, Information Systems and Solutions, Town of Oakville
Specialties: Utilities GIS

Daryl Blanchett, BAA
Specialties: GIS Programming

Peter Kowalchuk, MSc
GIS Support Systems, ESRI Canada
Specialties: GIS Web Services

Michael MacDonald, MSA
GIS Network Administrator and Instructor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University
Specialties: GIS Software and Hardware Applications, GIS Programming, Networks

Jennifer Mackey, BA
GIS Officer, Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Specialties: Environmental GIS

Bonnie Martens, MSA
Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Peel Regional Police
Specialties: Crime Analysis

Anita Simic, PhD candidate
Instructor, University of Toronto at Mississauga
Specialties: Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

Anthony Spagnolo, MSA
Senior Market Strategies Analyst, Retail Real Estate, TD Canada Trust
Specialties: Business Geomatics, Spatial Databases

Stephen Swales, MA
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University
Specialties: Business GIS