Faculty

David Cake

Title: Professor
Location: Nanaimo Campus, Building 100, Room 106
Phone: 250-740-6153
FAX: 250-740-6452
E-mail: dave.cake@viu.ca

David Cake has nearly twenty years of applied GIS experience in the public and private spheres in Canada and abroad. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Geography from the University of Victoria. David has worked for over ten years as a GIS Specialist with AXYS Environmental Consulting Ltd. in Victoria. He provided senior technical leadership on complex and challenging GIS applications projects in planning and environmental management. As a former instructor in the Computer Technology program at Northwest Community College, David brings to the program a unique combination of educational and applied experience in the field of GIS applications.


Dr. Michael Govorov

Title: Professor
Location: Nanaimo Campus, Building 100, Room 107
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2729
FAX: 250-740-6452
E-mail: michael.govorov@viu.ca

Dr. Michael Govorov holds a PhD in Technical Science from the Siberian State Academy of Geodesy, as well as a Post-doctoral Research Certificate in Cartography and Geographic Information Systems from Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping. Dr. Govorov has extensive international teaching, research, and consulting experience in GIS, digital cartography, and remote sensing. He was a Senior Lecturer and Director of the GIS Unit at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji Islands, between 2001-04. Dr. Govorov provided GIS instruction and technical support to faculty and staff at the University of Guelph between 2004 and 2005. Dr. Govorov has worked in the fields of geomatics (surveying, cartography, GIS, remote sensing), spatial statistics, and computing science for over twenty years as an educator, engineer, and consultant.


Dr. Paul Zandbergen

Title: Professor
Location: Nanaimo Campus, Building 100, Room 105
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2727
FAX: 250-740-6452
E-mail: paul.zandbergen@viu.ca 

Dr. Paul Zandbergen obtained his PhD in resource management and environmental studies from the University of British Columbia in 1998. His teaching includes courses in introductory GIS, spatial analysis and modeling, spatial statistics and GIS programming. His research focuses on the development of robust spatial-analytic techniques in the areas of crime, environmental science, public health, spatial ecology and water resources. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice and the National Institutes of Health. He has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters. He is the author of Python Scripting for ArcGIS, published in 2013 with ESRI Press.

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