This classroom-based unpaid team applied research project helps students use their 10 months of study to promote the research, development, testing, and analyzing of real world information for you. There are 3 versions of the post-graduate GIS programs at Fleming:
Students from the post-grad programs work in groups of 3 and are advised by an experienced faculty member. Throughout the process they will maintain contact with you, accept feedback, meet your project deadlines, manage the production of deliverables to industry standards, and formally present their results, solutions and findings back to you. The group must present to a faculty committee for grading and approval. Students are compensated by marks as this forms part of their program requirements.
Our projects are GIS-focused solutions. Review some highlighted projects, recent projects shown on the Map, or view a list of projects from Spring 2020 to learn what we can do for you.
We try our best to assign all projects to students, but occasionally there are more projects than student groups available.
Projects can be quite large, start work in March and are completed by June of each year. Working on-campus, students in groups of 3 plan your project in March and April. For May and June, students work 4 days per week on your project. This is about 100 hours of planning and 500 hours of working on your project! To have your project selected, it is important to make it interesting, challenging, and (ideally) results that can be shared publicly.
For a project to meet academic requirements, it must have at least 4 of these 6 items:
Throughout the project duration students communicate with you (we recommend at least one meeting per week), with oversight by academic and professional industry advisers.
Our 20+ years of clients have included companies, NGO's, federal, provincial and municipal governments, with people that may or may not have the technical experience to complete the project themselves. We provide the newly educated experts and an experienced advisor, for free! All we ask is to be responsive to the groups for data, requirements, weekly meetings and answering questions in the April through June period.
Each year projects are to be submitted by the end of November, with the bulk of the work being performed in May and June. Projects are demonstrated by students at our public open house, scheduled for June 30th 2021. More information for the open house will be provided on this website in early June 2021.
A tax-deductible donation per completed project is encouraged (but not required) to help innovate and improve the program. Make donations directly to the GIS programs collaborative project fund to support the program, future projects and our students.