University of Calgary

Mryka Hall-Beyer

  • Affiliated Instructor (ended on Jan 5, 2018)

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Not currently teaching any courses.

Biography:

From 1996 until 2017, Dr. Hall-Beyer was assistant and then Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Calgary. She taught primarily undergraduate introductory methods, and introductory and advanced remote sensing. She also had a prominent role in field schools, both group study travel and GEOG391. She has both taught and mentored students in the MGIS program as well as research students bth in Geography and in allied desciplines making use of remote sensing analytical processes. She served both as MGIS director and several stints as undergraduate program coordinator. She has had a varied thirty-year teaching career, instructing elementary Outdoor Education, high school Earth Science, Physics and Mathematics, community college Geography, Geology and Statistics, and undergraduate and graduate Remote Sensing, Cartography and Biogeography. She has participated in teacher training in Remote Sensing through the Canadian Council for Geographic Education and the GLOBE project. While employed by Canada’s National Museums and Parks Canada, she developed exhibits and provided staff training internally and for other organizations involved in natural history interpretation. She was an "early adopter" and experimenter in instructional technology at various levels. Mryka contributed professionally in chairing both national and international conferences, and has participated as judge and mentor in many student competitions, from NSERC national awards, the Killam scholarships committee, internal University of Calgary scholarships, community through international science fairs, and the Undergraduate Research Symposiums. She served for many years on the UNiversity of Calgary Press editorial board. After retirement, she remains in Calgary and explores new ways and approaches of paying attention and understanding both the natural and constructed world at many scales.

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