A handsome pronghorn

Alex McPhee
Prairie Heart Maps

Résumé

Education

University of Alberta - BSc Geophysics (Specialization), 2020, GPA 3.5

  • Won competitive Undergraduate Research Initiative Stipend ($5,000) for self-initiated Saskatchewan R.M. boundary reform project

Works

I research, design, print, and sell an original series of reference maps.

Alex McPhee's Province of Alberta - award-winning original geographic portrait

Alex McPhee's Province of Saskatchewan - currently in development

Experience

2021 - New Democrat for Cypress Hills—Grasslands

  • I am the first cartographer to receive a major party nomination in Canadian history!
  • From poll maps to sign plans, our campaign enjoys by far the highest level of geographic intelligence in the country

2020-ongoing - Research Assistant with Univ. of Alberta Future Energy Systems Lab

  • A generalist, I specialize in scientific GIS analysis on a variety of prairie topics
  • Wildfire spread modeling, agriculture residue bio-energy, ecological citizen science...

2020-ongoing - LeanTossup political analysis

  • Head of information design at LeanTossup, an independent datajournalism group and Canada's most accurate 2019 election forecaster
  • I am a progressive data analyst and have taken a number of interesting political contracts that I can't tell you about

Summer 2019 - Research Assistant with Univ. of Alberta Froese Group

  • Used satellite and field data to map climate change and permafrost degradation in Northern Canada
  • Two weeks of subarctic field experience in Sahtu region, NWT

Spring 2018 - Environmental Student with Seven Generations Energy

  • Used enterprise GIS for cartography, environmental monitoring, Indigenous consultation

Skills

Integrated cartographic and analytic skillset for every step of the map-making process.

Thousands of hours experience with QGIS and its Python environment.

Visual artist: composition, typography, vector graphics, designed this website.