Résumé

Experience

2022-date // Digital Cartographer // Mainstreet Research

  • Editorial cartographer for iPolitics and QP Briefing
  • Newsroom data analysis and visualization
  • Graphics created for current events in Canada and the world

2022-date // Webmaster // Polling Canada

  • Developed the Polling Canada website from scratch
  • Open public resource with best-in-class data visualization
  • 10,000+ hits a week

2021 // Federal Candidate // New Democratic Party

  • First cartographer nominated by a Canadian political party
  • Raised $34,000, earned Elections Canada rebate
  • Supported other Sask. campaigns with maps and data

2020-2022 // Research Assistant // Future Energy Systems

  • Created various scientific figures for publication
  • Wildfire spread modeling, agriculture residue bio-energy, ecological citizen science...

2019 // Research Assistant // Univ. of Alberta Froese Group

  • Mapped permafrost degradation in Northern Canada
  • Two weeks of subarctic field experience in Sahtu region, NWT

2018 // Environmental Student // Seven Generations Energy

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

Published Work

See the rest of this website for more examples.

McPhee's Alberta

McPhee's Saskatchewan

  • Currently in development

Skills

Print maps // Multi-award-winning

GIS // Thousands of hours experience in QGIS

Data science // Experienced Python user

Web fundamentals // Created this site from scratch

Web interactives // Have published maps and dashboards

Visual artist // Can work as a digital illustrator if necessary

Affiliations

Chair // Val Marie Grain Elevator Committee

Vestryman // St. Stephen's Anglican Church (Swift Current)

Vice-President // Wood River NDP

Member-at-large // Cypress Hills—Grasslands NDP

Member // Sask. NDP Ag. & Rural Life Steering Committee

Member // Canadian Cartographic Association

Education

2020 // University of Alberta // BSc Geophysics (Spec.)

  • Won competitive Undergraduate Research Initiative Stipend ($5,000) for Sask. R.M. boundary reform project
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alex at awmcphee.ca
Box 201, Val Marie SK, S0N 2T0