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Team Award Winner – ArcGIS Story Map

Winner: 2021 EWO WIL Student of the Year Award (Group)

A group of students at Victoria University, University of Toronto have been recognized for their work to support teachers with the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Student of the Year Award from Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL).

Partnering with teachers from York and Niagara regions, Dr. Teresa Russo and her students in MCS223: Signs, Meaning and Culture, created educational materials for teaching the Middle Ages. Students applied a theory studied in their course to a tale in Boccaccio’s The Decameron. Students then used their research, images and maps to build a virtual museum (an ArcGIS story map) of The Decameron. In creating an ArcGIS story map, the project looks to provide visual and textual resources with an opportunity to discuss and compare the pandemic of the Middle Ages to global experiences in 2020-2021.

The ArcGIS story map will be available to teachers in all 70 school boards in Ontario and the American Boccaccio Association (ABA) with TMA forum will assist in distributing this resource internationally.

Those U of T students recognized for their commitment to this project through the EWO WIL Student of the Year Award include Sai Vipin Nikam, Theodosiya Zyla, Hannah Guiang, Amrita Brar, Mailey Horner and Rion Levy, Anita Sritharan and Josefina Novoa ReĆ”tegui.