Professor Yuhong He was selected as the recipient of the E.A. Robinson Teaching Excellence Award at UTM from 2016-2017. 


Zhu, T., F. Hisey, and  Y. He. 2022. Use of interactive storytelling trailers to engage students in an online learning environment. Active Learning in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/14697874221107574 (IF: 4.765).

Mui, A., S. Nelson, B. Huang, Y. He, and K. Wilson, 2015. Development of a Web-Enabled Learning Platform for Geospatial Labs: Improving the Undergraduate Learning Experience. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2015.1039503.

He, Y. 2012. Monitoring Climate Changes from Space: Vegetation Responses to Climatic Variation in Canada. The guest statement in Weather and Climate textbook is published by Oxford University Press Canada.

Developing an Effective Web-Based Platform for Large-scale Geospatial Learning

Supported by UTM Decanal GEF  (2013-2014 and 2014-2015) and The Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (2015-2016)

This project aims to develop a web-based geospatial learning platform that will enhance the undergraduate learning environment for a large number of students by increasing opportunities to access virtual geospatial labs when physical labs are not available or difficult to access. This virtual lab platform can reach across tri-campuses and beyond, to practically any student with internet access and an interest in geospatial education. The benefits of this platform include an improvement in our teaching abilities, transfer of knowledge, better quality learning strategies, and skill acquisition for students.

In order to bring greater expertise and knowledge in web-based learning environments to this project, we have partnered with the Information and Instructional Technology Services (I&ITS), the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC), and the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre (HMALC). There is a long-established working relationship between Geography, I&ITS, RGASC, and HMALC, especially related to incorporating technology into the classroom.

Project webpage: http://geog.utm.utoronto.ca/proj/platfrom/


GGR276 – Spatial Data Analysis and Mapping
GGR335 – GIS and Remote Sensing Integration
GGR337 – Environmental Remote Sensing
GGR372 – Geographical Analysis of Land Resources
GGR464 – Advanced Remote Sensing
GGR437 – Cloud-based Image Analysis
GGR399 - Undergraduate ROP Projects
ENV399 - Undergraduate ROP Projects
GGR417 - Honours Thesis Supervision 
GGR1200 – Introduction to Physical Geography (Graduate course)
GGR1912S Advanced Remote Sensing (Graduate course)