Jon joined Esri Canada in 2019 as Associate Director of Education and Research. In his role at Esri he is focused on improving the teaching of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial reasoning in K-12 and higher education, and on supporting college and university research projects. Jon completed his PhD at UBC's Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability on community-scale energy planning. Before joining Esri Canada, Jon was a postdoctoral fellow in UBC's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Unifying themes in his research include the use of GIS, 3D visualization and scenario planning to explore sustainable futures.