If you are a prospective student reading this, and hoping to work with me, please realize that I can take only 1-2 students each year, from 20-30+ prospective applicants. I look for outstanding students with high GPAs, strong GeoWeb, GIS and Remote Sensing Image analysis and computer programming skills, good networking experience, a solid image processing background with reasonable statistics skills, and good English writing and communication skills. Special Consideration will be given to candidates that (i) have their own funding i.e., scholarships, fellowships, grants, industry related funding etc; and (ii) have a record of publications and or conference presentations. The best way to get rejected is to send poorly worded emails and repeated queries.
If you would like to see more about what kind of candidate I am seeking - please see http://www.ucalgary.ca/f3gisci/grad_ops