Maja Kucharczyk

Maja Kucharczyk, MSc

Pronouns: she/her/hers



Educational Background

BSc Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012

MSc Geography, University of Calgary, 2017


The overall goal of my doctoral research program is to evaluate drone-based pre- and post-disaster mapping as a tool to support disaster management, particularly for assessing building damage.

My post-graduate career plans are to apply and continue advancing my geospatial skills in the context of conservation, climate change, and disaster management. I am eager to tackle disaster root causes, including issues such as poor disaster risk management, destruction of natural ecosystems, and greenhouse gas emissions.


  • Esri Canada GIS Scholarship, Esri Canada. 2022
  • Esri Young Scholar Award, Esri. 2022
  • Dean’s Doctoral Scholarship, University of Calgary. 2021
  • Professional Development Grant, Graduate Students’ Association, University of Calgary. 2020
  • Student Delegate Award, CatIQ. 2019
  • Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship, Alberta Innovates, Alberta Advanced Education. 2017