Welcome to the department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering (ESSE) at Lassonde School of Engineering. The ESSE Department is home to nearly 30 faculty members, 300 undergraduate and over 100 graduate students.

We are one of the founding members of the Lassonde School of Engineering, offering several unique and world-class graduate and undergraduate programs, including Canada’s only space engineering program, Ontario’s only Geomatics engineering program as well as renowned Atmospheric Science & Meteorology program. Our engineering programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), and Geomatics engineering program also prepares graduates for Ontario Land Surveyors (OLS) designation upon graduation. Our research strength lies within multidisciplinary, innovative, world-class research activities spanning from planetary science to satellite technologies, atmospheric studies, GIS and satellite navigation.

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News
Graduate Studies Open House
February 6, 2017
ESSE Department took part in the Lassonde School of Engineering's inaugural Graduate Studies Open House on Tuesday, January 24th. Undergraduate and Master's-level students had an opportunity to learn how Lassonde research is changing the world and how they can be...
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Dr. John Moores’s Research Identifies Icy Ridges on Pluto
February 6, 2017
Using a model similar to what meteorologists use to forecast weather on Earth and a computer simulation of the physics of evaporating ices, a new study, published in the journal Nature, by York University’s Professor John Moores, Department of Earth...
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Dr. Gordon Shepherd Receives the COSPAR William Nordberg Medal
February 6, 2017
In June, the international Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) has announced that Gordon Shepherd had been awarded the COSPAR William Nordberg Medal. It was stated that he would receive the award on August 1st during the 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly in...
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An Interview: Prof. Franz Newland
February 6, 2017
What is your educational background? I went to school in California until senior kindergarten, as well as spent 6 months going to school in Bahamas. However, most of my education I obtained in the UK. I have received a degree...
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Paola’s Retirement Party — November 11th
November 30, 2016
On Friday, November 11th, colleagues, friends, and  family of Paola Panaro got together to wish her happy retirement. As Administrative Assistant at the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering for many years, Paola has always been a source...
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GIS Day — November 16th
November 30, 2016
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day is an annual event first held on November 19, 1999 by the National Geographical Society (NGS), the Association of American Geographers (AAG), and ESRI. Since then, GIS Day is held on the third Wednesday of...
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