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
Mars Rover Spots Clouds Shaped by Gravity Waves
April 5, 2017
Even though NASA’s Curiosity rover mostly focuses on Mars’s bedrock, every few days it observes the sky. Last summer, the rover has shot the first ground-based view of Martian clouds shaped by gravity waves as recently reported at the Lunar...
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48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
April 5, 2017
On March 20th-24th, ESSE students have attended the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) in The Woodlands, Texas. Twelve members of the department were in attendance, including nine students from John Moores’s group, two from Mike Daly’s group, and...
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AOLS Student Poster Awards
April 5, 2017
The Educational Foundation of the Association of Ontario land Surveyors (AOLS) sponsored a Graduate Student Poster session at the AGM in Ottawa during the National Surveyors Conference, March 1-3, 2017. The awards handed out were: Gold ($2000), Silver ($1500), Bronze...
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Prof. Jarvis Spending Two Months at Harvard University
April 5, 2017
Prof. Gary Jarvis is currently spending two months of March and April at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, collaborating with Prof. J. Mitrovica on dynamics topography produced by convective flow in the mantle and the mantle...
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An Interview: Dr. Spiros Pagiatakis
April 5, 2017
  What is your educational background? I have a degree in Surveying Engineering (which is now called Geomatics Engineering) from Greece (Athens) and higher degrees (MScE and PhD) in Geodesy and Geodynamics from University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. What...
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Engineering Ski Trip to Snow Valley
March 3, 2017
On February 21st, Lassonde Engineering Society in collaboration with the ESS Graduate Student Association has organized a ski trip to Snow Valley Resort, Barrie. Both undergraduate and graduate students had a chance to take a break from studying and spend...
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