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 schools 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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ENG 4350 Winter Semester Field Trip to ARO
July 26, 2016
The annual ENG 4350 field trip to ARO was highly successful this year as all lab groups were able to track not only GPS satellites, but also GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou satellites as well.  The weather was excellent during the...
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Welcome Elise: An Interview
July 26, 2016
This June, we welcomed Elise to the position of administrative assistant for the department. We wanted to find out a bit more about our newest addition, so we went ahead to ask her a couple of questions! Full name: Lindsey Elise Armstrong....
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Agribot Seminar: Enabling Agricultural Robotics with Space Hardware Technology
July 26, 2016
On Thursday June 30, ESSE hosted a seminar from Dr. Mark Post, about agricultural robotics and space hardware technology. Worldwide, it is now accepted that agricultural productivity will have to increase by 25% to allow limited arable land to meet...
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Open Your Mind: A Q&A with glacier researcher William Colgan
June 2, 2016
William Colgan, a professor in the Lassonde School of Engineering. Colgan studies glacier-climate interactions. He has just returned from a 36-day expedition to the Greenland ice sheet as part of the NASA FirnCover research team. Firn is the near surface...
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York University receives $1M gift from Carswell Family Foundation for graduate student scholarships
June 2, 2016
On Tuesday, May 31, York University announced and celebrated a $1-million gift from Professor Emeritus Allan Carswell and the Carswell Family Foundation. The donation will create a permanent endowment and an expendable fund to establish Carswell Scholarships for graduate students...
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Ministry grant aims to create new Ontario climate change projections
May 2, 2016
ESSE professor Peter Taylor is part of a York team which recently received a grant to improve climate risk assessment in the province. Huaiping Zhu, professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Faculty of Science, and his team have...
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