Alumni Voice

We reached out to some of our alumni to see what they’re up to these days. Here’s what they have to say:
Favourite part of my job is being able to witness core geomatics principles which I learnt as an undergrad being applied towards creating and innovating revolutionary products in GNSS aided inertial navigation industry. I enjoy being able to get hands on experience with technology that is transforming the mapping and positioning industry in airborne, land and marine platforms at Applanix, A Trimble Company. It is a very valuable learning experience to be working with professionals from the field of geomatics striving towards implementing breakthrough technology for a global customer base.

Shrishti Iyer

BASc (Hons.), Engineer in Training (PEO)
Product Support Analyst,
Applanix Corporation, Richmond Hill, ON

Class of 2013, Geomatics Engineering, York University

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My best memory from York University has been the interesting variety of projects I worked on and the diversity of the people I worked with as an undergraduate and graduate student. These projects have helped prepare me for work in an industry that typically involves large teams from different countries with different technical, and non-technical, backgrounds.

Nimal Navarathinam

Space Systems Engineer,
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., Surrey, UK

Class Of 2010, Space Engineering, York University


I have been greatly involved in the different challenging projects of Optech airborne LiDAR and camera products, including supplying marketing dataset for sales manager, conducting data analysis for the test data from Optech products, and working closely with R & D department for debugging. And I have built good relationships with our clients when troubleshooting their systems and addressing their inquiries. My knowledge of programming and database has been greatly enhanced via communications with sales, hardware, software and testing specialists.


Photogrammetric Test Technologist,
OPTECH Inc., Toronto, Canda

Class of 2011, Geomatics Engineering, York University