Lassonde researchers are mapping Canada’s waterways, improving sea traffic

Two professors out of York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering are taking an innovative approach to map the waterways of northern Canada. Geomatics Engineering Professors Costas Armenakis and Mojgan Jadidi, in the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, have introducing crowd-sourced data collection in an effort to map the waterways. The mapping effort […]

Current Students @ York- Interested in a Lassonde Program?

Are you a current student @ York who is interested in a program within the Lassonde School of Engineering? Already a Lassonde student who wants to declare or change your major?   Find out how to apply or declare/change your major online at:   If you have additional questions, please email, call 416-650-8215 […]

Undergrad Students: Apply Now for NSERC USRA and LURA Awards

Undergraduate students can apply for awards via the NSERC USRA and LURA awards (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Awards and Lassonde Undergraduate Research Award). Deadline to apply is February 27. Details regarding the application process can be found online at: Information Sessions will be held on: January 23, […]

Funded MSc Positions: Crowdsource Bathymetric Data Management Platform and Web-Based Visual Analytics

Geomatics Engineering Program at York University, Toronto, are offering two funded MSc positions for graduate studies in early January 2018 or in May 2018. Interested applicants, please email: and For more info, click here.

JOB POSTING: Elections Ontario- PREO GIS Data Technologist

Job Opportunity with Elections Ontario PREO GIS Data Technologist Temporary Assignment January 2, 2018– December 31, 2018 Posting Date:  November 22, 2017 How to apply Please submit your resume and cover letter as one attachment quoting File # EO-2017-124 to  no later than November 28, 2017. Full Detailed Job Posting can be found online […]

Geomatics Program featured in AOLS Magazine

The latest issue of the AOLS magazine features several articles related to our Geomatics program. The magazine can be found online at:

NASA Group Achievement Award

As pictured above, five Lassonde researchers from the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering (ESSE) were presented with certificates by NASA “For exceptional technical innovations and execution of rover surface operations leading to numerous, profound new discoveries about the ancient climate and habitability of Mars.” From left to right these are Casey A. […]

Geomatica Award 2017 – Prix Geomatica 2017

The Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) is delighted to announce the first recipient of its new prestigious award, “Geomatica”: Dr. Costas Armenakis, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, at York University. The Geomatica award is presented to someone who has contributed to the advancement of geomatics in […]

ESSE Summer BBQ 2017

On July 12th, 2017, ESSE faculty, staff, and graduate students gathered together for yet another annual ESSE Summer BBQ. Under the burning July sun, Team Rainbow and Team Shirts confronted each other on the soccer field. Team Rainbow bore the palm, yet the final score remains unknown… The soccer game was followed by the delicious […]

L’Oscars 2017

Back on May 25th, 2017, Lassonde Awards ceremony has taken place for the academic year of 2016-2017. Congratulations to all the award recipients from ESSE Department!

Call for Projects for ENG4000

Dear colleague, As the course directors for the capstone Engineering course at the Lassonde School of Engineering, we are looking to develop cross-campus collaborations for our students and yours for the upcoming academic year. The capstone course is a 2-semester project course taken by our 4th year students to design, develop and test an Engineering […]

York Athabasca Jack Pine Tower Field Work Update

Earth and Space Science Masters student Tim (Kaiti) Jiang and supervisor Mark Gordon spent the last two weeks of July installing an instrumented 30m tall telescoping  tower in Northern Alberta. The York Athabasca Jack Pine (YAJP) tower is situated in the middle of the boreal forest north of Fort McMurray, surrounded by oil sands mining […]

Talking Mars in Montréal

From July 17-19, three members of Prof. John Moores’ Planetary Volatiles Laboratory – PDF Dr. Christina Smith, MSc. Candidate Charissa Campbell and Undergraduate Researcher Brittney Cooper – attended the semi-annual Science Team Meeting of the Mars Science Laboratory Rover (better known as Curiosity). For the first time since Curiosity’s successful landing in August of 2012 […]

An Interview: Sandra Sinayuk

What are your professional aspirations? As you know, I am going to be starting my MClSc in Audiology this September at Western! I’m not sure yet if I will want to specialize, but I want to work in a hospital setting after I graduate. What do you like the most about York? The potato wedges […]

WINDII Airglow Observations of Wave Superposition and the Possible Association with Historical “Bright Nights”

Gordon Shepherd and Young-Min Cho recently submitted to Geophysical Research Letters a paper entitled “WINDII Airglow Observations of Wave Superposition and the Possible Association with Historical ‘Bright Nights’” which appeared on July 4th. Bright nights is the name given to those nights which should be dark, with no moon, and yet they are bright enough […]