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 b̶a̶t̶t̶l̶e̶  soccer field. Team Rainbow bore the palm, yet the final score remains unknown… The soccer game was followed by the […]

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 […]

An Update from Ian McDade (2)

Ian McDade is now officially retired with the status of “Senior Scholar”; loving living in Stratford and still using the same email address (mcdade@yorku.ca).  

Geomatics Engineering Program Receives Level-2 CBEPS Accreditation

We just received the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) final report. We are pleased to announce that our Geomatics Engineering program awarded a Level-2 CBEPS accreditation in meeting the CBEPS national syllabus subjects. CBEPS establishes, assesses and certifies the academic qualifications of individuals who apply to become land surveyors and/or geomatics professionals in […]

An Interview: Prof. Jinjun Shan

Prof. Jinjun Shan (Photo credit: Lassonde School of Engineering) What is your educational background? I have obtained all of my degrees – B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. – from Harbin Institute of Technology in China. Prior to coming to York, I worked as a PDF at University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace studies (UTIAS). What is […]

Mr. Salman Chaudhury receives a Faculty of Graduate Studies 2017 Thesis Prize

Salman Chaudhry Receives a Faculty of Graduate Studies 2017 Thesis Prize

Mr. Salman Chaudhry from Earth and Space Science receives a Faculty of Graduate Studies 2017 Thesis Prize for his MSc entitled “On the characterization of elastomer’s at highstrain rates”. Photo taken at FGS Thesis and Dissertation Prize Luncheon, June 14th 2017. Present: Professor Alex Czekanski (Thesis supervisor), Mr. Salman Chaudhry (recipient), and Dr. Fahim Quadir (Interim […]

Denis Hains Talks about the Oceans Protection Plan of Canada

By: Costas Armenakis On May 9th, 2017, Denis Hains, Director General, Canadian Hydrographic Service, gave a presentation on  the Oceans Protection Plan of Canada. He addressed how this investment of the Government of Canada is a great opportunity that can benefit Academia, HQP and YorkU’s participation to the Canadian Ocean Mapping Research & Education Network (COMREN). Geomatics Engineering / […]

Aaron Boda Receives 2017 Esri Canada GIS Scholarship

Lassonde’s Geomatics Engineering student Aaron Boda was awarded the 2017 Esri Canada GIS Scholarship for his “Interactive Map for the Athenians Project.”   The objective of the award-winning project is as follows: “In present day, the Athenians Project deals with the digitization of the (writings on stone, pottery and metals), prosopographical (biographical data on the […]

Lassonde Students Win Geomatics App Challenge

Originally posted on YFile News website Three of York’s Lassonde School of Engineering Geomatics students – Stephen Kosmachuk, Justine Abdelshahid and Benjamin Brunson – have been selected as the winners of the 2017 Esri Canada Centre of Excellence (ECCE) App Challenge. The App Challenge is an annual event for students studying at higher education institutes that […]

Field Survey Setup Competition

  By: Mojgan Jadidi As a tradition of each summer, ESSE 2630 Field Survey camp was offered for Second Year Geomatics Engineering/Science and  Civil Engineering students from April 25th to May 8th. There was a total of 68 students working within 13 groups, combining both Geomatics and Civil students. Per nature of field camp, the […]