51st CMOS Congress

By: Peter Taylor The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s 51st Congress will be held on June 4th – June 8th 2017 at the Downtown Hilton, Toronto. This year’s theme is “Future Earth: Weather, Oceans, Climate.” The congress will bring together a wide range of scientists and other professionals from across Canada and other countries with […]

An Update from Ian McDade

“I am now very happily living in Stratford, Ontario. I am not on stage yet, but active in getting deaf people involved in acting or stage design – both light and sound. My colleagues at The University of Saskatchewan (ISAS) and The University of Stockholm (MISU) still can’t work out how to switch that OSIRIS […]

An Interview: Tetiana Sitiugina

By: Sandra Sinayuk What is your program and year of study? I’m going into my 4th year of Space Engineering. What is your favourite course at York? ENG 2000, the Project Management part, because I enjoyed organizing people and bossing them around. What is a lesson you learned at York? No matter what is going […]

Prof. Mojgan Jadidi Becomes a P.Eng.

Since the beginning of February  2017, Prof. Mojgan Jadidi became a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario (P.Eng.). The licence ceremony was held at Islington Golf Centre on May 9th. Congratulations to Mojgan on this achievement! 🙂          

Poster Coffee Talks by ESS Graduate Student Association

Throughout the Fall 2016—Winter 2017 academic school year, the ESS Graduate Student Association has organized weekly Graduate Colloquium Series, where students had an opportunity to present their research to both their peers and faculty members. The weekly presentations will stop for the Summer semester. Photo Credit: Kajendra Seevananthan

Surveying Camp

Summer geomatics field courses are in progress. Despite the rain, students are committed to completing their tasks! Photo Credit: Tetiana Sitiugina

Prof. McElroy at the Brewer Ozone Spetrophotometer Workshop

Professor Tom McElroy of ESSE will be attending the biennial Brewer Ozone Spectrophotometer workshop in Mazagon, Spain at the end of May this spring.  Approximately 20 Brewer spectrometers will be brought together for maintenance and calibration at the Spanish El Arenosillo rocket range on the Atlantic coast South of Portugal.  McElroy designed the double monochromator […]

European Geosciences Union 2017

Dr. Peter Taylor and Dr. Keith Aldridge have spent the week of April 23rd-28th at European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017 held in Vienna, Austria. EGU General Assembly brings together geoscientists from around the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Dr. Taylor has given a talk […]

An Interview: Dr. Sunil Bisnath

What is your educational background? I obtained a BSc and an MSc in Surveying Science at University of Toronto, and a PhD in Geomatics Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. What is your most memorable project? The first one that comes to mind is a project that I worked on as a PhD student: […]

Mars Rover Spots Clouds Shaped by Gravity Waves

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 and Planetary Science Conference. These shots are the best record made so far of a […]

48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

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 one from Jim Whiteway’s group. By: Prof. John Moores

AOLS Student Poster Awards

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 ($1000), Fourth Place ($750) and Fifth Place ($500). The posters were judged on aspects of […]

Prof. Jarvis Spending Two Months at Harvard University

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 convection models of detached slab remnants below continental collision zones. Prof. Jarvis is also scheduled […]

An Interview: Dr. Spiros Pagiatakis

  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 is your most memorable project? I greatly enjoy all projects I work on, so it […]

Engineering Ski Trip to Snow Valley

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 a fun day skiing or snowboarding.