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 (  

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 […]

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 […]