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.  

Geomatics Career Fair 2017

On February 3rd, Geomatics students had an opportunity to meet with potential employers at the 6th Annual Geomatics Career Fair, which was organized by the Geomatics Club at York. Participating companies included J.D. Barnes Limited, EXP Geomatics Inc., Association of Ontario Land Surveyors, Applanix Corporation, Esri Canada, City of Missisauga, The Airborne Sensing Corporation, and […]

ESSE Teaching Retreat

On Wednesday, February 22nd, a number of ESSE faculty members as well as staff and one grad student attended ESSE’s annual teaching retreat. It was again held in the Victoria room at Black Creek Pioneer Village. As they arrived in the morning, faculty members were encouraged to sit with other faculty members in their programs: […]

Student Open Feedback Forum

A series of Student Open Feedback Forums has been held for undergraduate programs in ESSE Department: Geomatics Engineering on February 15th, Space Engineering on February 16th, and Earth and Atmospheric Science on February 27th. Students met with the Chair of the department, Dr. Regina Lee, as well as with other faculty members and staff from […]

An Interview: Dr. John Moores

What is your educational background? I did my undergrad in Engineering Science at University of Toronto, and then a PhD in Planetary Science at University of Arizona. What is your most memorable project? My most memorable project is the Huygens Probe, since it was the first space mission that I had worked on. It is […]

Graduate Studies Open House

ESSE Department took part in the Lassonde School of Engineering’s inaugural Graduate Studies Open House on Tuesday, January 24th. Undergraduate and Master’s-level students had an opportunity to learn how Lassonde research is changing the world and how they can be a part of the experience.

Dr. John Moores’s Research Identifies Icy Ridges on Pluto

Using a model similar to what meteorologists use to forecast weather on Earth and a computer simulation of the physics of evaporating ices, a new study, published in the journal Nature, by York University’s Professor John Moores, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York’s Lassonde School of Engineering, has found evidence that […]

Dr. Gordon Shepherd Receives the COSPAR William Nordberg Medal

In June, the international Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) has announced that Gordon Shepherd had been awarded the COSPAR William Nordberg Medal. It was stated that he would receive the award on August 1st during the 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey. On July 15th, after an attempted coup in Turkey, the COSPAR officials found […]

An Interview: Prof. Franz Newland

What is your educational background? I went to school in California until senior kindergarten, as well as spent 6 months going to school in Bahamas. However, most of my education I obtained in the UK. I have received a degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering in South Hampton, then a PhD in Tracking Clouds and Satellite […]

Paola’s Retirement Party — November 11th

On Friday, November 11th, colleagues, friends, and  family of Paola Panaro got together to wish her happy retirement. As Administrative Assistant at the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering for many years, Paola has always been a source of professional support and helpful advice to faculty, staff, and students alike. We all are […]

GIS Day — November 16th

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day is an annual event first held on November 19, 1999 by the National Geographical Society (NGS), the Association of American Geographers (AAG), and ESRI. Since then, GIS Day is held on the third Wednesday of November each year during Geography Awareness Week. This year, an event, which was organized by […]