Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor, Sunil Bisnath, giving an overview of Earth and Space Science and Engineering.

Faculty members of the Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering at Lassonde have major research programs and graduate students working with them. Most of our faculty supervise graduate students who are registered for MSc or PhD degrees in Lassonde’s graduate program in Earth and Space Science.

CRESS, founded in 1965, and the related Graduate Program in Earth & Space Science, provide a means for those members of the Departments of Earth & Space Science & Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science & Engineering and Mathematics & Statistics, whose research interests strongly overlap, to work closely together on programs of mutual interest. Their resources and experience are pooled in comprehensive, fundamental and applied, experimental, observational and theoretical research programs. Specific areas of research include, Atmospheric and Planetary Science, Geophysics, lidar and passive remote sensing of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere, Geomatics Engineering, and Space Engineering.

The graduate program invites applications from students expected to graduate from a four-year undergraduate degree with excellent academic standing, or those with an MSc degree. Students are accepted from a wide range of backgrounds, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and engineering.

To facilitate interdisciplinary research the Earth and Space Science Program faculty consist of regular Lassonde faculty, members of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, who hold an appointment in one of the following undergraduate departments at York University: Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Space Science & Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, or Psychology. In addition, there are a number of adjunct members from industry, government or private research laboratories, and other universities.

For further detailed information on the Department’s graduate program go to which contains specific information on programs, courses, funding and application advice.