Professor Izaak de Rijcke Receives Grant for Textbook

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Izaak de Rijcke, OLS, LL.M.

The Foundation for Legal Research has awarded a grant to adjunct professor Izaak de Rijcke to assist in the preparation of a manuscript for a textbook to be titled, Principles of Boundary Law in Canada. The textbook will address the doctrinal principles of boundary law in common law Canada and will be the product of research, synthesizing emerging trends in boundary cases in Canada and be used in the teaching of undergraduate courses in boundary surveying. It is intended as a resource for the deeper understanding of this important element of property law. The mandate of the Foundation is to help enable the creation of top-quality legal writing—one of the key tools that Canadian lawyers and judges need in their everyday work.

The book will be published by Four Point Learning and will be available for purchase from its site: http://4pointlearning.ca

Advance orders are being accepted now.

Real – Time MADAM : Pan Am and ParaPan Am Forecast

ESSE Post Doc (Zhan Li) and 4th year undergraduate student (Zheng Qi Wang) are working with the The Weather Network on a joint project with ESSE (Principle Investigator, Professor Yongsheng Chen) to run real time weather forecasts for southern Ontario during the Pan Am and ParaPan Am games (July 10-26 and Aug 7-15). The forecast model is WRF, adapted to assimilate radar and radar wind profiler (The York-Western OQ-Net) data in real time. The model is run every hour to generate hourly forecasts out to 12 hours. A display of simulated radar forecasts indicating rainfall rates and locations is available at:

http://www.yorku.ca/madam/index

This pilot study is the first ESSE/TWN attempt to run an independent weather forecast model in real time. Earlier tests indicated benefits from assimilating data from our OQ-Net wind profilers.

Lassonde Student Wins Research Conference Prize

Brittney Cooper, the undergraduate student of Professor John Moores has been awarded the Best Student Poster Presentation Prize for her work presented at the American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly in Montreal taking place in early May. The prize comes from the Geological Association of Canada’s Planetary Sciences Division. This is a significant honour for an undergraduate student, especially at such a large conference (several thousand attendees).

The title of her poster and the brief description which will appear in the upcoming edition of Planetary Matters is:
“Constraints on Lower Atmosphere Clouds on Titan from Perturbation Images Using the Huygens’ Probe Descent Imager and Spectral Radiometer (DISR)”

Her complete abstract can be found here:
http://ja.agu.org/2015/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/06/2015_Joint_Assembly_Abstract_Proceedings.pdf

Page 362 of the pdf (361 of the program) abstract 34462.

Izaak de Rijcke’s talk in Whitehorse attracts large turnout

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On June 10th 2015, Izaak de Rijcke contract lecturer at Lassonde School of Engineering and practicing real estate law in Ontario gave a lecture at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse. The lecture had a large turnout of over 200 people. The title of the lecture was “Rethinking Land Titles and Boundaries: Integrating Aboriginal Interests with Fee Simple” and it was well received. The CBC had reported on professor de Rijcke’s presentation in thier article “Reconciliation is inseparable from recognition of aboriginal land title”.

The full CBC article can be found at the following link:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/reconciliation-includes-recognizing-aboriginal-land-title-says-lawyer-1.3108654