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