BeSpatial Student Bursary – Apply Now

The BeSpatial Student Bursary is an annual award that recognizes the contributions of students studying at Ontario post-secondary institutions to the geospatial and information community. This is a great opportunity for students to receive recognition for their academic achievement and begin participating in community events. Bursary value: $500 For more info, Click here


Space engineering student, Ignacio Isola, received the Nascent Co-op/Internship Student of the Year Award

Two students from York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering have received the Nascent Co-op/Internship Students of the Year Award. This award recognizes students for their exceptional contribution to their co-op employer and involvement in the Lassonde community. Julia Paglia is a 4th year Computer Engineering student who has made a name for herself within the […]


17 researchers from Lassonde named in Standford’s list of the world’s top researchers

A recently published list of the world’s top two per cent researchers by statistician John Ioannidis and his team at Stanford University determined the top 2% of all researchers using  6 standardized citation metrics via Scopus. 17 researchers from all four departments at Lassonde were listed as part of the top 2% of all researchers worldwide. The published database […]

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Professor Emeritus Gordon Shepherd publishes book exploring aurora and airglow of Earth’s upper atmosphere

Distinguished York University Professor Emeritus of Space Science, Gordon G. Shepherd, has published a new book, From Prairie Skies to Outer Space, a memoir which explores his life’s research on the aurora and the airglow in Earth’s upper atmosphere. Shepherd spent roughly half his life in Saskatchewan watching the aurora at night and the other half at […]

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Professor Jinjun Shan elected a 2021 Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada

Professor Jinjun Shan (Earth and Space Science and Engineering) has been elected a 2021 Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in recognition of his excellence in engineering and his service to the profession and to society. Professor Shan is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Dynamics Control and Navigation focusing on advancing […]

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Professor draws on expertise of the Lassonde Education & Innovation Studio

When remote course delivery became a reality for the 2020 fall semester, Mojgan Jadidi knew she would need some support in turning her third-year course, ESSE3600 – GIS and Spatial Analysis, into a successful online experience, so the Lassonde assistant professor of geomatics engineering turned to the most likely source of assistance: the Lassonde Education and Innovation Studio […]

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Professor Mike Daly Featured in CBC Article as Lead Scientist on NASA Spacecraft

Article originally published on On Tuesday, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will make history as it attempts its first collection of material from an asteroid to be returned to Earth in 2023. The spacecraft — which arrived at the asteroid Bennu in 2018 — will conduct a touch-and-go manoeuvre, also referred to as TAG. This crucial […]

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JUVS Editors’ Choice Article – Canadian Science Publishing

Exciting news !! Journal paper entitled “Individual tree species identification using Dense Convolutional Network (DenseNet) on multitemporal RGB images from UAV”, co-authored by Sowmya Natesan, Costas Armenakis, and Udayalakshmi Vepakomma, is published in the December 2020 issue of the Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (JUVS), has been selected by the Co-editors of the journal to be […]

K2I Academy at Lassonde Engages Girl Guides,Krystel Reyes and Neena Govindhan, in a Virtual Badge Day!

We are proud to share the exciting news of our students Neena Govindhan and Krystel Reyes, who developed and ran the Girl Guides Badge Day  and published an article in AOLS Fall 2020 publication. The article can be found on Page 28. Congratulations Krystel and Neena !!.

NG-14 launch on Oct 2nd!!

Exciting News !! We will assume the launch on Oct 2., zoom room will open at 8.15pm, with NASA coverage starting at 8.45 for a possible launch at 9.16pm.