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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 CBC.ca. 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. https://www.aols.org/site_files/content/pages/about/media/ops-magazine/fall-2020.pdf 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.    

Lassonde hosts 16 students for 2020 Helen Carswell STEAM Program for Women

The Lassonde School of Engineering welcomed 16 female high school students to participate in the Helen Carswell STEAM Program for Women. This year the program ran over a two-week period in a completely virtual format. The program offered participants a paid research opportunity as lab assistants doing meaningful work in science, technology, engineering, arts and […]


Lassonde students finalists in NASA SpaceApps global hackathon for developing COVID-19 solution

A team of five Lassonde School of Engineering students was selected as one of 40 finalists in the global hackathon SpaceApps, run by NASA, and was chosen for its work in developing a COVID-19 Preparedness Index Calculator to limit fatalities and mitigate economic fallout. Out of the 40 teams, the Lassonde team went on to become […]

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C4: Groundbreaking, interdisciplinary experiential education initiative enters second year

After a successful pilot test, an international award-winning capstone course will begin its second year this September at York University. C4: The Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom, which meets Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. between September and April, is open to all York students at the end of their degrees, and enables students from different faculties […]

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CBEPS Accreditation and Exemptions Committee accredits the Hydrography course offered by the Geomatics Engineering Program, Lassonde School of Engineering

The Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) establishes, assesses and certifies the academic qualifications of individuals who apply to become land surveyors and/or geomatics professionals in Canada, except for Quebec. The undergraduate course, ESSE4650 “Hydrography”, offered in Geomatics Engineering Curriculum has been approved for an exemption from the CBEPS C12 Hydrographic Surveying (syllabus) […]

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Athina Peidou, Lassonde grad student to work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Lassonde PhD student Athina Peidou is heading off to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California where she will be doing innovative work on the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and GRACE Follow-on missions. NASA’s GRACE launched in March of 2002. The mission studies gravity variations in Earth such as changes to surface and bottom […]


NSERC awards grants totalling more than $9.1M to York researchers

Professors at York University have been awarded more than $9.1 million in funding from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through the Discovery Grants Program and the Discovery Accelerator Supplement Awards. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather […]

Dr. Issac Smith, Lassonde Professor, inducted into the International Astronomical Union

Dr. Isaac Smith, Lassonde Professor inducted into the International Astronomical Union. Dr. Smith joined York University as an Assistant Professor, CRC Tier II in Planetary Science on July 1, 2018. Dr. Smith is a planetary scientist that concentrates on atmospheric, surface, and subsurface processes on Mars, especially related to ice. He is a co-investigator on […]


Athina Peidou, ESSE PhD student earns Governor General’s Gold Medal award for academic excellence

Three graduate students earn Governor General’s Gold Medal awards for academic excellence July 2, 2020 Three York University graduates are this year’s recipients of a Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded for achieving the highest academic standing. The medals are the most prestigious recognition presented to graduate students. This year’s recipients are Siobhan Angus, Athina Peidou […]

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York University announces 12 York Research Chair appointments

Eight emerging and four established researchers across the University will join the York Research Chairs (YRC) program, York University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, which recognizes outstanding researchers. Two of these appointments are renewals. These YRCs belong to the seventh cohort of researchers to be appointed since the establishment of […]

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York University’s ‘C4’ Capstone Classroom Project wins prestigious international award from Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council

A York University project that brings a diversity of students from different disciplines together to work on real-life problems has received an international award from Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC). Through the Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom (C4) Project, led by Professors Danielle Robinson of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design […]