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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Geomatics Engineering Grad Students- First Runner-Up – 2020 ECCE App Challenge National competition

CONGRATULATIONS to our Geomatics Engineering grad students Xuyang, Aman and Amir!!! They are the First Runner-Up team in the 2020 Esri Canada App Challenge national competition. https://ecce.esri.ca/wpecce/2020/05/05/ecce-app-challenge-2020-winners/ https://esricanada-ce.github.io/appchallenge/2020/teams/yorku/Geo_Nerd_Herd/ The Esri Canada GIS Centres of Excellence (ECCE) initiative is aimed at encouraging innovation in GIS research and promoting teaching excellence in spatial data management and analysis […]

Neil Tandon, Lassonde professor’s research is unlocking secrets in the deep Pacific Ocean

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science, Neil Tandon, from the Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering at Lassonde, recently published in the Journal of Physical Oceanography. His paper looks at how the behaviour of the “ocean conveyor” – what oceanographers call the “overturning circulation” – varies from year to year. Neil Tandon The 2004 […]

Lassonde team wins Innovation Award at National Geomatics Competition

Last month, the Geomatics Club out of Lassonde School of Engineering sent two teams comprised of third-year and fourth-year students to Waterloo to compete in the National Geomatics Competition (NGC). The competition is a student-led consulting engineering competition based in the field of geomatics with a focus to bring together students and industry representatives from […]

Lassonde PhD student, Athina Peidou, solves an 18-year-old problem

                                   Athina Peidou Lassonde School of Engineering PhD student, Athina Peidou, has solved a problem that has occupied the international scientific community for more than 18 years. Co-written by her supervisor Professor Spiros Pagiatakis from the Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering, Peidou’s finding was detailed in the paper “Stripe mystery in GRACE […]

Lassonde Professors Jinjun Shan & Michael Jenkin, awarded major grants for two cutting-edge projects on AI-and-human interaction

Two York University projects led by Lassonde School of Engineering Professors Michael Jenkin (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and Jinjun Shan (Earth and Space Science and Engineering) were awarded funding from the Department of National Defence’s Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program under Innovation Networks in October 2019. York’s securing two of the […]

Prof. Gunho Sohn, ESSE Department receives large NSERC grants for research and development

Two York University professors receive large NSERC grants for research and development January 12, 2020 Two York University professors have received Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants. The grants were awarded to Professors Gunho Sohn of the Lassonde School of Engineering and Faculty of Science Professor […]

York U researchers play major role in advancing autonomous rail travel

It is no secret that technology is disrupting many industries – from healthcare to customer service and everything in between. Rail transport is no stranger to these innovations and is currently undergoing a rapid digital and autonomy revolution. In tandem with the development and evolution of the autonomous economy and smart, sustainable, interconnected cities, passengers […]

Lassonde’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems Lab takes home four awards

Earlier this month, several awards were given to members of Lassonde’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Laboratory at this year’s ION GNSS+ conference where four York University Technical papers were presented. The ION GNSS+ is the world’s largest and most influential annual GNSS conference which brings together international leaders in GNSS and related fields to […]

Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Gordon G. Shepherd to deliver lecture, Nov. 1

Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Gordon G. Shepherd will deliver the fall term lecture for the Association of Retired Faculty and Librarians (ARFL) at York University on Nov. 1. Gordon Shepherd Shepherd, of the Lassonde School of Engineering’s Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering, presents the talk “Earth’s Aurora and Airglow as Seen from […]

Lassonde Scholarship, Apply Now

The Lassonde Scholarship At Lassonde we believe in the Renaissance Philosophy: educating engineers and scientists that have more than just technical skills, but passion, perspective and a creative spark, too. The Lassonde Scholarship is one of the most generous awards available to students who demonstrate the traits of a future Renaissance Engineer or Renaissance Scientist. […]

Lassonde Undergraduate Summer Student Research Conference narrows in on sustainability and inclusivity

The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University hosted its fourth annual Undergraduate Summer Student Research Conference on Aug. 15, with more than 70 students participating. Students showcased the diverse research projects they’ve been working on throughout the summer, with five oral presentations and 53 poster exhibits under various research awards, including the following: Natural […]

Study provides new clues to the source of methane gas on Mars

A team of researchers led by scientists at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering has modelled how methane changes on Mars throughout the day by using data from a satellite, the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and the Curiosity rover. In the past, each had measured significantly different amounts of methane on Mars. The new measurements provide […]