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 […]

Lassonde PhD Student, Maryam Jameela, presents AI research at Marine Technology Society Webinar

Second year PhD student, Maryam Jameela, was recently invited by the Marine Technology Society to present her research in partnership with Teledyne CARIS. Her online talk was titled: Leveraging AI Technology on The Cloud for The Future of Ocean Mapping for Marine Technology and took place on August 5th. Jameela has been working under the supervision of Dr.Gunho Sohn on removing atmospheric […]

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) […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]