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2020-April-9: GGE Spring Graduate Seminar. Details.

2020-April-2: GGE 4700 - Design Symposium. Details.

2020-February-27: Underhill Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

2020-February-11: Callon Dietz is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

2020-January-23: J.D. Barnes is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow - details. And they're hosting a Pub Night!

2020-January-22: Challenger Geomatics Ltd. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

2020-January-14: Midwest Surveys is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4. Details.

Event Archive

November-29: Hung Cao defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:00 PM in C-25. Details.

November-28: Fall 2019 Graduate Seminar, presentation by Ivan Smolyakov at 12:30 PM in E-11. Details.

November-28: Tulloch is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

November-22: Alec Parise defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 1:00 PM in E-11. Details.

November-21: Khaleel Arfeen defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 1:00 PM in E-4. Details.

November-19: Guest presentation by Denis Hains of the International Hydrographic Organization at 2:30 PM in E-4. Details.

November-19: Trimble is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

November-7: Surveyors on Site is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

October-23: McElhanney is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

September-13: Guest presentation by Dr. Jean-François Bousquet of Dalhousie University at 3:00 PM in E-4. Details.

July-25: Michael Sheng defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 9:30 AM in the Forestry/Geology Building, Room 202. Details.

July-22: Guest presentation by Dr. George Liu of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University at 2:00 PM in E-4. Details.

July-3: Iyke Maduako defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 10:00 AM in the Forestry/Geology Building, Room 202. Details.

June-20: Ivan Smolyakov presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 10:00 AM in D-108. Details.

June-17: Mike Bremner defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:00 AM in C-25. Details.

May-28: Hyun Ho Rho defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM. Details.

April-11: Aditya Roshan defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 12:30 PM in E-13. Details.

April-4: UNB's Engineering Design Symposium. Details. Schedule.

April-3: David Bowater defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 2:30 PM in E-11. Details.

April-1: Anthony Mayaki defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:30 AM in C-25. Details.

March-28 & 29: GGE Spring Graduate Seminar. Details.

March-12: Natural Resources Canada is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

February-11: Mohammad Rezaee defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:30 PM in E-13. Details.

February-7: Applanix is recruiting and will give a presentation at 1:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

February-6: Tulloch Engineering is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-24: J.D. Barnes is recruiting and will give a presentation at 4:00 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow - details. And they're hosting a Pub Night!

January-18: Challenger Geomatics Ltd. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.


November 20: QPS is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4. Details.

November 14 & 15: We are hosting the Geomatics Innovation @UNB event in conjunction with the Fall Graduate Seminar, and special guest speakers. Details.

November 14: Ismael Foroughi defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM in E-13. Details.

November 13: Midwest Surveys is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4.

October 25: AOV is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4. Details.

October 10: McElhanney is recruiting and will give a presentation at 5:30 PM in E-4. Details.

September 20: Safe GNSS augmentation for high-precision autonomous systems - Design and Performance Integration/Results at 12:30 PM in E-4. Details.

August 16: Wen Jiang defends her M.Sc.E. Thesis at 10:00 AM in E-11. Details.

July 19: Essam Sharaf El Din defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM in E-11. Details.

July 6: Van Hung Cao presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 10:00 AM in E-11. Details.

July 3: Kaine Black defends his M.Sc.E. proposal at 10:00 AM in C-25. Details.

June 11: Titus Tienaah defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM in E-11. Details.

June 4: Marco Mendonca presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 2:00 PM in E-11. Details.

May 16: Daniel Okunima presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 10:30 AM in E-11. Details.

April 13: Marta Ruiz defends her M.Sc.E. Thesis at 10:00 AM in E-11. Details.

March 15: GGE Spring Graduate Seminar. Details.

February 23: Midwest Surveys is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4.

February 8: WSP is recruiting and will be in to conduct interviews with selected candidates.

February 1: Valard Geomatics Limited is recruiting and invites you to a meet and greet. Details.

January 30: J.D. Barnes Limited is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January 24: Michael Sheng presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 2:00 PM in E-4. Details.


December-19: Rajesh Tamilmani defends his M.Sc.E. Thesis at 10:00 AM in E-11. Details.

November-16: GGE Graduate Student Seminar. Details.

November-16: Tulloch and AOV are recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

November-9: Ismael Foroughi presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 9:30 AM in E-11. Details.

October-16: McElhanney is recruiting and will give a presentation at 5:30 PM in E-4. Details.

September-29: Emerson Pereira Cavalheri presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 1:00 PM in GD-108. Details.

September-26: Ryan Brideau defends his M.Sc.E. proposal at 3:00 PM in C-25. Details.

July-28: Rakesh Mishra defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 9:30 AM in C-25. Details.

May-25: Ikechukwu (Iyke) Maduako presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 10:00 AM in E-11. Details.

May-24: Menelaos Kotsollaris defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:30 AM in E-11. Details.

April-7: GGE Lecture Series presents Scott Warren, Laser Scanning in New York City at 1:00 PM in C-11. Details.

March-30: UNB Engineering Design Symposium. Details.

March-28: GGE Lecture Series presents Dr. Shabnam Jabari, Urban Change Detection Utilizing Multi-Platform and Multi-Viewing-Angle High Resolution Optical Images at 1:00 PM in C-10. Details.

March-24: Midwest Surveys is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4. Details.

March-21: GGE Lecture Series presents Dr. Catherine Robin, Hydrographic Vertical Separation Surfaces (HyVSEPs) at 1:00 PM in C-10. Details.

March-16: GGE Spring Graduate Seminar. Details.

March-15: Heather McGrath defends her Ph.D. dissertation at 2:30 PM in the Forestry/Geology building, room 202. Details.

March-14: GGE Lecture Series presents Ryan White, Multi-GNSS Precise Point Positioning at 1:00 PM in C-10. Details.

February-14: Callon Dietz is recruiting and will give a presentation at 5:30 PM in E-4. Details.

February-9: Essam Helmy Sharaf El Din presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 2:30 PM in E-11. Details.

February-2: WSP Canada Inc. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4.

January-23: Challenger Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:00 AM in E-4.


December-14: Guest lecture by Dr. Gunho Sohn, York University, at 2:00 PM in E-4. Details.

December-13: Alaeldin Suliman defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:30 PM in E-11. Details.

November-15: GGE Graduate Student Seminar. Details.

November-10: Yong-Won Ahn defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 9:00 AM in C-25. Details.

November-8: Tulloch Engineering is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

October-26: Examining Ocean Mapping Depth Errors in a Complex Estuary: A Case in the Port of Saint John at 3:30 PM in C-10. Details.

October-25: McElhanney Land Surveying and McElhanney Consulting are recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4.

October-20: Surveyors on Site is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4.

October-14: Eduardo Infante defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 2:30 PM in E-11. Details.

October-5: Eleven Years of Google Maps: Past! and Future? at 4:00 PM in C-111. Details.

May-13: Danar Pratomo defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:00 PM in E-11. Details.

May-4: Anand Hiroji defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM in E-11. Details.

April-27: Krista Amolins defends her Ph.D. dissertation at 1:00 PM in E-11. Details.

April-4: TME Lunch and Learn presents Simon Newby: How I Stumbled into My Dream Job, at 12:30 PM in H224. Details.

April-1: Midwest Surveys is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:00 AM in E-4. Details.

March-31: 2016 UNB Engineering Design Symposium. Details.

March-23: Inside MIT and How Geomatics Contributes to MIT. In 2015, Dr. Yun Zhang worked at MIT as a visiting professor for eight months. In this lecture, he will share his observations on daily life inside MIT and how MIT made it to the top university in the world. He will also share his work at MIT and show how geomatics has contributed to the world-leading research at MIT. The lecture will be at 4:00 PM in room C-11.

March-17: GGE Spring Graduate Seminar. Details.

March-2: Gordon Yamazaki will be giving a presentation about how the Canadian Rivers Institute has utilized geomatics in the Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystems Study. The lecture will be at 4:00 PM in room C-11.

February-24: Recent GGE graduate Lukas Fraser will be giving a lecture about the work that he has been involved with at Leading Edge Geomatics and talking about what from his degree has been useful and what is different. The lecture will be at 4:00 PM in room C-11.

February-12: Maria Dolores (Lola) Arteaga Revert presents her Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 11:30 AM in C-25. Details.

February-10: Dr. Jonathan Beaudoin will give a talk about what it is like to work in the ocean mapping field at 4:00 PM in C-11.

February-5: Mohammad Rezaee presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 2:00 PM in E-13. Details.

January-28: Schlumberger is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:00 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-27: Dr. Attila Komjathy will give a talk about what it is like to work for JPL (NASA) in GNSS at 4:00 PM in C-11.

January-26: Challenger Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-5: Trimble is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.


December-2: Exploring Geodesy and Geomatics Lecture Series: Data Science in Geomatics. Details.

November-23: TME Lunch and Learn presents Dave Coleman: An Entrepreneurial Journey, at 12:30 PM in H224.

November-19: Tulloch Engineering is recruiting and will give a presentation at 2:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

November-19: GGE Graduate Student Seminar. Details.

November-18: Exploring Geodesy and Geomatics Lecture Series: An Internship at Mzuzu University in Malawi. Details.

November-17: McElhanney is recruiting and will give a presentation at 8:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

November-5: Amir Abouhamzeh defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:30 AM in E-13. Details.

November-4: Special guest lecture by Dr. Jennifer Wozencraft, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Details.

October-27: Oluwatimilehin Shodimu defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 3:30 PM in E-11. Details.

October-19: Special guest lecture by Associate Professor Vassilis Gikas from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Details.

October-19: Presentation by McElhanney Consulting at 5:30 PM in E-4. Details.

September-23: WSP is recruiting and will give a presentation at 4:30 PM in E-4. Details.

August-31: Jaime Leon defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 11:00 AM in E-11. Details.

August-27: Zhongwei Huang defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 2:00 PM in E-11. Details.

August-7: Michael Klu defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 2:00 PM in E-11. Details.

July-3: Sina Adham-Khiabani defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 10:00 AM in E-13. Details.

June-24: Shabnam Jabari defends her Ph.D. dissertation at 1:00 PM in E-13. Details.

June-5: Anand Hiroji presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 10:00 AM in E-11. Details.

May-29: 50th Anniversary of Mapping Mount Kennedy. Details.

May-27: Danar Pratomo presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 10:00 AM in E-11. Details.

May-26: Douglas Pereira defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:00 AM. Details.

April-8: 2015 UNB Engineering Design Symposium. Details.

March-25: GGE Graduate Student Technical Conference. Details.

February-12: Presentation on international exchange and internship programs in Geomatics at 5:30 PM in C-9. Details.

February-4: Sabarish Muthu defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 4:00 PM in E-11. Details.

January-29: MMM Group Ltd. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-26: Challenger Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:00 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-15: WSP is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4.

January-12: Schlumberger is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4. Details. More.


November-20: SarPoint is recruiting and will give a presentation at 1:30 PM in E-4. Details.

November-19: GGE Graduate Student Technical Conference. Through this event GGE celebrates the 2014 GIS Day. Details.

November-12: Midwest Surveys is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:00 AM in E-4.

November-7: Dr. Tomas Beran will give a guest lecture on SAA geotechnical instruments. Details.

November-5: Presentation by McElhanney Consulting at 5:30 PM in E-4.

November-3: Tulloch Engineering is recruiting and will give a presentation at 1:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

October-30: Can-Am Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 10:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

October-30: GGE hosts a celebration in honour of Dr. Adam Chrzanowski's 50th anniversary with the Department with a special lecture. Details.

October-23: McElhanney is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

September-15: Dr. Yvan Bédard presents this year's Dineen Memorial Lecture: The New Power of WHERE. Details.

September-9: Our annual pizza party will be held from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Details.

August-29: Ge Guo defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 2:30 PM in the ADI Room (C-25). Details.

July-22: Aditya Roshan presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 1:30 PM in the ADI Studio, C-25. Details.

July-4:Simon Banville defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 9:30 AM in the ADI Room (C-25). Details.

May-15: Announcement of Monica Wachowicz as Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data. Details.

April-15: GGE Graduate Student Technical Conference. Details.

April-11:Ian Church defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): Details.

April-3: GGE Technical Report Presentations. Details.

March-14: Seyed Mousavi defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25). Details.

February-13: Detection of Natural-Hazards-Generated Ionosphere Perturbations and Related New Applications. Details.

February-12: The Graduate Careers Seminar will be held in the morning, the Graduate Careers Workshop in the afternoon. Details.

January-31: Can-Am Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:00 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-30: MMM Group is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-28: Athabaskan Resource Company is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-20: Tulloch Engineering is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-16: Focus Corporation is recruiting and will hold a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details here and here.

January-14: Challenger Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-8: Trimble is recruiting and will give a presentation at 6:00 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.


December-16: Hui Tang defends her Ph.D. dissertation at 1:00 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): Details.

December-10: Heather McGrath defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:00 AM in E-11. Details.

December-5: Samyar Sepehr defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 11:00 AM in E-11. Details.

November-27: Presentation by McElhanney Consulting at 6:00 PM in E-4. Details.

November-26: GGE Graduate Student Technical Conference. Details.

November-21: Fugro Geosurveys is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details. (Note that the date on the poster is wrong)

November-19: Presentation by McElhanney at 9:00 AM in E-4. Details.

November-13: Midwest Surveys Inc. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:00 AM in E-4. They will be providing breakfast during the presentation. Details.

September-30: Recruitment visit by Universal Geomatics Solutions. Presentation at 6:00 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

September-27: Recruitment visit by C & C Technologies Inc. Presentation at 9:00 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

September-27: Luis Serrano defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:00 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): Carrier-Phase Multipath Mitigation in RTK-Based GNSS Dual-Antenna Systems.

September-17: Jianjun Wang defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 11:00 AM: Details.

September-9: Our annual pizza party will be held from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in the main hallway, outside of E-4. All GGE undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff are invited.

July-31: Patrick Adda defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:00 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): User-Side Modelling and Comparative Analysis of Airborne Lidar Errors.

June-4: A lecture at 9:30 AM in E-52 by GGE alumnus Dr. Dozie Ezigbalike. Details.

June-3: Lecture: How about the Quality of Big (geo)Data?.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Goodchild, Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Description: The Big Data phenomenon offers great potential for analysis, gathering of intelligence, and prediction. Its implications for science are more nuanced, however. In this presentation I compare Big Data with the traditional data sources used by science, and discuss the ways in which Big Data may be useful. Big Data can also be hardened by subjecting it to quality-control procedures. I review three possible approaches to hardening in the context of geographic information, with particular emphasis on volunteered geographic information.

Time: June 3rd 2013 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

Place: Head Hall (ADI Studio, Room HC25)

May-24: Matthew McAdam defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 8:30 AM in E-11: Implementation and Validation of a UNB Vienna Mapping Functions Service.

April-25: Andriy Rak defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 11:00 AM in E-11: Legal Issues and Validation of Volunteered Geographic Information.

April-5: GGE Graduate Student Technical Conference. Details.

March-14: Recruitment visit by MMM Group. Presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

February-25: Presentation by McElhanney at 12:30 PM in E-4. Details.

February-19: Fugro Geosurveys is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

January-28: DOF Subsea is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-23: Challenger Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-23: UTEC Survey is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:00 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-21: Underhill Geomatics Ltd. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-11 on job opportunities within their company. They do not plan on having interviews that day, but they have asked if you are interested to provide a resume, and they will complete a phone interview at a later date.


November-26: Dr. Sunil Bisnath, a GGE Ph.D. alumnus, will present a seminar entitled “Assessing the Accuracy of the Precise Point Positioning Technique” at 4 PM in E-11.

November-22: Universal Surveys Group is recruiting and will be giving a presentation at 12:00 in E-11, with interviews to follow.

November-20: GGE Graduate Student Technical Conference. Details.

November-13: Recruitment visit by McElhanney. Presentation from 12:00-1:00 PM in E-11, with interviews to follow. Details.

November-8: The Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors is sponsoring a lunch gathering at 12:30 PM in E-11. Come to learn about the ANBLS and have some pizza. Details.

November-1: Midwest Surveys Inc. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4. They will be providing breakfast during the presentation. Interviews to follow. Details and more details.

October-29: Altus Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

October-25: Focus Corporation is recruiting and will hold a presentation from 12:30-1:30 PM in E-11, with interviews to follow. Details.

October-10: James Mtamakaya defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:00 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): Assessment of Atmospheric Pressure Loading on the International GNSS REPRO1 Solutions Periodic Signatures.

September-17: A presentation by graduate student Rj Zimmer: Mobile Land Survey Information Systems - How to create location based services for land surveyors.

This presentation will discuss the need for field access to survey information, how to create a mobile app for surveyors that provides access to survey information in a location context, and demonstrates these concepts using a control point finder application based on the Service New Brunswick High Precision Network control point map service, ESRI basemaps, ESRI javascript API, the HTML5 geolocation service, and javascript.

The presentation will be held in H-128 at 10:30 AM.

August-9: Carlos Rubrio Videira Marques defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:00 AM in E-11: Automatic Mid-Water Target Detection Using Multibeam Water Column.

July-17: Rodrigo de Campos Carvalho defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 2:00 PM in E-11: Proper Environmental Reduction for Attenuation in Multi-sector Sonars.

April-4: GGE Graduate Student Technical Conference. Details.

April-4: Reenu Toodesh defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:00 AM in E-11: The Oceanographic Circulation of the Port of Saint John Over Tidal and Seasonal Timescales.

March-22: GGE Technical Report Presentations. Details.

February-9: Recruitment visit by Tryon Professional Group. Presentation at 9:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.Details.

February-8: Recruitment visit by C & C Technologies Inc. Presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.Details.

January-30: Stewart Weir is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:00 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.Details.

January-18: Challenger Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-17: Fugro Geosurveys Inc. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow.

January-13: Robert Kingdon defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): Advances in Gravity Based Height Systems.


December-12: Yun-ta Teng defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:00 AM in E-11: Sector-specific Beam Pattern Compensation for Multi-sector and Multi-swath Multibeam Sonars.

December-1: Altus Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow.

November-29: GGE presents the Semi-Annual Graduate Seminar. Details.

November-15: Recruitment visit by MMM Group. Presentation at 11:30 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow.

November-7: Recruitment visit by McElhanney. Presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

November-3: The Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors is sponsoring a lunch gathering at 12 noon in E-11. Come to learn about the ANBLS and have some pizza.

October-31: Focus Corporation is recruiting and will hold a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

October-28: Seminar by Felipe Nievinski, University of Colorado at Boulder. Details.

October-27: Midwest Surveys Inc. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 8:30 AM in E-4. They will be providing breakfast during the presentation.

October-24 & 25: GGE hosts the Workshop on Numerical Weather Models for Space Geodesy Positioning. Details.

October-14: Universal Surveys Group is recruiting and will be giving a presentation at 10:30 AM in E-4. Details.

September-21: Measurement Sciences Inc. is recruiting and will be in to conduct interviews.Details.

September-13: Our annual pizza party will be held from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in the main hallway, outside of E-4. All GGE undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff are invited.

September-12: Vivek Dey defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:30 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): A Supervised Approach for Estimation of Parameters of Multiresolution Segmentation and its Application in Building Feature Extraction from VHR Imagery.

August-23: Rakesh Mishra presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 2:00 PM in E-11: Software System for Automatic Extraction of Vehicle Information from Single Pass High Resolution Satellite Imagery.

March-22: Altus Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.Details.

March-17: GGE Graduate Seminar and Student Technical Conference. Details.

March-2: Titus Tienaah defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 2:30 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): Design and Implementation of a Coastal Collaborative GIS to Support Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Adaptation Strategies.

February-7: Challenger Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 10:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.


December-10: Landon Urquhart defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 12:30 PM in E-11: Assessment of Tropospheric Slant Factor Models: Comparison with Three Dimensional Ray-Tracing and Impact on Geodetic Positioning.

November-25: Focus Corporation is recruiting and will hold a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow. Details.

November-24: GGE presents the Semi-Annual Graduate Seminar. Agenda.

November-18: Recruitment visit by MMM Group. Presentation at 11:30 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow. Details.

November-17: Seminar by Dr. Yun Zhang, hosted by UNB's Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Details.

November-2: Midwest Surveys Inc. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-11. Details.

November-1: Underhill Geomatics Ltd. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow. Details.

October-28 & 29: CIG Geomatics Atlantic Conference including GGE 50th Anniversary Celebration, Fredericton.

Update: The Geomatics Atlantic 2010 website has been launched: www.geomaticsatlantic.com. It will be updated regularly.

Update: Speakers have been selected and the preliminary program can now be viewed at http://www.geomaticsatlantic.com/program. Abstracts can also be viewed at http://www.geomaticsatlantic.com/speakers/abstracts.

October-26: Recruitment visit by McElhanney. Presentation at 11:30 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow.

McElhanney is also hosting a Hospitality Suite at the Delta on October 27th from 4:30-6:30 PM. Open invitation to students, faculty, and staff.

September-29: McElhanney invites all GGE students to their hospitality suite. Details.

September-9: Our annual pizza party will be held from 12:00 - 1:30 PM in the main hallway, outside of E-4. All GGE undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff are invited.

June-9: Auke van der Werf defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:30 AM in E-11: Mast Tracking Capability of EM3002d Using Water Column Imaging.

April-14: Maciej Bazanowski defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 2:00 PM in E-11: Integrated Analysis of Long Term Behaviour of Man-made Structures and Rock Mass in Mining Areas.

March-29: Midwest Surveys Inc. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 4:30 PM in E-4. Details.

March-24 & 25: GGE Graduate Seminar and Student Technical Conference. Details.

March-16: Dr. Shen-En Qian, senior research scientist with the Canadian Space Agency, will deliver two lectures to the UNB community and the general public who are interested in Canadian space technology development. Details.

February-27: Join fellow UNB GGE grads in the Calgary area for drinks & dinner. Details.

February-19: James Mtamakaya presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 1:00 PM in E-4: Harmonic Analysis of Position and Observation Residuals on the Reprocessed IGS Global Network.

February-17: Sheng Gao defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 10:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Advanced Health Information Sharing with Web-Based GIS.

January-21: In conjunction with its Annual Meeting, the Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors is sponsoring a lunch gathering with the presidents of the various land surveying associations at 12 noon in GC127.

This is an opportunity to hear about the various associations, mingle with their presidents, and have some pizza.

January-15: Silvane Paixao defends her Ph.D. dissertation at 10:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Design of a Conceptual Land Information Management Model for the Rural Cadastre in Brazil.

January-12: Jonathan Beaudoin defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 9:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Estimation of Sounding Uncertainty from Measurements of Water Mass Variability.


December-17: Botshelo Sabone defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 2:00 PM in E-11: Assessing Alternative Technologies for Use of Volunteered Geographic Information in Authoritative Databases.

December-16: Nyaladzani Nkhwanana defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 1:30 PM in E-11: Assessing the Credibility of VGI Contributors and Trust in their Contributions.

December-4: Hui Tang presents her Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 1:30 PM in E-11: Autonomous Indoor Navigation Using RFID, IMU and Other Navigational Sensors.

November-30: Kealeboga Moreri defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 4:00 PM in E-11: Meeting User Requirements in an SDI Environment: New Brunswick Case Study.

November-26: GGE presents the Semi-Annual Graduate Seminar in C-11. Details.

November-25: Recruitment visit by McElhanney. Presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

October-20: Recruitment visit by MMM Group. Presentation at 10:30 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow. Details.

September-10: Our annual pizza party will be held from 12:00 - 1:30 PM in the main hallway, outside of E-4. All GGE undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff are invited.

July-3: Achim Roth will be giving a presentation at 10:30 a.m. in E-11 entitled The TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Missions. Details.

July-2: Bahram Salehi presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 10:00 a.m. in E-11: Urban Land Cover Classification Using Very High Resolution Satellite (VHR) Imagery.

May-27 & 28: UNB-Fredericton 180th Encaenia. Details.

May-7: Chaochao Wang presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 2:00 PM in E-11: Development of Real-Time Tightly Integrated Precise Navigation System.

May-6: Zhen Xiong defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 3:00 PM in E-11: Technical Development for Automatic Aerial Triangulation of High Resolution Satellite Imagery.

April-9: Rodrigo Leandro defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM in E-11: Precision Point Positioning with GPS: A New Approach for Positioning, Atmospheric Studies, and Signal Analysis.

March-25 & 26: GGE Graduate Seminar and Student Technical Conference. Details.

March-18: Brown Bag Lecture, 12:00-1:30 PM in C-9.

Katherine Gordon works with First Nations in British Columbia and other governments, from local to federal, to facilitate relationships and to negotiate and reach government to government agreements on matters of common interest. With more than eighteen years' experience in business law and aboriginal land and resource agreements, Gordon has worked in New Zealand, Ottawa and British Columbia as a lawyer and negotiator, including four years as a Chief Negotiator for B.C.

Gordon is also an author and freelance writer, contributing to publications in Canada and abroad including BC Business, Canadian Geographic, The Globe and Mail, and Te Karaka. Her feature article about climate change, "A Sinking Feeling," published in B.C. Business Magazine in July 2005, gained National Magazine Award recognition.

Her best-selling third book, Made to Measure: A History of Land Surveying in B.C., won the 2007 Roderick Haig-Brown B.C. Book Prize and her second book, The Slocan: Portrait of a Valley was shortlisted for both the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and the Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Historical Writing in 2005. Her most recent book, The Garden That You Are, is also a B.C. bestseller. Gordon also writes about First Nations lands and cultural issues in B.C. and New Zealand. Her next book will be a collection of conversations with young First Nations leaders on these matters, set in the context of 21st century British Columbia and aboriginal rights and traditions.

Come join us and listen to Katherine discuss her book Made to Measure: A History of Land Surveying in B.C. There will be plenty of time after the presentation to ask questions of Katherine regarding her work.

March-17: 7:00-9:00 PM in the Dineen Auditorium (C-13), sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering, Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of Law, CIG New Brunswick Branch and McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd.

Katherine Gordon works with First Nations in British Columbia and other governments, from local to federal, to facilitate relationships and to negotiate and reach government to government agreements on matters of common interest. With more than eighteen years' experience in business law and aboriginal land and resource agreements, Gordon has worked in New Zealand, Ottawa and British Columbia as a lawyer and negotiator, including four years as a Chief Negotiator for B.C.

Gordon is also an author and freelance writer, contributing to publications in Canada and abroad including BC Business, Canadian Geographic, The Globe and Mail, and Te Karaka. Her feature article about climate change, "A Sinking Feeling," published in B.C. Business Magazine in July 2005, gained National Magazine Award recognition.

Her best-selling third book, Made to Measure: A History of Land Surveying in B.C., won the 2007 Roderick Haig-Brown B.C. Book Prize and her second book, The Slocan: Portrait of a Valley was shortlisted for both the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and the Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Historical Writing in 2005. Her most recent book, The Garden That You Are, is also a B.C. bestseller. Gordon also writes about First Nations lands and cultural issues in B.C. and New Zealand. Her next book will be a collection of conversations with young First Nations leaders on these matters, set in the context of 21st century British Columbia and aboriginal rights and traditions.

Come and hear Katherine discuss her work with the British Columbia Land Question and her book Made to Measure: A History of Land Surveying in B.C. There will be plenty of time after the presentation to ask questions of Katherine regarding both her past, present and future work.

February-9: Tristan Goulden defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:00 AM in E-11: Prediction of Error due to Terrain Slope in LiDAR Observations.

February-5: Brown Bag Lecture, 2:30 PM in E-4.

The consistent, verifiable and rapid measurements provided by GNSS infrastructure networks are completely changing the way positional field work gets done. The Can-Net GPS infrastructure service is comprised of over 100+ on-line reference stations and 8 VRS networks across Canada that provides the full spectrum of GNSS accuracies (1cm, sub-foot, sub-meter, 2-5m) in real-time and post-processing. Utilizing the experience gained through the establishment and management of Can-Net Mike will provide insight to the operation of and opportunities provided by such an extensive GNSS network.

About Mike

Mike Wolfe has been working with Cansel Survey Equipment for over 8 years and his current position is the Can-Net GPS Infrastructure Systems Manager. He is a Professional Engineer with a Masters of Forestry, integrating GPS Navigation and GIS tools and holds a BScE in Surveying Engineering from UNB. He has worked as a consultant in the Surveying and Forestry sector for over 15 years. He thinks the Trimble Infrastructure gear is truly amazing and he is enthused and infused with the system.

February-3: Reza Ghoddousi-Fard defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:00 PM in E-11: Modelling Tropospheric Gradients and Parameters from NWP Models: Effects on GPS Estimates.

February-2: Underhill Geomatics Ltd. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

January-15: UTEC Survey is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.


December-17: James Mtamakaya defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:00 AM in E-11: Establishment and Maintanance of a New Real Time Geospatial Frame -TZRF10 for Tanzania.

November-27: GGE presents the Semi-Annual Graduate Seminar in E-11. Details.

November-26: Recruitment visit by Mission Geospatial Ltd. Presentation at 3:00 PM in E-11, with interviews to follow.

November-25: Recruitment visit by MMM Group. Presentation at 11:00 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow.

November-12: Brown Bag Lecture, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, in C-11: Least Square Spectral Analysis of Superconducting Gravimetry.

Spiros Pagiatakis
Associate Professor of Space Science
York University

(M.Sc.E. 1983 and Ph.D. 1988 under the supervision of Dr. Richard Langley and Dr. Petr Vaníček)

November-3: Challenger Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 10:30 AM in the ADI Room (C-25), with interviews to follow.

October-30: CARIS is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:00 in E-11.

October-23: Focus Corporation is recruiting and will hold a presentation at 6:00 PM in C-122, with interviews to follow. Details.

October-22: Recruitment visit by McElhanney. Details.

October-21: Midwest Surveys Inc. is recruiting and will give a presentation, 10:30-11:30 AM, in E-4.

October-16: Tristan Goulden will be giving a Brown Bag Lecture from 1:00 - 2:00 PM in C-10 on his experiences this summer at Mzuzu University, Malawi.

Tristan researched and taught in the Department of Land Management. Under the Direction of Mavuto Tembo, Head of the Department, Tristan taught courses relating to GIS and GPS and assisted in the Department's survey school. Students under the Land Management program at Mzuzu will become active, knowledgeable participants in the Malawi Land Reform program. This promises to be a very interesting lecture.

October-9: Recruitment visit by Caltech Surveys Ltd. Presentation at 12:30 PM in E-11, with interviews to follow.

October-7: Simon Banville presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 11:00 AM in E-11: Accurate Real-Time Positioning of a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite with Simultaneous Atmospheric Sensing Capabilities.

October-2: Recruitment visit by C & C Technologies Inc. Presentation at 10:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

September-24: Felipe Nievinski defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:30 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Ray-tracing Options To Mitigate the Neutral Atmospheric Delay in GPS Applications.

September-17: Ian Church defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 2:30 PM in E-11: Developing a Nested Finite-Element Hydrodynamic Model to Predict Phase and Amplitude Modification of the Tide within Narrow Fjords.

September-9: Our annual pizza party will be held from 12:00 - 1:30 PM in the main hallway, outside of E-4. All GGE undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff are invited.

September-8: Ben Wuest defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 3:30 PM in E-11: Towards Improving Segmentation of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery.

September-1 to 6: Graduate Student Orientation 2008. Details.

August-30 to September-6: Undergraduate Student Orientation 2008. Details.

May-28 & 29: UNB-Fredericton 179th Encaenia. Details.

May-23: GEOIDE and GSN (GEOIDE Student Network) present Prof. Sue Nichols at 10:30 AM in E-11: Are You Communicating or Just Talking?.

Did you ever wonder if you are talking to the air and no one is listening? Why can't people understand your point of view? Find out what kind of a communicator you are. What kind of a communicator is your supervisor? How can you bridge the gap? How can you use communication skills to make winning presentations? How can you make e-mail more effective? What messages do you give in an interview without realizing it? How can you communicate with students more effectively? While this session may not make you the ultimate politician, you should come away with some new ideas for improving your professional career.

May-21: Krista Amolins defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:30 AM in E-11: Mapping of GDOP Estimates Through the Use of LiDAR Data.

May-12: Sheng Gao presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 8:30 AM in E-11: Semantic Integration and Sharing of Geo-Referenced Health Data.

April-28: Guest lecture at 2:00 PM in E-11: Coastal Surveys using Bathymetric Lidar.

April-28: Pim Kuus defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:00 AM in E-11: Bottom Tracking Issues and Recognition Thereof using SHOALS3000 Green Laser Beam in Dense Fields of Zostera Marina and Laminaria sp.

April-21: Richard Chan defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Incorporating the Concept of 'Community' into a Spatially-Weighted Local Regression Analysis.

April-8: Stephen Hibbert defends his M.Eng. report at 11:30 AM in E-11: Mapping and Documenting the First Nations Traditional Activities in Grand Lake Meadows.

April-4: Brown Bag Lecture at 12:30 PM in E-4: The Can-Net GPS Infrastructure Service.

The consistent, verifiable and rapid measurements provided by GNSS infrastructure networks are completely changing the way positional field work gets done. The Can-Net GPS infrastructure service comprises a series of on-line reference stations and VRS networks across Canada that provides the full spectrum of GNSS accuracies (1cm, sub-foot, sub-meter, 2-5m) in real-time and post-processing. Utilizing the experience gained through the establishment and management of Can-Net Mike will provide insight to the operation of and opportunities provided by such a GNSS network.

About Mike

Mike Wolfe has been working with Cansel Survey Equipment for over 7 years and his current position is the Can-Net GPS Infrastructure Systems Manager . He is a Professional Engineer with a Masters of Forestry, integrating GPS Navigation and GIS tools and holds a BScE in Surveying Engineering from UNB. He has worked as a consultant in the Surveying and Forestry sector for over 15 years. He thinks the Trimble Infrastructure gear is truly amazing and he is enthused and infused with the system.

April-3: Midwest Surveys Inc. is recruiting and will give a presentation, 12:00-1:00 PM, in E-11. Interviews to follow, starting at 1:30 PM, in E-52.

March-31: The University of New Brunswick chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) welcomes Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, who will be speaking on a series of different issues pertaining to International Development and Relations. Details.

March-27: Adam Chrzanowski will be giving a Brown Bag Lecture from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM in C-10 on his experiences on the Mount Kennedy project.

As most of you know, UNB's research was included in the National Geographic movie but Dr. Chrzanowski will be sharing some of his stories that weren't shown in the movie.

March-25: Tri-City Surveys Ltd. is recruiting and will give a presentation, 12:00-1:00 PM, in E-11. Interviews to follow, 1:30-4:30 PM, in E-3A.

March-18: Dineen Lecture: Nothing Great Happens Without Enthusiasm.

March-10 & 11: GGE Graduate Seminar and Student Technical Conference. Details.

February-20: The National Geographic video on the survey of Mount Kennedy will be shown at 7:30 PM in the Dineen Auditorium (C-13). Details of the survey.

February-15: GGE Professor Emeritus Angus Hamilton will give a Brown Bag Lecture from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM in Head Hall Room C-9:

Why is there a Geomatics degree program at UNB?

Why was there a need for a surveying engineering program in Canada in 1960?

Why was UNB the first university in North America to establish a surveying engineering program?

February-11: Underhill Geomatics Ltd. is recruiting and will give a presentation from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow from 1:00-5:00 PM in E-52.

February-8: Brown Bag Lecture from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM in Head Hall Room C-9: Internship in Malawi.

Malawi is a country of challenges. Bounded by Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania, it is a landlocked country of approximately 13 million persons most of whom are involved with subsistence farming and live in the south and middle portions of the country. The United Nations Development Program places Malawi 166th of 177 countries included in its Human Development Index for 2006 (Canada ranks 6th). According to the UNDP, life expectancy at birth is 39.6 years and national GDP per capita is US $646 (2004) in a country which has seen its population more than double in the last thirty years. Tea, sugar and tobacco are the major export products.

UNB students Erin Riley (LL. B. III) and Robert Kingdon (M.Sc in Geodesy and Geomatics) along with Professor John McEvoy (Law) traveled to Malawi in June 2007 to finalize a cooperation and exchange agreement between UNB and Mzuzu University in northern Malawi. For the students, the trip also commenced a twelve week internship experience under the auspices of the UNB Centre for Property Studies through the efforts of Dr. Ian Methven, Director and Veronica McGinn, Project Manager. The internships are funded by the Government of Canada through a CIDA program, Students for Development, administered by the AUCC and at UNB through the International Relations Office with Professor Ted Robak, Director, and Silke Klenk, Coordinator.

Robbie Kingdon will talk about his experiences in Malawi and Veronica McGinn will talk about new opportunities for students this year.

February-5: Schlumberger is recruiting and will give a presentation from 9:00-10:00 AM in E-4.


December-14: Chris Gairns defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 1:30 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): Development of a Semi-Automated System for Structural Deformation Monitoring Using a Relflectorless Total Station.

December-11: Andy Millan defends his M.Eng. report at 9:00 AM in E-11: Sailing Directions in Digital Format: An Opportunity for Enriched Media and Information Content.

November-29: GGE presents the Semi-Annual Graduate Seminar, at 1:00 PM in E-11. Details.

November-27: Recruitment visit by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited. Presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

November-22: Focus Corporation is recruiting and will hold a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

November-20: McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 10:00 AM in E-4. Contact Patricia Eagan in H-107 to arrange an interview.

November-15: Guest lecture at 10:30 AM in E-11: Multibeam Technology: the key to understanding geological process active on the seabed of the Arctic Ocean and lakebed of the Great Lakes.

November-9: Silvane Paixão presents her Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 11:30 AM in the ADI Room: Design of a Conceptual Model for NUCRP (National Unified Cadastre for Rural Properties) in Brazil.

November-7: Seminar by Dr. Bill Petrachenko at 10:30 AM in E-4: VLBI2010: The Next Generation. Viewgraphs.

November-6: Brown Bag Lecture by Dr. Bill Petrachenko at 12:30 PM in E-4: Using Quasars to Measure the Earth. Viewgraphs.

October-31: Recruitment visit by C & C Technologies Inc. Presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

October-29: GGE takes over the FRED FM radio station starting at 9:00 AM. Learn more and listen live.

October-29: Dineen Lecture: Geospatial Support to Military Operations.

October-18 & 19: Challenger Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:00 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

October-16: Applanix is recruiting and will give a presentation at 10:00 AM in E-4. Contact Patricia Eagan in H-107 to arrange an interview.

October-12: UTEC Survey is recruiting and will give a presentation at 10:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

October-10: Fugro Chance Inc. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 10:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

October-3: Jason Bond defends his Ph.D. dissertation 11:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Bringing GPS Into Harsh Environments For Deformation Monitoring.

September-27: Brown Bag Lecture at 12:30 PM in E-11: The CARIS Hydrographic Production Database.

September-13: Miguel Vasquez defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Tuning CUBE for Patagonian Waters.

September-11: Our annual pizza party will be held from 12:00 - 1:30 PM in the main hallway, outside of E-4. All GGE undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff are invited.

September-11: Jianfeng Zhao defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:30 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): An Empirical Usability Evaluation of a Web-based Public Participation Geographic Information System and Discussion Forum.

September-5: Graduate seminar presentation by Okwuchi Nnani at 2:00 PM in E-11: Comparison between Multi-baselines Kinematic Solutions in Marine Environment.

August-30: Graduate seminar presentation by Richardo White at 12:00 PM in E-11: Assessing "SmartBay" Ocean Observation System User Requirements.

July-20: Aluizio Oliveria defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 1:00 PM in E-11: Maximizing the Coverage and Utility of Multibeam Backscatter for Seafloor Classification.

July-11: Katalin Komjathy defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 3:00 PM in E-11: A Systems Engineering Approach to Designing an Ocean and Coastal Information Management Strategy.

July-5: Zhen Xiong presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 2:00 PM in E-11: Technical Development for Automatic Orthomosaic of High Resolution Satellite Imagery.

May-16 & 17: UNB-Fredericton 178th Encaenia. Details.

April-27: Azadeh Koohzare defends her Ph.D. dissertation at 10:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): A Physically Meaningful Model of Vertical Crustal Movements in Canada Using Smooth Piecewise Algebraic Approximation: Constraints for Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Models.

April-19: GGE Graduate Seminar. Details.

April-18: Gang Hong defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 10:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Image Fusion, Image Registration, and Radiometric Normalization for High Resolution Image Processing.

April-5: GGE Graduate Seminar. Details.

March-27 & 28: GGE Undergraduate Seminar. Details.

March-12: C & C Technologies is recruiting and will give a presentation at 1:00 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

March-7: Graduate seminar presentation by Katie Komjathy at 2:00 PM in E-11: Ocean and Coastal Information Management Strategy: Towards a Conceptual Design.

February-7: Terrapoint is recruiting and will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4. Contact Patricia Eagan in H-107 to arrange an interview.

January-26: Brown Bag Lecture at 11:30 AM in C-10: A Review of the Montreal CIG Conference and the Economic Status of the Industry.

January-23: Tri-City Surveys Ltd. is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:00 PM in E-11, with interviews to follow.

January-11: Guest presentation at 2:30 PM in E-11: Ionospheric Remote Sensing Using GPS: One Person's Signal Is Another Person's Noise.

January-11: UTEC Survey is recruiting and will give a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-11, with interviews to follow.


November-30: UNB Geomatics Day. Details. Press release.

November-30: Nicole Delpeche defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:00 AM in E-16: Observations of Advection and Turbulent Interfacial Mixing in the Saint John River Estuary, NB Canada.

November-29: Stantec is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow.

November-23: Usher Canada Limited is recruiting and will give a presentation at 10:00 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow.

November-22: GGE presents the Semi-Annual Graduate Seminar. Details.

November-17: Applanix is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-11. Contact Patricia Eagan in H-107 to arrange an interview.

November-14: McElhanney is recruiting and will give a presentation at 10:30 AM in E-11. Contact Patricia Eagan in H-107 to arrange an interview.

November-13: Challenger Geomatics is recruiting and will give a presentation at 9:30 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow.

October-27: Recruitment visit by Fugro Chance Inc. Details.

October-16: Focus Corporation is recruiting and will hold a presentation at 10:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

October-16: The Cregan Research Lecture Series presents Dr. Marcelo Santos and Dr. Sue Nichols. Details.

October-4: Recruitment visit by Caltech Surveys Ltd. Details.

September-28: Midwest Surveys Inc. is recruiting and will hold a presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

September-22: Teresa Tang defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 8:30 AM in E-11: Design and Implementation of a GIS-Enabled Online Discussion Forum for Participatory Planning.

September-12: Our Annual Pizza Party will be held from 12:00-2:00 PM in the main hallway outside the GGE office. All GGE undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff are invited.

August-24: Guest seminar at 10:30 AM in E-11: GPS Activities at FCT-UNESP SP-Brazil.

July-20: Sam Ng'ang'a defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:30 PM in E-11: Extending Land Management Approaches to Coastal and Oceans Management: A Framework for Evaluating the Role of Tenure Information in Canadian Marine Protected Areas.

June-8: Guest seminar at 2:30 PM in E-11: Advances in GNSS-based Atmospheric Research.

June-2: David Mayunga defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 10:00 AM in the Forestry/Geology Building, room 202: Semi-Automatic Building Extraction in Informal Settlements from High-Resolution Satellite Imagery.

May-31: Jonathan Beaudoin presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 2:00 PM in E-11: Usage of Oceanographic Climatologies in Support of Multibeam Mapping Operations in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

May-4: Ojaswa Sharma defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 10:00 AM in E-11: A Methodology for Raster to Vector Conversion of Colour Scanned Maps.

April-20: Guest presentation at 10:00 AM in E-11 by Prof. Frantisek Vejrazka, Vice-Provost, Czech Technical University, Prague accompanied by assistant professor Dr. Pavel Kovar: Experimental GNSS Software Receiver and Applications.

April-18: Xiaolun Yi defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 11:00 AM in E-11: Multiple Representation Data Capture.

April-6: Seminar at 4:30 PM in E-4: Land Reform in Brazil.

March-23 & 24: GGE Graduate Seminar and Student Technical Conference in the Dineen Auditorium (C-13). Details.

March-23: Mustafa Berber defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): Robustness Analysis Of Geodetic Networks.

March-16: Norm Cote and Stephen Hartley of the Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors will be presenting a Brown Bag Lecture at 11:30 AM in B-8 on the following topics:

  • How to become an NB Land Surveyor
  • Land Surveying Boards of Examiners
  • NB Demographics and career opportunities for new NBLS's
  • ANBLS / UNB Mentor Program
  • Other topics / Q & A's

February-23: Garret Duffy defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): Bedform Migration and Associated Sand Transport on a Banner Bank: Application of Repetitive Multibeam Surveying and Tidal Current Measurement to the Estimation of Sediment Transport.

February-23: Seminar at 11:30 AM in E-11 presented by Dr. Mike Li, Research Scientist, Bedford Institute of Oceanography: Stability and Dispersion of Dredged Material at the Black Point Disposal Site, Saint John Harbour.

February-22: ATCON Group information session at 11:30 AM in H-214. Looking to fill Co-op summer work terms in New Brunswick locations.

February-20: Boipuso Nkwae defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): Conceptual Framework for Modeling and Analysing Peri-Urban Land Problems in Southern Africa.

February-16: Brown Bag Lecture at 12:30 PM in E-11. Engineers Without Borders will give an overview of their role in Canada and overseas.

They will discuss the 2006 conference they attended in Ottawa, and the relevance of Engineers Without Borders to GGE students.

February-15: Recruitment visit by C & C Technologies Inc. Presentation at 11:30 AM in E-11.

February-14: Yongwon Ahn presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 8:30 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): A Hybrid Approach for Long Baseline GPS RTK Positioning in the Arctic: Network versus Single-Baseline RTK.

February-13: George Dias defends his thesis at 9:00 AM in E-11: Integrating Canadian Ice Information into Electronic Navigational Charts.

February-7: Recruitment visit by McElhanney. Presentation at 10:30 AM in E-4.

January-24: Reza Ghoddousi-Fard presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 9:30 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Modelling the Neutral Atmosphere Propagation Delay in the Canadian Arctic.

January-19: Meredith Hutchison defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 12:00 PM in E-11: Towards Consensus Building Within Canada's Aquaculture Industry: Design of a Framework for Addressing Conflict, Information Management and Public Consultation.

January-18: Recruitment visit by All West Surveys Ltd. Presentation at 11:30 AM in E-11. Interviews to follow, starting at 1:00 PM.


December-8: GGE presents the Fall Student Technical Conference. Details.

November-28 & 29: Recruitment visit by Fugro Jacques GeoSurveys Inc.

November-21 & 22: Recruitment visit by Century Subsea.

November-15 & 16: Recruitment visit by Stewart Weir Group.

November-14: Recruitment visit by Crape Geomatics Corporation.

October-25 & 26: Recruitment visit by Tri-City Surveys Ltd.

October-6: The GGE Graduate Student Society hosts its annual pizza party at 5:30 PM in E-4 to welcome new graduate students. Faculty and staff are also invited.

September-16: Travis Maxwell defends his thesis at 9:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Object-Oriented Classification: Classification of Pan-Sharpened QuickBird Imagery and A Fuzzy Approach to Improving Image Segmentation Efficiency.

September-15: GGE's annual pizza party, featuring pizza, pop and a chance to meet fellow students, faculty and staff, will be held between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM in GGE's main hallway.

September-12: CCGE seminar at 2:30 PM in E-11: Research and Development in Monitoring and Modeling of Structural and Ground Deformations.

July-8: Garfield Giff defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 9:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Conceptual Funding Models for Spatial Data Infrastructure Implementation.

July-7: Michael Sutherland defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:00 PM in E-11: Marine Boundaries and Good Governance of Marine Spaces.

June-23: Mazhar Rafiq defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 2:30 PM in E-11: Study of Eastern Canadian Coastal Site Displacement due to Tidal Loading Using a GPS Network in Atlantic Canada.

June-20: Jason Bond presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 3:00 PM in E-11: Optimization of the Integration of Geodetic Technology for Deformation Monitoring in Open Pit Mines: An Interdisciplinary Approach.

May-26: Karen Cove defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 1:30 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): Improvements in GPS Tropospheric Delay Estimation with Numerical Weather Prediction.

May-18 & 19: The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will grant honorary degrees to five outstanding individuals during its 176th Encaenia celebrations, including Willis Roberts, one of the fathers of UNB's Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering. Details.

April-26: Sara Cockburn defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:30 AM in E-11: Marine Cadastres and the Law: Using Modern Developments in Marine Boundary Law to Construct a Legal Framework for Surveyors in Offshore and Coastal Environments.

March-31: Jess Horan from the RICS New York office will speak on Work Place Ethics at 1:30 PM in E-11.

March-22 to 24: GGE presents the 2005 Spring Student Technical Conference in conjunction with the CIG Undergraduate Paper Competition and the Focus Corporation Graduate Paper Competition. The conference will be held C-13 (Dineen Auditorium). Details.

March-1: Huaining Yang defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 12:30 PM in E-11: The Canadian Geoid in the Three-Space Scenario.

March-1: Dr. Nic Olivier from the University of Pretoria will speak at 11:00 AM in the McAllister Room, Faculty of Law building: Land Reform in Southern Africa.

February-24: We are excited to have Sergeant Bruce Hogan and Master Corporal Bill Kidman accept an invitation to present the latest in technology in digital photogrammetry techniques, using inertial navigation systems. If you are interested in seeing how these cutting-edge techniques are impacting the military and government departments, the presentation will be at 2:30 PM in E-4.

February-22: Rodrigo Leandro presents his thesis proposal at 12:30 PM in E-11: A New Precise Point Positioning Model.

February-18: GGE CIG Brown Bag Lecture Series: Mr. Ivan Ford who owns and operates LandMark Consulting Services Ltd. here in Fredericton, will be speaking on Consortium Building/Making Money in Geomatics at 1:30 PM in E-4.

February-17: A commemoration of the first use of the meridian pillar placed by William Brydone Jack will be held at the pillar [8.82 chains South of the Transit Room of the Brydone Jack Observatory] immediately south of UNB's Aitken House residence at 3 PM. Details.

February-15: Marketa Pokorna, a visiting scientist from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany will give a guest lecture from 1:00- 2:00 PM in E-11: Microbathymetric and Bathymetric Surveying - A Comparison of Seafloor Topography at Porcupine Bank, West of Ireland.

Ms. Pokorna is from the Czech Republic and holds a M.Sc.E. from the Czech Technical University in Prague.

January-18: Members of the university community are cordially invited to attend the official announcement of the National Geospatial Framework Project at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. It will be held at 10:00 AM in Room 204 of the Wu Conference Centre.

The featured speakers will include Minister of State Andy Scott; UNB President John McLaughlin; and Marcelo Santos, professor of geodesy and geomatics engineering and the CIDA-Brazil project director at UNBF.

This multi-million-dollar project involves developing and implementing a national geospatial framework in Brazil. This framework will make geospatial information - which is important for mapping, natural resource management, and safety - widely available to all levels of government, industry, business, and private citizens.

For additional information, contact Tracey Hawco-Winchester in the department of geodesy and geomatics engineering at 458-7228.

For more information, read the associated UNB news release.


December-21: Luis Serrano presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 10:00 AM in E-11: Ultra Precise Navigation in Indoor/Outdoor Environments.

December-20: Mele Rakai defends her Ph.D. dissertation at 10:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): A Neutral Framework for Modelling and Analysing Aboriginal Land Tenure Systems.

November-22: GGE presents the Fall Student Technical Conference. Conference program.

November-18: GGE CIG Brown Bag Lecture Series: Employment Opportunities in Geomatics.

This session will begin at 11:30 AM in Room 214 and will be given by Mr. David Parkhill of Hughes Survey of Saint John and Mr. Mark Doucette of WaterMark Industries in Fredericton.

Mark will discuss opportunities in geomatics in the hydrography and international consulting and Dave will discuss opportunities in land surveying in New Brunswick. The session will be presented informally with each area of employment being presented for 10-15 minutes and then opened for questions.

All are encouraged to attend.

October-21: GGE CIG Brown Bag Lecture Series: Getting Hired - Successful Interview Skills, 12:30-1:30 PM in B-8.

September-30: Kevin Pegler defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:30 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): A Marine Recreational Vessel Reconnaissance System Utilizing IKONOS Imagery.

September-29: John Fleming defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 3:00 PM in E-11: Design of a Semi-Automatic Algorithm for Shoreline Extraction Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Images.

September-23: Graduate seminar presentations by John Fleming and Helen Rooney at 1:00 PM in E-11.

September-20: Our Link to the Past - Celebrating 150 Years of Engineering at UNB opens its doors to the public from 4:00-6:00 PM. Details.

September-17: Travis Wert defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 11:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Tidal Height Retrieval Using Globally Corrected GPS in the Amundsen Gulf Region of the Canadian Arctic.

September-16: GGE CIG Brown Bag Lecture Series: Lunch with CIG, 12:30-1:30 PM in B-8.

September-10: Ruisheng Wang defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:00 AM in E-11: Automated Road Extraction from High-Resolution Satellite Imagery.

September-2: Showcase for GPS signal simulators II starting at 9:00 AM in E-11.

The second showcase by Spirent Communications (UK - www.spirent.com) is now scheduled for the morning of 2 September in the room E-11 of Head Hall. Two one-hour sessions starting at 9:00 a.m., one for presentation and the other for demonstration, are planned. The first speaker would talk about the technology and products of Spirent Communications. The second speaker would demonstrate the performance of the GPS signal simulators, as requested by the UNB GPS group, especially in space and RTK applications.

Spirent Communications has a long and illustrious track record in producing accurate, high quality GPS Simulators. The STR4760 GPS Simulators has already established itself as the world-wide industry standard in all market sectors, addressing the needs of both commercial and military customers.

This event is planned to guarantee the best performance of the GPS signal simulators before the UNB GPS group purchases this expensive equipment.

The sessions are open to all of those interested.

For further information, please contact Dr. Don Kim at 453-5143 or by e-mail.

August-24: Showcase for GPS signal simulators I starting at 9:00 AM in E-11.

The UNB GPS team is going to host two showcases for GPS signal simulators on the Fredericton campus in August and September, respectively. CAST Navigation (US - www.castnav.com) and Spirent Communications (UK - www.spirent.com) will join this event. This event is planned to guarantee the best performance of the GPS signal simulators before the UNB GPS team purchases this expensive equipment.

The GPS signal simulator is required to dramatically reduce the need for expensive and time-consuming field trials when testing, evaluating or qualifying GPS receiver equipment and the developed GPS application system. The signal simulator creates a GPS RF (Radio Frequency) environment for developing, testing, and integrating unaided GPS receivers. The signal simulator provides a complete simulated RF environment for various situations, allowing researchers to acquire field test data in a controlled laboratory environment and improve navigation systems. The simulator could also produce data for inaccessible or hard-to-access environments (e.g., space, sky, ocean, mountains, and hazardous places). This will provide deeper and wider GPS-related research opportunities such as a performance test of a GPS application system under a high dynamic or space environment.

As the first showcase, the presentation and demonstration of CAST Navigation is scheduled for the morning of 24 August in the room E-11 of Head Hall. CAST Navigation, a leading provider of GPS signal simulators, supports navigation system research, development, testing, and maintenance at military, commercial and academic laboratories worldwide. The company develops GPS/INS simulation systems to provide its customers with the latest technology and most knowledgeable support.

Two one-hour sessions starting at 9:00 a.m., one for presentation and the other for demonstration, are planned. The first speaker would talk about the technology and products of CAST Navigation. The second speaker would demonstrate the performance of the GPS signal simulators, as requested by the UNB GPS group, especially in space applications such as LEO and micro-satellites.

The sessions are open to all of those interested.

The second showcase by Spirent Communications is not scheduled yet. When the schedule is confirmed, this event will be also posted on the UNB GGE web site.

For further information, please contact Dr. Don Kim at 453-5143 or by e-mail.

August-6: Leonel Manteigas defends his M.Eng. report at 9:30 AM in E-11: Evaluation of the CARIS Hydrographic Production Database in the Production of Paper Charts, ENC and AML.

June-16: Chaochao Wang presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 10:00 AM in E-11: Quality Analysis of GPS-Derived Precipitable Water Vapour.

June-7 to 9: Geomatics Atlantic 2004, Fredericton, NB, Canada.

The theme of the conference will be "DATA: Talk'n the talk". The conference program will include pre-conference workshops, exhibitions, keynote speakers, technical presentations, poster presentations, and social events. Please visit the conference website for further details: http://www.GeomaticsAtlantic.com

May-21: Shaheen Ghayourmanesh defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:00 PM in E-11: DEM Extraction in Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Images Using Shape From Shading and Shift in Polarization Signature Plot.

May-5: UNB will participate in the meeting of The Institute of Navigation North-East Section via the video teleconferencing facilities in Room 126 of Marshall D'Avray Hall in the Eaton Multimedia Centre. The meeting will get underway shortly before 7:45 PM. Details.

April-26: Pingping Xie defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:00 AM in E-11: A Web-Based 3D Visualization Prototype System for High-Resolution Satellite Colour Stereo Images.

April-6: The APEGNB Fredericton Branch Student Paper Competition is scheduled for 7:30 PM in the ADI Room (C-25). There will be a reception beginning at 6:30 PM in the Faculty Lounge (C-24). Michelle Weirathmueller will be representing our department at the competition.

March-30: Jason Bond defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 12:30 PM in E-11: An Investigation on the Use of GPS for Deformation Monitoring in Open Pit Mines.

March-24 & 25: GGE presents the 2004 Spring Student Technical Conference.

The Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, New Brunswick Chapter, the Focus Corporation, and the Canadian Center for Geodetic Engineering would like to invite you to the 2004 Spring Student Technical Conference.

Papers will be presented by undergraduate and graduate students on Wednesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 25, in the Dineen Auditorium, Head Hall.

Presentations to include topics in:

  • Geodesy
  • Engineering and mining surveys
  • Geographic information systems
  • Global navigation satellite systems
  • Hydrography
  • Land and coastal studies
  • Land information management
  • Ocean mapping
  • Remote sensing
  • Cadastral systems

There will be 18 undergraduate and 8 graduate student presenters with two categories of awards totaling $3,000.00.

Click here to download the conference schedule.

March-16: Neil Stuart from the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh will give a special lecture on Environmental Mapping for developing nations with a case study from Belize, 1:30-2:30 PM in E-11.

February-25: Sunil Bisnath defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:30 PM in E-11: Precise Orbit Determination of Low Earth Orbiters with a Single GPS Receiver-Based, Geometric Strategy.

February-24: CO MCE LCol Yvan Désy from Defence Geomatics & Imagery (a part of the federal National Defence Headquarters) will give a special presentation on the role of Geomatics in National Defence, 1:30-2:30 PM in E-11.

February-19: Chunlin Shen defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 1:00 PM in E-11: A Method for Processing Data From A Regional Continuous Crustal Deformation GPS Monitoring Network.

February-11 to 16: Celebrating 150 years of Engineering at UNB. Details.