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GGE Events - 2009

Botshelo Sabone Defends her M.Sc.E. Thesis

2009-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.

Nyaladzani Nkhwanana Defends his M.Sc.E. Thesis

2009-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.

Hui Tang Presents her Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal

2009-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.

Kealeboga Moreri Defends his M.Sc.E. Thesis

2009-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.

2009 Fall Graduate Seminar

2009-November-26: GGE presents the Semi-Annual Graduate Seminar in C-11. Details.

Recruitment Visit by McElhanney

2009-November-25: Recruitment visit by McElhanney. Presentation at 12:30 PM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

Recruitment Visit by MMM Group

2009-October-20: Recruitment visit by MMM Group. Presentation at 10:30 AM in E-11, with interviews to follow. Details.

2009 GGE Pizza Party

2009-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.

Public Lecture - The TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Missions

2009-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.

Bahram Salehi Presents his Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal

2009-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.

UNB-Fredericton 180th Encaenia

2009-May-27 & 28: UNB-Fredericton 180th Encaenia. Details.

Chaochao Wang Presents his Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal

2009-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.

Zhen Xiong Defends his Ph.D. Dissertation

2009-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.

Rodrigo Leandro Defends his Ph.D. Dissertation

2009-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.

2009 Spring Graduate Seminar and Student Technical Conference

2009-March-25 & 26: GGE Graduate Seminar and Student Technical Conference. Details.

2008-9 Brown Bag Lecture Series, Lecture 4 - Canadian Author Katherine Gordon

2009-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.

Public Lecture - Made to Measure: A History of Land Surveying in B.C.

2009-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.

Tristan Goulden Defends his M.Sc.E. Thesis

2009-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.

2008-9 Brown Bag Lecture Series, Lecture 3 - Mike Wolfe from Cansel

2009-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.

Reza Ghoddousi-Fard Defends his Ph.D. Dissertation

2009-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.

Recruitment Visit by Underhill Geomatics Ltd.

2009-February-2: Underhill Geomatics Ltd. will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.

Recruitment Visit by UTEC Survey

2009-January-15: UTEC Survey will give a presentation at 11:30 AM in E-4, with interviews to follow.