|August 29 2003 - CCGE Hosts Workshop on New Technologies in Engineering Surveys|
The Canadian Centre for Geodetic Engineering (CCGE) hosted a mini workshop on new technologies in engineering surveys on
August 24-25 2003. Over 30 attendees were treated to several lectures on the state of the art in geodetic surveys for engineering
and deformation monitoring.
On Day 1, Dr. Chen Yong-qi, Head of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics at Hong Kong Polytechnic University gave an overview of his departments current research projects in this field. Dr. Xialoi Ding, also of the Hong Kong Polytechnic, discussed his extensive research into InSAR applications for deformation monitoring. James Youden of C-Core (CCGE's partner in the AIF project) followed up with an overview of their InSAR research. Julio Leal of the PDVSA oil company in Venezuala closed the day with an enlightening talk on the unique geodetic positioning and monitoring problems encountered in that area.
Day 2 saw several presentations by CCGE personnel. Adam Chrzanowski began with an overview of current CCGE activities and areas of research. Rick Wilkins presented several applications of the ALERT software system for fully automated deformation monitoring, followed by Geoff Bastin giving a live demonstration of the system. CCGE Master's student Jason Bond discussed the use of pseudolites in engineering surveys and provided a demonstration of the instruments. Anna Szostak-Chrzanowski closed the workshop with a presentation on the physical interpretation of deformation surveys, dealing with her extensive research and development of FEM techniques for structural and mining applications.
CCGE thanks all who attended this interesting series of lectures given by an international group of experts. The support of the CIG NB Branch for financing the coffee breaks is gratefully acknowledged.
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|March 24 2003 - CCGE & Focus Award Top Graduate Seminar Presenters|
The Canadian Centre for Geodetic Engineering (CCGE) and Focus Corporation jointly funded the awards
for the Dept. of Geodesy & Geomatics Engineering graduate student prize competition at the University of New Brunswick.
The cash prizes are awarded to the top three presentations, based on reviews by faculty members and guests from the professional community. Plaques commemorating the recipients hang at both the CCGE office in Fredericton and the Focus Corp. headquarters in Edmonton.
The field of very talented and knowledgeable Masters and Doctorate students presented very interesting papers on their research topics, representing areas such as GIS, remote sensing, ocean mapping, GPS, engineering surveying, and land information management.
This term's winners are:
Pictured at left are Dr. Adam Chrzanowski (CCGE), Kevin Pegler, Pingping Xie, George Dias, Jonathan Beaudoin, and John Holmlund (Focus),
|February 3 2003 - CCGE Expands Its Office Space|
The Canadian Centre for Geodetic Engineering (CCGE) has doubled its space at the University of New Brunswick. Adding a
conference/library area with small seminar capabilities and three private offices has provided space for undergraduate
and graduate teaching seminars, demonstrations, and visiting researcher office space.
Stay tuned for details on the upcoming grand opening of the Centre, including the official unveiling of the "Adam Chrzanowski Laboratory" and the Focus Corporation-sponsored "Industrial Innovations Laboratory".
|September 30 2002 - Dr. Adam Chrzanowski receives doctor honoris causa|
The University of Warmia and Masuria (UWM) in Olsztyn, Poland, awarded
Dr. Adam Chrzanowski (Professor Emeritus and Director of the Canadian Centre
for Geodetic Engineering at UNB) the degree of doctor honoris causa on 30 September 2002.
The awarding of the honorary degree to Dr. Chrzanowski took place during the inauguration of the academic year 2002/2003. The inauguration ceremony at the University of Warmia and Masuria was a central inauguration for the Polish Republic with the President of the Polish Republic, Alexander Kwasniewski, being a special guest and a speaker.
The University of Warmia and Masuria is only three years old, and was created by integrating three separate universities: Agricultural-Technical, Education, and Theology. It is the first university in Poland to combine engineering, arts, and theology faculties. It is a model university in Poland at a time when Poland is entering the European Union.
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|July 2 2002 - CCGE is partner in a large ACOA AIF grant|
The Canadian Centre for Geodetic Engineering, together with a team led by
, has been awarded a contract from the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) to develop innovation capacity
within Atlantic Canada. The AIF will contribute to the development of the Atlantic system of innovation
and will encourage collaboration, between the private sector and research institutions, and between institutions.
CCGE will take advantage of the AIF contract to further develop its surveying and monitoring software and professional services. With automated deformation monitoring systems in place at several major facilities in North America, and many more as potential clients, CCGE will be ready to meet the surveying and montiring demands of the natuaral resources and environmental sectors.
|March 9 2002 - CCGE celebrates new name, logo, and industrial partner|
The Canadian Centre for Geodetic Engineering, hosted by
the Department of Geodesy & Geomatics Engineering
at the University of New Brunswick, begins operations as a semi-autonomous centre.
The new status as a centre provides better access to research grants and industrial contracts for the
group, which had operated under the title Engineering & Mining Surveys Research Group since 1966.
CCGE is proud to be affiliated with Focus Corporation, a large geomatics firm headquartered in Edmonton. John Holmlund, CEO of Focus, announced the cooperation. Focus will provide CCGE with $CDN 100,000 over two years to stimulate research and development. In exchange for the financial support, the centre will share new developments, train Focus personnel, and provide consulting services for Focus projects.
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