Earth & Space Science
The graduate program provides postgraduate instruction and research experience for graduate students working towards either MSc or PhD degrees. You will join a group of students from a wide range of backgrounds, including engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research arise partly due to the program’s proximity to the departments of Physics & Astronomy, Engineering, and part of the Chemistry department.
Research laboratories include world-leading facilities for space engineering and planetary exploration, remote sensing, high-precision positioning and navigation, geospatial information technology, atmospheric measurements, simulations and climate modelling.
You’ll have the opportunity to join a number of atmospheric science research projects conducted in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada and groups from other universities, while space science projects such as OSIRIS-REx, Phoenix, and SWIFT involve collaboration with local companies (MDA, Teledyne Optech, EMS technologies, etc.) as well as the Canadian Space Agency, ESA, NASA and JPL.
Conduct your research through the exploration of atmospheric modelling, chemistry, computer science, earth science geomatics, mathematics, physics and astronomy, remote sensing and space observations.