Geodesy & Geomatics Engineering

Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering Design Symposium

Author: GGE

Posted on Mar 17, 2023

Category: Students

On Thursday, March 30, we invite you to join us for the ninth annual Engineering Design Symposium.

A culmination of two-terms’ work for the students in their capstone design courses including GGE 4700, the symposium will be held both in person at the Wu Conference Center and virtually. We invite you to register and take part.

The symposium will showcase the design work of approximately 300 final-year engineering students in the product design course and in the disciplinary capstone design courses. Many of the projects are sponsored by local governments, companies and non-profit organizations and span the disciplines of chemical, civil, electrical and computer, geological, geomatics, mechanical and software engineering. Students will present their work in parallel sessions throughout the day and videos of prototype developments will be on display.

There will be three geomatics engineering student presentations covering a range of subjects from digital field notes to monitoring salmon habitat and as usual we will have the Canadian Institute of Geomatics Student Paper Competition. As well as the oral presentations, there will also be posters for viewing.

This will be an excellent opportunity for alumni and future employers to see the engineering design capability of our senior students and the potential that has been realized through four years of study at UNB. We hope to see you there.

Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering – Room 217
8:20 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. SLAMM BOT: An Innovative Mapping Solution
J. Leahy, M. Saunders, and B. Steinke

9 a.m. Deflection of the Vertical: The Key to Integrating GNSS and Terrestrial Measurements
E. Plant, S. Porter, and E. Taul

9:30 a.m. Using Digital Elevation Models for Small Stream Fish Passage Barrier Analysis
M. Boissonnault, D. Cameron, and R. Coombs

10 a.m. Break

Supervisors: I. Church, R. Kingdon and S. Jabari

Clients: NB Department of Transportation and Infrastructure – Design Branch


  • 1st – CIG $1000
  • 2nd – McElhanney $700
  • 3rd – Teledyne CARIS $500