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  • February 11, 2022 14:45 | April Duffy (Administrator)

    Press Release

    (updated)

    Canada’s National Geospatial Conference at www.wintergeo.com is a free virtual event that takes place from March 1st to the 3rd 2022 with a workshop week running from March 4th to March 10th, 2022.

    GeoIgnite invites the community to come together online for updates on services, investment, and technology from geospatial leaders in Canada’s private and public sector.

    The themes of the conference relate to climate change, and as this is a free event for the Canadian community it is the perfect opportunity to see what the sector is doing to monitor and combat climate change.

    GeoIgnite will assemble the largest online audience of Canadian geospatial practitioners, managers, senior executives, and enthusiasts for over a week’s worth of collaboration and engagement.


  • November 04, 2021 11:25 | April Duffy (Administrator)

    CASI FELLOW HERB SARAVANAMUTTOO - Personal Memories

    CASI members were greatly saddened to learn of the recent passing of Herb Saravanamuttoo, Carleton University Professor Emeritus and long-time member of CASI.

    Herb joined CASI in 1956, just two years after the Institute was founded.  He was admitted to the rank of Fellow in 1976 and served as President for the 1979-80 term.  Throughout his 65 years of membership in CASI, Herb participated actively in every facet of the life of the Institute.  He was an active participant in the Propulsion Section, presented papers at many AERO conferences and served on a variety of committees.  Herb’s vast experience in propulsion was appropriately recognized in 2005 when he was selected as the recipient of the prestigious CASI McCurdy Award that recognizes “outstanding achievement in the science and creative aspects of engineering relating to aeronautics and space research. engineering excellence.” 

    Perhaps the most abiding memory many of us have of Herb is his being a speaker at CASI Branch meetings – most recently in March of this year when he gave a talk to the Ottawa Branch entitled “Civil Propulsion - The Last 70 Years”.  Shortly after this he was nominated for induction as a member of the Order of Canada. 

    Personal recollections are invited to be left in the comments section below.

    Professor H.I.H. Saravanamuttoo Scholarship in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - Future Funder

    Herbert Ian Howard Saravanamuttoo Obituary - The Globe and Mail



  • June 30, 2021 13:21 | Todd Legault (Administrator)

    DR. DAVID ROBERT GREATRIX of Penticton, B.C., aged 62, passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2021 while on a nature hike in Manning Park, B.C. David was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on October 3, 1958 to Major John and Carmel Greatrix. Growing up in a military family, David also resided in Ottawa, Ontario, Lahr, Germany and Winnipeg, Manitoba. David moved to Toronto, Ontario where he was a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University for 25 years. His research on rocket propulsion is internationally recognized. During his time as a professor, he would write his first book, Powered Flight – The Engineering of Aerospace Propulsion, a popular internationally well-received engineering textbook. Upon retirement, David moved to Abbotsford, B.C. and then settled in Penticton, B.C. where he was pursuing his interest of being a published author. He is predeceased by his parents and sister Cheryl Chase. He is survived by his sister Nancy Tremblay, brother Mark Greatrix, nephew Colin Tremblay and niece Hilary Tremblay.

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