The Symposium will take place at York University’s primary campus (“The Keele Campus”). York University is the largest post-secondary campus in Canada. York University is a public research university and Canada’s third-largest university having approximately 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and staff, and 295,000 alumni worldwide.
It is located in the north of the City of Toronto and 30 min from the downtown. A newly opened subway line connects the campus directly with the downtown and the rest of the city.
York has eleven faculties, including Faculty of Science, Lassonde School of Engineering, Faculty of Graduate Studies and 28 research centres among which the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS), host of the SCOSTEP Secretariat and the sponsor of the STP14 symposium.
CRESS serves as an agent to enhance and facilitate collaborative, interdisciplinary research within the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, atmospheric science, earth science, planetary science, geomatics engineering, and space engineering.
York University participates in the Canadian Space Program and is home to Canada’s only space engineering program. The Faculty of Science and Lassonde School of Engineering are Canada’s primary research facility into Martian exploration, and have designed several space research instruments and applications currently used by NASA.