CRSS-SCT Executive Committee – 2020 / 2021

Published July 2, 2020

CRSS-SCT Executive & AGM

(1) The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society was held on Friday June 26, 2020. A series of reports from the President, Treasurer, CJRS Editor-in-Chief and from each Working Groups chairs were presented.

The CRSS-SCT is pleased to announce the following new appointments. The CRSS-SCT Executive members for 2020-2021 are:

New Executives for 2-year term ending in 2022:

  • President – Ahmed Shaker, Ryerson University
  • Past-President – Brigitte Leblon, University of New Brunswick
  • Vice-President: Mozhdeh Shahbazi, Centre de géomatique du Québec
  • Secretary – Shabnam Jabari, University of New Brunswick
  • CJRS Editor-in-Chief – Monique Bernier, INRS-ETE (retired)
  • Director – Tom Lukowski, Consultant
  • Director – Jonathan Li, University of Waterloo
  • Director – Kevin Jones, PCI Geomatics
  • Director – Raymond Jahncke, Department of Lands and Forestry, Government of Nova Scotia
  • Student Director – Hamdy Elsayed, Ryerson University

Continuing CRSS-SCT Executives, with a term ending in 2021:

  • Treasurer – Gordon Staples, MDA Vancouver
  • Director – Desmond Power, C-CORE
  • Director – Steve DeRoy, The Firelight Group
  • Director – Christopher Hopkinson, University of Lethbridge
  • Director – Jean-Simon Michaud, Hatfield Consultants

Please join us in thanking the outgoing Executive members for their service.

  • Md Saifuzzaman, Student Director, McGill University
  • Bahram Salehi, Chair WG-1, SUNY College of Environmental Resources Engineering, Syracure NY, USA
  • Steve Schwarz, Government of Northwest Territories
  • Songnian Li, Ryerson University

Members will find a copy of the draft 2020 AGM minutes by logging in the AGM web page.

2)    41st Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing – Virtual Event
A reminder that this year’s our first ever virtual Symposium will be held 13-17 July 2020.
See you there!

3)    Some final words…
Keep an eye on the CRSS-SCT website ( and emails from the ListServer ( for updates throughout the year. There are many opportunities for members to become involved with and benefit from CRSS-SCT, such as local Chapters, the four Working Groups (1. Membership and Certifications; 2. Communications; 3. Conferences and Publications; 4. Awards and Fellows), scientific workshops and social events, future conferences, CJRS, partnerships with other organizations, new initiatives, and more. The working groups and chapters are open to any member of CRSS-SCT. Simply contact one of the members of the Executive to find out how you can become involved!

Best regards,

The CRSS-SCT Executive