dr. elizabeth canon

Elizabeth Cannon Elizabeth Cannon is Dean of the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary and Professor in the Department of Geomatics Engineering where she conducts research in the area of satellite navigation. Elizabeth has been involved with GPS since 1984 in both industrial and academic environments and her research has encompassed the development of new satellite navigation methods and integrated systems that have been applied to such area as vehicular navigation, precision farming, and aircraft flight inspection. The results of her research have been patented and commercialized through the licensing of software to over 200 agencies world-wide.

As Dean of Engineering, Elizabeth is leading a strategic expansion of the Schulich School of Engineering and the development of new academic and research programs. Prior to this appointment, Elizabeth was the Head of Geomatics Engineering and from 1997-2002 she held the NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (Prairie Region).  Elizabeth is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Canada, was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and was an NSERC Steacie Fellow during 2002-2004.