Elizabeth Cannon

Pure and Applied Mathematics

Geomatics Engineer and world expert in the research and development of satellite navigation tools using GPS

"Whenever you are working in a fast-growing and technologically challenging area, there is a lot of room for discovery and innovation. This is what pioneering is all about!"

Charlottetown, PEI

Family Members
  • Husband: Gerard Lachapelle, PEng, PhD
  • Daughter: Sara, born 1988
  • Son: René, born 1992

Other Interests
Family activities, skiing, hiking Reading, running

Professor, Department of Geomatics Engineering

University of Calgary


  • BSc (Mathematics and Computer Science), Acadia University, Nova Scotia, 1982
  • BSc (Geomatics Engineering), U of Calgary, 1984
  • MSc (Geomatics Engineering), U of Calgary
  • PhD(Geomatics Engineering), U of Calgary, 1991
  • PEng

  • Steacie Fellowship (NSERC), 2002
  • Wired Woman Pioneer Award, 2002
  • Johannes Kepler Award, 2001
  • Betty Vetter Award for Research (Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network), 2001
  • Medal, 'Order of the University', Baumann Moscow State Technical University, Russia, 2001
  • One of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, 1997
  • APEGGA Early Accomplishment Award, 1994
  • Calgary YWCA Women of Distinction Award, 1993
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering


Mother, a entomologist and high school math and science teacher.

Last Updated
April 8, 2015


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