Lassonde’s Summer Research & Mentorship Program is Preparing for its Third year

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An interdisciplinary, mentorship-based employment opportunity, the Summer Research and Mentorship program at Lassonde School of Engineering is gearing up for its third year this July. This hands-on program is open to 30 students who are:

  • Female-identified
  • Currently in grade 10 or 11
  • Are taking/will take grade 11 university-level math and at least one science
  • Go to a high school in the Jane & finch area


Qualifying students have the opportunity to contribute meaningful work in the world of Science, Technology, Education, Arts and Math (STEAM) guided by 14 Lassonde student mentors and 14 faculty members.

Perfect for students who are curious, creative and willing to learn, this program helps participants cultivate their interests in STEAM fields and earn money while finding solutions to solve real-world issues.

Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to learn about important topics like health care and sustainable energy, gain hands-on work experience and receive support and indispensable insight from inspiring mentors which include current Lassonde students, program organizers and faculty members.

The program is four-weeks long starting Monday, July 8th, with full-time hours running from 9am-4pm. The program is organized by Lassonde School of Engineering staff:

  • Javheria Ibrahim, Summer Research Program and Outreach Coordinator
  • Sonia Szubelak, Project Assistant
  • Gayathry Wright, Student Engagement Manager


A look inside the program

  • Attendance of seminars and workshops such as 3D printing, Laser cutting, and Presentation workshops
  • Participation in professional-development activities such as an interactive presentation on microaggressions
  • Participation in a LinkedIn tutorial
  • Headshots taken by a professional photographer

Interested or know someone who is?

The application deadline for local high school students is Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 11:59PM. Please do not forget to submit the mandatory teacher reference form along with your completed student application.

Lassonde undergraduate and graduate students are also welcome to apply to be mentors here by Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 11:59PM. For more information please email

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