New $1.5M Chair in Environmental Engineering announced

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The Lassonde School of Engineering today announced an exceptional investment of $1.5-million from James and Joanne Love.

The support gives us opportunity to endow the James and Joanne Love Chair in Environmental Engineering here at Lassonde.

“Solving great challenges like climate change, water security and energy preservation will take more than technical talent alone. The world needs engineers with passion and perspective, or as we call them Renaissance Engineers™,” said Janusz Kozinski, founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering

“We must train engineers who value the world around them and truly understand the impact of their activities on the global environment.”

“The James and Joanne Love Chair in Environmental Engineering at Lassonde promises to establish our School as a leader in this ever more vital field of research.”

The Chair will be based in Lassonde's newly-created Department of Civil Engineering.

The new investment from the Love family is part of a $2.5-million total donation that will support environmental sustainability across York University with further funding for the James and Joanne Love Chair in Neotropical Conservation and the Fisher Fund for Neotropical Conservation at the Faculty of Environmental Studies.

James Love is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School here at York University.

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