Dean Richard Hornsey




Richard Hornsey

Interim Dean

Professor Richard Hornsey is the Interim Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering.

Richard Hornsey provides leadership in the overall direction of the School.

Previously, in the role of Vice Dean at Lassonde, Richard was responsible for initiating and coordinating the development of innovative academic

Vice Dean & Associate Dean




Professor Rob Allison

Interim Vice Dean

Professor Rob Allison is the Interim Vice Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering.

Robert Allison is also a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Associate Director of the Centre for Vision Research. He received a BASc in computer engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1991. After graduation, he worked as an electrical engineer at Atlantis Aerospace in

Department Chairs



Professor Jit Sharma

Chair, Department of Civil Engineering

Professor Jit Sharma is the inaugural Chair of Civil Engineering. He arrives at Lassonde School of Engineering with a wealth of engineering experience from around the world, having held academic appointments in India, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Assistant Deans



Marisa Sterling

Assistant Dean, Inclusivity & Diversity

Lassonde set itself the 50:50 Challenge to become the first engineering school in Canada to achieve a 50:50 gender balance. 

The position of Assistant Dean, Inclusivity & Diversity, was established in 2015 to develop the long-term strategy to increase the presence of women, and other underrepresented