Our Perspective

Between now and 2050 we face great challenges: climate change, clean water, energy, cyber security, to name just a few.

The opportunities are even greater: big data, driverless cars, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and many more.

What do all these questions have in common? They are complex, they are borderless and they transcend traditional divides.

To solve these big problems and to seize these enormous possibilities, the world needs engineers who are more than just technical experts

The world needs a different kind of engineer, employers want a different kind of engineer, and students expect a different kind of engineering education to prepare them for the next 50 years.



The Lassonde School of Engineering has been created to be the home of the Renaissance Engineer: a place where students are free to explore their passions and gain different perspectives from the world around them.

Renaissance Engineers think in big systems not little silos, design with people in mind and embrace ambiguity.