The NSERC/Quanser Chair in Design Engineering for Innovation is transforming engineering education at York University by bringing real world, hands-on design problems into the classroom and giving students a deeper understanding of the issues that drive engineering design and innovation.
At the core of Lassonde’s Renaissance Engineering curriculum is a focus on thinking broadly, building with passion and learning from hands-on experience.
The Chair in Design Engineering’s goal is to equip all Lassonde students with knowledge of sound design principles, hands on experience and a breadth of design
The Lassonde School of Engineering currently has two Tier I Canada Research Chairs:Canada Research Chair in Arctic Sea Ice Geophysics Canada Research Chair in Computational Vision
Scroll down to read more about their respective research activities and biographies.
Canada Research Chair in Arctic Sea Ice Geophysics (Tier I)
Professor Christian Haas
Every month there are numerous media stories about the state of Arctic sea ice and
Climate change, ozone depletion, ultraviolet (UV) exposure and air-quality issues are all of great importance to every Canadian citizen; indeed, to the entire global community. The ability to predict changes in our environment—which depends on an in-depth understanding of the processes controlling climate and on observations of the climate system—is critical for positioning our society to function adequately in the face of the environmental pressures on our economic and social systems.
Professor Mike Daly was awarded a Tier 2 York Research Chair in Planetary Science in recognition of his outstanding contribution to space-flight instrumentation research at York.
The York Research Chair will enable Daly’s participation in NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and the return of Canada’s first sample of material from another solar system.