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About Us

About Us

The Lassonde Student Welcome & Support Centre is committed to providing Lassonde community with the advice you need as students in a professional School. Our team is here to help you make informed and thoughtful decisions as you progress through the Lassonde School of Engineering.



Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Friday: 10:00am to 4:30pm



Contact Us


105 Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence


Meet our Team

Amy Gaukel

Assistant Dean, Students

Amy is Assistant Dean, Students at the Lassonde School of Engineering. Amy leads the Student Services Centre, and is responsible for ensuring all our students receive exceptional levels of service and professional support during their time at the Lassonde School.

Mitch Burnie

Manager, Student Advising

Mitch Burnie is a student adviser and oversees the day-to-day operations for advising services at the Centre.


Bob Eichvald

Associate Director, Co-op & Business Partnerships

Bob Eichvald works on expanding co-op and professional experience opportunities for Lassonde students and ensure we offer exceptional placements with a variety of employers. Previously Bob worked at George Brown and Seneca.He studied at the University of Waterloo where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Gayathry Wright

Manager, Student Engagement

Gayathry oversees and coordinates admissions and a variety of student engagement programs including Student Awards, Mentorship, Lassonde Ambassadors and Student Government. Gayathry is York University graduate with a degree in Psychology and has worked with the University for over 20 years in various roles.

Lauren Hall

Academic Services Coordinator

Lauren assists with the administration of Lassonde's academic petitions and appeals process, academic honesty investigations, and is a member of the Lassonde academic advising team. Lauren is a York University graduate with a degree in Criminology and has a passion for supporting students through the ups and downs of their university experience. Struggling? Confused? Let's problem solve!

Zeripha Moses

Academic Advisor

Zeripha completed her degree requirements at York on a Letter of Permission and has stayed ever since.  She is an academic adviser who provides a warm welcome to newly admitted students, helps provide guidance, options and encouragement during their academic career and wishes them well as they graduate.

Caitlin Hicks

Academic Advisor

As an Academic Advisor, Caitlin helps Lassonde students navigate the sometimes daunting path from admission to graduation. She is passionate about the well being of students and works diligently to ensure that they feel supported throughout their degree. Caitlin is a York graduate with a degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and has been a York employee since 2010.