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

Lassonde at a Glance

The School is creating a different kind of learning experience built on four founding principles:
RENAISSANCE ENGINEERS: Engineering + Educating students to become graduates able to grapple with complex global issues. ACTIVE LEARNING $115 million home with zero lecture halls Lassonde is flipping the classroom so that students can learn in creative spaces,

Our Story



Major Moments 


November 2011

The inception of Lassonde School of Engineering took place on 1.11.11 when Pierre Lassonde announced his founding $25 million donation to create a home for the Renaissance Engineer.


July 2012