Empowering our people with perspectives, tools and knowledge

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Committed to providing our community members with transformative educational experiences and research opportunities, Lassonde made progress in empowering tomorrow’s engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs to contribute critical knowledge to society and create positive change.

Using the latest pedagogies and technologies to build knowledge and provide interdisciplinary experiences for students, our faculty members were presented with multiple accolades that celebrated their boundary-pushing approaches. Several were also recognized by leading organizations in their disciplines as distinguished educators and researchers.

Developing a community of strong and collaborative-minded individuals also involved our students, many of whom were empowered to achieve positive change as Lassonde Scholars.

Our efforts to support our employees in cultivating a better tomorrow encompassed diverse activities and initiatives. These included advancing innovative teaching and learning methods through the Lassonde Educational Innovation Studio, and hosting the Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference, where we provided a forum for the exchange of vital knowledge. At the conference, we introduced our inclusive, fully work-integrated education model, which is founded on culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy.

Explore how Lassonde initiated innovative and interdisciplinary educational and research experiences, and opportunities to create a positive impact, many of which contributed to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Key Highlights

Lassonde staff including Dean Jane Goodyer

Lassonde hosts Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference: Transforming Learners to Transform Our World (UN SDGs 4, 10)

Educators from diverse engineering disciplines gathered at the Lassonde School of Engineering for the 2022 Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference. Informed by the conference theme of Transforming Learners to Transform Our World, changemakers from across Canada and the globe spent five days sharing insights and ideas on engineering design, addressing underrepresented groups in STEM, and exploring the use of VR and AR in first-year courses.

Lassonde hosted or took part in more than 60 events, like this one, from September 2021 to August 2022 that engaged students, alumni, donors, K-12 students, educators, faculty members and staff.

“Lassonde Scholars demonstrate academic excellence, have a passion for extracurricular activities and approach their education with social impact in mind.”

From the article Introducing Lassonde’s 2021 Lassonde Scholarship Recipients