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Lassonde School of Engineering unveils 2022-23 impact report

The Lassonde School of Engineering proudly presented its 2022-23 Impact Report, showcasing the dynamic contributions of the Lassonde community from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023.

“The achievements detailed in this report are a testament to the concerted efforts of our community, demonstrating the strides we’re taking to fulfill our Strategic Academic Plan and advance the University’s Academic Plan,” says Jane Goodyer, dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering. “As you explore this microsite, you’ll become acquainted with our exceptional faculty, students, alumni, and partners, following their interdisciplinary journeys as they collectively craft sustainable, human-centered solutions to address society’s challenges.”

In celebrating Lassonde’s people, the report showcases special events and initiatives where members of the School came together to host notable endeavours, such as the Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (BEST) Bridge to Startup (BB2S) program and the Humanitarian Response Network of Canada’s triannual meeting.

Throughout the microsite, numerous stories highlight significant milestones, underscoring Lassonde’s dedication to research and innovation. These include faculty contributions to the groundbreaking $318.4 million Connected Minds project, advancements in space science and engineering, and breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Other noteworthy accomplishments, such as expanded collaboration networks with educational institutions, healthcare associations, government organizations, businesses, and community leaders, highlight the School’s emphasis on partnerships and collaboration.

Additionally, readers will see evidence of the School’s ongoing commitment to decolonization, equity, diversity, and inclusion (DEDI) through innovative new teaching models and experiential learning activities. This includes launching Canada’s first fully work-integrated degree program, piloting a ‘block’ learning model for first-year engineering students, and expanding partnerships with Lassonde’s k2i academy, which continues to dismantle systemic barriers to STEM education and increase access for underrepresented groups.

The impact report celebrates the vibrant achievements of Lassonde’s community. Readers are invited to discover how the School continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of engineering education and research, solidifying Lassonde as one of the world’s leading interdisciplinary engineering and science schools.