The Lassonde School of Engineering is a professional engineering school of York University located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The school’s stated goal is to create so-called “renaissance engineers,” entrepreneurial engineers with a social conscience and a sense of global citizenship.
Lassonde also incorporates crossover programming with York University’s Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School to study law, business and entrepreneurship alongside the engineering program.
The Lassonde School of Engineering was established in November 2011 with funding from founding donor Pierre Lassonde, the Government of Ontario and York University. The Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering was Janusz A. Kozinski.
On April 8, 2016 Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence opened as the home of the Renaissance Engineer. The building, designed by Greg Woods for ZAS Architects has no lecture halls and is modeled after the flipped classroom concept. The façade was designed by Dieter Janssen in collaboration with Mesh Consultants and Blackwell Engineering .