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It’s been a busy summer for York University’s new Lassonde School of Engineering as it prepares to welcome its first cohort of new students in September.
Next year, the Lassonde School of Engineering will launch new programs in Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering, which will both drive the planned growth in students and faculty. The Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance has confirmed the final approval of the Mechanical Engineering program.
“It’s full steam ahead at Lassonde! This is yet another milestone in our speedy development,” said Lassonde School of Engineering Dean Janusz Kozinski (right). “The swift approval of this program is a tribute to our dynamic Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Alidad Amirfazli, who joined us only this year, and our fearless team in the Dean’s Office that has cut through the red tape like a hot knife through butter to get this done in record time. Next on the list is civil engineering.”
Amirfazli joined Lassonde from the University of Alberta in January. “We’re very proud to put in place one of the foundations of Lassonde’s future with the approval of the Mechanical Engineering program,” said Amirfazli. “This progressive department will be at the nexus of the avant-garde and tradition, offering students an outstanding technical education combined with multidisciplinary skills reflecting Lassonde’s mission to create renaissance engineers.
“This is just the beginning. We look forward to working closely with everyone in the York community to turn our vision into reality,” he added.
Applications to other engineering programs at Lassonde increased by some 38 per cent this year. Demand is expected to be high for the new programs.
The Mechanical Engineering program will launch at the Lassonde School of Engineering in 2014. Students can start applying in the fall 2013 semester.
For more information, visit the Lassonde School of Engineering website.