Lassonde profiled in “UN 75 Sustainable Engineering in Action” book

Bergeron Centre

The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University is profiled in the UN 75 Sustainable Engineering in Action book released on Nov. 16.

The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University
The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University is home to the Lassonde School of Engineering

The book marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) and details how engineering is tackling the most pressing challenges outlined in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Jane Goodyer
Jane Goodyer

Featured in the article about Lassonde, which can be found on pages 163 and 164 of the book, is Lassonde Dean Jane Goodyer speaking about the school’s unique approach to interdisciplinary collaboration, its foundation in Renaissance Engineering and its focus on tackling the challenges of the future.

One of the examples profiled by Goodyer is the role the Lassonde School is playing in York University’s award-winning Cross Campus Capstone Classroom (C4) learning environment. C4 sees undergraduate students from different programs across the University working in multidisciplinary teams to search for solutions to real-world problems. Four projects that are part of the current C4 cluster involve students from Lassonde. The projects are an inflatable solar energy collector; a community ride-share program; an anti-matter containment unit; and a waste-water recycling program.

To learn more, read the full report, which is available at