The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University was created by Founding Dean and Renaissance Engineer Janusz Kozinski backed by a $25-million donation from gold mining entrepreneur and philanthropist Pierre Lassonde. Lassonde currently has 2700 undergraduates in 13 programs, 350 graduate students, 130 professors and four academic departments.
The world needs a different kind of engineer, and students expect a different kind of engineering education to prepare them for the next 50 years. The Lassonde School of Engineering has been created to be the home of the Renaissance Engineer: a place where students are free to explore their passions and gain different perspectives from the world around them.
Renaissance Engineers think in big systems not little silos, design with people in mind and embrace ambiguity.
The Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, offers several unique and world-class graduate and undergraduate programs, including Geomatics Engineering and Geomatics Science, and a Certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing. Teaching and research are conducted in the areas of GIS and Spatial Analysis, Data Integration, Mobile-GIS and Location-Based Services, and Geospatial Information and Communication Technologies. The Geomatics Engineering program is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), and also its graduates are eligible to become Ontario Land Surveyors (OLS).
The Department of Geography offers a suite of courses in geoinformatics (i.e., GIS, remote sensing, and related technologies) that lead to a GIS and Remote Sensing Certificate and contribute towards our B.A. and B.Sc. degrees in geography and or environmental science. Ongoing research by professors integrates geoinformatics into the training of both undergraduates and graduates, particularly in areas of forest disturbance, spatial pattern analysis, and geology.
The YorkU Esri Canada Centre of Excellence helps students to develop valuable entrepreneurial skills and create new products and services for spatial data management and analysis.