Rewind & Recap

Here are the recordings of the sessions for Lassonde Open House – Virtual Edition for you to rewind, replay & recap anytime.

Your Lassonde Journey

Everything you need to know about your next steps

Some select Q&A from this session: 

Is Lassonde School still making offers of admission?

Yes! We expect to continue making offers to all our programs until July. After that, you may email us at ask@lassondeschool.com to check on the status of our programs.

I’ve been admitted. When/How do I enrol in first-year courses?

Once you’ve accepted your offer of admission, your next step is to book your New Student Enrolment. To book a New Student Enrolment go to MyFile, under Book/Manage My Enrolment Appointment.

At this time, all New Student Enrolment will take place online.

I’ve applied. Where/How should I submit my supporting documents?

We encourage you to upload your documents directly to MyFile. If that option isn’t available to you in MyFile, email us your document to study@yorku.ca. We prefer electronic documents wherever possible as mail is delayed at this time due to remote working.

Will the Fall semester be offered in-person or online?

We acknowledge that these are unusual times. Our current summer semester is being offered digitally, and we are also currently preparing to offer the fall term digitally as well. We do not know quite yet if we will need to provide classes this way this fall. We would like to be on campus in September, but we are preparing for the possibility that social distancing will continue to be required through the fall months.

Program Info Fair 

Lassonde profs answer your questions about our programs

Some select Q&A from this session:

Tell us about a course you’re teaching.

“The course that I’m just going to talk about quickly that I teach, the Renaissance One and Two courses which are your first-year general engineering courses and they’re a chance for you to actually discover why you really signed up to be an engineer – talking about solving important problems, learning how to solve complex issues, learning how to work in a team, how to communicate, and the final thing that you have to do as the final assignment in the Renaissance course is create a kickstarter video with your team to explain how you are going to solve one of the UN sustainability’s global challenges. It’s a great course. It’s a great experience, and it will reinforce why you chose to be an engineer.” [Prof. Andrew Maxwell, Mechanical Engineering + Entrepreneurship]

What is the different between science and engineering?

“When I think of engineering, I think of it as applied science. You’re taking scientific principles and theory, and you make it useful. … essentially, you’re taking complex constructs that you’ll learn in first and second year, and you’re trying to apply to practical systems that will be useful to us. For example, in the course that I’m teaching – machine learning – we see a lot of concepts, math concepts, come together, and we’re using it to glean interesting insights into data and patterns.” [Prof. Pirathayini Srikantha, Electrical Engineering]

“When you’re looking science, science is the knowledge that deals with natural systems. However, when you’re with engineering, engineering, you use a lot of fundamental physics and fundamental mathematics in order to apply and to design systems that are/can be used in day-to-day life. So, for example, in civil engineering, you get to use mathematics and again some of the fundamentals in physics to design systems, infrastructure such as bridges, railways, homes, buildings, so on and so forth.” [Prof. Shooka Karimpour, Civil Engineering]

What sets Lassonde apart from other engineering schools in Ontario?

“I believe the community of Lassonde, I think, it is very different than other institutions … it’s the community between the students and faculty members and the students and the staff and the students. Students are very open and interacting with the professors. They share their opinions. They interact together. We try to work with them in their projects throughout the years, and we can see that in the reflection from courses. They are not shy in expressing their opinions, which I found also a good thing. It’s a sign of trust.” [Prof. Hossam Sadek, Mechanical Engineering]

Any advice as student prepare to begin their Lassonde journey?

“My tip for you is to think about what you want out of this journey, because ultimately, university is about moving from a place where you’re told what you have to learn to actually working out what it is you actually choose to learn, and so you might be thinking, well, I want a good job at the end of this, but actually, if you think about what is the learning that you really want, you will find places here that you can get that.” [Prof. Franz Newland, Space Engineering]

The Lassonde Student Perspective

Learn about Lassonde from a student & alumni perspective in this panel-style session

Your top questions & our answer

Tell us about your favourite Lassonde course.

“I think the coolest course I have taken would be Applied Cryptography. It teaches you completely hands on how to break modern crypto systems and technology all the corporations are using now. It teaches you how to design them, as well.” [Nicole, ’20 Computer Science]

“I’m going to go with the course called Synoptic Meteorology. You learn how weather system forms, how they progress, what happens physically in the atmosphere to kind of make them happen in the first place. And it kind of gives you all the answers as to what you might be looking at in the sky as a meteorologist when you’re doing a forecast.” [Nick, ’20 Earth & Atmospheric Science]

How was your co-op and job search experience at/after Lassonde?

“I work for Deloitte, as a junior designer on their creative team. For me, the experience was a little bit different in the sense of I came into the career world through hack-a-thons. It’s a great place where you can go and explore new skills, but also meet your potential employers and send your resumes to. I found Deloitte there in the first place. I had my co-op with them for four months in the summer, and I got an offer for a full-time position for when I graduate.” [Alex, ’18 Digital Media]

“Right now I’m working at amazon as a software developer. If I would have to pick one biggest contributor to a successful job hunt that would probably be your networking skills, … the first job or the first co-op that you ever go for is going to be the most difficult task. You just do not have the experience. It gets easier, a lot easier after that.” [Daman, ’19 Computer Engineering]

What is one unique Lassonde experience you’ve had?

“… As I talked to students from other universities, I was told that not a lot of them had as many communication or design project courses or even skills. When I told them, when I ran them through the program at Lassonde with capstone, with the third year and second year design project courses, they were actually really surprised that this was actually a thing at a university that we could be doing design projects. So, for me, as the years went on from years one to four, I gained a much greater fondness and appreciation for coming to Lassonde from other universities.” [Anson, ’19 Civil Engineering]

“My favorite was definitely my capstone class. I just finished it and it was a yearlong project. It was nice because I’m in mechanical engineering, but my team members were in different types of engineering, so I got to experience working with them. Our project was to design a linear generator. It’s a device that goes in the ocean and takes the energy from the waves and converts it to electricity. It was really cool to do a project like this because we actually got to partner with an industry company. It was nice to see what kind of projects happen in engineering beyond the classroom.” [Emily, ’20 Mechanical Engineering]

“I actually got selected by the European Space agency to launch a rocket in Norway last April. So that was an experience that some of my professors were telling students about. I applied and I was one of 24 in the world selected. And I got to go to Norway, work with it is European Space Agency and for about a week, we worked on building the payload for a rocket and assembling it and then I got to stand about 200 meters away while it launched and broke the sound barrier and everything. Rattled the building that I was standing next to and that was definitely, like, one of the most, you know, solidifying experiences of my university career.” [Megan, ’22 Space Engineering]