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New Engineering Building to Take Shape at York University

York University took a major step toward construction of a new Engineering Building today, with a groundbreaking ceremony for the $85-million project. The new Engineering Building will be home to the Lassonde School of Engineering, which aims to graduate entrepreneurial engineers with a social conscience and a sense of global citizenship.

“This is a great day for York, ” said president and vice-chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri. “The creation of a new Engineering Building is an important milestone on our path to achieving York’s longstanding vision of broadening the academic programs available to our students, supporting innovation and economic development.”

The 169, 000-square-foot, five-storey building, which will open in 2015, will accommodate academic space for three engineering disciplines—electrical, civil, and mechanical engineering. Design workshops, project areas, classrooms and laboratories will be included in the five floors of space. Special emphasis has been placed on social and public areas that will encourage undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students to mix with faculty members and researchers.

“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind, ” said Lassonde School of Engineering Dean Janusz Kozinski. “We’re creating a home for what we call Renaissance Engineers, not a pristine academic palace with gleaming lecture theatres—we don’t have any in fact! Students will be writing on walls, building robots, brainstorming business plans, and huddling in project groups. This building won’t create great ideas but it will give our students a home to do just that.”

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, has invested million in the new Engineering Building.

“Investing in state-of-the-art, sustainable buildings like the new home of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University is vital to our province’s future economic growth. Developing a skilled and knowledgeable workforce is an important part of the Ontario government’s plan to remain globally competitive, ” said the Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

York University is investing $35 million in the project, including a recent $5 million gift from Ignat Kaneff, Chairman and CEO of the Kaneff Group of Companies.

“Ontario has gained a world-class engineering school at York University in York West. The Lassonde School of Engineering is a prime example of how collaboration...

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by five0

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