The Lassonde Mineral Engineering (LME) Program responds to the evolving needs of the mineral industry by attracting and training the next generation of global leaders in the field.
Through 27 core technical courses, taught by award-winning faculty members and practicing engineers, students gain expertise in all aspects of the industry, from exploration and extraction to processing, refining, upgrading and waste management. The program includes a strong emphasis on experiential learning, including a trip to an operating mine and a nine-day field course called Geology Field Camp for Mineral Engineers subsidized by the Lassonde Fund.
As a result of the visionary leadership and generous philanthropy of Dr. Pierre Lassonde, the program continues to address the most pressing challenged facing the mining industry, from new technologies to extract value from low-grade ores to innovations that improve the sustainability, economics and social impact of mining.
Dr. Pierre Lassonde’s visionary leadership and generous philanthropy have had a transformative impact on Mining Engineering at the University of Toronto.
“Throughout my time in the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program and since graduating, I have worked in various roles within the mining sector that include exploration, capital markets and a work term in the oil sands. As I reflect on my time at U of T, I am extremely grateful to have received the Lassonde Scholarship and the contribution it made to the start of my career within the mining industry.”
— Robert Tuerke (MinE 1T0) —
The Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program provides the most scholarship assistance per undergraduate student of all undergraduate engineering programs in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. Through the generosity of Dr. Pierre Lassonde, more than 350 scholarships have been awarded to undergraduate students, who are recognized as Lassonde Scholars.
The Lassonde Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need to students in any year of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program.