The Canadian leading research institution for industry-academic partnerships developing transformative solutions to today's industry problems

The Lassonde Institute links world-renowned Principal Investigators, world-class facilities with collaborative industry partnerships to provide unparalleled opportunities for students, researchers and the mining community.

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Building strategic partnerships, maximizing impact

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OUR RESEARCH

Developing innovative solutions to the mining industry’s most pressing challenges

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OUR LEADERSHIP

The new vision for the Lassonde Institute is more expansive, connected and collaborative. We are committed to transformation and future-looking ideas and solutions

NEWS

Ancient microbes could offer insight on better mining wastewater strategies

Wastewater from a mine doesn’t sound like a cozy habitat, but for untold numbers of microorganisms, it’s home sweet home.

Elements of bio-mining: Engineering collaboration aims to turn mine waste into valuable metals

An industry-academic collaboration led by U of T Engineering professors is studying the use of microorganisms to treat mine waste in tailings ponds. The researchers also hope to extract valuable metals that could offset the cost of processing.

Lassonde Mineral Engineering Students take gold – 4 oz of gold

Winning Lassonde Mineral Engineering Team (Zawwar Ahmed (MinE Year 3), Dalton Veintimilla (MinE Year 4), Ice Peerawattuk (MinE Year 4) and Jihad Raya (MinE PEY)) with Candace MacGibbon, CEO of INV Metals (at centre).

 

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A LEGACY OF INNOVATION IN MINING AT U OF T ENGINEERING

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Dr. Pierre Lassonde’s visionary leadership and generous philanthropy have had a transformative impact on Mining Engineering at the University of Toronto.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Lassonde has pledged more than $10 million in philanthropic support to numerous projects, beginning in 1996 with a landmark gift of $4 million that revolutionized the Mineral Engineering Program that now bears his name. Since that time, his support of undergraduate and graduate scholarships, faculty research and industry collaborations, and his investments in the physical spaces in which our programming is housed, have deepened our impact within the academy, industry, government and society.

Read more about Dr. Lassonde’s life and career on the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame’s website.

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GOLDCORP MINING INNOVATION SUITE

Our Faculty’s commitment to sustainability and innovation — a cornerstone of every U of T Engineering student’s engineering education and future professional practice — is showcased through the Lassonde Mining Building. The historic structure underwent a series of restorations, renovations and expansions in the past decade thanks to the generosity of Dr. Lassonde, whose leading gift helped us secure further funding from other donors as well as more than $11 million in federal and provincial grants.

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