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Janusz A. Kozinski

Founding Dean, Lassonde School of Engineering

Professor Janusz Kozinski is Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering.
As a globally trained academic leader, multidisciplinary researcher, creative thinker, arts enthusiast, entrepreneur and a speaker of five languages, Janusz embodies the traits of a Renaissance Engineer™.

His professional training and research positions span the globe including Oxford University and Harvard University, where he completed prestigious executive management and leadership programs.

In Canada as elsewhere, Janusz has been a trailblazing leader at every institution he has served. He served as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, before moving to York University as Dean of the Faculty of Science of Engineering and latterly as the Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering, home of the Renaissance Engineer™.

A true Renaissance Engineer™, he sees the necessity and beauty in bringing people together to not only solve the engineering problems of today and tomorrow, but to challenge each other to improve the social fabric of their societies.
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Engineers Don't (And Shouldn't) Rule the World

The greatest passport to success for engineering students won't be talent alone. It won't be hard work alone. The greatest asset an engineer can have in our globalized world is the ability to work with others. The idea that engineers can work on discrete solutions in silos is out of step with the real world.
07/14/2014 12:22 EDT
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Engineers Must Be Leaders, Not Followers

Engineers design, build and maintain. So says the orthodoxy. This traditional definition consigns engineers to passively executing the visions of others. This is an increasingly inadequate and inaccurate description. First of all it fails to acknowledge the influential role played by engineers in the public realm.
04/24/2014 05:49 EDT
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Don't Let Engineering School Kill Your Passion

One part of the solution is to begin engineering degrees with a blast of passion. Students should spend their first semester working on passion projects with their classmates to get a sense of why they want to be engineers and what problems they want to solve with the technical knowledge they will learn.
02/27/2014 12:25 EST
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Engineers Must Fix the Roof While the Sun Shines

Business is demanding a different type of engineering graduate. Students want a different type of engineering education. A more of the same approach simply will not do. China, Korea and India are graduating almost two-million engineers every year. Canada's only chance for competitive advantage is to produce better engineers.
11/14/2013 01:50 EST