University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering


In the Lab

Rock Fracture Dynamics Facility.

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Going to Extremes

Students need to understand the Earth no matter where that exploration takes them.

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History and Prehistory

Mining has a rich history at the University of Toronto. Decades of learning meet eons of mineral development.

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Core Curriculum

A few samples of the real world education and deep understanding that comes from drilling down.

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Recent News and Events

The Lassonde Institute of Mining Goes to the PDAC

The Lassonde Institute of Mining made its debut at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from March 1 to 4, 2015. The Institute shared a booth with the Department of Earth Sciences to meet alumni and potential students, field questions, and promote the Institute’s research and partnership opportunities.

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Lassonde Mineral Engineering Students Take Second Place at Canadian Mining Games

U of T flexed its mining muscles at the 25th annual Canadian Mining Games, achieving second place overall, its best result in recent history. U of T was among 10 universities from across the country vying for gold at the games.

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Welcome to the Lassonde Institute of Mining

The Lassonde Institute of Mining is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Toronto. It was created to be at the forefront of research across a spectrum of mining activities and to train students and professionals in mineral, mining, and process engineering.

Comprised of an exceptional community of students, researchers, scientists, and engineers, the Institute addresses the most important scientific problems facing mining. Institute personnel develop innovations for the mining industry with a focus on sustainability. The Institute brings together mining, civil, materials, and chemical engineers, as well as geophysicists, geologists, geochemists, and environmental scientists who conduct research that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.

By training and cultivating the people who will help create solutions to the greatest contemporary mining problems, and by contributing the ideas and pioneering the practical technologies that will make the difference, the Lassonde Institute of Mining fulfills its obligation as a world-leading centre.

The Institute was created with the assistance of the Canadian mineral industry, and in particular Dr. Pierre Lassonde. The Lassonde Institute of Mining is housed in the newly renovated Goldcorp Mining Innovation Suite, a $20-million mining research and innovation centre in the Lassonde Mining Building. A combined $9-million investment from Dr. Lassonde and Goldcorp Inc. helped fund the construction of the Innovation Suite and provides scholarships for students. Goldcorp's gift supports and academic and research facility for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario also invested $5.5 million each in the Innovation Suite.

Academic Opportunity - Mining Related Disciplines

The Department of Civil Engineering and the Lassonde Institute of Mining invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor for the prestigious Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Chair in Mineral Engineering.

For more information on the position, contact







Lassonde Institute for Mining | Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering | University of Toronto
Lassonde Institute, University of Toronto
170 College Street, Mining Building
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E3