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

Visit the Lassonde Institute at PDAC 2015

The Lassonde Institute will have a booth at the upcoming Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference. We welcome this opportunity to connect with our alumni and other industry professionals. Please visit us to learn more about the Institute, our research, partnerships, and mineral engineering and graduate programs.

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Dates: March 1 - 4, 2015
Exhibitor Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday to Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday
Booth Information: Booth #538, South Building, Exhibit Hall D & E

*Please note that we will also be holding an Alumni & Friends Reception to coincide with the PDAC. Join us to meet alumni, faculty, and staff.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: Library Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Light snacks will be served; drinks will be available for purchase. Registration is not required.

Welcome New Principal Investigator Professor Greg A. Jamieson

The Lassonde Institute is pleased to add  Professor Greg Jamieson as a new Principal Investigator.  Professor Jamieson is an Associate Professor and Clarice Chalmers Chair in Engineering Design in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.  His research and consulting work address the design of artifacts for decision support.  He specializes in human-automation interaction and human-machine interface design with applications in the process and energy systems.

Lassonde Mining Building a great success during Doors Open Toronto 2014 

Over the weekend of May 24th and 25th, 2014 close to 3,000 people toured the Lassonde Mining Building as part of Doors Open Toronto.  Visitors were given guided tours of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, were able sit in one of the oldest lecture halls on campus  and then ventured to the Goldcorp Mining Innovation Suite to witness the synthesis of heritage resources and state-of-the art studios that create a environment for learning and collaboration. 

Graduate Student Wins Student Poster Award at CIM Convention

Congratulations to Virginie Urli, MASc student with the Department of Civil Engineering and the Lassonde Institute of Mining for winning third place for her poster presentation at the CIM2014 convention in Vancouver

Lassonde News and Views April 2014

Click here to view the April 2014 issue of the Lassonde Institute of Mining newsletter

Welcome New Principal Investigator Professor Emeritus A.KS. Jardine

The Lasssonde Institute is pleased to add  Professsor A.K.S.  Jardine as a new Principal Investigator.  Professor Jardine is a Professor Emeritus from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, U of T. His research areas include: Maintenance, Replacement, Reliability, Preventive replacement, Condition-based maintenance, Spare parts provisioning, Inspection Policies, and Engineering asset management.  He was recently named an Honorary Fellow of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management.

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The Lassonde Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute within the University of Toronto. It is created to be at the forefront of leading-edge research in a whole spectrum of mining activities, from mineral resource identification, to mine planning and excavation, to extraction and processing. It is an international centre of excellence in mining engineering, encompassing mining, civil, materials and chemical engineers, geophysicists, geologists, geochemists, materials scientists and environmental scientists, who undertake research that cross disciplines and traditional boundaries. The Lassonde Institute solves the most important scientific problems that face mining, as it works toward extracting resources from the Earth in a sustainable way.

The Lassonde Institute comprises several research groups and laboratories within U of T, and covers the fields of mineral exploration, mining engineering, rock engineering – including rock physics, rock fracture dynamics and seismology – computational geomechanics, mineral process engineering, backfill engineering and extractive metallurgy. Faculty members conduct research in their chosen field of expertise to promote advances in science and engineering, both to the benefit of the industry and as a means to teach and support graduate students. Funding for research primarily comes from three sources: mining companies looking for a specific outcome; NSERC, a federal government agency that supports research in engineering; and fees generated from services provided.

Research groups collaborate with each other, with other international research groups and with industrial partners in extensive multidisciplinary research projects. This leads to a unique synergy contributing to world-class research and the development of exciting new technologies.

The institute was created with the financial assistance of the Canadian mineral industry, and in particular Dr. Pierre Lassonde, to conduct leading-edge research and train graduate students and professionals in mineral, mining and process engineering. The Lassonde Institute of Mining is housed in the newly renovated Goldcorp Mining Innovation Suite in the Lassonde Mining Building, 170 College Street, Toronto


Academic Opportunity - Mining Related Disciplines

The Department of Civil Engineering and the Lassonde Institute of Mining invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to be appointed to 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