York U to announce major donation for Lassonde School of Engineering


TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 – York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri will announce a major donation for York’s Lassonde School of Engineering on Monday, Sept. 29. It will be the largest gift ever made to the university by a York alumnus.

The event will include comments by President Shoukri and the donors. A student will introduce guests to an interactive element and invite them to experience the innovative way classrooms will work in the new engineering school.

What:              Major York U funding announcement for the Lassonde School of Engineering

When:             Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:15pm

Where:            Gowlings Hall, Ignat Kaneff Building, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

MAP:               Number 32 on Keele campus map, http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/

Photo Ops:     Donor donning a 3D oculus rift headset for a virtual reality tour of the new building
View of the partly constructed Engineering building at York.
**Please contact Media Relations (below) in advance to arrange for safety equipment required for site visit.

York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York U’s unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets us apart. A York U degree empowers graduates to thrive in the world and achieve their life goals through a rigorous academic foundation balanced by real-world experiential education. As a globally recognized research centre, York U is fully engaged in the critical discussions that lead to innovative solutions to the most pressing local and global social challenges. York U’s 11 faculties and 27 research centres are thinking bigger, broader and more globally, partnering with 288 leading universities worldwide. York U's community is strong − 55,000 students, 7,000 faculty and staff, and more than 250,000 alumni.


Media Contact:

Janice Walls, Media Relations, York University, 416 736 2100 x22101/ wallsj@yorku.ca