BEST Entrance Award Recipients – Fall 2020

January 18th, 2021|

Congrats to the 2020 BEST Entrance Award recipients. This Award recognizes evidence of entrepreneurial initiatives (leadership and/or involvement in enterprising activities) at high school and is awarded to incoming Lassonde students at York University. Recipients are: Ayana [...]

UNHACK 2020: Design Solutions, Impact Lives

December 2nd, 2020|

On November 20th - 22nd, Lassonde’s BEST Program hosted UNHack 2020; a 3 Day experiential learning Design Sprint. Over 230 participants engaged in an intensive interactive online experience, learning about the Design Sprint process, [...]

8th Mercier Seminar Series – BE BOLD,DREAM,BEGIN.

October 28th, 2020|

On October 27, 2020, BEST hosted the 8th Mercier Seminar featuring keynote speaker, James Temerty, Founder of Northland Power, philanthropist and business executive.   “Be Bold, Dream, Begin” are the keywords that James Temerty lives by as an entrepreneur. At his early young age, he always sought to do things differently and was [...]

Pueblo Science’s Hackathon

October 9th, 2020|

Sustainability-themed low-cost science experiments created by students around the globe at Pueblo Science’s hackathon BEST/Lassonde had the honor of supporting this Hackathon and have Lisa Cole, Director of K2I Academy at Lassonde School of Engineering, [...]

Virtual STEM Entrepreneurship bootcamp 2020

August 20th, 2020|

Young innovators attend virtual bootcamp to help bring STEM projects to market Ten bright minds from Canada’s science fair community alongside with 17 other students (incoming Lassonde students and other high school students) wrapped up [...]

Intro to Design Thinking by Andrew Maxwell

April 23rd, 2020|

BEST partnered with BattleSnake for the“Stay Home and Code” event, a two-week online programming league raising money for Food Bank Canada. On Tuesday April 21st, 2020 , Dr. Maxwell ran a live workshop about “Introduction [...]

Lassonde Students Win Global Case Competition

April 20th, 2020|

BEST Lab has supported a team of Lassonde students who won the global Engineering & Commerce Case Competition (ENGCOMM) hosted by Concordia University in Montreal. The international case competition hosted 14 teams from around [...]

Ernest C. Mercier Lecture 2020

March 5th, 2020|

On March 2, 2020 the Lassonde School of Engineering and Schulich School of Business hosted the annual Ernest C. Mercier Lecture in Entrepreneurial Science. The lecture featured keynote speaker Eva Lau, Co-Founder of Two [...]

Mercier Seminar with Karen Lai

February 6th, 2020|

On February 4th, BEST Lab hosted its 7th Mercier Seminar at Lassonde School of Engineering with Karen Lai, the President and CEO of KPM Power. Karen studied Mechanical Engineering and worked in industry for [...]

BEST Entrance Award Recipients- Fall 2019

November 29th, 2019|

On November 26th, BEST Lab held a special ceremony for the 2019 BEST Entrance Award recipients which recognizes evidence of entrepreneurial initiatives (leadership and/or involvement in enterprising activities) at high school and is awarded to incoming [...]

BEST Startup Experience

November 19th, 2019|

On the weekend of November 8th - 10th, Lassonde’s BEST Program (Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology) hosted its inaugural Startup Experience Weekend sponsored by Rogers and KPM Power. 200 High-School, College, and University [...]

Shad York 2019

July 31st, 2019|

Written by: Angela Zhou Edited by: Teo Capitano, Jessie Huang, Tristan Paranavitana, Lola Oyefeso, Sehaj Singh, Hossein Raeisi, Clare Tsai, and Thilini Wijesekera. Every Shad campus has a beginning. 2019 was the beginning of a [...]

SHAD York hosts Open Day

July 20th, 2019|

Throughout the month of July, the Lassonde School of Engineering has been host to SHAD York, a program that offers 56 high-school students from across Canada the chance to enjoy an outstanding experiential education experience [...]

First cohort of BEST Certificate Graduates:

June 27th, 2019|

BEST Lab is so proud as they have first cohort of the BEST Certificate graduates. The BEST Certificate is a transcripted certificate that integrates technology, law and business into creative problem-solving and innovation and [...]

Bergeron Medal Recipient: Mitchell Palmer

June 27th, 2019|

Each Year, one top student in the Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (B.E.S.T.) program will be identified and awarded the Bergeron Medal for their academic achievement in the B.E.S.T. program. This unique interdisciplinary [...]

York University designated a Canadian SHAD campus

March 27th, 2019|

On March 27, York University and SHAD executives joined for the public announcement that York University was being designated as a Canadian SHAD campus, joining the likes of Queen’s, Ryerson and McMaster universities. Including York University, [...]

BEST Entrepreneurship Prize at HackLassonde

March 14th, 2019|

BEST Entrepreneurship Prize goes to two sustainable solutions for ice & snow removal On March 9-10, HackLassonde (Sustainable Hackathon for a Sustainable Future) hosted over 200 high school and university students from across Ontario. The [...]

Developing Innovative Capabilities and Mindset

August 9th, 2018|

Why developing innovative capabilities can make you more competitive Innovation is about responding to customers Innovation is a term thrown around a lot in business circles these days, but it’s often misunderstood. Innovation isn’t the [...]

Technion 2018

August 9th, 2018|

Lassonde, Schulich students visit Israel for an immersive learning experience Twenty-four students from York University took part in an experiential learning opportunity in Israel, focused on technology entrepreneurship. Every year, the International Experiential Learning partnership [...]

C- Lab Pitch Night

March 21st, 2018|

  On March 7, C-Lab at The BlockchainHub based in BEST Lab organized the "Blockchain Startup Competiotion" where Blockchain start-ups presented their grounbreaking ideas to a panel of renowned judges and industry experts coming from all across [...]

Lyofresh at Ontario Economic Summit

November 13th, 2017|

Lyofresh at Ontario Economic Summit On November 8th and 9th, Lyofresh was invited to the Ontario Economic Summit as a guest of York University. The event focused on the topic of a heavy investment in [...]

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies for Ladies

August 28th, 2017|

On August 3rd and August 9th, BlockchainHub the initiative at BEST Lab hosted meetings for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies for ladies. “Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies for Ladies” series at BlockchainHub has been created for the ladies who [...]

Lassonde teams up with FIRST Robotics Canada

August 28th, 2017|

Dr. Terry Sachlos as part of a team with the Lassonde School of Engineering has partnered with First Robotics Canada to host the First Robotics competition from March 23-25, 2018. Read more HERE [...]

BlockChainHub Meetup

August 21st, 2017|

On July 20th, over 300 inquisitive minds from the York and Toronto technology community came [...]

BEST​ ​STEM​ ​Boot-Camp

August 21st, 2017|

On the last week of July, BESTLab hosted its first STEM Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, where some of Canada’s brightest young minds joined Lassonde incoming students to transform their science projects into viable businesses. This [...]

First Lego league (junior competition)

July 13th, 2017|

BEST Lab hosted First Lego league (junior competition) in partnership with Lassonde  School of Engineering on May 13, 2017 [...]

BEST’s Bergeron Medal was awarded to Oskar Niburski

July 13th, 2017|

An annual distinction given to two of the top students in the BEST program will be awarded the Bergeron Medal for obtaining entrepreneurial achievements while at Lassonde. This year, BEST’s Bergeron Medal was awarded [...]

Entrepreneurship Development Association- Workshop #5

May 25th, 2017|

Marketing and Sales Strategies for Startups Join us to learn: How to market your product and/or services to potential clients The importance of subscriptions Client acquisition vs client values Click here for our facebook page

Technion Info Session #2!

May 25th, 2017|

Topic: Information Session on International Experience Program Date & Time: Monday, 6th Feb; 1:00 – 2:30 pm Venue: Bergeron Centre Room 125 Description: Participate in a 3-week program focused on Entrepreneurship at Technion University in Haifa, Israel, in the  summer of 2017 [...]

Startup Weekend 2017!

May 25th, 2017|

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together York Region designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is [...]

Startup Updates

May 25th, 2017|

Alpine Express: Olivia went to the Toronto Snow Show last month and learned about many ski resorts, manufacturers, and trainers. It was a great networking opportunity, and some of the people have expressed interest in [...]