BEST Entrance Award Recipients – Fall 2020

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 Siddiqui Imam Khalid Krishnika Raveendranathan Aadil Ali La-shaun Boothe Adnan Fahad Faizi Quardin Lyttle Kamaljit Kaur Grewal Jessica Moosaie Madison [...]

BEST Entrance Award Recipients – Fall 20202021-01-19T14:04:07-05:00

TOGETHER 2021 Ignites Student Entrepreneurs in India and Canada

Schulich School of Business and BEST at Lassonde School of Engineering partnered with Startup India to kick off TOGETHER 2021, a seven-day virtual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Venture Competition earlier this month. Backed by global organizations, leading entrepreneurs and top venture capitalists, 250 student entrepreneurs from India and Canada formed teams and were challenged to come up with potential [...]

TOGETHER 2021 Ignites Student Entrepreneurs in India and Canada2021-01-18T19:38:41-05:00

UNHACK 2020: Design Solutions, Impact Lives

On November 20th - 22nd, Lassonde’s BEST Program hosted UNHack 2020; a 3 Day experiential learning Design Sprint. Over 200 participants engaged in an intensive interactive online experience, learning about the Design Sprint process, working on a UN sustainable challenges, and developing their problem solving and personal reflection skills. Students from Lassonde, and across [...]

UNHACK 2020: Design Solutions, Impact Lives2020-12-02T22:15:28-05:00

DrCar: A Lassonde-Schulich Startup wins most Impactful Tech Award.

It was the beginning of the lockdown in April 2020 when Utkarsh P. (BSc ‘21) and Abhinav S. (MBA’ 20) sat across a dinner table lamenting about their mechanics and car repair experience. After discovering this to be a widespread problem, they decided to solve it and DrCar was born. DrCar (vist at drcar.ca) is [...]

DrCar: A Lassonde-Schulich Startup wins most Impactful Tech Award.2020-11-09T17:44:12-05:00

DrCar and Engamio win BEST Most Impactful Technology Application Award at Schulich Startup Night 14

With the ongoing pandemic, Schulich Startup Night (SSN) took place virtually in November 2020, with a pitch competition and fireside chat. This bi-annual event gives students and alumni an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of top industry professionals for a chance to win a $5000 cash prize. In this edition, BEST [...]

DrCar and Engamio win BEST Most Impactful Technology Application Award at Schulich Startup Night 142020-12-08T19:36:55-05:00

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

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 very active in extra-curricular activities in his school and initiated and led different clubs. While attending Concordia university alongside with his [...]

8th Mercier Seminar Series – BE BOLD,DREAM,BEGIN.2020-12-08T18:17:50-05:00

Pueblo Science’s Hackathon

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, joined the Judging Panel. The Pueblo Science hosted 80 student participants for a two-weekend hackathon this September to create new [...]

Pueblo Science’s Hackathon2020-10-09T18:16:23-04:00

Virtual STEM Entrepreneurship bootcamp 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 an intensive four-day bootcamp, where they learned more about bringing their innovation to market. Held virtually, from Aug. 11 to [...]

Virtual STEM Entrepreneurship bootcamp 20202020-08-20T15:45:34-04:00

Second Cohort of the BEST Certificate Graduates

BEST Lab is so proud as they have the second 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 is designed to teach, promote, focus and recognize student entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, incorporating multidisciplinary courses from various Faculties [...]

Second Cohort of the BEST Certificate Graduates2020-07-23T14:40:04-04:00

Bergeron Medal Recipients 2020 – Theresa & Semi

Each year, a top student graduating from the Lassonde School of Engineering is selected to receive the Bergeron Medal in recognition of their academic and entrepreneurial achievements in the Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (BEST) program at York University. This year, the Bergeron Medal has been awarded to two students Theresa Nguyen who has just graduated [...]

Bergeron Medal Recipients 2020 – Theresa & Semi2020-07-23T14:17:26-04:00
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