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

Scholars’ Hub – Innovation During times of Disruption

On Wednesday April 22nd, 2020, Dr. Maxwell shared insights from his research on the challenges of innovating at the York University Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series . In this lecture, following Albert Einstein's guide "In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity", Dr. Maxwell provided tools and frameworks to help identify specific [...]

Scholars’ Hub – Innovation During times of Disruption2020-04-24T10:13:02-04:00

Intro to Design Thinking by Andrew Maxwell

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 to Design Thinking” on the BattleSnake He introduced the concept of design thinking and how this approach changes the way we [...]

Intro to Design Thinking by Andrew Maxwell2020-04-24T09:08:08-04:00

Start-up focused on supporting Indigenous artisans wins pitch competition & coveted spot in BESTLab

In early April, five groups of students from the Lassonde School of Engineering, Schulich School of Business and the Faculty of Health at York University pitched their business ideas as part of the BEST Certificate’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Ventures course (ENTR 4500). The groups were SleepPODzzz, Team Outfyts, Team PestTech, Team Cannabliss Spa and [...]

Start-up focused on supporting Indigenous artisans wins pitch competition & coveted spot in BESTLab2020-04-24T12:01:59-04:00

Lassonde Students Win Global Case Competition

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 the world to provide innovative solutions to three separate cases brought forward by GlobalMedic, ESB, and L3Harris. The team was [...]

Lassonde Students Win Global Case Competition2020-04-20T15:50:04-04:00

Ernest C. Mercier Lecture 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 Small Fish Ventures. Prior to her investment work, Lau was the Head of Community and Content at Wattpad. Prior to [...]

Ernest C. Mercier Lecture 20202020-03-05T16:51:36-05:00

Mercier Lecture with Karen Lai

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 12 years before she started her company. How did I start my company? - I made about 3 different business [...]

Mercier Lecture with Karen Lai2020-02-18T14:52:44-05:00
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