Janusz A. Kozinski
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Professor Janusz Kozinski is Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering.
As a globally trained academic leader, multidisciplinary researcher, creative thinker, arts enthusiast, entrepreneur and a speaker of five languages, Janusz embodies the traits of a Renaissance Engineer™.

His professional training and research positions span the globe including Oxford University and Harvard University, where he completed prestigious executive management and leadership programs.

In Canada as elsewhere, Janusz has been a trailblazing leader at every institution he has served. He served as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, before moving to York University as Dean of the Faculty of Science of Engineering and latterly as the Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering, home of the Renaissance Engineer™.

A true Renaissance Engineer™, he sees the necessity and beauty in bringing people together to not only solve the engineering problems of today and tomorrow, but to challenge each other to improve the social fabric of their societies.

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Engineers Don't (And Shouldn't) Rule the World

(4) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 12:22 PM

"Engineers Rule The World" is a tired maxim that's haunted engineering schools for decades.

It never has been true. In a global economy and a hyper-connected world it's an ever more outdated anachronism.

The proverb I never tire of repeating is: If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If...

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Engineers Must Be Leaders, Not Followers

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 5:49 PM

Engineers design, build and maintain. So says the orthodoxy. This traditional definition consigns engineers to passively executing the visions of others.

This is an increasingly inadequate and inaccurate description. First of all it fails to acknowledge the influential role played by engineers in the public realm.

The notion that engineers...

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Don't Let Engineering School Kill Your Passion

(2) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 10:16 AM

Engineering schools are passion-killers.

Creative teens arrive at our doors with burning ambition, inquisitive minds and a determination to change the world for the better.

All too often much of that desire, that enthusiasm and that sheer excitement is sucked out of them within weeks.

The all-too-familiar reaction of many...

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Canada's Emerging Generation of Anti-Biebers

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 11:32 AM

The image of Canadian youth splashed across the front pages of every newspaper around the world this past week has been of a spoiled teenager with an inflated sense of entitlement, an oversized ego and a disregard for his responsibilities to society.

The opinion writers and talking heads are always...

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Engineers Must Fix the Roof While the Sun Shines

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 12:50 PM

Canada needs more engineers. Business is demanding more engineers. More students want to study engineering. Governments, philanthropists and universities are responding to this clamour with big money investments in engineering schools.

Barely a month goes by in North America without another mega-donation. Earlier this year the University of Illinois received...

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