News & Stories

Here we share news, stories and updates about ILead with respect to our programming, research and outreach. If you are a member of the University of Toronto Engineering community and have a leadership-related story you’d like to share with us, please contact info.ilead@utoronto.ca or call 416.978.3018.

Catch up with our 2017 Summer Fellows!

The Summer Fellowship is a 16-week program for highly engaged engineering students who want to grow the impact of their student organization and themselves as leaders. Meet the Summer Fellows and…

Celebrating undergraduate research with the 10th annual UnERD

From improving communications technology to generating sustainable energy, undergraduate students are sharing their discoveries and innovations with the world. This year marks the 10th anniversary of U of T Engineering’s Undergraduate…

New faculty appointment: Alison Olechowski

We are thrilled to welcome Alison Olechowski to the ILead team! Alison joined ILead and the department of MIE on July 1 as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. She completed…

Designing the engineer of 2050: Canadian engineering educators to meet in Toronto

Leading engineering educators will converge  at U of T Engineering from June 4–7 for a major national conference organized around a single urgent question: How can we prepare the next generation…

Retooling the Future of Education: EdTech Workshop 2017

“Future educators will value, not fear, fresh approaches, new solutions,” wrote U of T Professor Marshall McLuhan in 1967. Fifty years later, the pace of social and technological change has…

How not to fail in the workplace!

How do PhD students fail in the workplace? What skills do you need to avoid those failures? On May 2nd, four engineering managers shared their experiences supervising really successful (and…

Who You Are Matters!

The PhD Career Development Workshops and Events has launched! On March 30, 60 PhD students and post-doctoral fellows representing all engineering disciplines came together to explore ‘who they are’. Through…

Leadership Through the Years

A common assumption is that one’s idea of leadership grows and evolves as they do. To test this assumption, I spoke to a few students from different years about their…

The Game: Learning engineering leadership through social innovation

U of T Engineering students presented innovative solutions to a wide range of social issues at the final showcase of The Game, hosted on March 16. The social innovation competition…

Lessons Learned from The Game

Bella Zhang participated in the 2016-2017 cohort of The Game. This is a reflection on her experiences with the program and the lessons she learned. The concept of leadership today…