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.

November’s Club of the Month

In conversation with Blue Sky Solar Racing’s Frank Gu On June 20th, Rishabh Mundhra, ILead’s Student Clubs Liaison, met with Blue Sky Solar Racing’s Project Manager, Frank Gu, to learn…

A Case for Creativity

The need for imagination in design, engineering, and leadership How essential is creativity to being a successful engineer? One answer to that question is: creativity, a core leadership pillar, is…

In the Field Leadership Series

The faces of leadership in our SkuleTM community In order to better understand how U of T Engineering students view, define, and interact with leadership, ILead’s Photographer, Aldrin Villamayor,  and…

Fostering student leadership in engineering: Meet Professor Alison Olechowski

Alison Olechowski recently joined MIE as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and is cross-appointed to the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead). In her short time at U of T Engineering,…

OPTIONS: Enriching career development for engineering PhDs and postdoctoral fellows

All professors have a PhD, but in engineering only one in four PhDs become professors. A new program — led by U of T Engineering’s Institute for Leadership Education in…

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: Patricia Sheridan

We are thrilled to welcome Patricia Sheridan to the ILead team as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. Professor Sheridan is focusing on integrating teamwork and leadership learning into the engineering…

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…