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.

Celebrating Women and Girls in STEM with Dean Amon

In 2015 there were only 16.2% females enrolled in engineering in Canada. Furthermore even less than 13% of licensed engineers in Canada are women. Even fewer percentages of women are…

Meet Vincent Zhang: How the Summer Program transformed my life

I recently had the opportunity to speak to Vincent Zhang (Year 2 MechE) about his experiences with ILead’s Faculty-wide Summer Program: Engineer Your Future and his perspective on leadership. Vincent’s…

Anyone can cook…and anyone can lead!

Gusteau (from the movie Ratatouille): You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where…

CoP Conference Sheds Light on School-to-Work Transition of Engineers

On Friday, November 11th ILead’s Community of Practice on Engineering Leadership (CoP) took another major step forward, hosting the Third Conference on the Leader Engineer at U of T. More…

Meet Gabriel Castro Xavier: A summer spent in ILead’s Summer Program

Gabriel Castro Xavier (IndE 1T8) is a third year, international student studying Industrial Engineering who enjoys long boarding, reading, and hiking. After completing his second year, he decided to stay…

Meet Omar Hamdy: Leadership is extremely dynamic and ever-changing

Omar Hamdy (ChemE 1T8) was part of ILead’s Summer Fellowship. He got involved with ILead last year when he interacted with the Club Leaders Roundtable to discuss the needs of…

Teams built on a foundation of values and conflict

ILead recently hosted its full-day Leadership Lab on Optimizing Teams. The workshop provided a foundation for thinking about individual and team values, leadership and working styles within a team, understanding…

Student Club Spotlight – ILead:Grad

ILead:Grad is a student organization lead by graduate students for graduate students. Their vision is “everybody is a leader” and they accomplish that vision by hosting workshops where graduate students…

Industry Panel: What Skills Matter? – Meet Emily Moore (Part 3)

On November 28th, ILead is hosting a Leadership Lab called Industry Panel: What Skills Matter? Over the course of November, we will feature interviews from the four panelists. This week…

Industry Panel: What Skills Matter? – Meet Ashley Lawrence (Part 2)

On November 28th, ILead is hosting a Leadership Lab called Industry Panel: What Skills Matter? Over the course of November, we will feature interviews from the four panelists. This week…