Event Calendar & Registration

If you are a member of the University of Toronto Engineering community (student, staff or faculty) and would like to have your leadership-related event posted here, please contact info.ilead@utoronto.ca with details. Thank you.

PhD Career Development Workshops and Events – How Not to Fail in the Workplace: Putting Your PhD to Work to Create Value @ SF1105
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

* This workshop is for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows *

Moderator: Doug Reeve, Director, ILead


  • Michael Smith (General Manager, Aquantia Canada)
  • Tereza Dan (Managing Senior Principal, Stantec)
  • Jim Sarvinis (Managing Director, Hatch)
  • Mirnader Ghazali (Capacity Expansion Project Leader, Sanofi Pasteur)
  • Andrew Ling (Engineering Manager, Intel)

How do PhD students fail in the workplace? What skills do you need to avoid those failures? Come listen to engineering managers who have worked with really successful and not so successful PhD graduates to understand what the industry expects of you. Get ready to enter the workplace and avoid common pitfalls of PhD graduates in order to be your most successful self!


Register now!

UnERD Planning Committee Information Session @ GB117
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Are you interested in event planning? Do you enjoy research?

If you would like to help plan this year’s UnERD conference,  join us for the information session on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm in GB 117.  Free pizza will be provided. 

This information session will provide a general overview of UnERD, the positions available, and the process to obtain a position. All positions are recognized on the Co-Curricular Record 

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/Dv7XWxEvel59Fynk2

New Grad Career Fair @ Exam Centre
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Grad Career Fair connects students looking to launch their careers in a variety of sectors with employers from leading edge companies. The Career Fair is open to current students and recent graduates from all faculties and programs at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. Students can register on the Career Learning Network. It is a chance to network with employers from companies such as Aecon, CIBC, Dell, Health Canada, Huawei, Intel, SOTI, State Street and Konrad Group

Register here https://cln.utoronto.ca/home.htm

Engaging our Great Waters @ Waterfront Neighborhood Centre
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

What would happen if our streets and public spaces became a place for conversations around our water? What if young Canadians, the leaders of tomorrow, led this movement

Waterlution’s Engaging Our Great Waters series wants to find out, with 16 workshops hosted across the country. From Vancouver to St. John’s, and Gjoa Haven to Quebec City, this #Canada150 initiative offers young Canadians the opportunity to connect to water and make visible how water has shaped their identity and that of their community.

Why get involved?

  • Meet a diverse group of young Canadians in your community
  • Be inspired by a local water expert and co-create with an artist on community mobilization
  • Take charge, plan and execute a group-led “action day”, to educate and animate change in your community!

The Toronto workshop will be held on Saturday, May 6th from 10am to 3:30pm at the Waterfront Neighborhood Centre. Lunch is provided! 

We’ll begin the day with a Lost Rivers Walk through the downtown core, guided by experts from Toronto Green Community. Following this will be a session with Kahentakeron Deer, an Ecotourism Coordinator at Kayanase, a first nations owned and operated Ecological Restoration company, and Patricia “Patsy” Kambitsch, a multidisciplinary artist who promotes dialogue through the visual arts, theatre, movement, and creative writing. With guidance from these experts, participants of the workshop can expect to brainstorm, organize and create an education and mobilization event around water in Toronto!

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/engaging-our-great-waters-connecting-water-young-canadians-toronto-tickets-32243369787

ILead Student Clubs Liaison applications due!
May 8 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm

ILead is hiring two Student Clubs Liaison work-study positions! Read more below!

The Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) is committed to the advancement of the engineering profession and society through excellence in leadership education, research, and practice.  It inspires students, staff, and faculty to develop their leadership potential, to discover their passions, and to connect with others who want to be effective change agents. Throughout the academic year, we provide intentional leadership development programming and curriculum. The rate of pay is $15/hour. We are looking to fill two positions.

Under the direction of the Leadership Education Specialist, the Student Clubs Liaison will be responsible for:

  • Outreach to and connecting with student organizations and newly elected club leaders with the goal of increasing knowledge and participation in ILead’s Club Leaders Roundtable and other ILead initiatives
  • Actively promoting to and recruiting individuals for the ILead Club Leaders Roundtable
  • Maintaining and growing the ‘UofT Engineering Club Leaders’ Facebook Page and associated events.
  • Promoting and developing ILead initiatives that target club leaders
  • Profiling clubs and keeping the club database up-to-date
  • Assisting in the design of the Club Leaders Roundtable meetings and other potential workshops or initiatives

Apply and learn more about the role on U of T’s CLN (Job ID 93976) and here!

In order to apply, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students are permitted to accept ONE Work Study position per program period.
  • Students do NOT have to be OSAP eligible to apply for Work Study positions.
APS1026H: Positive Psychology for Engineers starts! @ OI 5170
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PhD Career Development Workshops and Events – LinkedIn Success: The Power of Social Influence @ SF3202
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

* This workshop is for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows *

Facilitator: Shelly Elsliger, LinkedIn Trainer, Coach & Founder Linked-Express

This Linkedin Success Workshop will help you perfect your profile and build your influence online.

LinkedIn is a complex, interactive branding tool that should be working for you actively, proactively, and passively.  We will go through the algorithm of LinkedIn so you increase your chances of being found in searches and learn lots of LinkedIn tips and tricks to brand yourself effectively as well as reach your goals. There are over 460,000,000 professionals on LinkedIn. Many are on LinkedIn but not LinkedIn. Don’t be one of them!

You will learn:

  • How to create a killer profile that can be found via search
  • How to enhance your credibility and expertise
  • How you can effectively search to find your target audience
  • How to build your network and your personal brand
  • Netiquette and best practices

About Shelly Elsliger:

Based in Toronto, Shelly Elsliger is an engaging leadership development facilitator, career specialist, LinkedIn trainer, certified coach and President and Founder of Linked-Express. She coaches executives, leaders, diverse students and job seekers, as well as teams; inspiring them to maximize their personal and professional branding potential on LinkedIn. Shelly is also a Relationship Manager at Rotman Commerce.

Shelly is member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), was recognized as a Woman You Need to Know in 2015 by the National Women Speakers Association, and in 2016 was awarded the Global LinkedIn Ambassador Award by the Richard Dipilla Association. Shelly’s diverse experience as a professional LinkedIn Trainer and Coach allows her to bring a unique breadth of knowledge, as well as an aspect of fun and passion, to all her workshops.


Register now!

EdTech Workshop @ Bahen Centre
May 12 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm


What is the EdTech Workshop?

The University of Toronto is at the forefront of new technologies designed to enhance students’ learning inside and outside the lecture hall. Each year, the EdTech Workshop picks a theme and plans a program that showcases best practices for innovating teaching and learning, presented by some of the University’s leaders in educational technology.

(Pedagogy + Practice) x Purpose = EDTECH2017

The EdTech Workshop 2017 will have three sub-themes: Pedagogy, Practice, and Purpose, which together, form the main theme of the workshop. The day will begin with digestible content chunks:
  1. Pedagogy: Which tools work and why?
  2. Practice: How do you implement EdTech effectively?
  3. Purpose: When should you implement and why?

It will continue by looking at the big picture of learning: how to evaluate whether EdTech is changing learning, how to innovate effectively and strategically, and how to transform learning with a purpose. The Workshop will feature sessions presented by both Instructors and staff on best practices as well as case studies of implementations.  Sessions will be honest reflections on what worked, what didn’t, and what their plans on for future improvements and changes.

We hope you’ll join us for a one day workshop as we reflect on how to define learning strategies and outcomes with the goal of maximizing how and when to use EdTech learning tools.

More information and registration: http://edtech.engineering.utoronto.ca/content/edtech2017

Club Leaders Roundtable @ WB215
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you a club leader or exec for any student run organization or team? Are you regularly thinking about how to improve things within your club? Once a month, ILead hosts a Club Leaders Roundtable that brings together a community of leaders for guided sharing of ideas, insights, strategies, and learning among each other. A great opportunity to network with other club leaders and dig into common issues that student organizations encounter. Whether it be leadership transitions, recruitment and engagement, club culture, motivating others, etc.- the Roundtable is a great resource to share and learn from your peers and ILead. Learn more here!

Topic: TBD

Faculty-wide Summer Program: Engineer Your Future Launches! @ GB202
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm