In the Field Leadership Series Part 2

The faces of leadership in our SkuleTM community As part of ILead’s Photographer, Aldrin Villamayor, and I (Anike Morrison, ILead’s Communication Assistant)’s quest to uncover the various ways students characterize and live leadership, here is part 2 of the In the Field Leadership Series. Frank Kuo (Year 1, ECE) “I like to think of myself as… Read more »

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 more about the design team’s leadership practices. Tell us about Blue Sky Solar. Blue Sky Solar is a student-run undergraduate design team established in 1996… Read more »

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 crucial for finding the best solution to a problem. On October 18th, Professor Alison Olechowski (ILead and Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) and Leadership… Read more »

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 I (Anike Morrison, ILead’s Communication Assistant) are starting an “in the field” leadership series. With this series we are seeking to uncover the many facets… Read more »

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, she has already begun to accomplish her teaching focus: giving students the tools and confidence to become engineering leaders. This fall, in addition to teaching… Read more »

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 Engineering (ILead) and the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies — is helping PhD students and postdoctoral fellows prepare for careers outside academia, from industry research and development… Read more »

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 read about the organizational change they are seeking to have through the Summer Fellowship! Mahsa Naserifar | VP Student Life, Engineering Society “I aim to… Read more »

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 Engineering Research Day (UnERD). The event enables undergraduate students to present the research projects they’ve worked on over the last several months, in labs across… Read more »

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 curriculum. She has previously taught leadership and teamwork courses at Northwestern University, where she is a Leadership Fellow. Prof. Sheridan has previously been involved in… Read more »

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 her PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) studying product development decision-making during complex industry projects. Dr. Olechowski completed her BSc (Engineering) at Queen’s… Read more »