TTC’s Andy Byford to Engineering students: leadership skills are key

Andy Byford, TTC CEO, joins U of T Engineering students on campus for National Engineering Month (Photo courtesy Fang Su).  Although he doesn’t have an engineering degree and admits to being hopeless at constructing IKEA furniture, Andy Byford, head of Canada’s largest transit system, knows that engineers with savvy leadership skills are a force to… Read more »

ILead’s Andy Byford event featured in The Toronto Star

From left: Stephanie Fata, Kyle Fortoloczky, Andy Byford We are pleased to share that The Toronto Star wrote a story on our February 26 event Leading Canada’s Largest Transit System with the TTC’s Andy Byford in their Big Ideas segment. In Stephanie MacLellan’s piece, “Students think outside the box to tackle TTC problems,” The Star… Read more »

U of T Engineering Launches Academic Certificate in Engineering Leadership

U of T Engineering expands its cross-disciplinary opportunities with the announcement of an academic certificate in engineering leadership starting in 2014-2015. The development of this curricular option is a response to growing demand for formal leadership education at the undergraduate level. In September 2014, the Faculty will double its undergraduate courses on leadership to four. “We… Read more »

ILead Inspires Graduates

With eyes set on changing the world, recent engineering graduate Jason Sukhram (MSE 1T2) embodies the global engineer of the future. He wants to inspire engineering students after him to dream big. Jason Sukhram’s trajectory while an engineering student at the University of Toronto changed forever after taking ILead’s Leading from the Inside Out certificate… Read more »

Gathering of Industry Leaders and Engineering Students Sparks Cross-Generational Dialogue on Leadership Education

From left: Kasra Modares (CivE 1T6), Nusrat Nowrin (ChemE 1T5), Yee Wei Foong (MSE 1T5), Michael Suppa (MEng 1T4), Pawel Chomicki (EngSci 1T4), Lamya Ezzeldin (ChemE 1T5), Scott Whitty (EngSci 1T3), Jacquelyn MacCoon (MEng 1T4), Emanuel Diomis (MEng 1T4), Jaquelyn Rodriguez (IndE 1T5), Albert Huynh (MASc 1T5), Lobna El Gammal (ChemE 1T4), Ryan Mintz (ECE… Read more »

Applications are Open for The Leaders of Tomorrow Awards

The objective of these Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Awards is to recognize students in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry who have shown the potential to become outstanding leaders. This potential may be demonstrated in a number of ways, including participation in student councils or clubs, community organizations, cultural groups, or athletics. Applicants should enumerate their… Read more »

Engineer/Activist Jeff Skoll on Leadership & Philanthropy

In this article published by The Guardian’s Leadership Hub, one of the most famous graduates from UofT Engineering, Jeff Skoll, discusses his new movie Merchants of Doubt, based on the bestselling book about how climate change deniers have adopted the same techniques as the tobacco industry in influencing public opinion. Skoll also expresses his belief that entrepreneurial… Read more »

ILead Hosts Panel Talk with Four Engineering Business Leaders

From Left: Prof. Doug Reeve, Elizabeth Mills, Dr. David Colcleugh, Dr. Dan Rosen, Nigel Guilford, Daryl Wilson In the stately Governing Council Chamber in Simcoe Hall—where the University’s highest decision-making body deliberates—four business leaders shared their leadership experiences to 100 engineering students on October 28. They shared remarkable personal stories that reveal a deeply human… Read more »

ILead Course Inspires Students to Launch “Engineering Happiness”

Can you engineer happiness? Sutha Sathananthan, Masters candidate in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, believes you can. She was inspired to launch Engineering Happiness with her peers after taking APS1010: Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership taught by ILead’s Dr. Robin Sacks. The recognized campus group is the first of its kind… Read more »