The power of goals in work-life balance

Rachel Adams (PhD, IBBME) recently attended ILead’s Leadership Lab on Goal Setting Strategies. Check out her reflection on the Leadership Lab below! Setting goals. Seems like something a PhD student would routinely practice, right? Well, I recently attended an ILead Leadership Lab on Goal Setting Strategies and realized just how infrequently I set realistic and… Read more »

Meet Namya Syal – ILead’s Communication Assistant!

Meet Namya Syal (ChemE 1T9), ILead’s Communication Assistant. Throughout the school year, Namya will be attending ILead events and talking with student leaders on campus to explore what leadership means to the U of T Engineering community. Stayed tuned for exciting stories! 1. What drew you to communications? As an only child and an introvert… Read more »

Nothing is impossible as long as you know how to think about it

This article is part of a series on engineering leadership at U of T. Over the past couple months, the ILead team interviewed emerging leaders and students in formal leadership roles to get their insights into leadership and experiences with ILead. Check back throughout the summer for more student profiles. #UofTEngineeringLeadership “Being a leader means you… Read more »

Being a leader is about empowering others

Rosemary Jose (EngSci 1T9) played The Game with ILead last year. Her team took home the top prize for examining how to mitigate food waste in Toronto. You can read more about that here! Since finishing The Game, Rosemary has joined Waterlution, a water-focused non-profit, as a Youth Advisory Board Member. She is also VP… Read more »

NICKEL: A national conversation on engineering leadership education

Academics, industry professionals and policymakers from across Canada convened in Toronto this week for a first-of-its-kind conference on engineering leadership education. The National Initiative on Capacity Building and Knowledge Creation for Engineering Leadership (NICKEL) aims to create dialogue on how best to integrate leadership training into engineering curricula. The inaugural NICKEL conference was organized and… Read more »

There is always more to learn, no matter where you are on your leadership journey

This article is part of a series on engineering leadership at U of T. Over the past couple months, the ILead team interviewed emerging leaders and students in formal leadership roles to get their insights into leadership and experiences with ILead. Check back throughout the summer for more student profiles. #UofTEngineeringLeadership During his undergraduate degree in… Read more »

Storytelling leads to unexpected conversations

This article is part of a series on engineering leadership at U of T. Over the past couple months, the ILead team interviewed emerging leaders and students in formal leadership roles to get their insights into leadership and experiences with ILead. Check back throughout the summer for more student profiles. #UofTEngineeringLeadership Artem Radzikhovskyy (ECE 1T5+PEY) is… Read more »

Project Include establishes a vision after a Club Leaders Roundtable meeting

Project Include aims to make coding fun and accessible for everyone, despite socioeconomic barriers. There are quite a few obstacles to entering the tech industry but the resource barrier is a pretty high wall to climb. The lack of an adequate computer or software, combined with the absence of enough technical mentors or engineer role… Read more »

Student Club Spotlight – ILead: Grad

ILead: Grad recently welcomed new co-chairs for the 2016-2017 school year! Meet the new co-chairs here. Let’s celebrate the outgoing co-chairs, Aric Pahnke (Year 4 PhD candidate Chemical Engineering) and Naz Orang (Year 2 PhD candidate Chemical Engineering), with the interview below! “Leadership is influencing others towards a positive outcome” says Aric. “Leadership is taking… Read more »

Meet Oyinkansola Romiluyi – Student Leadership Facilitator

ILead is hiring Student Leadership Facilitators for the 2016-2017 school year! Student Leadership Facilitators facilitate, promote, and give feedback on a series of leadership development workshops for both undergraduate and graduate students (ILead Leadership Labs). They will leverage their experience as student leaders to engage others in skill development. We asked the 2015-2016 Student Leadership… Read more »