Reconnecting with old friends using meaningful conversations

ILead recently invited Stuart Knight for a special Leadership Lab on Four Conversations for Success. Anchoring his talk on the need for us to connect more deeply, he left the audience with four conversations for success: onion conversations to peel back the layers, asking “why” to let people tell their stories, asking bold questions to… Read more »

Industry Panel: What Skills Matter? – Meet Sandra Odendahl (Part 1)

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 we will hear from Sandra Odendahl – former Senior Director Social Innovation at RBC and Board of Advisor for ILead. Who or what inspires you?… Read more »

Meet 14 new professors joining U of T Engineering

Fourteen new faculty members working at the leading edge of engineering education and research are joining U of T Engineering, slated to begin on or before July 1, 2017. Five of these professors hold appointments in more than one department. Each brings a unique passion for experiential engineering education, and their research addresses some of… Read more »

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 »