Engineers do not rule the world but serve the world

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 “Leadership is a process through… Read more »

The Entrepreneurship Hatchery: Three student startups to watch

Fifty-three student startups have been accepted into the 2016 cohort of U of T Engineering’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery accelerator program, the highest number since the program began in 2012. The record was marked at this year’s Hatchery kickoff event on April 29, when more than 100 experienced business professionals and Hatchery team members past and present… Read more »

Thank you to our program partners!

ILead wants to give a big shout out to our partners that support our curricular and co-curricular programming! Thank you for your enthusiastic, kind, and generous support! We could not do what we do without you!   Guest Facilitators: Adam Goodman Danny Cushing Jerry Koh Maria Vamvalis Shakil Choudhury   Panelists and Interviewees: Sonia Sennik… Read more »

Top ten moments at ILead in winter 2016

Now that the winter semester has come to a close and it is (finally) starting to feel like summer, it is time to recap the top moments of the semester! So much has happened from the conclusion of The Game to the release of Patricia Sheridan‘s (PhD candidate, ILead) research on team effectiveness to an… Read more »

HEQCO report shows success of ILead-developed team effectiveness tool

With exam season underway, students receive marks reflecting what they learned — but it’s often harder to evaluate improvements to skills such as communication, relationship building or team problem solving, especially in large classes. Now, as they complete their final group presentations for the semester, U of T Engineering students are receiving feedback on their… Read more »

Engineering leadership celebrated at ILead luncheon

Corporate partners, alumni, faculty, and students gathered on Friday, April 15, at Massey College for a luncheon to celebrate the success of the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead). The first institute of its kind in Canada, ILead offers courses, and co-curricular programs to help students excel in the work force. Students develop skills… Read more »

Meet two EngEd students who are increasing engineering student engagement

Whether they are increasing student engagement or providing opportunities to work across disciplines, these U of T Engineering graduate students aim to improve engineering education both in Canada and around the world. Kirstin Newfield (CivE PhD candidate) and Alan Fong (MIE MASc candidate) are enrolled in the Collaborative Program in Engineering Education (EngEd). Launched in… Read more »

Congratulations ILead Alumni for receiving Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards

In the summer of 2011, Jaquelyn Monis Rodriguez (Year 4 IndE + PEY) had travelled from Venezuela to Toronto for her final year of high school and was attending the Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) Summer Academy. There, she heard a representative from the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead; then called Leaders… Read more »

Please welcome Serhiy Kovalchuk!

Get to know Serhiy Kovalchuk, ILead’s new Research Associate! What are the responsibilities of your role at ILead and what initiative are you most looking forward to participating in? I joined ILead as a research associate. I am currently helping with the design of a study examining the transition of engineering students from university to… Read more »

Congratulations University of Toronto Industry Insights

The University of Toronto Industry Insights, a graduate student group in engineering, was one of ten groups awarded $12525 for their innovative professional development initiatives. Learn more about this award from the School of Graduate Studies here. -Teresa Didiano