Top experts in combustion science and design visit U of T for Combustion Institute Summer School

Last week, ILead’s Jordan Daniow and Albert Huynh facilitated a session on networking and effective presentations for graduate students from across North America at the NSERC CREATE Program in Clean Combustion Engines and The Combustion Institute. Check out a recap of the event below! More than 50 graduate students, industry experts, and academic researchers from… Read more »

Take an engineering leadership course!

Course registration is around the corner and it is time to start thinking about courses for next year! ILead offers numerous academic courses on leadership at both the undergraduate and graduate level. These courses are hands-on, experiential learning opportunities that count towards Complementary Studies (CS) electives and Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) electives. Throughout the coming… Read more »

Innovations in teaching: Greg Evans

Convocation is a time to celebrate U of T’s students. Although they may make it look easy, graduating from one of the top-ranked universities in the world is a remarkable achievement. When the 18,000 members of the Class of 2016 cross the stage at Convocation Hall – including an estimated 13,500 grads this spring –… Read more »

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 »