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  

Teaching team-effectiveness in large classes

PhD Candidate, Patricia Sheridan, and her supervisors, Greg Evans and Doug Reeve have published a study with the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario on Teaching Team-effectiveness in Large Classes. Based on research conducted with the first-year Engineering Science class in Winter 2012, this report outlines the differences in the effects of structured and unstructured… Read more »

Workplace practices for leadership development of engineers

On March 10th, 2016 ILead hosted their second Community of Practice conference of the year, “Workplace Practices for Leadership Development of Engineers”. Students, ILead staff, and engineering professionals gathered to discuss current research and industry practices with respect to engineering leadership education, transitions to the workplace, and making an effort to understand generational differences and… Read more »

The City Game: a competitive team building experience

ILead presents the next chapter in its Leadership Lab series, The City Game. The City Game is a hands-on, competitive, team-building experience providing an opportunity for like-minded engineering students to work together to tackle significant societal issues. The event will be facilitated by Shakil Choudhury: author, award-winning educator, and leadership expert at Anima Leadership. In… Read more »

Please welcome Albert Huynh!

Get to know Albert Huynh (CHEM1T2 + PEY), ILead’s new Leadership Education Specialist! What are the responsibilities of your role at ILead and what initiative are you most looking forward to participating in? I can’t pick a favourite initiative, but I’m excited to help unlock ILead’s potential to connect with our students. Particularly, I’ve come… Read more »

Success Stories from PhD Engineers and Scientists: PhD Panel

On January 13th, ILead Grad hosted a panel geared towards upcoming PhD Graduates. The panel boasted five PhD graduates with the intention of sharing their story of how they got to where they are now, their mindset at the end of their degree, and how to transition from an academic to industry setting successfully. The… Read more »