Research

Since 2011, the ILead research team has been conducting foundational research on engineering leadership in two institutional contexts: workplaces and classrooms. Through our research, we have contributed to international scholarly discussions on engineering leadership, teamwork, engineering ethics and equity, undergraduate student experience and university-to-work transitions. Our research depends on insights drawn from a growing community of engineers and human resource professionals working in engineering intensive organisations. A third research context involves evaluating and analyzing ILead’s impact. All of our work is designed to serve ILead’s institutional vision – engineers leading change to build a better world. To learn more about ILead’s research initiatives, please contact Cindy Rottmann at cindy.rottmann@utoronto.ca.

Our Publications

Please visit our TSpace research repository to view our publications.

Potential Thesis Projects

ILead is building its capacity to supervise undergraduate and graduate students interested in writing theses on engineering leadership education. To learn more, please contact info.ilead@utoronto.ca.

2018-2019 ILead Research Seminar Series
Date/TimeLocationSpeaker(s)Institutional AffiliationSeminar Title
October 17, 2018
11am-12pm
GB202Tracey AdamsWestern UniversityOrganizations, Autonomy, and Ethical Conduct: The Experiences of Ontario Engineers and Engineering Degree Holders
November 29, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Meg HandleyPenn State UniversityInforming Engineering Leadership Curriculum Through Applied Research
January 23, 2019
11am-12pm
GB202Donna RileyPurdue UniversityTBA
March 6, 2019
11am-12pm
GB202Juan C. Lucena and Jessica SmithColorado School of MinesEngineering Leadership Redefined: From Social Justice to Social Responsibility
TBA
11am-12pm
WB215Lesley FouldsWomen, Engineering, and Leadership: Tracing the Past and Imagining the Future