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.

2017-2018 ILead Research Seminar Series
Date/TimeLocationSpeaker(s)Institutional AffiliationSeminar Title
October 18, 2017
11am-12pm
WB215Gregg Warnick & Alan ParkinsonCollege of Engineering and Technology, Brigham Young UniversityTaking the Road Less Traveled: Institutionalizing Leadership Development at a Large College of Engineering and Technology
November 16, 2017
4-5pm
WB215Gerard SeijtsIvey Business School, Western UniversityWhat is Leader Character and How Does It Influence How We Lead?
January 11, 2018
4-5pm
WB215Mary CrossanIvey Business School, Western UniversityDeveloping Leadership Character
February 7, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Bill SchellCollege of Engineering, Montana State UniversityUnderstanding Leadership Identity and Leadership Development Experiences of Engineering Students
March 7, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Erin A. CechDepartment of Sociology, University of MichiganProfessional Culture and Inequality in Engineering
March 28, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Alison OlechowskiMIE & ILead, University of TorontoLeadership and Decision-making in Complex Engineering Design Projects