Engineers leading change to build a better world.

Troost ILead is the home of engineering leadership research and training at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. The institute exists to:

  • Inspire engineering students to identify as leaders
  • Equip students for lifelong leadership development
  • Inform engineering leadership education with workplace and classroom research
  • Elevate the conversation on leadership in the engineering community

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Tackling challenges where they are: Meet 2024 Troost ILead Difference Maker Award winner, Nelson Lee

Left to Right: Darsh Jain (Year 4 ChemE), Natasha Pereira (Year 4 ChemE), Ally Cheung (Year 4 EngSci), and Blythe Huang (Year 3 ChemE) presented their winning idea for extending the lifecycle of cooking oil used on campus by repurposing it into usable biodiesel. (Photo: Tobi Asmoucha)

ISTEP hosts environmental design challenge motivating students to create impactful sustainable solutions

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