Event Calendar & Registration

If you are a member of the University of Toronto Engineering community (student, staff or faculty) and would like to have your leadership-related event posted here, please contact info.ilead@utoronto.ca with details. Thank you.

Jan
14
Mon
The OPTIONS Program: New Year, New You: How to Differentiate Your Personal Brand @ GB202
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The OPTIONS Program

OPTIONS = Opportunities for PhDs: Transitions, Industry Options, Networking, and Skills

The OPTIONS Program is an initiative by the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies and the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) to support PhD students and post-doctoral fellows who wish to explore career options.

Learn more here: http://uoft.me/theoptionsprogram

Stand Out From the Crowd!

Want to stand out among the others in this competitive world? Not sure what makes you unique and marketable? Need help with marketing and promoting yourself effectively?

Then this workshop is for you! Learn how to create a strong and marketable personal brand to differentiate yourself as top talent and the ideal candidate to hire.

Get first-hand practical strategies and tips from an experienced recruiter and top job search expert in an interactive workshop!

In this workshop, we’ll cover the following:

  • Why personal branding is important
  • How to define your personal brand
  • Discover how others perceive you
  • Identify your core strengths and unique value proposition
  • How to promote your personal brand to stand out

Start your year off right by developing your authentic, personal brand! 

About the Facilitator: Diana YK Chan

Diana YK Chan is a Career Coach and Speaker who empowers ambitious professionals to own their greatness and stand out as top talent and leaders. With nearly 15 years’ experience in the career development space, Diana has served 600+ clients from around the globe, representing a diverse range of industries and professions. Since launching My Marketability in 2011, Diana has helped her clients change careers, get multiple job offers, receive huge salary increases, and join top companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, BCG, Deloitte, PwC, EY, TD, Scotiabank, RBC, Credit Suisse, Nestlé to name a few!

Prior to starting her business, Diana worked as a Recruiter for Google and an MBA Recruitment Manager for Ivey Business School. She also worked at Accenture in management consulting and TELUS in Marketing, Operations and Training. She has reviewed over 20K resumes, and conducted thousands of interviews, and knows what it takes to brand yourself as a sought-after professional and leader, make meaningful connections, and open new doors to exciting opportunities. Diana completed her undergrad and MBA from Ivey and coaching training with the Coaching Training Institute.

Diana is active on LinkedIn where she regularly shares video content on career and job search. Connect with her at www.linkedin.com/in/dianachan

Jan
18
Fri
The OPTIONS Program: Mini Workshop – Search Inside Yourself @ MY570
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The OPTIONS Program

OPTIONS = Opportunities for PhDs: Transitions, Industry Options, Networking, and Skills

The OPTIONS Program is an initiative by the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies and the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) to support PhD students and post-doctoral fellows who wish to explore career options.

Learn more here: http://uoft.me/theoptionsprogram

The Search Inside Yourself Program is a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program aimed at supporting you to manage stress, improve communication skills and cultivate greater well-being. It was originally developed at Google to support the leadership of their engineers, and is now offered world-wide in many settings. If you are curious about mindfulness, interested in deepening your emotional intelligence, and keen to be more effective in life and work, then this is a wonderful opportunity for you. This hands-on course will give you tools, frameworks and practices that will benefit you for years to come. Come and join a group of graduate students as we take a deep dive into emotional intelligence.

This program typically costs $1000 per person, however, you will be led through the experience for free! You will also be provided a delicious lunch.

Learn more about Search Inside Yourself: https://siyli.org

* Open to MEng, MASc, PhDs and post-doctoral fellows

Jan
23
Wed
Addressing Root Causes: Power, Privilege and Injustice in Engineering Education and Practice @ Galbraith Building, GB202
Jan 23 @ 11:10 am – 12:00 pm

After decades of research and educational innovation, engineering continues to struggle to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion by most measures. Why is this change so slow, despite numerous investments from governments, industries, and non-governmental organizations? Applying tools from humanities and social science disciplines, we can identify and examine the root causes of inequality in engineering disciplines, and reframe the project of diversity in order to make greater progress. Re-imagining diversity in a social justice frame generates numerous avenues of inquiry and critique, creates space for multiple intersecting identities and experiences, and moves us from gritty survival amid structural inequality, to envisioning new structures for a broad, resilient engineering community in which all can thrive, and from which all can benefit. Examples drawn from ongoing research projects on liberatory maker spaces and on community organizing strategies for change in engineering education will illustrate a root cause approach to a more inclusive and socially just engineering.

Speaker

Donna Riley is Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education and Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Dr. Riley joined Purdue in 2017 from Virginia Tech, where she was Professor and Interim Head in the Department of Engineering Education. From 2013-2015 she served as Program Director for Engineering Education at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Riley spent thirteen years as a founding faculty member of the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College, the first engineering program at a U.S. women’s college. In 2005 she received a NSF CAREER award on implementing and assessing pedagogies of liberation in engineering classrooms. Riley is the author of two books, Engineering and Social Justice and Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems, both published by Morgan and Claypool. She is the recipient of the 2016 Alfred N. Goldsmith Award from the IEEE Professional Communications Society, the 2012 Sterling Olmsted Award from ASEE, the 2010 Educator of the Year award from the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP), and the 2006 Benjamin Dasher Award from Frontiers in Education. Riley earned a B.S.E. in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering and Public Policy. She is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education

Please submit your RSVP below:

2018 Engineering Leadership Research Seminar - Addressing Root Causes: Power, Privilege and Injustice in Engineering Education and Practice | Donna Riley

Feb
25
Mon
The Living Library: A different kind of networking experience! @ Myhal Centre (5th floor atrium)
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The OPTIONS Program

OPTIONS = Opportunities for PhDs: Transitions, Industry Options, Networking, and Skills

The OPTIONS Program is an initiative by the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies and the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) to support PhD students and post-doctoral fellows who wish to explore career options.

Learn more here: http://uoft.me/theoptionsprogram

Are you unsure about the career options that exist for PhDs? Join us at The Living Library: A different kind of networking experience! In this interactive library, you are the “reader” and PhD alumni working in a variety of industries (biotechnology, education, government, etc…) are the “books”.  In small groups, you will have a 15 minute conversation with a PhD alumni about their career, the path they’ve taken, and choices they’ve made to get to their current job. You will then move onto the next “book”, giving you the unique opportunity to hear multiple perspectives

This event is brought to you by The OPTIONS Program and ILead:Grad, a graduate student-run leadership development group.

May
7
Tue
Graduate Engineering Career Fair @ Exam Centre
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us on May 7, 2019 for the Graduate Engineering Career Fair, your opportunity to meet employers who are recruiting current MASc, MHSc, PhD, MEng and MEngCEM students, and alumni to fill a wide range of roles, including:

  • full-time opportunities
  • part-time opportunities
  • internships
  • research internships
  • summer positions

Learn more about the Graduate Engineering Career Fair here.