William Troost receives honorary degree for philanthropy, support of students

(photo by Steve Frost) The son of a Dutch farm labourer, William Troost didn’t have much money when he was growing up – which is why he speaks so highly of the scholarship he received to study engineering at the University of Toronto. “Without that award, I probably couldn’t have gone to university,” Troost has said… Read more »

U of T Engineering students earn Clarke Prize for designing a non-contact aircraft braking system

A team of U of T Engineering capstone students recently clinched the top prize and won $15,000 at the Clarke Prize Finale for developing a non-contact braking system for commercial aircraft. The Clarke Prize is named after alumnus Richard Morel Clarke (ChemE 5T4), who established the awards to recognize capstone design teams that demonstrate excellence in engineering… Read more »

Chart Your Future

Want to get involved on campus, but confused or overwhelmed by all the possible choices of clubs and activities? ILead’s Leadership Lab on Chart Your Future is here to help! At this lab, you get guidance on  connecting your desires and interests to clubs at Skule. Check out some photos from the lab: This Leadership… Read more »

From Skule to the Workplace: Lessons from Alumni

In the summer, ILead’s FIELD summer students visited the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and heard from a panel of U of T Engineering Alumni. The panelists discussed the importance of self-care and mental health in the context of both student life and in a professional setting. Martin Par, one of the panelists, put it most succinctly,… Read more »

Our New Director: Emily Moore

We are thrilled to welcome Emily Moore to the ILead team! Dr. Emily Moore has joined the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead) as Director. She is also appointed to a five-year term as an associate professor in the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice (ISTEP). Moore has served… Read more »

Summer Fellows 2018

The Summer Fellowship is a 16-week program for highly engaged engineering students who want to grow the impact of their student organization and themselves as leaders. This year ILead worked with 9 student leaders who engaged with developing and testing strategies for organizational development, learning from each other, interacting with ILead staff, professors, and senior… Read more »

In the Field Leadership Series: Part 3

The faces of leadership in our SkuleTM community ILead’s Photographer, Aldrin Villamayor, continues to build upon this series and uncover various ways students characterize and live leadership. This is the 3rd instalment of the In the Field Leadership Series. Ashkan Amirghassemi, 1T7 While I was doing my PEY I remember working with people who seemed intimidating… Read more »

In the Field Leadership Series Part 2

The faces of leadership in our SkuleTM community As part of ILead’s Photographer, Aldrin Villamayor, and I (Anike Morrison, ILead’s Communication Assistant)’s quest to uncover the various ways students characterize and live leadership, here is part 2 of the In the Field Leadership Series. Frank Kuo (Year 1, ECE) “I like to think of myself as… Read more »

November’s Club of the Month

In conversation with Blue Sky Solar Racing’s Frank Gu On June 20th, Rishabh Mundhra, ILead’s Student Clubs Liaison, met with Blue Sky Solar Racing’s Project Manager, Frank Gu, to learn more about the design team’s leadership practices. Tell us about Blue Sky Solar. Blue Sky Solar is a student-run undergraduate design team established in 1996… Read more »

A Case for Creativity

The need for imagination in design, engineering, and leadership How essential is creativity to being a successful engineer? One answer to that question is: creativity, a core leadership pillar, is crucial for finding the best solution to a problem. On October 18th, Professor Alison Olechowski (ILead and Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) and Leadership… Read more »