ILead Course Inspires Students to Launch “Engineering Happiness”


Can you engineer happiness? Sutha Sathananthan, Masters candidate in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, believes you can. She was inspired to launch Engineering Happiness with her peers after taking APS1010: Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership taught by ILead’s Dr. Robin Sacks. The recognized campus group is the first of its kind at U of T. Dr. Sacks’ approach to teaching inspires students to discover and tap into their full potential, grounded in positive psychology theories.

Engineering Happiness grew from a simple kernel—a student’s desire to live a more fulfilled, enriching life full of awareness and joy. Sutha and the students of APS1010 reflect all that is unique about ILead’s leadership courses. In our courses, students are encouraged to think in ways that defy engineering orthodoxy, to seek solutions to problems thought to be outside the domain of engineering expertise.

Engineering Happiness was featured in Life @ U of T Blog in May and mentioned by Chancellor Michael Wilson during his address to the U of T Alumni Association in June.

Learn more about Engineering Happiness.