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

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

2018-2019 ILead Research Seminar Series
Date/TimeLocationSpeaker(s)Institutional AffiliationSeminar Title
October 17, 2018
11:10 am – 12 pm
GB 202Tracey AdamsWestern UniversityOrganizations, Autonomy, and Ethical Conduct: The Experiences of Ontario Engineers and Engineering Degree Holders
November 29, 2018
11:10 am – 12:00 pm
WB 215Meg HandleyPenn State UniversityInforming Engineering Leadership Curriculum Through Applied Research
January 23, 2019
GB202Donna RileyPurdue UniversityAddressing Root Causes: Power, Privilege and Injustice in Engineering Education and Practice
March 5, 2019
11:10am-12:00pm and 12:30pm - 1:30pm
GB202Juan C. Lucena and Jessica SmithColorado School of MinesEngineering Leadership, Social Justice, and Social Responsibility (Seminar and Workshop)

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