Greg is in his fifth year as a PhD candidate in the Civil+Mineral Engineering Department and is studying the behaviour of thawing ice-filled rock masses. He holds a Bachelor degree in Geological Engineering and a Master’s in rock mechanics. Greg has developed a passion for leadership and organizational culture while being part of an ILead Summer Fellowship at the University of Toronto and is excited to continue growing his leadership skills through developing workshops and networking events that ILead:Grad intends to offer.
Fizza Ahmad Sheikh
Fizza Ahmad Sheikh is a third-year MASc student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She works with ILEAD:Grad because she wants to help engineering students develop the leadership skills they need to create better industries and communities.
Lazar is a third-year PhD student at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. Lazar’s passion for engineering and medicine has led him to focus his research on combining brain-computer interface technology with functional electrical stimulation therapy. Learning about different approaches to leadership and collaboration motivated Lazar to become on of ILead:Grad’s event coordinators and he hopes to share his excitement for leadership with his peers.
Navaneetha is a first-year graduate student pursuing an MEng degree in the Edward S. Rogers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He believes that one's life is made worthy when it improves the lives of others. Navaneetha sees leadership development as the ideal path to develop and hone the necessary skills required to create positive change and tangible contributions to the greater community.
Pranjal is in his first year of a Professional Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is deeply interested in energy efficiency and recycling technologies. He was first exposed to leadership while practicing Taekwondo, which is more about decision-making and spontaneity rather than fitness. He believes leadership involves creating an overarching vision and engineers can use this vision to create something new. He is very excited to be a part of and promote ILead:Grad and their events which help instill these values in his fellow students.
Taylor is a second-year MASc student in Mechanical Engineering researching electrically conductive inks for 3D printed electronics. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in the Engineering Science Energy Systems option. Taylor is excited to be a part of the ILead team because she believes that leadership skills are a beautiful complement to an engineering background and are necessary to initiate any significant positive change.
Shannon is currently pursuing a Master’s of Civil Engineering degree, specializing in Environmental Engineering. She completed her undergraduate Chemical Engineering degree at Queen’s University, where she attended an exchange semester at Lund University. Being a part of the ILead:Grad Executive Team is an amazing opportunity, as I believe that social and professional development is integral for every individual. I am excited to help facilitate these activities and strengthen the Graduate Engineering Community at UofT!
Linesh Sebastian Thanaslas
Linesh is a Masters student in his second year of Industrial Engineering. He has a predilection towards multi-perspective process analytics and data-driven modelling, and he hopes to further develop his knowledge through academic projects. He loves programming, exploring the hiking trails and is most often found with a coffee in his hand. He believes that constant self-improvement is a sign of a good leader and looks forward to collaborating with the team to support and bring out opportunities that help his fellow graduates hone their leadership skills.