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2019 NICKEL Conference

  • University of Toronto - Myhal Center for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship 55 St. George Street Toronto, ON, M5S 1A4 Canada (map)

2019 NICKEL Conference: Expanding Leadership Capacity

Leadership learning is not a task, that studied once affords proficiency. It is a practice that develops through experience to enhance both capacity and identity as a leader. This conference will explore practical approaches, exercises and models for embedding leadership learning in all aspects of the student experience – both undergrad and graduate, curricular and co-curricular. We have curated a set of experiential learning sessions and conversations that highlight emerging good practice across the country.

Objectives for NICKEL 2019:

  • Build relationships between individuals engaged in engineering leadership education.

  • Form a network of learning and action.

  • Demonstrate and experience active leadership learning.

  • Share best practices and greatest challenges.

  • Integrate new ideas into university programs.

  • Stimulate interest in research on engineering leadership and its pedagogy

Who Should Attend?

University faculty, staff and instructors from Canadian universities with a personal interest and passion for the topic and role alignment with engineering leadership initiatives.

How to Register: 

To apply to participate in the 2019 NICKEL Conference, please apply by July 26, 2019:

  1. For each individual, fill out the form at the bottom of the page with your name, position, university and  brief bios (or website links).


The conference fee is $200 per person to cover food & refreshments. Please bring a cheque to the conference.

More Information: 

For the full details on the conference, please take a look at the conference programme.

If you have any questions or issues submitting the form, please email Patricia Sheridan ( and Milan Maljkovic ( with your information and we will respond to confirm your registration. 

2019 Conference Agenda