Malik Ismail

Energy Systems Engineering, 1T7

Malik Ismail (right) pictured at the 2017 EngSci Alumni Dinner with award nominator Alyf Janmohamed (left).

Malik challenged U of T engineering students to think globally. As Vice President of Engineers Without Borders, he founded an initiative to introduce real-life case studies into the engineering curriculum, prompting discussions about innovative solutions to business and engineering problems related to global poverty. Expanding on this idea, he founded Global Engineering Week. Partnering with the Centre for Global Engineering, EWB and Engineering World Health, Malik brought experts from MIT and Georgia Tech to campus to talk about Global Engineering. The week-long event also included a Graduate Research Symposium, a Case Competition, and curriculum in 15 courses, together engaging almost 2,500 students.

Malik has given back to the Toronto community through pro-bono consulting. With the Volunteer Consulting Group, he devised a one-year marketing strategy to increase donations by 60% for a local affordable housing non-profit. With the Aga Khan Council for Ontario, Malik helped create and evaluate programs for seniors, recent immigrants, and underprivileged youth. Lastly, with the Aga Khan Museum, he worked on an endowment strategy for the museum’s Board of Directors and CFO.

Malik plans to work in management consulting after graduation.