Art Heidebrecht is Director of the W Booth School Engineering Practice at McMaster University; he is also Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering at McMaster. The Booth School offers a suite of professional masters programs in entrepreneurship, public policy and design; these programs have a common focus on developing leadership to facilitate engineering innovation. Art has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from University of Alberta and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University. During his academic career at McMaster, his research specialty was earthquake engineering, focusing largely on improving the seismic design of building structures. He has held a number of leadership positions at McMaster, including Dean of Engineering, Provost and Vice-President Academic, and Executive Director of the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership. His current interests include sustainability, leadership and change, primarily in the context of engineering education.