About IEEE Canada
IEEE Canada is the Canadian arm (as Region 7) of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as the constituent
society of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for the technical
fields of electrical, electronics, and computer engineering.
operates some 20 sections (local organizations) arranged in 3
areas (Western, Central, and Eastern Canada), as well as over 50
student branches in universities and colleges,
operates two annual conferences hosted in different cities across
publishes an electronic newsletter, a general interest magazine, and
a technical journal,
maintains a web site containing publication archives, a digital
library of specialized lectures, and a showcase of Canadian engineering
achievement (developed as a milennium project),
recognizes the individual achievements of its members through an
extensive program of awards,
promotes student growth and development by providing scholarships
and grants through the IEEE Canadian Foundation,
provides resources (experience, funding, contacts, and so on) to
assist members in upgrading their knowledge base, professional skills and
networking capabilities - please see the various sections of this web site
for more information and how you can become more involved in what our
Canadian IEEE members pay dues and assessments which partially pay for the
services provided by IEEE Canada, IEEE, and EIC. The sale of products and
services to members, non-members, and organizations provides significant
While both organizations provide educational services and products,
EIC focuses on the "professional" component while IEEE provides "technical"
information through its member societies. You can learn more about these
organizations by viewing their
web sites at EIC (then click on
Tour) and About the IEEE.
The President of IEEE Canada serves on the EIC council as a voting member, as
well as being the IEEE Region 7 Director and a voting member of both the IEEE
Board of Directors and the IEEE Member Geographic Area Board.
The President chairs the Board of Directors which is the principal governing
body of IEEE Canada. The Section Chairs form a majority of the voting
membership of the Board. Canadian IEEE members vote on alternate years for the
President-Elect. Section members, likewise, vote for their section chair.
Please see the administration page for more information.
of IEEE Canada Achievements
IEEE Canada has a long, rich history of achievement. A snapshot of the past
25-year period is been captured in a brochure which includes IEEE Canada’s
Sections growth, organizational developments and remarkable records of
administrative change. The brochure includes a history of Canadian pioneers in
our profession and IEEE Canada historic milestones. Click below to view
the brochure in PDF
History of IEEE Canada Achievements
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More about IEEE Canada and its history