IEEE Canada Student Paper Competetion
administers an Institute-wide undergraduate Student Paper Competition.
In Canada, the arrangements, rules, and policies governing the
competition come from the Regional SAC Chair. Student Branch Chairs and
Counselors will receive competition information and reminders from the
IEEE Canada RSAC/RSR via email, however, the contest details are posted
here for the convenience of all members.
of the IEEE Student Paper Competition is to offer student
members the opportunity to exercise and improve both written and verbal
communication skills. As we move towards a global community, effective
communication skills are becoming increasingly important. Whether you
into graduate studies, research and design engineering, sales, or
management, you will be required to write reports and give
presentations. Skills that you develop and use now will give you an
when you enter the working world.
from undergraduate Student members are eligible to be
entered into the competition. Probationary submissions may be accepted
if a membership application has been made by the time of submission. To
be considered, all authors must be student members in good standing, so
confirmtation of memebrship should be submitted as soon as
is not fair to members in good standing if non-members enter and
join if they win. The Branch Chair and Branch Counselor must ensure
that only valid entries are accepted.
entered should cover technical, engineering, management, or
societal aspects of subjects reasonably within or related to areas with
which the IEEE is concerned. The paper can be one written for a course
project or work term report, and can be coauthored by up to 4 students.
It is not necessary to write a special paper for the competition.
However, it is expected that some work may be required to ensure that
paper meets the necessary guidelines.
Competition is a two-tiered event. Papers are first submitted to
your Student Branch Counselor. The winning paper from your local
competition (school) is then entered into the Regional Competition. To
participation, IEEE Canada offers prizes in each of the
Councils within the Region (Western Area, Central Area, and Eastern
- Life Memebr Award: $500 for the best paper
submitted from each Area, and
- Hackbusch Award: $250 for the runner-up paper
University student(s), or
- Palin Award: $250 for the runner-up paper by
The winners from the Regional Competition may be invited to
present their paper at an IEEE sponsored conference. Furthermore,
winners may have their paper's summary published by the IEEE on
the IEEE Student Paper Contest Hall of Fame website.
deadlines for the local competition will vary from school to school.
Your Branch Counselor will inform you of the key dates to keep in mind.
Remember, the Regional deadline is June 1 of each year, so you should
expect the deadline for your local competition to be around March or
A copy of
the paper preparation guidelines and the pre-registration and
registration forms are provided as a 3-page pdf
it is not necessary to submit a pre-registration form, it will help
SAC Chair to select appropriate judges for the Regional Competition.
Funding for the major prizes is generously provided by the
IEEE Life Member’s Committee.