IEEE Canada Review is Available!

Featuring a special welcome message by IEEE Canada President Dr. Tom Murad, the Fall 2023/Winter 2024 Edition of Canadian Review is now available. This edition is also featured by articles on Blockchain based energy transactions, history of slide rule, nuclear fusion energy, Region 7 Major Awardss and ICF Honor Roll from 2022. Follow the link for easy access:

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The Gateway International Insurance Plans offer solutions for special insurance needs when traveling abroad. They are available to members, their families, and dependents.

The plans are useful in many situations, and particularly when existing coverage is limited, during international business or leisure travel; when participating in academic, business or cultural exchange activities; or for employees, contract workers or consultants on international assignments.

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OPS Committee Meeting Happened in February

This year, in conjunction with its parent organization – IEEE -- celebrating its 140th anniversary, we are marking IEEE Canada’s 60th year by reflecting on its role as one of the 10 regions within IEEE. Despite being among the smallest in terms of membership, IEEE Canada boasts a robust cadre of volunteers who play a pivotal role in driving IEEE's global relevance, serving over 470,000 members worldwide and the public at large.

OPS Committee Meeting Update

Building upon IEEE Canada’s strategic initiatives outlined in the 2022 plan spearheaded by former President Rob Anderson, we have adopted new bylaws in November 2023, culminating in significant restructuring under the leadership of President Tom Murad. "In my two years to serve as President, I want to pass on a strong organisation to my successor," said Dr. Tom Murad, Ph.D. , P.Eng. , F.E.C., SM.IEEE., "my message is to Connect, Communicate and Collaborate within our structure to keep us happy as volunteers, successful for our members and relevant to all." This evolution addresses foreseen challenges and positions the organization to navigate the complexities being faced by many member-based, volunteer driven organizations.

As we chart our course for 2024 and beyond, our primary objective is to articulate a clear vision and mission, aligning with our overarching IEEE mission of “foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.” Late February, emerging from the approximately 40 IEEE Canada volunteer leaders were a myriad of goals and objectives, emphasizing the importance of strategic planning and collaboration among diverse stakeholders.

Looking ahead in the coming months, we anticipate: the launch of a revamped IEEE Canada website, facilitating more dynamic and accessible communication about IEEE Canada activities and accomplishments of its members, strengthening of our relationships with affinity organizations, amplify the value proposition of our publications, and cultivate a more engaged, learned, and supportive professional community among our members and volunteers.

Our volunteers will keep you posted, but we also like to keep hearing from you.

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IEEE Canada's Three-Presidents guide in the Operational Committee Meeting Series (L-R): Robert Anderson - Past-President, Dr. Tom Murad, Ph.D. - President, Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi, Ph.D. - President-Elect IEEE Canada Operational Committee Meeting Series Plenary concluding session.

Keynote Speak During OPS Committee Meeting

We were thankful to have Mary-Catharine Lennon, PhD., as our guest keynote to speak about the micro-credentials. Ms. Lennon is an accomplished academic and professional with a background in international and comparative higher education. She is currently Head of Research, International and Special Projects at the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board of Ontario (PEQAB), on a two-term Board Director of the International Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (INQAAHE), and Chairs the Marjorie Lenn Peace Centre for Research and Capacity Building in Quality Assurance.

IEEE President & Mary-Catharine Lennon
Dr. Tom Murad, presents Dr. Mary-Catharine Lennon, an appreciation award

Educational Resources

Neurodiversity in Tech

IEEE Canada Educational Activities, in collaboration with IEEE Southern Alberta Computer Chapter invites you to join the Diversity in Tech event to learn more on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion with a focus on Neurodiversity in Tech.

The event will be on March 13, 2024 8:30 - 10 AM MSTNeurodiversity in Tech in Calgary (in-person), and will also be streamed online 8:45 - 10 AM MST for virtual attendees (online). The event will feature expert speakers and panelists. The link for online attendance and the details for in-person attendance will be sent to the registrants two days prior to the event.

RSVP before March 5:

This event is co-sponsored by CGI company, and The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University, and is co-organized and co-sponsored by IEEE Canada Education Activities, IEEE Southern Alberta Computer Chapter, and the Department of Mathematics and Computing at Mount Royal University.

IEEE Education Week (April 14-20, 2024)

IEEE Education Week is taking place from 14-20 April 2024! Join us for a week of educational fun as we highlight programs and resources for students, educators, and technical professionals on their journey of lifelong learning. Visit to learn how you can get involved! Help spread the word about IEEE Education Week by sharing events and updates with your region/section, helping organize local and virtual events, and more. Sign up to be an IEEE Education Week Ambassador:

Scholarships, Awards, and Prizes

Upcoming Opportunities for Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes offered by the IEEE Canadian Foundation. Submissions are due March 15, 2024.
  • Undergraduate:
    • IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships
    • Findlay Scholarship
    • Power Quality Scholarship
    • Alden Scholarship
    • Gargantini-Strybosch Scholarship
  • Graduate:
    • Cercone Computer Science Scholarship (now biennial, ask for further info if interested).
  • Students, and others:
    • Special Grants (for new and innovative projects within Canada, including those with humanitarian focus)
  • All Student Levels:
    • VT Travel Grants
  • WIE:
    • Women in Engineering Prize.

Information and online submission forms are here:

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