2024 IEEE Education Week special offer from EA for $10 ILN Courses

IEEE Education Week 2024 is coming up on 14-20 April. However, you can get a head start on your learning journey now!

In honor of this third annual celebration of education from across IEEE, we want to help you grow your skills. Check out some of our most popular courses on the IEEE Learning Network, which cover the latest technologies.

You can purchase any of the courses listed below for US$10 each using the code ILNIEW24 at checkout.

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 here.

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On April 17, 2024 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Hamadou Saliah-Hassane, long time R7 STEM (formerly TISP) Montreal champion, and Vice President of Educational Activities of the IEEE Education Society, is participating in the IEEE Education Society Distinguished Lecturer Panel.

Job Fair in Support of Project Youth Energy (PYE)

Members of the Region 7, Hamilton Section Life Members took an active role in supporting Project Youth Energy (PYE) by participating in a Job Fair aimed at engaging students and promoting the benefits of IEEE membership for their career development. They highlighted how IEEE can enhance their academic and professional journey, offering opportunities to connect with peers, benefit from mentorship by experienced professionals, and engage in student branch committees. They also shared with students that by getting involved, students can gain leadership experience, develop organizational skills, and build valuable relationships that will shape their future in academia and industry.

Project Youth Energy (PYE) is an initiative that aims to educate children worldwide, especially in a post-pandemic setting. In 2023, Terry Branch was invited to speak on a panel at the Projects Youth Global Summit of the Worldwide Commission, which brought together representatives from various countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, the USA, Jamaica, India, Uganda, Hungary, and Montenegro. This event laid the foundation for IEEE's collaboration with PYE.

In January 2024, Elizabeth Galvin, the Director of Project Youth, offered IEEE a complimentary booth at the PYE Job Fair held at the Delta Hotel in Toronto on March 3, 2024. Terry then reached out to IEEE sections in the area, including the Hamilton Section, for support. John Harris and Terry Branch, Life Members of the Hamilton Section, staffed the IEEE booth, with promotional materials provided by IEEE members, such as Murray McDonald from the London Section and Asaf Maruf and Patrick Nkwari from the Hamilton section. The event featured several organizations, with IEEE showcasing its offerings and opportunities to interested students. Photos captured the engaging presence of IEEE's booth at the job fair.

National Engineering Month 2024

As in previous years, National Engineering Month 2024 at the Halifax Central Library on March 2 was a lively event. It was planned and well coordinated by our colleagues at Engineers Nova Scotia. There were lots of displays and a ’Tallest Paper Tower” competition. Many young folks, lead by scouts and guides, took part in the action. Canadian Atlantic Section volunteers Kevin Schwarzer and Dr Mae Seto, together with Section Chair Caleb MacDonald were on hand to promote the IEEE. Kevin Schwarzer built a low-tech, hands-on thermal sensor for the occasion, attracting (almost) as much attention as the hi-tech cube-sat that Dalhousie University graduate students, supervised by Dr. Seto, had on display.

(Photos courtesy Dirk Werle)

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Meet IEEE Volunteers

Featured Volunteer of this Month: Marjan Alavi

Meet Marjan Alavi. She is the Chair of Master of Engineering Program, Manufacturing Engineering, at W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. She is also an electrical Engineer and a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada. As a senior member of IEEE Canada, she devoted much of her time to volunteering within the IEEE community. From serving as the IEEE Toronto Section Newsletter Editor to the Vice Chair of the Membership Services Committee for IEEE Canada/Region 7, leading initiatives such as Women in Engineering IEEE Hamilton Section, her passion lies in fostering collaboration and diversity within the engineering field. Volunteering allows Marjan to make a tangible impact on both individuals and the broader community, whether it's mentoring students, organizing events, or advocating for technological advancements. Through these experiences, Marjan not only expanded her professional network and enhanced her leadership skills, but also found huge fulfillment in contributing to the advancement of technology and nurturing the next generation of engineers.

Marjan's volunteering positions with IEEE Canada include:
  • Vice Chair, Membership Services Committee, IEEE Canada / Region 7, 2024–Present.
  • Chair, Booth Research and Innovation Cluster (BRIC) Symposium 2021–2023, Canada.
  • Chair, Women in Engineering, IEEE Hamilton Section, Canada, 2022–Present.
  • Vice Chair, Women in Engineering, IEEE Toronto Section, Canada, 2018–2021
  • Treasurer, IEEE Toronto Section (4000 members), Canada, 2016–2020
  • Vice Chair, IEEE Industry Application Society, Toronto Section, Canada, 2014–2015
Marjan with her son and father at an engineering showcase examaning a 3D printer made by Gray, a former student of Marjan's. Marjan with graduating students at McMaster University Grad 2023.

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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:

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Your employer may facilitate workplace giving to socially beneficial causes including the IEEE Canadian Foundation. Matching of your gift may also be offered year round in support of corporate social responsibility or sometimes seasonally as a year end gesture of goodwill. Gifts may be processed though HR services such as Benevity or CAF America (yes, it also covers Canada). Details will be different at each employer so ask around – your gift to the IEEE Canadian Foundation may be magnified with your employer's support.


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    We warmly welcome you to attend the Schulich School of Engineering Making Change Summit x IEEE WIE International Leadership Summit. Our combined committee has created a two-day conference focused on Empowering the Changemakers of Tomorrow.

    This event features multiple keynotes, workshops and seminars aimed at discussing the current problems that we face around the world, including issues around sustainability, education, and the future of technology. Conference participants will have opportunities to develop the skills required for building solutions to these challenging problems. By attending this summit, we hope that you leave inspired and empowered to create change in your community. Learn more.

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    Location: Taylor Institute, University of Calgary

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  • 2024 IEEE Canada Fellow Member Grade Elevation Drive

    Join us for the 2024 IEEE Canada Fellow Member Grade Elevation Drive information session. During the session, attendees will learn about the Fellow nomination and evaluation process.

    • 7:30 PM - 7:32 PM: Opening (Ana Laura Gonzalez Rios).
    • 7:32 PM - 8:15 PM: "Am I Qualified to be an IEEE Fellow?" Session (Dr. Don Tan).
    • 8:15 PM - 8:30 PM: Q&A Session.
    • 8:30 PM - 8:32 PM: Closing remarks (Ana Laura Gonzalez Rios).

    Speaker: Dr. Don Tan, Chair of IEEE Fellow Advisory and Oversight Subcommittee
    Dr. Tan has served as Distinguished Engineer, Fellow, Chief Engineer-Power Conversion, Program Manager, Department Manager, and Center Director in a US Fortune 500 corporation. Don earned his PhD from Caltech and is an IEEE fellow. Unusually prolific as a visionary technical leader in ultra-efficient power conversion and electronic energy systems, he has pioneered breakthrough innovations with numerous high-impact industry firsts and record performances that received commendations from the highest level of US Government. He has developed hundreds of designs and thousands of hardware units deployed for space applications without a single on-orbit failure. His suite of world-class electronics performed flawlessly on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), located one million miles away, achieving world-record-breaking performances.


  • IEEE Life Member Conference Series

    The Inaugral IEEE Life Members Conference (IEEE LMC) is titled Evolution: Technology, Applications, and Contributions. Join IEEE LMC for a three-day event specially curated for technology influencers, innovators, and pioneers of all ages.

    The conference taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas from April 14 - 16, 2024 brings together a diverse group of attendees, including life members, young professionals, women in engineering, student branch groups from the IEEE community, industry and academia representatives, and distinguished speakers from various backgrounds.

    This opportunity offers an excellent chance for networking and learning. To assist with registration, here is the direct link:

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