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 21 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 Canada,
- 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 people do.
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 additional income.
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 EIC 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.
25-Year Snapshot 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.