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History of IEEE Canada Sections

Sections by Year of Formation /
Sections par année de création

Before 1963, local entities were creatures of the founder societies, AIEE and IRE. The following is a list of current sections in Canada by date of formation of the earlier one if both AIEE and IRE entities existed. The link on the section name points to an historical list of section chairs (sections are invited to provide lists of their section chairs in the format used below). Avant 1963, les entités locales étaient des créations des sociétés fondatrices, AIEE et IRE. Ce qui suit est une liste de sections courantes au Canada par date de création en commençant avec la plus ancienne si les deux entités d’AIEE et d’IRE existaient. Le lien sur le nom de section se dirige à une liste historique de présidents de section (les sections sont invitées à fournir la liste de leurs présidents de section en utilisant le même format que celui utilisé ci-dessous).

IEEE Sections formed before merger of AIEE and IRE (1963)

Section AIEE IRE Details
Toronto Section 30 Sept 1903   Toronto History,
Toronto Centennial
Vancouver Section 22 Aug 1911   Vancouver History,
Vancouver Centennial
Montréal Section 16 April 1943 Dec 1936  
Ottawa Section 25 June 1949 Sept 1944 Ottawa History
London Section 1 Jan 1962 31 Oct 1944 London History
Hamilton Section 1 May 1953 7 May 1952 Hamilton History
Winnipeg Section   18 August 1953 Winnipeg History,
50 Years Celebration
St-Maurice Section 24 June 1954    
Northern Canada Section   2 Feb 1955 Northern Canada History
Bay of Quinte Section 1955-1985 Bay of Quinte History
Devolved into Kingston and Peterborough Sections.
Kingston Section 4 May 1955   Kingston History
Southern Alberta Section   10 May 1956 Southern Alberta History
South Saskatchewan Section 10 May 1956    
Victoria Section 5 Oct 1956    
Québec Section   10 Sept 1958  
Kitchener-Waterloo Section   18 May 1960 Kitchener-Waterloo History

NOTE: The Canada District (No. 10) was formed by the AIEE on 1 August 1921. In the 1962 Organization Manual, the following Sections are listed:

  • Hamilton
  • London
  • Montreal
  • Niagara International (New York and Ontario)
  • Ottawa
  • St. Maurice Valley
  • Toronto

IEEE Sections formed after merger of AIEE and IRE (1963)

Section IEEE Details
Niagara Falls International Section 1963-1975 Merged into Hamilton Section.
Canadian Atlantic Section 20 July 1966 Canadian Atlantic History
New Brunswick Section 28 March 1973 New Brunswick History
Newfoundland & Labrador Section Dec 1978 Newfoundland & Labrador History
North Saskatchewan Section 23 August 1985 North Saskatchewan History
Peterborough Section 23 Nov 1985  
Windsor Section 2015  

With acknowledgement to Mary Ann Hoffman at the IEEE History Center. /
Remerciements à Mary Ann Hoffman du centre d’histoire de l’IEEE.

Section representatives: download Section History Template Document.

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