Volunteer Opportunities in IEEE and IEEE Canada
Volunteer Opportunities in IEEE and IEEE Canada
There are many volunteer opportunities in various aspects of IEEE and IEEE Canada
- your nation-wide IEEE Canada – see this page.
- your local Section or Chapter – please, check with your local Section or Chapter. Links to IEEE Canada Sections can be found on the IEEE Canada map: https://www.ieee.ca/en/. The Section websites contain links to the local chapters.
- your favourite Technical Society. A list of IEEE Societies and Councils can be found at: https://www.ieee.org/communities/societies/index.html and https://www.ieee.org/communities/societies/about-technical-councils.html
- your favourite IEEE Conference(s) and/or Journal/Magazine
- IEEE MGA https://mga.ieee.org/board-committees/available-mga-positions
- And many others, e.g. the Affinity Groups, Educational Activities, Entrepreneurship and so on.
IEEE Canada welcomes volunteers for a wide range of activities, for example:
- Chairs, vice-chairs, or members of the various activity committees,
- publication editors, associate editors and reviewers,
- translators for IEEE Canada communications, documents and published articles,
- translators for web sites,
- web masters and assistant webmasters.
We welcome volunteers whose working language is English, French, or both.
List of IEEE Canada Board Positions
- Group Chairs: ERG, ESG, MSG, OSG, PCG (see below)
- RSR (Regional Student Representative)
List of IEEE Canada Board Committees
External Relations Group (ERG) – Chair elected by the Committee Chairs of the Group
Industry Relations Committee (IRC)
Outreach and Partnership Committee (OPC)
Humanitarian Initiatives Committee (HIC)
Standards Association Liaison (SAL) – nominated by SA
PAGSE Committee Representative (PCR)
Member Services Group (MSG) – Chair elected by the Committee Chairs of the Group
Membership Development Committee (MDC)
Young Professionals (YP) Committee
Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee
Life Members Committee (LMC)
Student Activities Committee (SAC)
Regional Student Representative (RSR)
Publications and Communications Group (PCG)
IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CJECE) Committee
IEEE Canadian Review (ICR) Committee
IEEE Canada Electronic Newsletter (ICEN) Committee
IEEE Canada Web Committee
Advertising Coordinator (AC)
Translation Committee (TC)
Educational Services Group – Chair elected by the Committee Chairs of the Group
Educational Activities Committee (EAC) and EA Coordinator
Teacher in Service Program (TISP) Committee
Operational Support Group – Chair elected by the Committee Chairs of the Group
History Committee (HC)
Region Vitality Coordinator
Chapter & Student Branch Chapter Coordinator (CSCC)
IEEE Canada Standing Committees:
Audit Committee (AC)
Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC)
Nominations and Appointments Committee (NAC)
Conference Advisory Committee (CONAC)
IEEE Canada Areas:
Canada East Area – Chair elected by the Section Chairs of the Area
Canada Central Area – Chair elected by the Section Chairs of the Area
Canada West Area – Chair elected by the Section Chairs of the Area
IEEE Canada / Region 7 Committee Chair position description – general:
- Must be of Graduate Student member, member, Senior member, or Fellow grade, unless an Area Chair, in which case must be of Senior member or Fellow grade
- Previous experience as a member of the Committee is preferable
- Project and time-management experience
- Willingness to change and quick to adopt new work methods
- Access to personal computer, Internet connection, and general-purpose office software
- Conduct the business of the Committee to achieve the purpose and functions of that Committee in accordance with its Charter in the IEEE Canada Operations Manual
- Establish subcommittees and ad hoc committees as needed in accordance with the Committee Charter
- Call and chair meetings of the Committee in accordance with its Charter
- Provide for the recording and distribution of minutes for the meetings in accordance with the Committee Charter
- Recommend to the IEEE Canada Board or the responsible IEEE Canada Group Chair proposed changes to the Committee Charter to ensure that the Charter meets the current needs and objectives of the Committee
- Carry out other tasks assigned to the Committee by the IEEE Canada President, Board, ExCom, SteerCom responsible IEEE Canada Group Chair
- Bring appropriate Committee items to the attention of the IEEE Canada Board or the responsible IEEE Canada Group Chair
- Report the status of Committee activity to IEEE Canada / Region 7 Board, ExCom, SteerCom and other IEEE organizational unit
- Prepare and present Committee budgets to the IEEE Canada Board, Treasurer or the responsible IEEE Canada Group Chair as appropriate
- Approve and forward to the IEEE Canada / Region 7 Treasurer all Committee expenditures
- Maintain cognizance of Committee actual versus planned expenditure rates and associated work completed. Report to the IEEE Canada ExCom / Treasurer or IEEE Canada Group Chair as appropriate budget status and recommendations for corrections.
IEEE Canada volunteer common characteristics and skills
Individuals nominated for IEEE Canada / Region 7 positions should have the following common characteristics and skills:
- Must possess a willingness to develop an understanding of the Strategic Vision / Mission of IEEE Canada / Region 7 and commit to its implementation and operating principles.
- Should have demonstrated an increasing amount of management experience and excellent leadership qualities within their professional career.
- Should have a desire for or experience in translating strategic vision into tactical action and providing direction and guidance to the design and implementation teams that carry out the mission.
- Must be able to gain an understanding of the role of information technology in enabling IEEE Canada functions.
- Demonstrated some tactical management experience.
- Demonstrated leadership skills in a volunteer-led organization that operates by consensus. Negotiating skill is a definite plus.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills with sensitivity to cross-cultural and transnational issues.
- Demonstrated written and oral communication skills and organizational ability.
- Demonstrated some relationship and consensus building in a collaborative working environment.
- Has an understanding of remote/electronic working environments and associated tools.