Women In Engineering (WIE)
Welcome to the official Site of IEEE Women in Engineering in Canada
What is the IEEE Women In Engineering Initiative?
The IEEE Women in Engineering initiative has been established to promote achievements of women professionals in fields of interest to IEEE. WIE promotes membership growth and elevation of its members. Also, WIE gathers and disseminates information on the status of women in technology and science. For further information about international initiatives on IEEE Women in Engineering take a look at the IEEE WIE website.
If you are interested in getting involved with IEEE Women in Engineering contact the IEEE Canada WIE committee chair.
The award-winning IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine is the first magazine to focus on issues facing women who study or work in IEEE’s fields of interest. IEEE WIE Magazine
WIE membership is open to anyone (women and men) and your support ensures that women will be well represented within IEEE and in the workplace.
WIE Student Membership is FREE. Why not consider joining WIE? – for more information about membership visit the IEEE WIE membership website.
The IEEE Canada would like to hear about WIE activities in your area and how you would like to engage in the IEEE WIE initiative. We are looking for volunteers and there are a number of reasons to be involved and to initiate a WIE affinity group in your area:
- Networking – “who you know” is invaluable!
- Meeting great women and men
- Sharing technical information
- Enhancing communication and organizational skills
- Giving back to the community and society
IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Prize
The deadline for receiving nominations is March 15. Nominations are being sought to recognize female IEEE Canada members who received their first professional degree within the last ten years and who are active in IEEE activities. For more information and a link to the online nomination form, please view IEEE Canada Women In Engineering Prize.
Past Award Winners:
- 2017 Elena Uchiteleva – London Section
- 2016 Saida Maaroufi – Montréal Section
- 2015 Samira Rahimi – Montréal Section
- 2014 Lydia Chioukh – Montréal Section
- 2013 Malika Meghjani – Montréal Section
- 2012 Zahra Ahmadian – Vancouver Section
- 2011 Susan Ryan – Newfoundland & Labrador Section
- 2010 Rosalyn Seeton – Ottawa Section
- 2009 April Khademi – Toronto Section
- 2008 Visda Vokhshoori – Toronto Section
- 2007 Verona Wong – Vancouver Section
- 2006 Lori Hogan – Newfoundland & Labrador Section
- 2005 Jennifer Jessop – Winnipeg Section
IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group Award
The Affinity Group of the Year Award is an annual award that recognizes those WIE Affinity Groups that have shown outstanding leadership and initiative in organizing activities. First place recipients receive US$250 to support further WIE activities.
- 1st: IEEE Carleton University Women in Engineering Student Branch (PDF, 49 KiB)
- 1st: Winnipeg Section (PDF, 24 KiB) and Letter (PDF, 32 KiB)
- Runner up: Toronto Section (also Red River College Student WIE Branch) (JPG, 78 KiB)
WIE Canada Committee
The mission of R7 WIE committee is to investigate how IEEE Canada can provide more value to its WIE members and provide direction on how to best realize that value with respect to training and support.
- Committee Members:
WIE Affinity Groups in Canadian Sections
- Western Area
- Victoria Section WIE – Chair: Maia Hoeberechts
- Vancouver Section WIE – Chair: Ana Laura Gonzalez-Rios
- Southern Alberta Section WIE – Co-Chairs: Soheila Karimi and Sepideh Afkhami Goli
- Northern Canada Section WIE – Chair: Saeedeh Ghaemmaghami
- North Saskatchewan Section WIE – Chair: Vacant
- Winnipeg Section WIE – Chair: Nasim Abdollahi
- Central Area
- Eastern Area