UBC IEEE Election Results!!

Thank you for attending our UBC IEEE Elections. Everyone keeps wondering when the results will be posted. Today is your lucky day! 


The UBC IEEE Team 2016/17

Chair: Zuhair Naseem
Vice-Chair: Andy Lin
Secretary: Linda Josiah
Treasurer: Angy Chung
Senior Executive (Committee Leaders): Mario Liverant
Senior Executive (Society Leaders): Katherine Yao


Think Engineering Leader: Scott Maclaren
International Field Trip Organizers: Scott Peverelle
Seminars and Workshops Leader: Maria Tu
IT Leader: Jeff Wong
Socials Leader: Maria Tu
T-Shirt Committee Leader:  *** OPEN ***
Recruitment & Advertising Leader:  *** OPEN ***

Communications Society (ComSoc) Chair: Candice Loo
Computer Society Chair: Zeyad Tamimi & Scott Peverelle
Power and Energy Society Chair: *** OPEN *** 
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Chair (EMBS): Wen-Ling Lin
Women in Engineering (WiE): Linda Josiah
McNaughton Chair: Scott Peverelle

Congratulations to the new team!

UBC IEEE Photos & Dinner

This has been another great year for IEEE UBC. We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to the team. UBC IEEE is inviting you to Evangelos Photo Session and Dinner. So take a few minutes to suit up and grab a bite in our last big event together. As the year comes to end, let's make some precious memories.

Date: Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Photo Session
Where: Evangelos Photography Ltd (3156 W Broadway, Vancouver)
Time: 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Dress Code: Formal

Where: the Eatery (3431 W Broadway, Vancouver)
Time: 5:00 PM

Please RSVP FOR DINNER:      http://goo.gl/forms/s855NgjZgn
We cannot guarantee you a spot if you don't RSVP by Thursday, March 24th!

UBC IEEE Elections

Looking for some volunteer experience? Want to add that extra professional experience in your resume? Well, look no further!


UBC IEEE is hosting its 2016/17 Elections!

Looking to Sign Up or need more details?
  Visit our official Elections Page: http://www.ubcieee.org/elections/

Deadline to Sign-Up:  Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Election Day?
   Time: 3:30pm - 5:00PM
   Date: Thursday, March 24th, 2016
   Location: Kaiser 2020/2030

If you do not plan on running for any positions, then simply show your support by voting for the candidates and deciding on the future of IEEE UBC Student Branch!

Note: Only IEEE Members are allowed at this event! Food will also be served.

Wireless Solutions Competition

We would like to recognize and congratulate Remy Savard on first place, Tanya Nair and Ruibing Zhao in second, and William Yeung, Adrian Wong, and Weing Kai Wee in third, at the 2014 Wireless Solutions Competition. Details on the upcoming competition will be announced shortly.

The Wireless Solutions Competition is a design competition that was introduced by Dr. Dave Michelson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC. The process of the competition encourages students to work in a real-life problem-solving environment and provides a unique and exciting opportunity for students who are interested in challenging a wireless problem from different perspectives.


The objective of the Wireless Solutions Competition is to:

1. Stimulate interest in the use of wireless technology to help university departments, clubs, and other campus organizations serve their members and achieve their goals
2. Help students develop their ability to identify potential applications of new technologies.
3. Help students develop their ability to prepare and present concise and well-considered proposals regarding technical topics.


Students will submit a proposal about a new service, application or research that will make the UBC Wireless Network (or other wireless access services that campus users have access to) more useful to university departments, clubs and other campus organizations. Students with the best proposals will have the opportunity to present their solutions in front of a judging panel consisting of industry professionals that will evaluate their presentation and submission.

2014 Judges:
Industry judges from Telus, Cisco Systems, and UBC Information Technology.
Academic judge: Dr. Dave Michelson

Eligible Participants: All Bachelor and Masters Level Students

Recruiting Volunteers for Technical Career Fair

Hello IEEE Members!

We’re looking for talented stars like you to volunteer for the annual 2016 Technical Career Fair. Looking for a chance to network? This might be the event for you!

The 2016 UBC Technical Career Fair is an annual event which attracts over 50 technical companies to connect students with employers to discover the diverse career opportunities available. The fair will be held on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at the West Atrium of the Life Sciences Centre.

For more information on the UBC Technical Career fair, visit: https://www.cs.ubc.ca/industry/techcareerfair 

We are looking to engage 40 Volunteer Hosts to assist with the coordination and promotion of this event. Volunteers should be available for at least 2 hours between 8:00am - 6:00pm on the day of the event.

Time Commitment:

  • One mandatory training session on Thursday, January 21th at 6pm
  • Minimum of 2 hour commitment on the day of the event (Thursday, January 28th)


  • Opportunity to develop and execute a marketing plan to all UBC students
  • Be in direct communication with over 50 employers
  • Great way to meet new people and develop teamwork skills
  • Letter of reference provided post event


  • Pre-event
    • Attend the mandatory meeting
    • May assist with advertisement of the event
  • During the Event:
    • Assist with set-up and cleaning before and after event
    • Meet, greet and direct employers and attendees
    • Answer questions and assist employers and attendees
    • General hospitality and customer service
    • Manage employer hospitality room and storage room


Application Instructions:

Please fill out the volunteer form by Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by 11:59 pm.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fbuqVaAaS3OZ3smnLYxLNM_oSd9MVFsPyx2_8P7Zwc/viewform


Robotics Workshop on Raspberry Pi 2 IECON2015

Are you interested in learning about Raspberry Pi 2?

Raspberry Pi 2 is a little computer with the ability to run a home media center, a VPN, and more! Did I mention that it fits in the palm of your hand? However, before you can do anything, you need to configure and install the operating system. The Raspberry Pi 2 BCM2836 (quad core ARM7) will be demonstrated along with some of the cool and exciting DIY projects.


Robotics Workshop on Raspberry Pi 2 IECON2015

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 2 - 5pm
Dates: 15th October 2015 && 16th October 2015 (Thurs && Fri)
Venue: Room 2131, New Sub Building
IECON Conference Room 4: 6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver
Cost: FREE*

In order to register, please use the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nJei48yxwoW_vDBnovCNpzdQ80JSaAV3COCDr2NcOs0/viewform



*NOTE: Registration after the first 30 attendees will be charged $150/person.


Seminar with Ivan Yuen: Senior Manager and UBC Alumnus

The IEEE Student Branch UBC Chapter is pleased to invite Ivan Yuen, a senior manager and UBC alumnus to share his experiences after graduation and recommendations to students.

Event: Life After Graduation Seminar - Engineer to Senior Manager
Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Macleod 418


Ivan Yuen is a senior manager with over 10 years of Asia-Pacific experience with an expertise in the cross-cultural marketplaces. He received his Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Comp. Eng.) from the University of British Columbia. After 6 years in engineering and marketing roles at a Chinese semiconductor foundry, Ivan took the opportunity to pursue an MBA from the prestigious INSEAD School of Business. After graduation, he began his career in retail at Louis Vuitton and G-Star in China. After returning to Canada, he has joined Soo Jerky, an ethnic food brand, as development manager looking to expand business domestically and internationally. He is married to his wife, Frances, and enjoys everything cycling.

Telus IEEE Innovation Challenge

Do you have an idea for how technology can aid in the quality of life, for people with physical disabilities or chronic conditions? Challenge yourself and friends at the Telus IEEE Innovation Challenge 2015-2016.

TELUS and the IEEE Vancouver Section invite senior engineering undergraduate students, engineering Master’s students and senior computer science students to partake in our inaugural innovation challenge. The IEEE/TELUS Student Innovation Challenge is facilitated by the TELUS Graduate Engineering Leadership Program (GELP), in collaboration with the IEEE Vancouver section and generous support from the TELUS Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and the Research Development Technology and Innovation (RDTI) team at TELUS.

September 14: Online info session
September 18: Registration deadline
September 29: Idea Pitch Competition

For more information please view the attached call for competition and visit the competition website at: http://vancouver.ieee.ca/InnovationChallenge2015

Note to UBC students: UBC students do not have the option of implementing the idea as their Capstone project but if they wish they may coordinate with other course instructors on delivering the entire or part of the project as a course project (other than Capstone).

UBC IEEE South Korea Trip!

From May 1st through May 12th 2015 a group of 23 UBC and SFU students went an trip to South Korea to help them learn about professional engineering and technology in one of the world's most dynamic countries. 

We visited a variety of different institutions and corporations including: 

Flitto, Seoul National University, Samsung, National Fusion Research Institute,  Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, SK Telecom, and Kia Motors. 

Check out our photos here: www.ubcieee.org/fieldtrip/photos/

If you want to go on next year's trip feel free to give us a shout at ubcieeechair@gmail.com.

2014-2015 Team Photos!

Thanks everyone for a wonderful year! Its been great working with all of you! :DDD


Harlen Bains <3

Chair - UBC IEEE 2014 -2015 


Download link here: ubcieee.org/teamphotos

UBC IEEE Elections Results

Here are the results of the UBC IEEE Elections!

The UBC IEEE Team of 2015-2016:
Samantha Chin
Vice-Chair: William Yeung
Secretary: Amar Manj
Treasurer: Tommy Cheang
Senior Executive (Committee Leaders): Joanna Leung
Senior Executive (Society Leaders): Ana Cristina Lopez

Think Engineering Leader: Ilia Kalmanson
International Field Trip Organizers: Ibnul Hussain and Daniel Islam
Seminars and Workshops Leader: Amar Manj
IT Leader: Jeff Wong
Socials Leader: Mario Liverant
T-Shirt Committee Leader: Mario Liverant

Computer Society Chair: Marinah Zhao
Power and Energy Society Chair: Zuhair Naseem
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Chair (EMBS): Daniel Louie

Congratulations to the new team!


UBC IEEE Elections

Come on out on April 2nd to vote for your next IEEE Team of 2015-2016! There will be food!
Want to run for a position? SIgn up on our website before March 31st!

Election Sign-Up Deadline: March 31, 2015

Date of the Election: April 2, 2015
Time of the Election: 6PM to 8PM
Location of the Election: MCLD 220

Check out our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/420999411415304/
More details about the elections here: http://www.ubcieee.org/elections

2015 ECE Capstone Celebration!

The ECE department is looking for volunteers for the annual capstone project celebration!

Date: April 9th 2015

Time: 11am to 4pm (You do not have to be there for the entire event!)

Location: Kaiser Atrium


Just send us an email at ubcieeechair@gmail.com!

Can't make it?

Just show up for the event and see all of the cool projects!


Power & Energy Sociey Scholarships

PES offers up to US$7,000 and assistance with career experience opportunities to selected students! You must be a full-time undergraduate student studying electrical engineering and be a citizen (or permanent resident) of the U.S. or Canada. You should be willing to take power engineering courses and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Click here for full eligibility requirements and more information.

The application deadline is June 30, 2015!

IEEE Canada Foundation Scholarships 2015

IEEE Student Activities are extremely pleased to have such support from the IEEE Canadian Foundation. The ICF has a number of student-related funding deadlines coming up on March 15. 

- IEEE Canadian Foundation (McNaughton) Scholarship - $5000 or $2500 for students in their penultimate undergraduate year!

- IEEE Canadian Foundation Vehicular Technology Travel Grants - Travel grant up to $1200 to attend a conference!

- Women in Engineering Prize - $1000 is awarded to a dedicated WIE volunteer in the Young Professionals category

Details here: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/index.php

IEEE 2015 Student Scholarships!

The Vancouver Section of the IEEE will award up to three scholarships to students enrolled in engineering related programs who best meet the objectives of the scholastic trust fund. Each scholarship will consist of a $500 cash award. The linked document describes the objectives and details the specific intent of each award.

Award Document: Link

Deadline: February 24th 2015!

Get IEEE Signal Processing Membership for Free!

You're in the beginning stages of your career. Membership in the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) can help you lay the groundwork for many years of success. You can have it all in 2015 - for free!

IEEE SPS Membership includes:

  • Discounts on conference registration fees;
  • Eligibility to apply for travel grants to attend SPS flagship conferences including the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) and IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP);
  • Networking and job opportunities at the ICASSP Student Career Luncheon;
  • Eligibility to enter our student competition, the Signal Processing Cup, for a US$5,000 grand prize;
  • Involvement opportunities through SPS’s local Chapters - more than 140 worldwide;
  • Free electronic and digital subscriptions to IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter, and the IEEE Signal Processing Society Content Gazette;
  • Access to cutting-edge educational resources, including the SPS online video tutorial portal SigView;
  • For full membership benefits list, visit our Web site.

Sign up now using the discount code SP15STUAD.

Join UBC IEEE as Communication Society Chair!

Get involved in the premier international forum for the exchange of ideas on communications technologies and information networking!

Become Communication Society Chair @ UBC IEEE


- Gain industry contacts

- Improve professional skills

- Become a part of the UBC IEEE community

- Position looks great on a resume


- Set-up visits to companies around the lower mainland that specialize in communication

- Host socials for students interested in compunctions at UBC

- Attend UBC IEEE Exec meetings

What is IEEE Communication Society?

Details: http://www.comsoc.org/about


Contact us at ubcieeechair@gmail.com