The UBC IEEE Student Branch is the University of British Columbia's student club for members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The UBC IEEE Student Branch aims to be a safe environment for UBC ECE students to convene and discuss their classes, their work experiences, and the life of an engineer. The UBC IEEE Student Branch also allows students to explore the world-wide efforts of engineers everywhere through a yearly field trip.
The IEEE was formed from the merging of two smaller engineering institutions. These were the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). This merger was agreed upon in 1963 by the boards of both institutions as a solution that would benefit all of their members, and so the IEEE was born. The expertise of the two groups gave the IEEE a large field to recruit from, and resulted in the organization being important for the technological innovations of the coming years, and the group currently has over 400,000 members.
As for the student branch of the IEEE at UBC we were founded on October 4th 1930.
- Think Engineering Networking Dinner
- IEEE International Field Trip
What We've Achieved
The IEEE Student Branch at UBC has allowed students to congregate, experience a safe environment for casual networking, as well as experience the world of engineering through the yearly field trip. Our communal space in the Macleod building has also fostered a friendly community that has helped members get that little push they needed to stay passionate about engineering and succeed in their classes.