The IEEE Toronto Section is a geographical organizational unit of the IEEE – the world's leading professional
association for the advancement of technology.
The IEEE Toronto Section serves community of engineers, scientists and other professionals in the academia,
industry and public sector.
The IEEE Toronto Section:
- holds professional/technical meetings, tutorials, conferences, etc. for the members and guests,
- actively supports education through the network of student branches,
- enhances local activities with products and services from IEEE Canada and IEEE worldwide,
- recognizes excellence through the awards program.
The IEEE Toronto Section is a non-profit organization.
All Section activities are performed by volunteers. Section has no paid workforce.
A non-profit organization, IEEE is the
world's leading professional
association for the advancement of
The IEEE name was originally an
acronym for the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Today, the organization's scope of
interest has expanded into so many
related fields, that it is simply referred
to by the letters I-E-E-E (pronounced
The IEEE is the world's largest
professional association for the
advancement of technology.
Through its global membership, IEEE
is a leading authority on areas
ranging from aerospace systems,
computers and telecommunications
to biomedical engineering, electric
power and consumer electronics
- more than 375,000
members including nearly
80,000 student members in
more than 160 countries
- 324 sections in ten
- 1,784 chapters that unite
local members with similar
- 1,616 student branches
and 452 student branch
chapters at colleges and
universities in 80 countries
- 38 societies and 7
representing the wide
range of technical interests
- 390 affinity groups
consisting of Consultants'
Network, Graduates of the
Last Decade (GOLD),
Women in Engineering
(WIE) and Life Members
- nearly 1,300 standards and
- publishes a total of 144
transactions, journals and
- sponsors more than 850
The IEEE Toronto section has grown from its beginnings as the first IEEE
section outside the United States in 1903 to a large diverse technical and
professional organization. With a membership around 4,000 members
Toronto Section is the largest section in Canada and one of largest worldwide.
The Toronto Section is organized in 14 technical chapters:
- Aerospace & Electronic Systems
- Circuits & Devices
- Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation
- Electromagnetics & Radiation
- Engineering in Medicine and Biology
- Engineering & Human Environment
- Industry Applications
- Instrumentation & Measurement
- Power Engineering
- Signal Processing
- Signals & Computational Intelligence
- Solid-State Circuits
and three Affinity Groups:
- Life Members
- Women in Engineering
- GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade)
IEEE Toronto Section supports Student Branches at Universities:
- Ryerson University
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology
- University of Toronto
- York University
and Colleges :
- Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology, Toronto
- George Brown College of Applied Arts & Technology
- Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
The Toronto Section encompasses a wide area that includes much more than the City of Toronto. The Section bylaws define these additional areas as:
Brampton, Mississauga, Woodbridge, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Stouffville,
Markham, Ajax, Pickering, Oakville, Oshawa, North Bay, Sudbury, Saulte Ste.
Marie, and the surrounding areas of these cities.
The IEEE Toronto Section Executive
The operation of the IEEE Toronto Section is managed by the Section Executive Committee, whose members (all volunteers) are elected or
appointed every two years. The officers are elected by the membership of the
Section - the remainder are appointed by the Section chair. Each of the chairs
of the Section Committees, the Affinity Group Committees, and the Technical
Society Chapter Committees appoint members to their committees.