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IEEE Toronto Section - Women in Engineering

IEEE Virtual Museum image Women in Engineering (WIE)

IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering is our local affinity group of the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee (WIEC) which is appointed by, and reports directly to, the IEEE Board of Directors. The scope of interest is:

  1. Gather and disseminate information regarding the status of women and initiatives for, by and on behalf of women in engineering and science.
  2. Enable mentoring and education programs within IEEE and make available information regarding gender related educational issues which may improve the entry into, and the retention of women in engineering programs.
  3. Increase the participation of women within IEEE.
  4. Address ways to improve the climate for women in IEEE and the workplace.
Chapter Chair Talieh , biography
Past Chapter Chair Behnaz , biography
Chapter Vice Chair Vacant
Chapter Treasurer Sylvia , biography
Chapter Public Relation Lead Sharon , biography
Chapter Industrial Relations Lead vacant
Chapter Membership Development Lead Elnaz
Chapter Secretary Marjan M. , biography
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Upcoming Events
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Past Events († indicates event photos added)
May 6 - 7, 2014 WIE Information Booth
May 6, 2014 IEEE Women in Engineering - Young Professionals Mixer
March 6, 2014 Resume Writing for the Online Job Search
November 25, 2013 How to have conversations that get great results
October 1st to 8th, 2013 IEEE Photo Contest
February 22, 2013 Perfect Presentations Seminar
October 17, 2012 Aspects of Persuasion: Confirmation Bias, First Impressions and Subtext
March 8, 2012 International Women's Day
Nov 26, 2011 Networking Get-Together
May 5, 2011 International Conference for Upcoming Engineers - WIE Information Booth
April 30, 2011 1st IEEE Canada Women in Engineering National Conference (WIENC 2011)
November 22, 2010 Industry Panel
November 13, 2010 Networking Get-Together
March 25, 2010 Know Your Future Profession - Panel Discussion
March 8, 2010 Biomedical Instrumentation applied to Cardiac Electrophysiology
January 23, 2010 IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering Affinity Group Members Only Event - General Meeting
October 29, 2009 President Panel
August 28, 2009 Women in Engineering in Medicine and Biology
March 3, 2009 Becoming a Successful Engineer
February 23, 2009 Why I became an Engineer? (testimonials)
February 19, 2009 IEEE Member Only Event (General Meeting)
October 24, 2008 Winning in Life – including an Update on IEEE/Women In Engineering, and Networking with other Women Engineers
August 14, 2008 Getting Organized Once and for All
July 17, 2008 Are You Living The Life You Want? Success is your Birthright!
July 15, 2008
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Symposium on Alternate Energy and Global Synergy
June 24, 2008 The Art of Presentation
November 15, 2007 Understanding the Life Cycle of Organizational Change Management
November 1, 2007 Solar Photo Voltaic as an Investment
October 25, 2007 Invited to a Party? – Please RSVP! : Dining & Wining Protocol and Etiquette
October 18, 2007 Your Color Vitamins: Personal Colors and Effects on People
September 27, 2007 Attention! Your Body is Talking: Body Language & Communication Image
September 22, 2007 Networking Get-together
September 20, 2007 Etiquette in Networking: Netiquette
Every Saturday, July 7 to August 4, 2007 Professional Practice Examination (PPE) Study Group
June 23, 2007 Networking Get-together
May 3, 2007 Student Networking Event
April 12, 2007 Net Zero Energy Healthy Housing
April 10, 2007 Student Networking Event
February 28, 2007 A celebration of Engineering
February 10, 2007 28th Annual Orchid Show!
January 29, 2007 Reliability of Distribution Systems
January 25, 2007 Personal Colours
October 26, 2006 Hybrid Cars
August 10, 2006 Toyota Plant Tour
July 20, 2006 Creative Thinking
June 25, 2006 Natural Networking
April 27, 2006 The Professional Engineer Designation
March 16, 2006 Smart Women Finish Rich
February 23, 2006 From Financial Markets to Energy Markets
November 24, 2005 Time Management - How to Maximize your Effectiveness
October 27, 2005 Introduction to Wind Energy - Wind Energy in Ontario
September 8, 2005 Mentoring Event
August 4, 2005 Automatic Lung Parenchyma Evaluation from Pulmonary CT Images
June 16, 2005 Leading Women Overcome Obstacles on the Way Up
April 22, 2005 How to have an effective meeting with your manager
+ WIE Affinity Group First Anniversary Celebration
March 23, 2005 Claim Your Career Equity
February 17, 2005 The View from the Top - An On-line Chat Event
January 12, 2005 Wen-do - a Women's Self Defense Workshop
October 21, 2004 To Efficiently Improve Communication and Eventual Well-being
July 21, 2004 Project Management - Completing Projects with Success
June 8, 2004 Life Balance General Interest Dinner Meeting
April 2, 2004 IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering First General Interest Meeting †

News

April, 2009

On March 3, 2009, the IEEE WIE-Toronto affinity group held a panel discussion entitled "Becoming a Successful Engineer" at Ryerson University.

Read more about the event: article, brochure, and event page. Some photos from the event below:

Click photos to enlarge

November, 2008

IEEE WIE-Toronto affinity group held a seminar entitled “Winning in Life” on Friday October 24, 2008 at the University of Toronto. The 20 members in attendance started out by partaking of refreshments while engaging in a bit of networking and socializing.

Following this, Dr. Ferial El-Hawary, Chair and Director of IEEE Canada, addressed the gathering. To start, she brought us up to date on the achievements of the IEEE/Women in Engineering Organization, which we found inspiring. This was followed by her talk on “Winning in Life”. Among the things she shared with us were some of the elements that played an important role in her career success. Afterwards, the participants worked in small groups to discuss their personal ‘secret of career success’. From the debriefing afterwards the following discussion points were identified:

  • The major elements of a successful leader.
  • The importance of goal setting at all stages of life.
  • The saving in time and energy resulting from having a written plan of our goals.
  • Develop a better understanding of self, identify interests, and cultivate the necessary connections.
  • Be a mentor as well as a mentee.
  • Be assertive, take ownership of accomplishments and ideas

View photos from the event on the announcement page.

October, 2008 The symposium proceedings and presentation slides for the highly successful Symposium on Alternate Energy and Global Synergy held on July 15, 2008, have been archived here.
July 15, 2008

The IEEE Toronto WIE Affinity Group co-organized the Symposium on Alternate Energy and Global Synergy along with IEEE Toronto Section and Ryerson University. See the symposium brochure for details.

Visda Vokhshoori, former Chair of the IEEE Toronto Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group and Vice-chair of the Computer Chapter, is recognized at the 2006 AGM for her excellent service to the IEEE Toronto Section. See her bio here.

Congratulations to Visda for her leadership in organizing many interesting WIE and Computer Chapter seminars and social events.

2004 Executive. Click to enlarge Certificate Image. Click to enlarge June 8 Meeting Photo. Click to enlarge

The formation of the Toronto Section WIE affinity group (chapter) was approved on March 24, 2004. Officers were elected on April 2, 2004.   For more information on WIE affinity groups, please view the linked IEEE web page.   Photo at left above shows (from left) Visda - Vice Chair, Joan - Chair and Anna - Secretary.   Photo at right above taken at the June 8 Dinner Meeting.   Click photos to view larger image.   Subsequently, Visda became the Chair and Anna the Vice Chair.

Toronto WIE Affinity Group recognized by the IEEE WIE Committee for achievement. The Certificate displayed in the centre was awarded to this group as the runner-up for the 2004 Women in Engineering Affinity Group of the Year - see centre image (click to enlarge).




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