Upcoming Events

Interested in grad school? Excited about research and what opportunities are currently available? Or just have questions on what grad school is about? Come join IEEE Energy Chapter at our grad talk event where you willl have a chance to hear from current U of T professors about their research and find out about what they chose to pursue post undergrad. Kicking off with some brief presentations and a short Q and A, you'll have a chance to interact more with the professors during the discusssion and networking session.

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Do you love coding? Have you always wanted to attend a hackathon, but felt like you had no chance against those with years of hacking experience? If so, then NewHacks is for you! Come join IEEE and TechXplore at this exciting hackathon, targeted specifically at those who are new to hacking

Note 1: This event is FREE.

Note 2: Only hackers with little to no hacking experience will be accepted!

Recent Past Events

Feb 16, 2019

IEEE UofT is teaming up with Major League Hacking to bring you MakeUofT, Canada’s largest makeathon!

In this 24-hour event, you and your team will build a project of your choosing from scratch through the integration of hardware and software. Afterwards, you will present your project to a panel of industry judges to compete for prizes. This year, the theme for MakeUofT is connectivity - including bluetooth, radio, internet, and anything else you can think of!

Featuring workshops hosted by representatives from companies such as Microsoft, Twilio, and Telus, our makeathon caters to beginners and veterans alike. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts and gain hands-on technical experience!



Microservices? Cloud? Cloud-Native Development? We hear them often and they are everywhere in the industry these days. What are they? What's the deal with them? What are they for and why should you care? If you are interested or simply curious about any of these, come and join us. In this workshop, we will attempt to demystify and offer you a practitioner's perspective on what they are and why do they matter. You will have a chance to get your hands dirty and build your first Java microservice using Eclipse MicroProfile and Open Liberty, an open programming model and an open source application server for microservices, as well as to dive deeper into various aspects of microservices too!

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Jan 17, 2019, 6-8pm

Interested in the Canadian energy sector and networking with professionals? Join us at the IEEE Energy Industry Mixer! Our upcoming event gives everyone a needed boost towards planning for their future careers as the new semester begins. This event is especially valuable for those of you who are interested in the Energy industry. Some panelists attending are looking to hire and give scholarships!

Guest speakers:

  • Manu Sud (Manager, Ontario Ministry of Energy)
  • Vikram Singh (Director of Advanced Planning, Alectra)
  • Kurtis Martin-Sturmey (Utility Project Lead, METSCO Energy Solutions)
  • Maged Sami (Senior Manager, CarbonFree Technology)
  • Greg Young (Manager, CoEng Advisors)

Panel moderator: Hugo Sanchez (Consultant, Alectra Utilities)

Food and beverages will be provided!

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Jan 19, 2019, 11am-4pm

The Hardware Certification Workshop is here! IEEE UofT invites students to participate in a unique workshop that will equip participants with practical knowledge of circuitry.

The workshop consists of an introductory lecture on basic circuitry followed by a hands-on lab session where you can construct and debug practical circuits such as H-bridges.

The workshop will be conducted by an experienced PhD student and a team of mentors that will help participants complete the lab exercises. Upon successful completion of the workshop, students will be awarded a certificate from IEEE.

Note that a $10 refundable deposit will be required to secure your seat. Hurry, there are only 50 spots!

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Jan 26, 2019

Do you love programming? Are you passionate about technology? Join us at IEEE’s Hello, Con! 2019 as speakers share their stories and expertise in software development. With this TED-talk style technology conference, you will have the invaluable opportunity to connect with professionals, share exciting ideas, and code with passion. There will be great food, great people, and most importantly, great knowledge and insight!

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Nov 13, 2018

Have you ever dreamed about making your own website? Well, here's a chance for your dream to come true! Come to IEEE's web-dev workshop to learn about the basics of web dev tools usch as HTML and CSS. At this workshop, you will also have the chance to create a portfolio showcasing your projects! No prior experience is needed.

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Nov 19, 2018

Interested in summer research opportunities or graduate studies in the UofT ECE department? IEEE UofT is hosting Grad Talks, where distinguished professors from various ECE streams will present topics from their specialized research areas and possible ways that you can get involved with their research.

  • Prof. Shahrokh Valaee: Tuesday Nov 20, 11-12:00 BA2139
  • Prof. Ali Shiekoleslami: Monday Nov 26, 12-13:00 GB248
  • Prof. Jason Anderson: Monday Nov 26, 18-19:00 SF1101
  • Prof. Li Qian: Tuesday, Nov 27, 12-13:00 GB221
  • Prof. Lacra Pavel: Wednesday, Nov 28 13-14:00 BA2175

Interaptix Augmented Reality is a venture-backed company working at the intersection of mixed reality, HCI, machine learning, and computer vision. We are building the future of immersive technologies and are looking for talented, passionate and creative problem solvers to join our team.
Join us at our downtown Toronto office 6-7pm for an info session about our exciting PEY and new grad opportunities in AR. Come and see how you can be part of this exploding industry!
Come to our info session to:

  • See how we’re changing the AR industry
  • Learn about our PEY and new grad opportunities
  • Chat with our current PEYs and engineering team about their exciting work
  • Win a chance to join us for a night of VR games at the office

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Oct 20-21, 2018
Are you passionate about technology? Do you like to design things and build the future around you? IEEE is very excited to be partnering with TELUS and SEA on October 20th-21st with an Internet of Things hackathon! Select IoT hardware kits and software mentorship support will be provided by IEEE and TELUS for this 24-hour hack. Join us to explore the future of IoT and show us what you've got! Outstanding participants will receive interview opportunities for co-op or full-time positions depending on their year of study. All levels of expertise are welcome. In fact, we encourage multidisciplinary teams so whether you are a hard-core programmer, like to play with hardware, have an eye for UI design, or love doing business analysis, you are very welcome to participate! Food will be served! Hope to see you there!

Are you interested in Google’s latest projects? Are you passionate about technology? Do you want to connect with technical managers who are currently in charge of projects at Google? Are you applying for a summer internship position at Google? Join us at IEEE’s event with Google, where technical leads and managers come in to give a lightning talk about their latest projects. Recruiters will also be there to network with students near the end! The event will be hosted on the 23rd of October, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm on BA1130.


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Have you heard about Rotman's newest graduate program? Curious? Join the program's Academic Director to learn more about the Master of Management Analytics at Rotman, its bespoke curriculum, and the experiential learning opportunities it provides. The admission team will be on hand to answer questions about admission requirements and the application process for this program. See you 6-7pm on Sep 19!

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This is an excellent opportunity to experience how blockchain intersects with the energy industry. Come and learn how blockchain can potentially revolutionize current energy practices to deliver new energy solutions. Join Vikram Singh, Director of Advanced Planning at Alectra Utilities for an innovative evening on September 26th, 2018 @ 6pm - 8pm @ BA B024. FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED

Sep 27, 2018

Learn about Amazon Alexa and build your very own voice skill! Participate in our hands-on workshop to create engaging voice experiences with the latest products from the Alexa Skills Kit. See you at 6:00pm to 8:30pm @ SF 3202!

Oct 26-27, 2018

Are you interested in a career in management analytics? We’re seeking budding analytics professionals to take part in our Master of Management Analytics On Campus Datathon. Held on October 26th and 27th, experience the Rotman School and put your data skills to the test.

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Mar 17 & 18, 2018

Need a leg up on your resume? Curious about how electricity operators control the power systems? Took some entry-level energy/power courses but not sure how they work in the real world? IEEE UofT Student Branch is collaborating with IEEE Toronto Power and Energy Chapter to host a power systems case competition for engineering students, so come learn and build your own energy system! Read more

Join the City of Toronto, Seimens Canada and IEEE to explore the technology and methods in transforming our city into a smart city. Read more

Join us at the IEEE Hardware Hackathon to transform your hardware ideas into reality! In this 36-hour event, you and your team will work with everything hardware to build a project from scratch. The hardware is provided by us - just bring your ideas! Read more

Do you LOVE programming? Are you passionate about technology? Join us at IEEE’s Hello, Con! 2018 as speakers share their stories and expertise in software development. This year, we have invited developers from DeepLearni.ng, Intel, Daisy Intelligence, Interaptix and more to talk about the hottest topics in today’s technology industry,... Read more

Join IEEE at the annual Hardware Certification Workshop to learn more about fundamental circuit design and to create your own circuitry projects! This event will give you hands-on experience with common circuits such as the H-bridge, and more advanced ones like speaker circuits. So, if you're a first-year student looking... Read more

Curious about how energy is produced? Considering working in the power industry in the future? Well, here's your chance to learn more! Join us for a tour of Ontario Power Generation, Ontario's largest energy provider. You will have the opportunity to hear about OPG's projects, tour the site, and speak... Read more

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Power Electronics has evolved rapidly in the past 25 years due to the development of new power electronic devices and real-time control hardware and software. Professor Dawson will be talking about his research involving modeling and control of excimer pulsed lasers and control systems for electrochemical reactions. Come by to... Read more

Professor Matsuura will be giving a talk on the Nanotechnology, Molecular Imaging & Systems Biology area! There are many interesting topics - one focus of her group is the design of new biomaterials that can be remotely activated using medical imaging sources for cancer imaging and therapy. These biomaterials can... Read more

Professor Sean Hum will be talking about the exciting research that is going on in the Electromagnetics Group in the ECE department at UofT! Research topics in advanced antennas for satellite communications, cloaking, wireless power transfer, computational electromagnetics, and electromagnetic metamaterials will be discussed. Faculty members will be introduced and... Read more

Professor Anderson's research aims to allow software design methodologies to be used for hardware design; particularly, hardware as implemented on field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). FPGAs are programmable computer chips that can be configured in the field by the end user. Recently, FPGA chips have been deployed in cloud-computing environments, where... Read more

Professor Luca Scardovi's research focuses on complex interconnected systems, and methodologies to control and analyze emergent biological and engineered systems. Come to this session to learn more about research and graduate studies in the Systems Control area! Read more

Professor Kundur’s research interests lie in cyber security, signal processing and complex dynamical networks. Come to this session to learn more about the communications area and doing grad studies in the communications group at UofT! You will also get the opportunity to learn about the various professors in the communications... Read more

IEEE is bringing you the 2017 Interview Workshop that has it all! We aim to provide YOU the opportunity of learning about PEY students’ work experience, networking with industry professionals, and doing mock interviews with real industry interviewers. Read more

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Interested in Energy Systems? Contemplating which stream to specialize in? Need PD points? Come and check out the U of T Steam Plant and learn about U of T’s hundred year old district heating system. You will get to see the real world applications of engineering right on campus. Read more

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Interested in summer research or graduate studies opportunities in the UofT ECE related to Energy or Power? Distinguished professors will be offering presentations each week about their respective specialized research areas, and how you can get involved. Come, learn and network! Pizzas and drinks will be provided! Read more

IEEE UofT student branch is opening recruitment for next year! There are 10+ executive positions open for next year in professional chapters (Electronics, Computer, and Energy Chapters) as well as supporting committees (Marketing Committee)! Read more

Curious about how electricity operators control the power systems? Took some entry-level energy/power courses but not sure how they work in the real world? IEEE UofT Student Branch is hosting a power systems case competition for junior engineering students, so come learn and build your own energy system! Read more

Design and innovate at IEEE UofT’s flagship event, the Hardware Hackathon! The IEEE Hardware Hackathon is a 12 hour design challenge themed around wireless technology. Just bring your ideas, and we’ll provide all the hardware you need to maximize your creativity! Read more

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