UWindsor electrical engineering group awarded third year in a row

Members from the IEEE Windsor Section. Members from the IEEE Windsor Section. 

For the past three years, the Windsor Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Canada has seen a surge in membership and accolades for its efforts.

Most recently, the IEEE Windsor Section led by University of Windsor researchers, received IEEE Canada’s Exemplary Section Award for medium sectionsduring the IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting in Toronto March 1-3, 2019.

The section was recognized for its outstanding membership retention performance and hosting more than 50 events, says Esrafil Jedari, Chair, IEEE Windsor Section and UWindsor research associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

“None of this would’ve been possible without our section’s more than 35 motivated volunteers comprised of faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students,” Jedari says.

The group more than doubled its membership since last year reaching 650 members, which includes industry members from the Windsor-Essex region in addition to University of Windsor faculty and students. The Windsor Section was established in November 2014 with 105 members. The group now includes three technical joint chapters for six IEEE professional societies, a University Windsor student branch and two affinity groups: Young Professionals and Women in Engineering. They were recognized by the IEEE in 2017 for its 2017 activities, leadership, management and administration and awarded in 2016 and 2018 as an Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment performer.

IEEE Canada is the Canadian arm of the IEEE as well as the constituent society of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for the technical fields of electrical, electronics, and computer engineering.

For more information about the IEEE Windsor Section, please visit windsor.ieee.ca.