Dec 21 @ 13:15 – 14:15

IEEE Canada Technology Leadership Monthly Webinar

IEEE Canada is hosting a webinar series on Technology Leadership.  We are inviting professional associations, learnt societies, think tanks, governmental agencies, and other institutions to participate and contribute speakers.   This webinar series is a platform bringing our thought leaders from different stakeholders, from all walks of life to present their views and advocate their positions on science, technology, society, and future economy.   It will be open and free to the general public.  Many, among the audience, will be members of IEEE.

Date:                     Dec 21st, 2020

Time:                     01:15 PM to 02:15 PM EST

Speaker:              MP James Cumming

Topic:                    Innovation, Science and Industry



The speaker will first discuss the challenges Canada is facing:

  •  OECD (June 2020) reports Canada as having the highest unemployment in G7 (13%)
  • Second highest spending in G7 (13.8% of GDP) after Germany (unemployment rate 4%)
  • Canada fell out of top 10 rank of world’s most competitive economies (13th)
  • Canada ranks 17th among 20 countries in Global Innovation Index

He will then outline his vision on balanced approach for oil and gas sector and environmental protection, as well as role of technology in economic development.


The former President & CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the largest urban chamber in Canada, James is an active leader in Edmonton’s business and non-profit volunteer communities.

A life-long successful entrepreneur, James understands the focus and drive needed to build something from scratch. Whether it is starting out as an independent business owner many years ago to becoming the President of the Chamber of Commerce, or starting as a student in NAIT’s Construction Engineering Technology and becoming the Chair of NAIT’s Board of Governors, James knows that it is hard work and determination that leads to success.

James also knows that with entrepreneurship comes an inherent responsibility to give back to your community. This is why he actively supports non-profit organizations such as Junior Achievement, Northlands Park, Edmonton Construction Association, Alberta Art Stabilization Fund, Norlien Foundation, Alberta Opportunity Corporation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, to name a few. A recipient of NAIT’s Alumni Award of Distinction and Top 50 Alumni, James is a current member of the World Presidents’ Organization and the Harvard University Alumni OPM 27.

A life-long Edmontonian born and raised in Edmonton Centre, James and his wife Debbie have been married for 35 years and are the proud parents of three beautiful children and one grandchild.

For more information and speaking opportunity, please contact, Dr Kexing Liu, IEEE Canada Outreach and Partnership Committee Chair,

IEEE Ottawa YPAG: Meet the Team @ Online
Jan 28 @ 18:00 – 19:00

Are you interested to learn more on what IEEE Young Professionals Ottawa is all about? We are kicking off the new year with an informal time of chatting and Q&A.

In this event you will meet the new team of executives as well as participate in an informal chat about the volunteering activities and events we organize for young engineers and engineering students!

Learn more about IEEE Young Professionals! See the importance we have in contributing to this wonderfull community!

Feel free to submit any possible question you might have in the registration form!

We are looking forward to see you there!

Register now!

Clarifying the path to becoming a Professional Engineer @ Online
Mar 5 @ 16:00 – 17:00

If you are an engineering undergraduate or post-graduate student, or a recent graduate starting out your engineering career, then this seminar might be for you. In it you will learn:

  • What is PEO?
  • What engineering experience is PEO looking for once I graduate?
  • I have international engineering education and experience; how is that evaluated by PEO?
  • How is my engineering experience evaluated by PEO?
  • How do I prepare my Experience Record?
  • What is the PPE?
  • What is the EIT Program and the Student Membership Program?

Emphasis of this webinar will be on the P. Eng. licensure process – what PEO is looking for. The webinar will focus on how engineering experience is evaluated and how you can facilitate the process. Learn the dos and don’ts of preparing your licensing application for evaluation.

To participate, you will require: internet connection to view the webinar, and/or phone access to dial into the conference for audio.

We look forward to speaking with you!

This event ir organized by IEEE Ottawa YPAG in partnership with IEEE Ottawa WIE, IEEE Montreal YPAG and Professional Engineers Ontario.

Professional Development Series: Resume Building and LinkedIn Profile Management Workshop @ Online
Mar 6 @ 17:00 – Mar 7 @ 18:00


With the onset of the pandemic from early March 2020, nearly everything from shopping groceries to job recruitment is being virtualized. It completely changed the landscape for graduating students to get a job. Not just students even organizations are finding it difficult to recruit the perfect candidate for the position. Are you a recent graduate student looking for a job? Are you in your final term of school and wondering how to get your dream job?

IEEE WIE Ottawa along with IEEE YP Ottawa brings to you Professional Development Series! Join us in a 2-day workshop to get your doubts cleared about Resume building, Creating a LinkedIn profile, and how to apply for jobs online from a professional.

Speaker Biography:

Sherin Nilam is an experienced Career Counselor, helping international students with their career journey by offering Resume editing strategies, Cover letter writing, Interview preparation, LinkedIn profile management, and other career-related advice. Her career tactics have been effective for many students to successfully land their dream jobs in Canada.

Webinar: Connecting Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) into the Distribution and Sub-Transmission Electrical System
Apr 8 @ 18:30 – 20:00

Date: Thursday, April 08, 2021.
Time: Webinar: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Online. Free registration required at

High penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) into the Electrical Power Grid is one of the hottest topics in the Power Industry. The seminar will discuss the following topics: Definitions, Overview of the Electrical Power System, Status of the current development of DERs around the world, Impacts of DER Penetration into the Electrical Grid, Modeling, Technical Requirements, and Applications.

Speaker’s Bio
Hugo Sanchez-Reategui has been a consultant with Alectra Utilities Corporation (Ontario) for
the past 10 years confirming technical requirements to connect Distributed Generation projects into
the Distribution and Sub Transmission System, working with multiple internal stakeholders,
developers, government agencies, other LDCs (Local Distribution Companies), etc. He is a
registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. 



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