IEEE Ottawa Section History


IEEE Ottawa Section History
Established date 1944-09-01
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The IEEE Eastern Canada Council (ECC) is one of three that make up IEEE Canada (Region 7 of IEEE). It convenes as a committee made up of executive representatives from the Montreal, Ottawa, Saint Maurice, Quebec, Canadian Atlantic, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador Sections. Its primary purpose is to assist in the development and expansion of communications and training of IEEE Council executives and to assist and encourage communication between the Sections within the Council and IEEE offices. Officially established on August 28, 1969, its original Bylaws were approved at the first meeting of Council on February 18, 1970.

The Ottawa Section is after Montreal the oldest ECC member, being founded in 1944. Being at the heart of Canada's silicon valley, Ottawa hosts about 50% of the Council membership, thus making it the largest of the seven. The challenge of staying in touch with its members, has led to the launching of the IEEE Canada Electronic Newsletter. Through E-mail, this can reach out to all IEEE members across the country. With 13 technical Chapters, the Ottawa Section has been very active with education in the community and industry. A significant event for the Section, the city of Ottawa and indeed the country was when the IEEE designated the Alouette/IRIS Satellite Program as an International Milestone of Electrical Engineering.

Section officers

Ottawa Section Officers
Year Chair Vice chair Secretary Treasurer
2001 Thomas Lavrisa Raed Abdullah
2002 Hala Tabl Ammar Gharbi Raed Abdullah Maike Luiken
2003 John Grefford Ian Glenn Ramiro Liscano Maike Luiken
2004 John Grefford Ramiro Liscano Branislav Djokic Maike Luiken
2005 Maike Luiken Ramiro Liscano Branislav Djokic Raed Abdullah
2006 Branislav Djokic Wahab Almuhtadi Kexing Liu Raed Abdullah
2007 Wahab Almuhtadi Raed Abdullah Kexing Liu Sreeraman Rajan
2008 Wahab Almuhtadi Raed Abdullah Alfredo Herrera Sreeraman Rajan
2009 Raed Abdullah Sreeraman Rajan Carolyn Macisaac Rami Abielmona
2010 Raed Abdullah Sreeraman Rajan Carolyn Macisaac Rami Abielmona
2011 Sreeraman Rajan Rami Abielmona Robert Woolley Anissa Shaddy
2012 Sreeraman Rajan Rami Abielmona Robert Woolley Anissa Shaddy
2013 Rami Abielmona Janet Davis Eric Karmouch Jeffrey Arcand
2014 Rami Abielmona Janet Davis Eric Karmouch Anissa Shaddy
2015 Janet Davis Anissa Shaddy Rafael Falcon Martinez Michael Bourassa
2016 Janet Davis Anissa Shaddy Abdulhak Nagy Michael Bourassa
2017 Anissa Shaddy Alfredo Herrera Zahra Mohammad Mohamed Abdelazez
2018 Anissa Shaddy Zahra Mohammad Ajit Pardasani Abdulhak Nagy
2019 Winnie Ye Ajit Pardasani Peter Jardine Abdulhak Nagy
2020 Winnie Ye Ajit Pardasani Mostafa Farrokhabadi Sana Abou-Shaaban
2021 Ajit Pardasani Mostafa Farrokhabadi Deyasini Majumdar Amir Andaliby Joghataie


The IEEE Industry Applications Society Chapter was established in February 2014

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