IEEE Vancouver Section History
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The Vancouver Section was established on August 22, 1911. The Section encompasses the geographical area of the province of British Columbia, except for Vancouver Island, which is part of the IEEE Victoria Section. The Section currently has around 2200 active members, including 325 students at BCIT, SFU, and UBC. It is the fourth largest Section in Canada.
The Section operates on a fiscal year that runs from May - April of each year. The Annual General Meeting and election of new officers are held on the second Monday of each May. Meetings and social events are generally held from September - April.
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On February 13, 2010 an Okanagan Subsection (http://www.okanagan.ieee.ca) was established as a subsection of the Vancouver IEEE Section.
On February 13, 2010 a BC Northern Subsection was established as a subsection of the Vancouver IEEE Section.
Chapters & Affinity Groups
In March 2010, an Women in Engineering (WiE) Affinity group was established.
In October 2012, a Consultants Network Affinity group was established.
There are four dedications of IEEE Historical Milestones in the Vancouver Section.
- First Television Broadcast in Western Canada, 1953
- First Radio Astronomical Observations Using Very Long Baseline Interferometry, 1967
- First 500 MeV Proton Beam from the TRIUMF Cyclotron, 1974
- First Digitally Processed Image from a Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar, 1978
- A Proclamation of the City of Vancouver, 2011
- IEEE Vancouver Section Centennial Booklet, 2011
- List of past Presidents
- List of Officers
- List of Chapter Chairs
- List of Affinity Group Chairs
- List of Committee Chairs
- Thurb Cushing Scholarship
These are a collection of interviews of leaders who have influenced technology in Vancouver.
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- A selection of early scanned documents
- IEEE Geographic Unit Organizing Document - Vancouver
- Newsletters (2011-2017)
- Vancouver Centennial Booklet