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 Britsh 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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History Articles

Early Recollections of the Power Industry in BC, by A. T. Goward, 1941

A History of the Vancouver Section, by Lorne R. Kersey, 1984

A Look Back at IEEE Vancouver Section History, by Chris Scholefield, 2011


On February 13, 2010 an Okanagan Subsection ( was established as a subsection of the Vancouver IEEE Section.

Chapters & Affinity Groups

In March 2010, a Women in Engineering (WiE) Affinity group was established.

IEEE Geographic Unit Organizing Document - Vancouver


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Cellula Robotics

International Submarine Engineering

Historical Artifacts

A Proclamation of the City of Vancouver, 2011
IEEE Vancouver Section Centennial Booklet, 2011
List of Officers and volunteers