Women In Engineering (WIE)

Women in Engineering (WIE)

IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering is our local affinity group of the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee (WIEC) which is appointed by, and reports directly to, the IEEE Board of Directors. The scope of interest is:

  1. Gather and disseminate information regarding the status of women and initiatives for, by and on behalf of women in engineering and science.
  2. Enable mentoring and education programs within IEEE and make available information regarding gender related educational issues which may improve the entry into, and the retention of women in engineering programs.
  3. Increase the participation of women within IEEE.
  4. Address ways to improve the climate for women in IEEE and the workplace.
Affinity Group ChairMaryam Davoudpour , Biography
Past Affinity Group ChairBehnaz Ghoraani , biography
Affinity Group Vice ChairDr. Marjan Alavi, biography
Affinity Group TreasurerSylvia Raynhambiography
Affinity Group Public Relation LeadDalia Hanna
Affinity Group Industrial Relations LeadNicoleta Zouri, biography
Affinity Group Membership Development LeadZahraa Khalil
Affinity Group Junior ENG. Activities (Under 25)Azin Mirzajavadkhan
Affinity Group Junior R&D Lead (Under 25)Fatima Tafazzoli Shadpour
Affinity Group Junior Educational LeadDimple Gamnani, biography
Affinity Group Social Media LeadZahraa Khalil
Affinity Group Newsletter EditorDr. Fatima Hussain

Upcoming Events

November 13, 2020Python Project-based Workshop: How to build your own intelligent agent
November 27, 2020Python Project-based Workshop: How to track motion from bird eye multiple camera perspectives

Past Events († indicates event photos added)

October 6, 2020Career Night Series: Writing an Effective CV
September 22, 2020Career Night Series: Which Direction Should I Take with My Career?
September 10, 2020API Economy: Managing Security and Compliance Risks at Academia
September 3, 2020How to Start an App Idea Today that Gets Customers!
August 24, 20202D Game Development in Unity with C# – Session 5
August 19, 2020An Introduction to Django Web Development with Python
August 18, 2020Applied Data Science with pandas
August 17, 20202D Game Development in Unity with C# – Session 4
August 17, 2020Getting Started with Python
August 10, 20202D Game Development in Unity with C# – Session 3
August 5, 2020Introduction to NLP for Classification Task – Session 5
August 3, 20202D Game Development in Unity with C# – Session 2
July 30, 2020Measurement, Control and Protection in Smart Grid Energy Management Systems for Smart Buildings in a Smart City
July 29, 2020Introduction to NLP for Classification Task – Session 4
July 27, 20202D Game Development in Unity with C# – Session 1
July 23, 2020Advanced Topics on Scalable Deployment of Machine Learning and Drone-Based Search and Rescue
July 22, 2020Introduction to NLP for Classification Task – Session 3
July 15, 2020Introduction to NLP for Classification Task – Session 2
July 8, 2020Introduction to NLP for Classification Task – Session 1
June 29, 2020Data Deduplication Techniques in the Cloud
June 12, 2020WIE Electronics session
May 29, 2020IEEE Humber Programming and Electronic Session Online
May 28, 2020Webinar: Product Success from Patent to Sales
May 22, 2020IEEE Humber Programming and Electronic Session Online
May 15, 2020Programming Session Online
March 10, 2020NEM 2020 Showcase Online – Humber
March 10, 2020Women in Engineering Winter 2020 Session #6
February 27, 2020Deep Learning: CNN in PyTorch Workshop – Session 3
February 20, 2020Deep Learning: CNN in PyTorch Workshop – Session 2
February 13, 2020Deep Learning: CNN in PyTorch Workshop – Session 1
February 12, 2020The Database Language SQL: The Basic Topics
February 11, 2020Women in Engineering Winter 2020 Session #5
February 4, 2020Women in Engineering Winter 2020 Session #4
January 29, 2020Setting in with Programming – Python: The beginner crash course
January 28, 2020Women in Engineering Winter 2020 Session #3
January 27, 2020Omni Directional Robotic Project Winter 2020 Session #3
January 27, 2020IEEE @ Humber Executive Meeting Winter 2020 #1
January 24, 2020Programming Session Winter 2020 #2
January 22, 2020Round table: A successful teaching practicum
January 21, 2020Women in Engineering Winter 2020 Session #2
January 20, 2020Omni Directional Robotic Project Winter 2020 Session #2
January 17, 2020Programming Session Winter 2020 #1
January 17, 2020National Engineering Month 2020 Meeting Winter 2020 #1
January 14, 2020Women in Engineering Winter 2020 Session #1
January 13, 2020Omni Directional Robotic Project Winter 2020 Session #1
December 1, 2019IEEE Toronto Centennial Workshop: Building An ASP.NET Core Application
November 13, 2019SWE Speaks November 2019: A Journey of Successful Women’s Leadership
November 11, 2019Setting in with Programming – Python – Workshop 3
October 8, 2019Wireless Positioning and Sensing Network (WPSN™) for Hyper-Accurate Indoor & Outdoor Location Tracking System with Applications in the Critical and Massive IoT
October 7, 2019Setting in with Programming – Python – Workshop 2
September 16, 2019Setting in with Programming – Python – Workshop 1
July 30, 2019IEEE Toronto Centennial Workshop: Distributed Machine Learning, The Second Step
July 23, 2019IEEE Toronto Centennial Workshop: Distributed Machine Learning, Basic Concepts
July 17, 2019Data Mining and Machine Learning with Application to Medical Data
May 24, 2019Assessment of Egocentric Spatial Orientation using Virtual Reality for Diagnosis and Monitoring Alzheimer’s Disease
May 21, 2019The WOW Dinner Toronto 2019
April 19, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 14
April 12, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 13
April 5, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 12
March 29, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 11
March 22, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 10
March 17, 2019FICI International Competition of clean tech, high tech and smart cities
March 15, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 9
March 8, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 8
March 1, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 7
February 28, 2019Harmony: beyond win-win for an ailing healthcare system
February 22, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 6
February 21, 2019Introduction of Industrial Networks and Fieldbus
February 15, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 5
February 8, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 4
February 4, 2019Load Cell and GSM project #1
February 4, 2019Line Following Robot Project #3
January 25, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 3
January 21, 2019Line Following Robot Project #2
January 18, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 2
January 14, 2019Line Following Robot Project #1
January 11, 2019IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions 1
December 10, 2018Smart Connected Buildings Form the Foundation of Smart City: Today’s Possibility, Tomorrow’s Necessity
December 1, 2018IEEE Toronto Centennial Workshop: Distributed Machine Learning, The Future of Programming in The Present
November 30, 2018IEEE Humber Programming Session #5 Fall 2018 Series
November 16, 2018IEEE Humber Programming Session #4 Fall 2018 Series
November 16, 2018IEEE Humber Programming Session #3 Fall 2018 Series
November 10-11, 2018App-a-thon
October 29-30, 2018DEWCOM 2018: The 3rd International Workshop on Dew Computing
October 19, 2018IESO Operating the Power System: New Challenges Call for New Approaches
October 17, 2018Surgical Robots: Innovation, Opportunities, Challenges
October 12, 2018Iguana Interface Engine, A day in the life of an integration engineer
October 11, 2018IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Panel: “Creating a Diverse Smart Grid Sector: Challenges and Opportunities”
September 15-16, 2018IEEE WIE ILS 2018 Toronto
July 24, 2018Engineering Gateways: Communicating for Success as Women in Engineering
July 23, 2018Ardunio Microcontroller Programming
July 16, 2018Ardunio Microcontroller Programming
July 10, 2018Motor Control with Arduino
June 25, 2018Introduction To Robotics Class 5
June 18, 2018Introduction To Robotics Class 4
June 13, 2018Introduction to Microcontrollers
June 11, 2018Introduction To Robotics Class 3: Practice More!
June 6 to 7, 2018BSC 2018 – Toronto, Ontario
June 4, 2018Introduction To Robotics Class 2: Practical Introduction to Robot Subsystems
April 9, 2018Data Security and Privacy in Healthcare
April 4, 2018Women in Robotics: Early Careers in Robotics, Hardware and AI
April 2, 2018IEEE Ryerson Python Workshop 7
March 26, 2018IEEE Ryerson Python Workshop 6
March 24-25, 2018IEEE Ryerson – IOT Smart City Hackathon
March 22, 2018Cybersecurity Challenges in Today’s Big Data Obsessed Environment
March 20, 2018Privacy in Health Overview and Privacy by Design Concept
March 19, 2018IEEE Ryerson Python Workshop 5
March 12, 2018IEEE Ryerson Python Workshop 4
March 7, 2018Symposium on Smart Cities and Transportation
March 5, 2018IEEE Ryerson Python Workshop 3
February 26, 2018Introduction to Vehicle Safety, Simulation Tools for Autonomous Transportation and human-machine interface (HMI)
February 26, 2018Visit Hamilton’s Innovative Technology Companies and Researchers
February 16, 2018Hybrid Biomedical Optics Imaging and Instrumentation
February 15, 2018Providing Better Customer Value and Benefits and IT Solutions
February 12, 2018IEEE Ryerson Python Workshop 2
February 9-10, 2018Big Data Hackathon
February 8, 2018Canada’s Robotics Moment
February 5, 2018Introduction to Python Workshop
February 2, 2018High Throughput CMOS Sensors and Actuators: An Emerging Technology for Automation of Biological Laboratories
November 27, 2017Hatching A Tech Startup
November 14 & 17, 2017Machine Learning Workshops
November 13, 2017Overview of Blockchain Technology
November 7, 2017Women in Robotics: Roboticist Dr. AJung Moon, Open Roboethics Institute
October 12, 2017Industrial Relations and Toronto ComSoc Chapter: Site Visit G&W/Survalent
October 10, 2017Thales Project Arduino Competition
September 25-28, 2017Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2017
July 20 – July 21, 20172017 IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference
July 17, 2017A framework for general purpose digital pathology image analysis, using machine learning methods to identify cancer subsets and immunotherapy biomarkers
June 28, 2017Large-Scale Analytics and Machine Learning for Biomedical Data Types
May 31, 2017Women in Robotics: Building Smart Robots with AI
May 26, 2017Designing a Gamification Course for an Higher Education Audience
May 12, 20177th Annual E3 Symposium
April 28, 2017Engineering the Internet of Things – Digital Twin Seminar
April 10, 2017Women in Robotics: Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, Co-founder and CEO, Braze Mobility
March 31, 2017Engineering Skills Gaps: “Jobs without people” and “people without jobs”
March 22, 2017Cyber Security for Utilities Seminar
March 13, 2017Emerging Trends in Software, Computing, & Application Development
March 6, 2017Big Data
February 27, 2017Health Apps by Design: A Reference Architecture for Mobile Apps for Health
February 13, 2017Micro-Scale Robots: Magnetic Actuation for Wireless Manipulation
January 23, 2017Abstraction in Situation Calculus Action Theories
December 8, 2016Women in Robotics Series: Erica Tiberia, Roboticist and Educator
November 24, 2016Who Are We Studying in Social Media: Bots or Humans?
November 21, 2016AI-Based Software Defect Predictors: Applications and Benefits and Lessons Learned
November 18, 2016Operational-Log Analysis for Big Data Systems: Challenges and Solutions
November 16, 2016Health Informatics Evening at Centennial College
November 11, 2016Digital Health Initiatives at eHealth Ontario
October 31, 2016Algorithms and Ethics
October 19, 2016Blackberry’s Platform for True End-to-End Mobile Security for Healthcare
October 17, 2016Using and Evaluating Gamification as a Strategy of Engagement in the Classroom
September 26, 2016Wireless Power Transfer Systems: Current Issues and Future Opportunities
September 19, 2016Disaster Scene Reconstruction – Emergency Management Tool
September 12, 2016Teaching and Learning Methods
July 4, 2016The Application of Optimization to Model Predictive Control
June 20, 2016Optimization and Research: Applications, Opportunities, and Challenges
May 31, 2016Internet of Things, building blocks, challenges and research directions
March 6, 2014Resume Writing for the Online Job Search
November 25, 2013How to have conversations that get great results
October 1st to 8th, 2013IEEE Photo Contest
February 22, 2013Perfect Presentations Seminar
October 17, 2012Aspects of Persuasion: Confirmation Bias, First Impressions and Subtext
March 8, 2012International Women’s Day
Nov 26, 2011Networking Get-Together
May 5, 2011International Conference for Upcoming Engineers – WIE Information Booth
April 30, 20111st IEEE Canada Women in Engineering National Conference (WIENC 2011)
November 22, 2010Industry Panel
November 13, 2010Networking Get-Together
March 25, 2010Know Your Future Profession – Panel Discussion
March 8, 2010Biomedical Instrumentation applied to Cardiac Electrophysiology
January 23, 2010IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering Affinity Group Members Only Event – General Meeting
October 29, 2009President Panel
August 28, 2009Women in Engineering in Medicine and Biology
March 3, 2009Becoming a Successful Engineer †
February 23, 2009Why I became an Engineer? (testimonials)
February 19, 2009IEEE Member Only Event (General Meeting)
October 24, 2008Winning in Life – including an Update on IEEE/Women In Engineering, and Networking with other Women Engineers †
August 14, 2008Getting Organized Once and for All
July 17, 2008Are You Living The Life You Want? Success is your Birthright!
July 15, 2008
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Symposium on Alternate Energy and Global Synergy
June 24, 2008The Art of Presentation
November 15, 2007Understanding the Life Cycle of Organizational Change Management
November 1, 2007Solar Photo Voltaic as an Investment †
October 25, 2007Invited to a Party? – Please RSVP! : Dining & Wining Protocol and Etiquette †
October 18, 2007Your Color Vitamins: Personal Colors and Effects on People
September 27, 2007Attention! Your Body is Talking: Body Language & Communication Image
September 22, 2007Networking Get-together
September 20, 2007Etiquette in Networking: Netiquette
Every Saturday, July 7 to August 4, 2007Professional Practice Examination (PPE) Study Group
June 23, 2007Networking Get-together
May 3, 2007Student Networking Event
April 12, 2007Net Zero Energy Healthy Housing
April 10, 2007Student Networking Event
February 28, 2007A celebration of Engineering
February 10, 200728th Annual Orchid Show!
January 29, 2007Reliability of Distribution Systems
January 25, 2007Personal Colours
October 26, 2006Hybrid Cars
August 10, 2006Toyota Plant Tour
July 20, 2006Creative Thinking
June 25, 2006Natural Networking
April 27, 2006The Professional Engineer Designation
March 16, 2006Smart Women Finish Rich
February 23, 2006From Financial Markets to Energy Markets
November 24, 2005Time Management – How to Maximize your Effectiveness
October 27, 2005Introduction to Wind Energy – Wind Energy in Ontario
September 8, 2005Mentoring Event
August 4, 2005Automatic Lung Parenchyma Evaluation from Pulmonary CT Images
June 16, 2005Leading Women Overcome Obstacles on the Way Up
April 22, 2005How to have an effective meeting with your manager 
+ WIE Affinity Group First Anniversary Celebration
March 23, 2005Claim Your Career Equity
February 17, 2005The View from the Top – An On-line Chat Event
January 12, 2005Wen-do – a Women’s Self Defense Workshop
October 21, 2004To Efficiently Improve Communication and Eventual Well-being
July 21, 2004Project Management – Completing Projects with Success
June 8, 2004Life Balance General Interest Dinner Meeting
April 2, 2004IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering First General Interest Meeting †

News

December, 2019The WIEC also selected the IEEE Toronto WIE Affinity Group as the recipient of an Honorable Mention for the 2018 WIE Affinity Group of the Year Award.
September, 2018IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) won two awards at the September 15th ILS IEEE event:

 

February, 2018IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Student Member of the Year Award: The purpose of this award is to recognize an undergraduate/graduate student member of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) who has overcome barriers to pursue engineering and/or who has made a personal impact in their community through their dedication and involvement in projects or activities directed toward fulfilling one or more of the IEEE WIE goals and objectives.

 

The nomination deadline is April 1, 2018. Learn more at http://wie.ieee.org/inspiringstudentmember_award/

February, 2018IEEE Canada Women In Engineering Prize: This prize is sponsored by the Judy Clift Fund which was established to honour a gracious individual who believed strongly in gender equality. Her professional life as a special education teacher and administrator complemented her role as a mother who was determined to raise her daughters with independence and encouraged them to pursue career opportunities that were not limited by gender. She was also incredibly supportive of volunteer IEEE activities.

 

The deadline for receiving nominations is March 15. Learn more at http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/clift_prize.php

April, 2009On March 3, 2009, the IEEE WIE-Toronto affinity group held a panel discussion entitled “Becoming a Successful Engineer” at Ryerson University.

 

Read more about the event: articlebrochure, and event page.

November, 2008IEEE WIE-Toronto affinity group held a seminar entitled “Winning in Life” on Friday October 24, 2008 at the University of Toronto. The 20 members in attendance started out by partaking of refreshments while engaging in a bit of networking and socializing.

 

Following this, Dr. Ferial El-Hawary, Chair and Director of IEEE Canada, addressed the gathering. To start, she brought us up to date on the achievements of the IEEE/Women in Engineering Organization, which we found inspiring. This was followed by her talk on “Winning in Life”. Among the things she shared with us were some of the elements that played an important role in her career success. Afterwards, the participants worked in small groups to discuss their personal ‘secret of career success’. From the debriefing afterwards the following discussion points were identified:

  • The major elements of a successful leader.
  • The importance of goal setting at all stages of life.
  • The saving in time and energy resulting from having a written plan of our goals.
  • Develop a better understanding of self, identify interests, and cultivate the necessary connections.
  • Be a mentor as well as a mentee.
  • Be assertive, take ownership of accomplishments and ideas

View photos from the event on the announcement page.

October, 2008The symposium proceedings and presentation slides for the highly successful Symposium on Alternate Energy and Global Synergy held on July 15, 2008, have been archived here.
July 15, 2008The IEEE Toronto WIE Affinity Group co-organized the Symposium on Alternate Energy and Global Synergyalong with IEEE Toronto Section and Ryerson University. See the symposium brochure for details.

The formation of the Toronto Section WIE affinity group was approved on March 24, 2004. Officers were elected on April 2, 2004.   For more information on WIE affinity groups, please view the linked IEEE web page.   Photo at left above shows (from left) Visda – Vice Chair, Joan – Chair and Anna – Secretary.   Photo at right above taken at the June 8 Dinner Meeting.   Click photos to view larger image.   Subsequently, Visda became the Chair and Anna the Vice Chair.

Toronto WIE Affinity Group recognized by the IEEE WIE Committee for achievement. The Certificate displayed in the centre was awarded to this group as the runner-up for the 2004 Women in Engineering Affinity Group of the Year – see centre image (click to enlarge).