IEEE SFU Student Branch has organized a Tour to TRIUMF, where you can meet professionals in their work setting. You will have a chance to interact and learn from experts in the industry, improve your job prospects and explore the other end of the horizon (beyond lecture sessions). The IEEE SFU Student Branch Team would like to invite you to join us on a site visit to the TRIUMF (Canada's particle accelerator centre) on June 24th at 10:30 am. The seats are limited (~20 students), so register ASAP to take a break from the monotony of the lectures/classes and engage in practical learning. * Attendees are required to bring proof of vaccination and be aware of the standard health and safety requirements prior to arrival, found (https://www.triumf.ca/public-tours/site-safety-information). * Parking information can be found (https://www.triumf.ca/home/for-public/parking-information). * More information about how accelerators work at TRIUMF can be found (https://www.discoverourlab.triumf.ca/discover-our-lab/hpaw/). About TRIUMF (https://www.triumf.ca/home/about-triumf/about-us/overview-profile): Established in 1968 in Vancouver, TRIUMF is Canada's particle accelerator centre. The lab is a hub for discovery and innovation inspired by a half-century of ingenuity in answering nature's most challenging questions. From the hunt for the smallest particles in our universe to research that advances the next generation of batteries or develops isotopes to diagnose and treat disease, TRIUMF drives more than scientific discovery. Powered by its complement of top talent and advanced accelerator infrastructure, TRIUMF is pushing the frontiers in isotope science and innovation, as well as technologies to address fundamental and applied problems in particle and nuclear physics, and the materials and life sciences. TRIUMF's diverse community of nearly 600 multidisciplinary researchers, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, staff, and students create a unique incubator for Canadian excellence, as well as a portal to premier global collaborations. Our passion for understanding everything from the nature of the nucleus to the creation of the cosmos sparks imagination, inspiration, improved health, economic opportunity, and a better world for all. Bldg: TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 2A3
The Vancouver Section of the IEEE promotes the exchange of technical information and awareness of the local engineering community by:
Hosting evening, half-day, or full-day technical presentations and seminars on topics of current interest
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Recognizing local members by nominating them for advancement in IEEE membership grade and/or IEEE technical and service awards,
Arranging for industry support of projects organized by IEEE student branches and chapters, and,
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The Vancouver Section was established on August 22, 1911. The Section encompasses the geographical area of the province of BC, except for Vancouver Island (which is part of the Victoria Section). The Section currently has about 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.
The Section's nine active technical chapters represent 15 of the 37 technical societies and councils of IEEE and are listed on the menu bar to the left. Each chapter holds 5-6 technical meetings or tours each year. Some chapters organize a few half or full day seminars, and a distinguished lecture or two.
The Section also has active committees responsible for:
GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade)
IEEE Continuing education courses are offered online at http://www.ieee.org/web/education/home/index.html
Local courses are also offered at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, the School of Engineering Science at SFU, and at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
The Section publishes a newsletter, "IEEE CONTACT", 9 times each year (from September - May) that is emailed to members.