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October 13th, 2016

BXXR Night

The first IEEE BXXR Night of the year is this Friday October 14th at the Hose and Hydrant Brew Pub!

The event is FREEE for all new IEEE members (that’s free with a triple-e), $10 for current members and $15 for non-members. Tickets get you unlimited access to a BEvERage Keg from 8pm-10pm. Hope to see you all there!

Join our facebook event to learn more:

SPARC: Small, Practical, And Realistic Circuits

Confused about EE 221 concepts and lab work? Come out to this tutorial! We will review op-amps and diodes, and give you guys a head start on learning about MOSFET transistors, an extremely critical component of EE 221.

We will use these parts to build a cool circuit that takes an audio signal from a computer, amplifies it, and lights up an LED diode!

The tutorial is scheduled for Monday, October 24th, and is planned to be about two hours. A time and location will be announced soon! Contact the IEEE Academic Director Lizzie at at for more information.


We will be hosting a tutorial for the EE 221 midterm! this tutorial is tentatively planned for the Saturday before the midterm, from 11 AM – 2 PM. Check next week’s email for confirmation.

We are also hoping to have a tutorial EE 265 and EE 321, but we are still looking for people to lead them. If we are able to host them, you will receive an email with more information soon!


There are several students looking for a private tutor to help with EE 221 and EE 265. If you are interested in tutoring, please contact the IEEE Academic Director Lizzie at at

HVC: High Voltage Classic

Do you like street hockey? Do you want to give back to the community? Do you want volunteer experience for anything from scholarships to resumes? Then joining the committee for HVC is exactly the opportunity that you have been waiting for!

The HVC committee will be responsible for helping to organize the event (a charity road hockey tournament), and most of the work will be done in the second semester. Email Aldo Scribante at if you are interested.


Robotics group will be meeting again this Friday at 5:30. As always, students of any year of study are welcome to attend.

Visit for more information.

IEEE Weekly Update 0x02

September 30th, 2016

NSS Barbecue

The annual NSS barbecue is next week! The BBQ is a steak night for students, professors, and professionals!

Tickets are $15 for IEEE members, $20 for non-members. HOWEVER, all new IEEE members are given complimentary entry and meals for FREEE (that’s free with a triple-e)!

To become a member of the IEEE, stop by the McNaughton Centre (ENG 2C54) and fill out a membership form.

The event is on Wednesday October 5th at The Hose and Hydrant Brewpub.

Pizza Sale

Hey everyone, IEEE is once again selling pizza outside of 2C02. Not Wednesday, not Friday, but Thursdays at 11:15! The prices haven’t changed:

$2.50 per slice
$5.00 for 2 slices and a drink
$1.00 for a water or pop
Come try some new flavors of pizza this year (butter chicken, anyone?).

All proceeds from pizza sales goes toward the EE/CME Grad Banquet.

IEEE Robotics Group

The first meeting for the Robotics Group is coming up this friday, September 30th at 5:30pm. No previous skills are required, and you are not required to be a member of IEEE to join.

For second year students, these skills will directly translate into your third year classes. All EE and CME students of any year are welcome to attend.

For more information, send an email to Robotics Coordinator Alex McNabb at


The Illumination Committee is looking to fill its ranks! We still need a Corporate Relations Director. If you’re interested in filling this role, email Illumination Director Rob Tremblay at

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September 19th, 2016


Yes, you read that right. If you are a second year student (or mostly a second year) you are entitled to free pizza on Monday!
The IEEE Usask Student Branch will come speak at the end of EE 205 on Monday. Then, we will lead you to a mythical place called McNaughton (ENG 2C54) and you can feast upon free pizza!

The IEEE Usask Student Branch is the student government and general activity planning body for the electrical and computer engineering students at the U of S. If you would like to know more about what we do, or how you can get involved come check out what we are all about on Monday!

What Is the McNaughton Centre?

The McNaughton Centre (ENG 2C54) is a lounge dedicated to electrical and computer engineering students. All years of electrical and computer engineering are welcome to stop by the McNaughton Centre to hang out, watch TV, play video games, study or get help from upper year students. There is a microwave for all to use.

The McNaughton Centre also has a store where students can buy electronic components such as bread boards, transistors, wire kits, resistors, and more! The store also sells food and drink at low prices.


Illumination is looking to fill positions on its organization committee! The following positions are still available:

– Finance
– Corporate Relations
– Registrar
– Technical

Each position involves meeting weekly with the committee and fulfilling position-specific roles. If you are interested in filling a position, send an email to Illumination Director Rob Tremblay at to inquire further.

Illumination is a conference organized by the University of Saskatchewan IEEE Student Branch to educate students about industry and career choices through informational and inspirational speakers, workshops and corporate networking. Illumination has been running annually since 2003 and has been growing ever since.

IEEE Usask Executive for 2016-2017

March 17th, 2016

Thank you for everyone who came out to the A.G.M yesterday. We had an amazing turn out.

We are pleased to announced next year’s executive will include the following  team members (The new executive takes effect April 30th, 2016):

Chair – Megan Leach
Vice Chair – Logan Markewich
McNaughton Director – Derek Halls
Academic Director – Lizzie Adams
Financial Director – Chris Bonkowski
Public Relations Director – Josh Karpyshyn
H.V.C Director – Aldo Scibante
Illumination Director – Rob Tremblay
Grad Student Rep (non-voting) – Lance Pitka
Third Year Rep (non-voting) – Ganesh Sasidharan
Robotics Coordinator (non-voting) – Alexander McNabb

We do not yet have elected officers for the positions of Social Director and Grad Banquet Director. We will also be looking for addition third year class representatives and second year class representative. Please feel free to contact if you wish to apply for one of these position. Elections will be held at the beginning of next academic year.

Executive Elections & Constitution Change

February 24th, 2016


Why: To lure you out!

When: March 15th

Where: A classroom not too far away (T.B.D)

With: All EE and CME students in ANY year of undergraduate or graduate Studies

The IEEE Usask Student Branch will be holding out Annual General Meeting (yup, sounds boring) on March 15th in the evening (around 5pm). At this meeting there will be FREE PIZZA and FREE POP. More importantly, you will have a chance to vote for who you would like to be on the executive next year. We will also be voting on a few minor changes to our constitution.

Proposed constitution changes (look down, click the blue)

IEEE Constitution proposed changes 2016

See you March 15 at the A.G.M, costumes are welcome!

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