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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!

2016 – 2017 IEEE Executive Nominations Open

February 16th, 2016

Nominations to be part of the IEEE Usask Student Branch Executive are now being taken.

Please stop by McNaughton (Eng 2C54) or email for a nomination form.

Deadline for nominations is February 26th by midnight (applications must be returned to McNaughton, if the door is locked they may be slid under the door).


Please note that nomination forms must be signed by a member of the current executive. In the case of a person running for Chair, Illumination, or HVC the form must either be signed by the current director/chair OR the nominee must be a member of the respective committee.


Voting will be held at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 5th. Time and date to be determined. Any changes to the constitution must be emailed to and a vote on constitution changes will be held at the AGM.


IEEE Illumintaion

January 25th, 2016


Last day to purchase tickets if Friday, January 29th, 2016.

Tickets are available daily in front of ENG 2C02 or online at

As part of illumination each year we host industry tours. This is a chance for students to tour local facilities and learn from profressoins. This year’s tour is:

Littelfuse on February 5th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Littelfuse products are vital components in virtually every market that uses electrical energy, from consumer electronics to automobiles, commercial vehicles and industrial equipment. Our history of innovation, proven technical expertise and the industry’s broadest and deepest portfolio of circuit protection products enable us to provide objective, comprehensive solutions for each customer’s unique needs. We are also expanding into adjacent markets that complement our core business including power distribution centers for mining operations, generator controls and protection for marine applications, heavy-duty switches for commercial vehicles and electromechanical sensors used in the automotive industry.

To take part in this tour please stop by McNaughton (ENG 2C54) or email

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    September 2016

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    • Grad Pizza Sale
    • Grad Pizza Sale
    • Robotics Club