IEEE Usask Student Branch

Welcome to the University of Saskatchewan IEEE Student Branch

Who We Are

We are an extremely active student branch of the IEEE, based at the University of Saskatchewan. Our branch was first established in 1957. We handle all the social, academic, and charitable needs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan.

The goals of the U of S IEEE Student Branch are to:

  • Provide activities that meet the needs of students and increase their quality of life as a student

  • Increase participation of both students that are new or returning to the Electrical and Computer Engineering discipline

  • Improve communication between professor and students

  • Assistant students in becoming more familiar with the local industry and expanding their professional network

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Due to the current conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the McNaughton resource center is closed to all. For University updates please reference University of Saskatchewan COVID-19 Updates.

We provide the following academic services out of our McNaughton Centre:

  • A reference library, which includes textbooks for almost all EE and CME classes available at the college

  • Exam files

  • Job postings relevant to EE and CME students

  • Study area for students to work and collaborate
  • Seek Help from upper year students

We also provide other services through the center:

  • Food and Drink at cost
  • TV and Video Games ot relax

  • Engineering Paper
  • Various electronics parts and tools

  • Printer/Scanner

Minutes from the Current Year Executive Meetings.

Latest Meeting Minutes

Archived 2019-2020 Meetings Minutes

Contact vicechair@ieee.usask.ca for past years meeting minutes.

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Our branch organizes social activities, designed to prevent 'brain drain' in our members and to give the student body an opportunity to socialize in a more relaxed atmosphere. The social events that our branch organizes include:

  • A 'Welcome Back' barbeque held at the beginning of the school year, giving new or returning members the chance to meet with upper years as well as faculty.

  • The annual student/professor bowling night, allowing students to network with their professors

  • Bxxr nights as well as pub crawls with the hope of improving students' spirits

  • The Billington Cup Pool Tournament, with provides graduating students the chance to seek revenge against professors on the billiards table

We seek to ensure the students find success in their classes and professionally through running tutorials and other events such as:

  • The organization of midterm and final exam tutorials for second and third year EE/CME classes.

  • An annual industry tour trip to Edmonton or Calgary

  • An annual graduation banquet that recognizes the hard work and dedication of our student body

  •  We provide the following academic services out of our McNaughton Centre:
    • A reference library, which includes textbooks for almost all EE and CME classes available at the college

    • Exam files

    • Job postings relevant to EE and CME students

The IEEE Illumination conference, held annually. The purpose of Illumination is to educate students on the industry through technical and soft-skill talks and help students improve their networking skills.

We look to be a responsible member of the community in reaching out to support local Charities and not-for-profit organizations. This outreach is headed by our Community Outreach Director.

By Joining the student branch to become a student member of the IEEE, you will have access to all of the following great benefits!

Awesome Deals at The Hose and Hydrant.

Show IEEE membership card to receive the following deals(until 10pm):

  • 10% off regular priced food
  • Domestic (beer or highballs) $4.50
  • Crispy Chicken Warp w/ regular side $8.95
  • Steak Sandwich w/ regular side $9.95
  • Broadway Burger w/ regular side $8.95

Magazines

You will get a free monthly subscription to ‘Spectrum’ and ‘Potentials’ which have interesting articles about technology and issues pertaining to Electrical and Computer Engineers. Keep them on your coffee table to impress your friends!

Prestige

“Member of IEEE” looks impressive on your resume. It is a very well respected international organization.

Trips

There are opportunities to attend regional conferences, tours of businesses in the electrical industries, as well as extracurricular events.

Money

Each year the IEEE hands out several full scholarships based on your involvement in the IEEE. Marks don’t matter! You also get discounts on EE clothing, trips, and other things.

Discounts on Events/Merchandise!

They give money to your student branch, which which works hard for you for you. Your student branch gives you discounts on events and merchendise if you are a member. And you need to and IEEE member to be on the executive.

GOLD Savings

Your professional IEEE membership will be much cheaper after you graduate if you were a student member.

Visit the IEEE GOLD membership website for more information.

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