About IEEE Ryerson

What is IEEE?

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

IEEE, pronounced “Eye-triple-E,” stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The association is chartered under this name and it is the full legal name. To learn more about the association’s name, for more information please read the History of IEEE.



The IEEE Ryerson Student Branch

The Ryerson University IEEE Student Branch was founded on January 2nd, 1963 by the electrical engineering students. Ever since then, the branch has served the student body currently completing the Bachelor of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering degrees at Ryerson University.

This branch is operated by a group of undergraduate electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering students with a passion for technology and all things engineering!

For the 2017-2018 academic year IEEE Ryerson has held a wide range of events, workshops, and tutorials; including 3 hackathons (IEEEXtreme, Big Data Hackathon, IOT for Smart Cities) and 2 industry plant tours!

The 2017-18 year also introduced the subdivision groups of IEEE Ryerson: IEEE REC (Ryerson Electronics Chapter), IEEE RCC (Ryerson Computer Chapter), and IEEE RBC (Ryerson Biomedical Chapter). They will serve engineering students more closely to their respective programs.

 Recognized for their dedication in improving the university journey of the engineering students at Ryerson, IEEE Ryerson was awarded the ‘RSU Affiliate Group of the Year Award’ for 2017-18!

For the 2016-17 academic year, IEEE Ryerson was awarded the ‘RESS Most Active Group Award’ for its outstanding job in making  engaging events for the engineering students.

IEEE Ryerson holds many events through out the year including EngExpo, Course Tutorials, Tech Conferences, Hackathons, and IEEE Ryerson’s flagship event: Industry Night! 


IEEE Ryerson plans to continue making a difference in the students’ career! 

Feel free to contact us through ieee.ryersonu@gmail.com or individually from the emails listed in the Executives Page.