UPCOMING EVENTS - FALL 2019

CAiAT
15th June 2019

This conference was initiated by way of our trusted relationship with Artintech Inc, and consisted of a panel and a company booth expo. This conference covered the current applications of AI across various industries and the AI applications which benefit businesses today. A number of companies, including TELUS , Deloitte, Microsoft,  Artintech Inc, and more, had a booth set up to provide attendees with more information on the latest AI tools and technologies in the market today.

There were approximately 90 attendees, including students, industry professionals, and company associates.

Technical Mock Interviews
24th October 2019

The purpose of this event is to give students the opportunity to prepare for technical interviews for software and hardware positions. Mock questions will be prepared and representatives from the industry will be invited to advise on the most effective way to answer technical questions. 

Expected attendance:  50 – 100 participants

IEEE Day
October 1st, 2019

This event will feature an introductory speech, 2-3 keynote speeches, and a design/programming challenge which will be released 1 week prior to the event with prizes and cake cutting. This year, this event will be a collaborate with IEEE branches outside of Ryerson, paving the way for an expected audience of 100 people.

Collaborators: IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Centennial College, IEEE UofT

IEEEXtreme
18th October 2019

IEEEXtreme is a global 24 hour online programming competition in which teams of IEEE student members (advised and proctored by an IEEE member, and supported by IEEE Ryerson Student Branch), compete against each other

Expected attendance: 20 – 50 participants

Ryerson Zone Showcase
November 2019

Ryerson is home to 10 zones that provide opportunities to shape initiatives from the ground up and gain experience that prepares students for the working world. Through a showcase, students of Ryerson will be connected with teams that facilitate these distinct specializations:

  • Entrepreneurial incubation of start-ups
  • Techniques to improve legal services the justice system 
  • Sustainable energy innovations including electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy storage and distribution, microgrids and net-zero city building

Expected attendance: 50-100 participants

UPCOMING EVENTS - WINTER 2020

Industry Unsolved
January 2019

This conference focuses on providing students with the opportunity to not only network with industry professionals, but also explore potential career paths to pursue. The event will consist of a short introduction followed by a networking opportunity over a light meal. The remainder of the event will be seminar based, where companies will be grouped into rooms based on their scope of work. Students can tailor their experience by selecting seminars that appeal to their interest. These seminars will run in parallel and include a Question and Answer segment, about the skills students should acquire to be successful in their job, common mistakes made on the job, best practices, what the day-to-day tasks consist of, and more.

Expected attendance:150 participants

Executive Panel
February 2019

The Executive Panel will include leaders from corporations to share experiences, challenges overcome, and strategies to stay competitive in the industry. Students will acquire an understanding of the management, operation, and growth of a company as it adapts to modern pressures. 

Expected attendance: 100 participants

ICUE
March 2019

This conference was created to allow students to explore different paths after graduation and to network with successful professionals in various engineering fields. IEEE Ryerson is bringing back ICUE in March 2019 due to the demand from companies and students! .

We will introduce engineering and technical students to the professional world of engineering and will give a platform to develop and demonstrate their engineering skills. 

Expected attendance: 150 participants 

ICUE Kaggle Data-thon
March, 2019

The second day of our ICUE Conference will consist of a hackathon which leverages datasets from Kaggle. In this large data-thon students will use ML techniques to develop projects using AI implemented in applications across industries from healthcare to commerce to humanitarian needs. 

ONGOING EVENTS

Tech Talks

This series connects our Student Branch directly with companies such as AMD, to host their own series of educational seminars. The aim is to bring in industry professionals to share their knowledge and experience by exposing students to the tools and software used within their respective companies. (ie. AutoCad Circuit Design, UAMD courses etc.)

Expected attendance:  50 participants

Industry Tours

Industry tours help both students and companies alike. Students get a chance to visit various industries within electrical and computer engineering whilst companies got to market and promote their workplace to future employees. We received an overwhelming response from general students outside the chapter and were able to promote IEEE Ryerson Student Chapter ​though this event to students. We hope to increase the potential number of industry tours for students and continue promoting the IEEE name through these visits. 

Expected attendance: 50 participants

Career Advancing Seminars

These seminars will help students perfect soft skills and presentation whilst providing inspirational talks for upcoming engineers. Industry representatives will be invited to provide insight on their PMP/P.ENG journey and justify the benefits behind these certifications. Ryerson Career Centre representatives will be present to provide guidelines to the application process. 

Expected attendance: 50-100 participants