PAST EVENTS - WINTER 2020

Webinar Career Navigation

March 26th, 2020

This online webinar allows attendees to learn how to find their ikaigi and enhance their portfolios to be more attractive to hiring companies. Led by IBM’s Developer Advocate and Blue Core Coach, students will hear tips on how to prepare themselves for their career in the software industry and grow as valuable members of their teams. This webinar will be streamed online at noon.

Attendance: 30 participants

ICUE/IBM Technical  Consulting Case Competition
April 3rd 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the ICUE/IBM Technical Consulting Case Competition on Autonomous Vehicles has shifted to an online platform.

The ICUE/IBM technical consulting case competition on autonomous vehicles was the first ever corporate sponsored case competition that allowed students and guests to share their knowledge on the current applications of technology in today’s market. This competition featured insightful presentations and socializing opportunities for participants and guests, and $600 in prize money.

 

Technical Mock Interview Part II
January 2020

This workshop aims to provide attendees with hands-on experience to instigate success with technical internship applications. The mock interviews will be conducted by current employees at major tech firms while working through frequently asked technical interview questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with the interviewers to gain insight into their respective companies and recruiting process. Dinner will be provided.

 

Expected attendance: 50-100 participants

Industry Night
February 3rd 2020

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

AMD Physical Design 101 Workshop

February 2020

AMD’s Physical Design 101 Workshop, is designed for students to learn about systems on chip and how they are used in the industry today. Led by Tor Ekenberg (Manager at Silicon Design Engineering – Radeon Technologies Group), participants were provided a high-level description of physical design/layout using examples from some of AMD’s current products.
AMD’s University Relations Team also connected with students about co-op and new graduate positions available at AMD.

Attendance: 50 participants

ICUE 2020 WAS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
March 2020

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 2020 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: 100 participants

PAST EVENTS - FALL 2019

CAiAT
June 15, 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.

Attendance: 90 (Students, Industry Professionals & Company Associates)

ENG EXPO
August 20, 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. 

IEEE Day Design Challenge
October 1, 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

Technical Mock Interviews
November 1, 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. 

Attendance:  50 – 100 participants

Computer Vision Workshop
November 6, 2019

This workshop led by Ryerson Artificial Intelligence and IEEE Ryerson Student Branch provided attendees an opportunity to participate in a live demo of building autonomous vehicle technology. Participants used Python, Keras, and Tensorflow to build an object detection and classification for various autonomous vehicle applications. This event allowed students to differentiate themselves through IEEE Certification and a chance to learn breakthrough technology to keep up with the evolving technology sector.
Attendance: 90 (Students, Industry Professionals & Company Associates)

Resume Roast
November 20, 2019

This event will 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. 

Attendance:  20-30 participants

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