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About 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, or at least it used to. It is now just four letters that represents an organization, “The world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology“, for people in many fields:

  • Engineering
  • Computer sciences and information technology
  • Physical sciences
  • Biological and medical sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Technical communications, education, management, law and policy

The association is chartered under the “Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers” 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.

About IEEE Hamilton Section

The Hamilton “Group” was authorized as a sub-section of Toronto American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) in 1936. In 1944, Hamilton “Group” was elevated to Sub-Section. The AIEE/IRE Hamilton Section was founded 1952-May-07.  It was changed to IEEE Hamilton Section in 1963 when AIEE and IRE merged to form the IEEE. In 1974 the IEEE Niagara Falls International Section split, with Canadian members becoming part of Hamilton Section.
[Note: AIEE and IRE were independent bodies, but old records and probably meetings have been co-mingled.]

IEEE Hamilton Section covers areas between Niagara Falls, Oakville, and Brantford with about 831 members – 645 full and associate members (2018-11-09), and 166 student members from McMaster University, Mohawk College, and Niagara College. The IEEE Hamilton Section complies with the IEEE Canada By-laws.

Postal Codes for the Hamilton Section are given here

Each year we hold several technical and educational seminars/workshops which are free to members and guests. Some events require a minimal admission fee to members, and a nominal admission fee to the general public. Refreshments are always included, FREE. If time and manpower allow, we’ll also try to hold 1 or 2 field trips to some major manufacturers. We always welcome new members.


Some cities Hamilton section covers



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(Page updated 2018-Nov-26)