IEEE Young Professionals 3rd Multi Generation Event - Leadership Workshop



IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Sight Montreal and IEEE WIE Montreal invite you to the 3rd Multi-Generation Event - leadership workshop. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the industry representatives, are invited to attend this event. The purpose of this event is to foster collaboration between the generation of students, young professionals and post-doctoral fellows coming from different disciplinary of the industrial and academic fields. The event is co-organized by IEEE Young Professionals Montreal, IEEE Sight Montreal, IEEE WIE Montreal and sponsored by IEEE Montreal Section and IEEE Young professionals. This is an amazing opportunity to connect with people from the vast IEEE network and use their experiences to fuel your leadership development.

Digital attendance certificates will be provided upon request. 



IEEE Young Professionals (YP) et IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Montréal vous invitent à leurs ateliers de leadership multi-génération. Des étudiants de premier cycle et des cycles supérieurs ainsi que des représentants de l’industrie seront présents pour célébrer le travail de l’IEEE. Le but de cet événement est de favoriser la collaboration entre la génération d’étudiants, de jeunes professionnels et de stagiaires postdoctoraux issus de différentes disciplines des domaines industriels et universitaires. L'événement est co-organisé par IEEE YP et IEEE WIE Montréal et est parrainé par la section IEEE Montréal et IEEE YP. C'est une opportunité incroyable de réseautage, de créée des liens avec des contacts du vaste réseau IEEE et d'utiliser leurs expériences pour alimenter votre développement en leadership.

Des certificats de présence numériques peuvent être fournis sur demande.

  Date and Time




  • 2700 Chemin de Polytechnique
  • École polytechnique de Montréal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Canada H3T1J4
  • Building: Pavillons Pierre-Lassonde et Claudette McKay-Lassonde
  • Room Number: M-1020
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  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Young Professionals Canada, IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Sight Montreal,IEEE WIE Montreal
  • Starts 18 November 2018 10:25 AM
  • Ends 30 November 2018 09:00 PM
  • All times are Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


Invited Speakers:




Amy Pinchuk
President, InField Scientific Inc.

Dr. Amy Pinchuk is the president and founder of InField Scientific Inc. InField, specializes in electromagnetic compatibility and interference (EMC/EMI), electromagnetic environmental effects (E3), and computational electromagnetic analysis. For a number of years, Dr. Pinchuk taught short courses on EMC/EMI/E3 and computational electromagnetics to civilian and military audiences of all levels. She has also taught a Software Engineering course at McGill University. She received her Ph. D. (1988), M. Eng. (1985 and B. Eng. (1983) from McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Pete Silvester. She was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University in England (1985). Dr. Pinchuk has served on the organizing committee of many International IEEE EMC Symposiums and is a founder and Chair of the IEEE EMC Symposium Youth Technical Program. She was also a member of the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors, was the Canadian Chair for URSI Section B, is the current IEEE Montreal Section Chair and Chair of the Montreal IEEE EMC Chapter, and is also the author of several children's books which focus on engineering for youngsters.


John Harris, Eng., Ph.D.
IEEE Canada Life Member Chair.

1968 IEEE Student Member-1973 IEEE Member-2002 IEEE Senior Member-2015 IEEE Life Senior Member-IEEE London Section executive 1974-1979-IEEE Hamilton Section executive 2000-present-IEEE Conference Treasurer: Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC) 2012, EPEC 2015, Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2017, International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC) 2017-IEEE Canada Life Member Chair 2017-present-Northern Electric Ltd. (Nortel), London, Ontario-B.E.L-Tronics Corp., Mississauga, Ontario Memex Inc., Burlington, Ontario-Memex Inc., Burlington, Ontario-Mohawk College Part-time Professor Electrical Apprentice Programme Education: B.Eng. (Electrical) McMaster University, M.E.Sc. (Electrical) University of Western ontario, Ph.D. (Mechanical) McMaster University.



Negar Ghourchian
Director of AI at Aerial Technologies.

As Director of AI, her role is to envision and develop Artificial Intelligence strategies for our core technology. Empowered by her academic knowledge in Machine Learning and close relationships with top-tier universities and researchers in the field, she has been able to equip Aerial’s motion-aware solutions with the power of AI. Negar is passionate about creating context-aware eco-systems and solving practical challenges in smart home and healthcare applications. She has received her PhD in Machine Learning Applications in Modeling Human Activities and Behavior from McGill University.






Edna Chosack, Eng., Ph.D.
Cofounder at Simbionix Inc.

Ms. Edna Chosack, M.Sc., MBA, is Senior Coach at District 3, helping budding entrepreneurs build viable innovative businesses. She left academia to be part of Israel’s famous “Start-up Nation,” first joining the marketing team of a medical-imaging start-up while completing an MBA at Tel-Aviv University. She then co-founded Simbionix Inc., becoming over the years one of a handful of experts who leverage innovative medical-simulation solutions into business success stories. Together with her co-founders she was instrumental in transforming Simbionix into an international surgical-simulation leader, acquired eventually by 3D Systems for $120M. In Montreal, Edna was Director of CAE Healthcare surgical-simulation business line and was a member of the advisory committee at McGill University’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning. She is also a strategic marketing and product management consultant, caring over her experience to other markets.




Alfredo Herrera
Senior Engineer at BTA Design Services Inc.

Alfredo Herrera is an electrical engineer with over 20 years of experience in digital design and verification, mobile communication systems, technical project management and optical networking communications. Alfredo completed a Master degree in Systems Science on Open Source Hardware for sustainable development at the university of Ottawa, he started a PhD degree in an attempt to use academic research to help define an Open Source Licensing strategy for IEEE’s "humanitarian" technology designs. Alfredo actively participated in IEEE’s Humanitarian Technology Challenge, joining the Reliable Electricity Solutions team in 2009 and later being one of the founding members of the IEEE Smart Villages (formerly Community Solutions Initiative). He volunteered for two terms in IEEE's Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) and was an active contributor in IEEE’s Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT). Alfredo is the father of three daughters and he lives in Ottawa with his wife Marieke.





  • 18:00 — 18:15   Registration
  • 18:15 — 18:20   Introduction to IEEE and WIE: Dr. Saida Maaroufi
  • 18:20 — 18:25   Introduction to IEEE SIGHT: Diana Gil
  • 18:25 — 18:30   Introduction to IEEE Young Professionals: Nazanin Hashemi Attar
  • 18:30 — 18:45   Invited speaker: John Harris- IEEE Canada Life Member Chair
  • 18:45 — 19:00   Invited speaker: Amy Pinchuk- President, InField Scientific Inc.
  • 19:00 — 19:15   Invited speaker: Edna Chosack- Cofounder at Simbionix Inc.
  • 19:15 — 19:30   Invited speaker: Alfredo Herrera- Senior Engineer at BTA Design Services Inc.
  • 19:30 — 19:45   Invited speaker: Negar Ghourchian- Director of AI at Aerial Technologies.
  • 19:40 — 21:00   Networking and food