IEEE WIE ILS HALIFAX 2019: Industry-YP-WIE-Academia Networking/Mixer


This event is designed with the objective to provide Students and Young Professionals with an opportunity to network with industry, IEEE board members, and others. An important goal is to bring all stakeholders together to participate in a discussion about the need to adapt/evolve our current educational/academic system to the ever changing needs of the technical/industrial ecosystem.

  Date and Time




  • Volta
  • 1505 Barrington Street
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Canada B3J 3K5
  • Building: Maritime Centre Building
  • Room Number: Unit 100
  • Co-sponsored by VOLTA, IEEE Educational Activities Committee
  • Starts 03 September 2019 12:46 PM
  • Ends 18 October 2019 11:59 PM
  • All times are Canada/Atlantic
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


Start with Meet-and-Greet: 5:30 pm – 6:30pm


Presentation by IEEE Educational Activities Committee, Canada (IEEE EAC): 6:30pm-7:30pm

Speaker I: Murray MacDonald

Title: Educational Activities Outreach with IEEE


Speaker II: Bob Gill

Title: I am teaching! Are you learning?


Speaker III: Witold Kinsner

Title: Do we need a new model for education?


Panel Discussion: Evolving Needs of the Tech Ecosystem

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Moderated by: Dirk Werle (Chair, IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section)

Confirmed Panelists: 

IEEE EAC Delegate: Dr. Witold Kinsner (Vice-Chair, IEEE EAC, Past IEEE Canada President & Professor, University of Manitoba)

Industry Delegate: Mike Morris (Chief Operating Officer, Nautel)

Academic Delegate: Dr. Jean-Francois Bousquet (Head of Department, Electrical & Computer Engg., Dalhousie University)

WIE & YP Delegate: Mahsa Bataghva Shahbaz (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Western Ontario)

WIE & Industry Delegate: Dr. Sue Molloy (President, Glas Ocean Electric)



RECEPTION & Networking: 8:30pm – 9:30pm