2022 IEEE Canada MultiGenerational Congress

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The 2022 IEEE Canada Multigenerational Congress (MGC) is a collaborative effort organized by the annual IEEE Canada Student Congress, the biannual Congresses for Women in Engineering, Young Professional, and Canada Life Member Affinity Groups. Student Branch and Section Affinity Group Chairs are invited to attend or send a delegate to the Congress at the Delta Hotels by Mariott Toronto and Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto on Sept 23 to 25, 2022.  Secondary delegates can be requested - see below.

The agenda for Friday evening and Saturday is a common, shared one for all attendees (see Agenda below and the Plenums Outline in Media link below). On Sunday each group will host events to meet their interests and needs - links provided in the Agenda below.   

Accommodation costs are covered by IEEE Canada for registered primary delegates. Travel expenses for Student Branch primary delegates will be reimbursed by IEEE Canada. Travel costs for the Groups are the responsibility of their Sections. Branches and Affinity groups may send secondary delegates (subject to availability) at their cost, which may be reimbursed by their Section, Branch or Group, or supporting Institutions or Patrons. To request sending a secondary delegate before registration you must contact:

**For Student Branches:  Saida Maaroufi (saidamaaroufi@ieee.org)

**For YP Groups:  Mengqi Wang (mengqiw@ieee.org)

**For WIE Groups:  Winnie Ye (winnie.ye@ieee.org)

**For Life Member Groups:  Terry Branch (terry.branch@pdrtech.ca)

Note: When registering for this event, it is important to answer all of the applicable questions to help manage the registrants.

  Date and Time




  • Start time: 23 Sep 2022 05:00 PM
  • End time: 25 Sep 2022 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Delta Hotels by Mariott Toronto Airport & Conference Center
  • 655 Dixon Rd
  • Toronto , Ontario
  • Canada M9W 1J3

  • Contact Event Host
  • SAC   Saida Maaroufi  saidamaaroufi@ieee.org

    YP     Mengqi Wang    mengqiw@ieee.org

    WIE  Winnie Ye            winnie.ye@ieee.org

    LM    Terry Branch       terry.branch@pdrtech.ca

  • Co-sponsored by Region 7 Affinity Groups (YP, WIE, LM) and Student Branches
  • Starts 26 May 2022 12:00 PM
  • Ends 26 August 2022 11:59 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Agenda for the MultiGenerational Congress 

Friday Sept 23 

17:00 - 19:00

  • Hospitality Room (Meet and greet before the Reception)

20:00 - 23:00

  • Welcome Reception for all who have arrived - a networking opportunity with IEEE Canada Executive and attendees


Saturday Sept 24                         

6:30 - 8:00

  • Breakfast

7:30 - 8:00

  • Registration/ Sign-In

8:00 - 8:30

  •  Kick off: Welcome by Terry Branch followed by President’s Remarks  Tom Murad

8:30 - 9:40

  • Plenum 1: Presidents' Reflections – IEEE Canada presidents, sharing reflections of their career and volunteer experience

         (Speakers: Jason Gu, Tom Murad, Celia Desmond)

9:40 - 10:00

  • Keynote Speech1: “Should I become a leader?”

         (Speaker: Celia Desmond)

10:00 - 10:15

  • Break (Exhibits)

10:15 - 12:00

  • Plenum 2: Leadership - Creating Inclusive Excellence through Inclusive Leadership

         (Speaker:  Dr. Imogen Coe, Dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University,  

                              Dr. Shahab Anari, Multiple Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Coach, and Trainer) 

12:00 - 13:00

  • Lunch and Keynote Speech 2         (Speaker: Garima Bajpai )

13:00 - 14:30

  • Plenum 3: Innovation Panel - Deploying Innovation in Technology-based Businesses

         (Speakers: Lucy Casacia, Vice President Smart Solutions, WSP Canada

                              Utpal Mangla, General Manager, Industry EDGE Cloud, IBM Canada

                              Naheed Kurji, Co-Founder, President & CEO at Cyclica)

14:30 - 14:45

  • Break

14:45 - 16:00

  • Plenum 4: Education - Leveraging academic learning to build Prosperous Careers

         (Speakers:  Dominique Payette: Lead, Responsible AI Strategy at BorealisAI

                                 Dr. Afsoon Soudi: Assistant Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University)

16:00 - 16:15

  • Break

16:15 - 17:30

  • Plenum 5: Mentorship in Industry and Academia – Viewpoints from leaders in industry and academia regarding the value of mentorship  

17:30 - 18:30

  • Break

18:30 - 22:00

  • Final Keynote Speech by Tom Murad, Dinner, Awards

    For more detail on the Agenda and speakers, you can simply download the pdf from the Media Section below.

Sunday Sept 25 

Each of the participating groups will have their own schedule of activities on Sunday

**For the Students, please visit the Student Congress site: Click Here

**For the Women in Engineering, please visit the 2022 WIE ILS-Toronto site: Click Here

**For the Young Professionals, please visit the Young Professionals website: Click Here

**Life Members have no dedicated program, but may attend any of the three above.


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