2022 Hamilton Section Annual General Meeting

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You are cordially invited to attend the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hamilton Section taking place at the Ancaster Mill on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 starting at 6:00 PM.

Cost: $10 for IEEE members, $20 for guests, and $5 for student members. Registration deadline is December 6, 2022. Registration fees inclusive of deluxe dinner of your choice (beef, chicken, seafood, or vegetarian).

Parking is available at the venue for free.

The dress code is smart-casual.

Please register by the deadline and pay by credit card. Multiple registrations can be done at the same time, click "Add Another Guest" before you click "Register and Pay Now".

Each attendee must register so that a name tag is created for you.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 13 Dec 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Ancaster Mill
  • 548 Old Dundas Road
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Canada L9G 3J4
  • Room Number: 1812 Room
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  • Wesam Taha

    Vice-Chair, IEEE Hamilton Section

  • Starts 08 November 2022 11:00 AM
  • Ends 06 December 2022 11:59 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • 2 in-person spaces left!
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Dr. Tom Murad of IEEE Canada


Keynote Speech, IEEE Canada President-Elect

Dr. Lucas Bruck Dr. Lucas Bruck of McMaster Automotive Resource Centre


Human-Centred Design – A New Approach to Developing Transportation Systems

In the search for the most cost-effective and efficient systems, engineers often leave the most critical variable behind - the user. That happens not only in the fast-paced product-oriented mindset of industry but also in research. Engineers are taught very early to stay in their silos and make the best of their resources without looking at their impact on the bigger picture: people's lives.
That might have worked before, but we now live in a world that is all about user experience. Besides, people share their experiences in real-time with hundreds simultaneously. Whereas other industries have seemed to adapt well to this change, transportation is still learning. It is time design processes shift to prioritize user experience and research to become more contextualized in terms of human perception. This presentation will talk about the latest developments in human-centred design applied to transportation systems and how to incorporate them into research and product development.


Dr. Bruck received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 from the UFSJ, Brazil. In 2018, he joined McMaster University as a M.Sc. student, and in 2022, he finished his Ph.D. in powertrain electrification. Before McMaster, Dr. Bruck worked in the automotive industry with vehicle dynamics. His work included simulated and experimental activities to ensure high standards of safety, handling, and comfort. He is currently the Principal Research Engineer in the MARCdrive lab. His research leverages driving simulation to enhance vehicle dynamics, functional safety, and energy consumption of electrified autonomous-capable vehicles.


6:00 PM : Registration, Welcome Drinks, Networking, and Cash Bar
7:00 PM : IEEE Canada President-Elect Keynote Speech
7:10 PM : Dinner Served
7:15 PM : Section Annual Report (while dinner)
7:45 PM : 2023 Section Election Results
7:50 PM : Guest Speaker - Dr. Lucas Bruck