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Welcome to IEEE GOLD!

Thursday, April 25th, 2013


To welcome recent graduates into the IEEE GOLD Winnipeg community, we invite you to participate in a multi-facet event on May 9th that combines the best of what GOLD has to offer!

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Room E1-270, University of Manitoba
Transportation to Triple B’s not provided
Cost: FREE!
This event qualifies as APEGM Professional Development Hours

Both IEEE and non-IEEE members are encouraged to attend. Please register, so we can prepare a flash drive with the workshop materials. You can register by clicking here.

Event Schedule:

Part 1: Technical Seminar from the 2013 IEEE GOLD Capstone Award Recipients

Kasun Samarasekera, Udeesha Annakkage, and Malsha Annakkage will present their work on “Developing a Controller for an Electric Motorcycle Driven by a Permanent Magnet Brushed DC Motor”.

Part 2: Technical Workshop: “Quick & Dirty Way to Boot from a Linux Drive”

In under 60 minutes participants will be guided through the process of booting into Linux from a USB stick by current GOLD members, and will learn how to trouble-shoot some day-to-day problems.

Part 3: Networking + Snacks

Enjoy some delicious snacks while networking with current GOLD members. Learn how you can earn your APEGM Volunteer and Professional Development hours with IEEE GOLD.

Part 4: After Party at Triple B’s

Join IEEE GOLD for a relaxing evening of pool and beverages at Triple B’s.

IEEE GOLD Winnipeg focuses on professional development, technical expertise, and networking for recent graduates. This vibrant group organizes many events to help in the transition to industry.

For more information contact Kathryn Marcynuk, IEEE GOLD Winnipeg Chair, IEEE WiE Winnipeg Chair at

GOLD: Financial Planning Seminar 2013 – POSTPONED

Sunday, March 17th, 2013



Monday, March 25, 2013 from 6-8pm – POSTPONED


E1-270 EITC
University of Manitoba
75A Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 5V6


Mr. Evan Thompson, P.Eng.
Manitoba Hydro


For those starting a professional career, there are many options for investing and retirement. The seminar will cover the fundamentals of some financial plan options including: savings, insurance, investments, RRSPs/TFSAs, debt and real estate.

DISCLAIMER: This seminar is intended to provide general information only and has been prepared without taking into account any particular person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on the information in this seminar, you should consider the appropriateness of this information having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs. We recommend that you obtain financial advice specific to your situation before making any financial investment or insurance decision.

We disclaim all and any guarantees, undertakings and warranties, expressed or implied, and shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including human or computer error, negligent or otherwise, or incidental or consequential loss or damage) arising out of or in connection with any use or reliance on the information contained in this seminar. You must accept sole responsibility associated with the use of the material in this seminar, irrespective of the purpose for which such use or results are applied. The information in this seminar is no substitute for financial advice.


The event is FREE but registration is required by clicking here.

Contact Info:

For more information, contact John Ermitanio at 204-430-5477 or

UMIEEE/GOLD – Celebrate Pi Day with a Raspberry Pi Workshop

Monday, March 4th, 2013



Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 7:30-9:30pm


E3-528 EITC
University of Manitoba


Mr. Troy Denton (MTS), Dr. Ahmad Byagowi (UofM), and Mr. Greg Linton


In this workshop participants will:

  • learn about, and how to use a Raspberry Pi (R-PI)
  • learn how to develop software for the R-Pi
  • learn how to control circuits and devices from the R-Pi
  • program an Arduino using a Raspberry PI
  • See a variety of R-Pi projects
  • and, of course, eat pie!


Participants are required to bring and/or purchase all the hardware items listed in the registration page. These will be used throughout the workshop to configure the Raspberry Pi as well as to implement many of the examples.


$10 for IEEE members per workshop $15 for non-members per workshop. Additional cost for hardware as listed on the registration page.

To register, complete and submit the registration form. before March 10, 2013.

Limited seating available (only 15 spots!). So sign up now!.

Event Sponsors:

  • MTS
  • Memory Express


For more information contact Kiral Poon or Ray Blostein.


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GOLD Meeting (Feb 13, 2013)

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013



Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 6:30-7:30 pm


Room E2-399
University of Manitoba


All graduates of the last decade are invited to attend bi-weekly IEEE GOLD afinity group meetings. Join other young electrical and electronic professionals to encourage academic and social development.

For more information, contact the IEEE GOLD Chair, Kathryn Marcynuk.


GOLD Meeting (December 11, 2013)

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6:30-7:30 pm




All graduates of the last decade are invited to attend bi-weekly IEEE GOLD afinity group meetings. Join other young electrical and electronic professionals to encourage academic and social development.

To attend, please RSVP by midnight the day before the meeting to

For more information, contact the IEEE GOLD Chair, Kathryn Marcynuk or e-mail


  • Meeting Agenda [TBD PDF]
  • Meeting Minutes [TBD PDF]