IEEE affinity groups refer to local units of IEEE organizational units or standing committees. In the Winnipeg Section, there are currently three active affinity groups. It is not necessary to be a member of a chapter to take part in its activities. If you are interested in learning more about upcoming events, please reach out to the respective chapter chairs for more information.

Young Professionals (YP)

IEEE Young Professionals (formerly GOLD) was created in 1996 as a membership program to help students transition to young professionals within the larger IEEE community. IEEE young professionals are automatically added to the YP member community as they graduate.

IEEE YP is a vibrant community of engineers, scientists, and technical experts with member representation across the globe and throughout IEEE societies.

The IEEE Winnipeg YP affinity group is known for organizing many industry tours and hosting an annual networking event. Contact the executive for information on how to get involved.

Visit the group website at

Jolene Kozak

Vice Chair
Behnam Arzhang

Alexandre Poersch

Shabab Iqbal

Director of Communications
Rachel Bernhardt

Shangol Haider

General Officer
Anifat Olawoyin

General Officer
Andrew Fisher

Women in Engineering (WIE)


IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists. The mission of IEEE WIE is to inspire, engage, encourage, and empower IEEE women worldwide.

Visit the group website at


Rashmita Chatterjee

Vice Chair
Madhuri Sinha

Life Members

On January 1 of any year, any member who is at least 65 years of age and whose “age plus continuous years of membership” exceed 100 automatically becomes a life member of IEEE. The member is notified by letter in the preceding fall at the time of the annual dues renewal mailing.

Position Vacant

Vice Chair
Position Vacant