Institute for Quantum Computing Research Opportunities!

January 5th, 2017

Be a part of world-class research this summer

Learn about quantum information processing and gain research experience

At the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) we have a couple of different learning opportunities available for undergraduate students interested in quantum information processing.

Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) – May 29-June 9
Start the summer with a two-week introduction to the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information processing which includes 30 hours in the labs. You will get the opportunity to interact with students from around world, work with graduate students, postdocs and IQC faculty. This program is fully funded – including your accommodations and food. You can also apply for travel bursaries.
Watch this quick video to get a feel for the full experience.

Undergraduate Research Award – all summer
Join us at IQC for the summer through an Undergraduate Research Award and work with one of our researchers – experimentalist or theorist. Not only will you enhance your research experience and prepare for your graduate studies and research career, but you get the chance to attend IQC seminars, lectures, and student talks. This is a unique opportunity to interact with an interdisciplinary research community.

Apply before January 9!
You can choose to only apply to attend USEQIP, to only apply for an Undergraduate Research Award, or apply for both.

  • If you want to apply to both, complete the USEQIP application and check the appropriate box for the Undergraduate Research Award.*
  • If you only want to apply for USEQIP, complete the USEQIP application but do NOT check the box for the Undergraduate Research Award.
  • If you only want to apply for the Undergraduate Research Award, complete the URA application.

*In the event that you are not invited to USEQIP, you will still be considered for an Undergraduate Research Award as we have more URA opportunities than spots in USEQIP.


If you are considering graduate studies, IQC offers a Graduate Studies program in collaboration with the University of Waterloo. We offer graduate students unique opportunities to learn about and engage in world-leading research in quantum information through a wide range of advanced research projects and advanced courses on the foundations, applications and implementation of quantum information processing.



IEEE Weekly Update 0x06

November 24th, 2016

Mechelec Pubcrawl

Mechelec is just one day away!
Come and join the ‘Mechs’ and ‘Elecs’ for the BEST pubcrawl of the year!

This year’s theme is THRIFT STORE, and best costume will win you $100! (Who doesn’t want to win some cash?)

Prizes will also be given out for 2nd and 3rd place. So embrace your inner Macklemore, and don’t forget to dress up!

The pubcrawl route is:
The Scuz → Rain → Pink → The Hose → The Scuz

Tickets are $10 and can be bought from the IEEE in McNaughton (2C54) at any time. Tickets also available from MESA in the arts tunnel.

The pub crawl starts tomorrow at 7pm, so don’t hesitate buying your ticket today!

IEEE Calgary Industry Trip

The purpose of the trip is to tour industry locations and witness real world engineering. Some of these companies will be looking for summer students/interns (so bring a resume). In addition, there is a fun social aspect to the trip which in the past has included things such as an NHL game, brewery tours, nights out, shopping, etc.

Guest list and Commonwealth Bar and Stage has been added for the night of Jan 6th!

Location: Calgary AB
Date: Jan 5th – 8th (first weekend after the break)
Cost: $150 Deposit
Sign-up list is posted on the door of McNaughton (2C54)

McNaughton Centre Director

McWhat? McNuaghton!
Looking for a way to get involved?
Looking for something to add to your resume?
Do you like shopping?

The IEEE is look for a McNaughton Centre Director!
(I picked annoying colors hoping you all would read it!)

The responsibility of the McNaughton Centre Director as outlined in the IEEE Usask Student Branch Constitution:

(It’s a formal document, I won’t make it funny colors)
The McNaughton Centre Director shall operate and maintain the McNaughton Centre for the University of Saskatchewan. Duties and responsibilities of the McNaughton Centre Director include:
1) Chairing the McNaughton Committee.
2) Reporting all relevant affairs of the McNaughton Committee to the Executive.
3) Recording minutes of McNaughton Committee meetings.
4) Having the authority to co-sign cheques for all the bank accounts excluding HVC and Illumination.
5) Obtaining McNaughton Centre operating grants from IEEE Region 7 (Canada) and IEEE North Saskatchewan Section.
6) Organizing each term’s textbook sale with the Financial Director.
7) Organizing and maintaining the McNaughton Centre store.
8) Organizing and maintaining the McNaughton Centre administrative supplies.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in getting involved in please stop by the McNuahgton Centre (ENG. 2C54) or email chair@ieee.usask.ca
This position will be filled by a majority vote at a special general meeting (SGM) held early in the second term.

NEW Illumination Director Position

The IEEE Illumination 2017 committee is recruiting for the NEW POSITION of Creative Director.

This role of Creative Director is to lead creative developments and collaboration between arts and technology in the Illumination conference, specifically teaming up with STEAM this year. The project STEAM has decided to pursue take in audio input, filters for low frequencies, amplifies the filtered signals, and vibrates a water fountain or pool according to the frequencies to create different patterns in the water. Lights and compressed air components may be added in as well! People with DSP and circuits background will be especially well suited for this role! This is an excellent opportunity to add something offbeat an unique to your resume!!!

If you are interested in filling this position, please contact Illumination Coordinator Rob Tremblay at coordinator@ieeeillumination.ca.



IEEE Weekly Update 0x05

November 15th, 2016

Big Brother Big Sister Annual Christmas Party

Saturday November 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm is our annual Christmas party for the children of Big Brother Big Sister Saskatoon! If you want to help some kids kick off their Christmas season, come and sign up as a volunteer!

Sign up sheet is posted on the door of McNaughton (2C54). We need as many people to volunteer as we can, so come and make some kids happy!

SPARC: Small, Practical, And Realistic Circuits
When: Wednesday, November 16th at 5:30 PM.
Where: Meet at McNaughton (ENG 2C54).
Bring: your ADM, your laptop, and anything else you would bring to a 221 lab.

The SPARC tutorial will consist of building an interesting circuit that amplifies an audio signal and powers an LED and a small speaker. Remember that SPARC is NOT a regular lab: the focus is on learning and having FUN!

SED Tour, Pizza Supper and Networking Event!

SED Systems makes hardware and software for the telecommunications industry. You may recognize us from the big white satellite dishes just north of campus. Our most recent claims to fame are the software and hardware for Sirius XM and our work on the ground stations for the ESA Rosetta mission.

If you are interested in a career in software development and you want to see some of the cool things we do, this tour is for you.

When: Wednesday, November 23rd at 4:15 p.m.

Where: 18 Innovation Blvd

Perhaps the most important note: Pizza supper and a chance to network with some of our developers will be provided after the tour.
Please contact winder@sedsystems.ca to sign up for the tour by Friday, November 18th.

SED is a growing company that highers many new grads from Electrical and Computer Engineering each year. Check out the career tab on their website for available positions.

Mechelec Pubcrawl

Mechelec is just two weeks away.
The BEST pubcrawl of the season!!

This year’s theme is THRIFT STORE, and best costume will win you $100! (Who doesn’t want to win some cash?)

Prizes will also be given out for 2nd and 3rd place. So embrace your inner Macklemore, and don’t forget to dress up!

The pubcrawl route is:
The Scuz → Rain → Pink → The Hose → The Scuz

Tickets are $10 and can be bought from the IEEE in MacNaughton (2C54) at any time, or during Thursday pizza sales. Tickets also available from MESA in the arts tunnel (dates and times TBA).

NEW Illumination Director Position

The IEEE Illumination 2017 committee is recruiting for the NEW POSITION of Creative Director.

This role of Creative Director is to lead creative developments and collaboration between arts and technology in the Illumination conference, specifically teaming up with STEAM this year.

If you are interested in filling this position, please contact Illumination Coordinator Rob Tremblay at coordinator@ieeeillumination.ca.



Weekly Update 0x04

November 6th, 2016

SPARC: Small, Practical, And Realistic Circuits

The SPARC tutorial will be held on Wednesday, November 16th at 3:30 PM! If you are struggling with EE 221 lab material, or want to expand your knowledge of analog circuits, come on out! This 1.5 hour tutorial will provide students with the opportunity to learn about MOSFETs, a topic that becomes extremely important moving into third year, as well as solidify their understanding LEDs and op-amps.

The tutorial will consist of building an interesting circuit that amplifies an audio signal and powers an LED and a small speaker. Remember that SPARC is NOT a regular lab: the focus is on learning and having FUN! The location of SPARC will be announced in the upcoming week.



IEEE Weekly Update 0x03

October 13th, 2016

BXXR Night

The first IEEE BXXR Night of the year is this Friday October 14th at the Hose and Hydrant Brew Pub!

The event is FREEE for all new IEEE members (that’s free with a triple-e), $10 for current members and $15 for non-members. Tickets get you unlimited access to a BEvERage Keg from 8pm-10pm. Hope to see you all there!

Join our facebook event to learn more:
https://www.facebook.com/events/546646915532021/?ti=icl

SPARC: Small, Practical, And Realistic Circuits

Confused about EE 221 concepts and lab work? Come out to this tutorial! We will review op-amps and diodes, and give you guys a head start on learning about MOSFET transistors, an extremely critical component of EE 221.

We will use these parts to build a cool circuit that takes an audio signal from a computer, amplifies it, and lights up an LED diode!

The tutorial is scheduled for Monday, October 24th, and is planned to be about two hours. A time and location will be announced soon! Contact the IEEE Academic Director Lizzie at at academic@ieee.usask.ca for more information.

Tutorials

We will be hosting a tutorial for the EE 221 midterm! this tutorial is tentatively planned for the Saturday before the midterm, from 11 AM – 2 PM. Check next week’s email for confirmation.

We are also hoping to have a tutorial EE 265 and EE 321, but we are still looking for people to lead them. If we are able to host them, you will receive an email with more information soon!

Tutoring

There are several students looking for a private tutor to help with EE 221 and EE 265. If you are interested in tutoring, please contact the IEEE Academic Director Lizzie at at academic@ieee.usask.ca.

HVC: High Voltage Classic

Do you like street hockey? Do you want to give back to the community? Do you want volunteer experience for anything from scholarships to resumes? Then joining the committee for HVC is exactly the opportunity that you have been waiting for!

The HVC committee will be responsible for helping to organize the event (a charity road hockey tournament), and most of the work will be done in the second semester. Email Aldo Scribante at ajs305@mail.usask.ca if you are interested.

Robotics

Robotics group will be meeting again this Friday at 5:30. As always, students of any year of study are welcome to attend.

Visit ieee.usask.ca for more information.


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