Chapter & Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups

IEEE affinity groups are local units of IEEE organizational units or standing committees.

The Winnipeg Section has three active affinity groups. One does not have to a member of a Chapter to participate in Chapter’s activities. Contact the chapter chairs for information on upcoming events.

Graduates of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.)


IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (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 GOLD member community as they graduate.

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

The IEEE Winnipeg Section G.O.L.D. affinity group is famous for organizing many industry tours and hosting an annual networking event. Contact the executive for information on how to get involved.

Visit the chapter website at

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.

Len Bateman

Women in Engineering (W.I.E.)

Women in Engineering

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

Liting Han

Liting Han