2022 Summer Social Event a Success

Vancouver Section Social Event – Aug. 20th, 2022

The IEEE Vancouver Section held an informal gathering at Central Park in Burnaby on August 20. More than 40 attendees came together to socialize and network in the first face to face section event in over two years! It was a great chance for many in the section to reconnect, as well as a first opportunity for newer members to connect for the first time.

Attendees of the Summer Social Event gather for a photo in front of the IEEE Banner










Several plaques were presented to recent award recipients, previously announced at the 2022 Annual General Meeting. 

Vancouver Section Chair Matthew Wilder presenting the award for Outstanding Small Technical Chapter to Ljiljana Trajkovic on behalf of Deepali Arora for the Joint Circuits & Systems Chapter

Awards Committee Chair Mike Paraskake presenting the Vancouver Section Service Award to Pieter Botman

Awards Committee Chair Mike Paraskake presenting the Past Section Chair Award to Steven McClain













Additionally, the chair gave a brief message about the value of social connections in delivering value to humanity and society as engineers, and how it is so good to see so many members joining for the event today to forge strong connections within the section.

Vancouver Section Chair, Matthew Wilder, providing a brief message to attendees

It was refreshing to see our members together again, so much so that many stayed even after the event was officially over. The section executives are happy that the event was a success, and they look forward to hosting more face-to-face events in the future, beginning with IEEE Day, on October 4. 

Attendees of the Summer Social Event network and connect on a beautiful day at the park


Attendees of the Summer Social Event congregate around the IEEE Banner


To view a complete set of photos from this event, we invite you to visit our Vancouver Section photo album: