On Nov 17, the IEEE Victoria Section proudly hosted the Ubiquitous Intelligence Workshop at the University of Victoria. This event not only marked a significant day in our calendar but also set a new standard for interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing.

The Chair of IEEE Victoria Section, Dr. Ilamparithi kicked off the event with “A Pathway for Progress,” a presentation highlighting the myriad benefits and opportunities offered by IEEE membership. This segment provided invaluable insights for those looking to enhance their professional network and career prospects.

The panel discussion on “Life after Grad School” was a highlight, offering students a rare glimpse into the future that awaits them beyond academia. Panelists (Dr. Samira Gharehkhani, Dr. Karolina Valente, and Dr. Sara Salem Hesari) shared their experiences and advice, sparking thoughtful conversations among attendees.

Prof. Kin-Choong Yow from the University of Regina introduced participants to the cutting-edge technology of ChatGPT. This online session not only demystified the tool but also showcased its potential to revolutionize how we interact with AI in our daily lives.


The heart of the event was undoubtedly the “Research Poster Presentation”. Our talented students from the faculty presented 27 engaging and thought-provoking posters. Their work exemplified the depth and breadth of research being undertaken in our community and underscored the potential for multidisciplinary cooperation.