The 4th edition of the IEEE ComSoc Student Competition

Welcome to the  4th edition of the IEEE ComSoc Student Competition!

The competition is intended for both graduate and undergraduate students who are members of the IEEE Communications Society.

The purpose of the competition is to recognize students or teams of students who demonstrate the capacity to improve the lives of people, through the application of communication technology and the development of projects that meet the human needs of people. The deadline for submissions is 15 August.

The first prize consists of $2000 + plaque and will be presented to winner(s) at IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, Washington DC, USA.

Please see all details at:

The IEEE ComSoc Student Competition has been a great success since its first edition in 2013. We hope to receive many qualified submissions also this year.

New Chapter Chair

We are happy to announce that Professor Vincent Wong is our new Chapter Chair. Professor Wong is with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

New Chapter Vice-Chair

We are happy to announce that Prof. Vincent Wong is our new Chapter Vice-Chair. Vincent Wong received his B.Sc. (with distinction) degree from the University of Manitoba in 1994, M.A.Sc. degree from the University of Waterloo in 1996, and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2000, all in electrical engineering. From 2000 – 2001, he was a systems engineer at PMC-Sierra, Inc. In 2002, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research areas include protocol design, optimization, and resource management of communication networks, with applications to the Internet, wireless networks, smart grid, RFID systems, and intelligent transportation systems. Dr. Wong is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the ACM, member of ICICS (Institute for Computing, Information, and Cognitive Systems) at UBC, and member of the APEGBC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia).

New Chapter Vice-Chair


We are happy to announce that Mr. Alain Bergeron is our new Chapter Vice Chair. Mr. Bergeron is a Licensed professional engineer focused on systems development and design improvement.

Specializing in telecommunication system development. As a graduate from U of Ottawa and a former CRC & Nortel employee, Alain brings exceptional value to our chapter.
Welcome Alain and thank you!

New Membership Development Officer


We are happy to announce that Ms. Nasim Arianpoo is our new Membership Development Officer. Ms. Arianpoo is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia and an experienced engineer in the communication field. Welcome Nasim and thank you!



BCNET Digital Media Challenge: Seeking Student Innovation

Call for Student Submissions – Deadline: April 04, 2011

What is the Challenge?
Competition Rules
How to Submit
Meet the Judges

You are invited to demonstrate your latest digital media work to a live audience at the BCNET Conference 2011, Unlock the Power of Information Technology, and have a chance to win up to $1,000!

Our Digital Media Challenge is a student competition designed to show the interaction of digital media with advanced digital infrastructure. We are looking for students in the arts, gaming, computer science or new media that can demonstrate leading-edge and creative digital media work that use very high-bandwidth networks.

Students are invited to submit their latest work (see competition rules). We are seeking leading-edge examples of digital media that utilize lots of network bandwidth including, but not limited to:

  • Interactive animation and graphics
  • Explorations in the arts
  • Computer games
  • Demonstrations/presentations in the performing arts
  • Scientific visualizations: medical, astronomy, biology, bioinformatics
  • Interactive data visualization
  • Streaming rich media (demonstrate innovative ways to build and configure a network)



Zahra Ahmadian who served as vice-chair of IEEE joint communication chapter from June 2008 – January 2011 is leaving the joint communications chapter.  We would like to thank her for the wonderful volunteer job and wish her good luck in her future plans.