Carleton University’s Winnie Ye, professor in the research-intensive Faculty of Engineering and Design with the Department of Electronics, was recently elected Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE) Committee for the 2025-2026 term.

IEEE WiE is a global network that connects over 40,000 members in over 125 countries to advance women in technology at all points in their lives and careers. Through their programming, they help members make connections, acquire influential mentors and address some of the world’s most pressing problems.

“As WiE Chair-Elect, I am committed to recruiting and retaining more women in engineering to advance and empower women in the workplace,” said Ye. “I’d like to increase the presence and impact of WiE by connecting our members with industry leaders through conferences, workshops, seminars, and webinars.”

In 2018, Ye became the first Canadian recipient of the international IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Inspiring Member Award. She also received the 2018 Engineering Medal for Research and Development from the Ontario Professional Engineers (PEO), and the PEO Ottawa Chapter’s 2018 Engineering Excellence Award. In 2020, Ye received the Partners In Research’s Technology and Engineering Ambassador Award. Most recently, she won the prestigious 2021 IEEE MGA Leadership Award.

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