Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Vancouver Section

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Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Vancouver Section

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Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Vancouver Section, was established in 1963 by the merging of the Vancouver sections of two previous institutes. Its predecessors, that constitute its sub-fonds, were the AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers) and the IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers). Many of the original members of the IRE were members of the AIEE and both organizations had members in common until they decided to merge. The structural development and general activities of the IRE were similar to those of the AIEE. The technical boundaries differentiating the two institutes became difficult to distinguish as well as problems of overlap and duplication of efforts arose, only partially resolved by joint committees and meetings. In 1961, the leadership of both the IRE and the AIEE resolved to seek an end to these difficulties through consolidation. The next year a merger plan was formulated and approved: it became effective on 1 January 1963.

The IEEE so formed melded the technical activities of the two societies and established a unified publications program. The Vancouver section was one of many sections of this Institute, which had its center in the United States, but many branches abroad. The IEEE is still in existence.


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