IEEE Montreal Section Awards Banquet and AGM


The IEEE Montreal Section Awards Banquet and Annual General Meeting is our sections Major annual event. This year our Keynote speaker is Prof. John Bandler from McMaster univeristy. This event is an excellent opportunity to network with local IEEE members and visitors from neighboring sections. This year's event is held at the Hyatt Regency Montreal

L'Assemblée Générale et Banquet de IEEE Montréal est notre événement annuel principal. Cette année, notre conférencier est le Prof. John Bandler de l'Université McMaster. Cet événement est une excellente occasion de réseauter avec des membres de l'IEEE et les visiteurs de sections voisines. L'événement de cette année a lieu au Hyatt Regency Montréal


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  • 1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Canada H5B 1E5
  • Building: Hyatt Regency Montreal

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Prof. John W. Bandler
Prof. John W. Bandler of McMaster University


Don’t Dodge Ethics on your Route to Success

It is essential for you to be aware that others will make life-altering decisions about you, decisions of which you may forever be unaware. Such decisions might be made by people who can influence your life’s progress, for example, after a face-to-face interview or encounter, after reading your resume, after accurate or inaccurate hearsay about you, after praise by a colleague or condemnation by an ill-wisher, after a glance at your Facebook page, or after working alongside you. The list goes on. Fact or fiction: do you occasionally bestow false praise, occasionally withhold valuable information, often withhold acknowledgements to people who have helped you, or perhaps take ethics-stretching shortcuts in the interests of time or expediency? Do you copy intellectual property without license or permission—books, papers, software—and even boast about it? Or are you perhaps lucky enough to have coworkers from whom you have no professional secrets, coworkers with whom it is a joy to work every day, ones who will happily stick with you to the bitter end of your project? Can you identify possible conflicts of interest? If so, how do you handle them? During this talk I draw on successes and failures from both my technical and non-technical domains, from the start of my career to date, and I comment on some monumental individual, corporate and government lapses. I also draw on illustrations from my 2014 TEDx McMaster U talk, “Explain Less, Predict More.”


John W. Bandler studied Electrical Engineering at Imperial College of Science and Technology and received the B.Sc.(Eng.), Ph.D., and D.Sc.(Eng.) degrees from the University of London, England, in 1963, 1967, and 1976, respectively. Professor, engineer, entrepreneur, artist, playwright, author of fiction and nonfiction, John has written short stories, a novel, a screenplay, and nine stage plays. Four of his plays have been performed; one he directed himself—That The Multitude May Live—can be seen on YouTube. He sold his company Optimization Systems Associates Inc. to Hewlett-Packard, and has published some 500 technical papers. He is a professor emeritus at McMaster University, and president of Bandler Corporation. He is a Fellow of several societies, including the IEEE, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Canada. His honors include the IEEE Canada 2012 A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and—awarded for the first time to a Canadian—both the Microwave Application Award (2004) and the Microwave Career Award (2013) from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. In 2014, he received McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering Research Achievement Award. His 2012 rump session presentation on “Human aspects of communication and persuasion: first impressions and subtext” is available on the internet through His 2013 talk “From creativity to success via risk and setback: an insider’s perspective” is available through McMasterUTV. In 2014, he spoke at TEDx McMaster U on “Explain less, predict more.”


Annual General Assembly

5:30pm-6:15pm  Annual General Meeting (free adminssion to all IEEE Members)

Banquet and Awards Dinner 

6:15pm Reception

7:30pm Dinner

8:30pm Dessert / Keynote presentation

9:15pm Awards presentation

9:45pm Prizes