A student networking event after 2020 Joint Convention, the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers, Japan

On November 7, the following four branches co-sponsored a student networking event after the regular sessions of the 2020 Joint Convention, the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers.

It was the first time to hold it online, and there were as many as 50 participants. A total of 6 people from 4 universities, Hokkaido University, Kitami Institute of Technology, Muroran Institute of Technology, and Hokkaido University of Science presented their activities and laboratory lives.

Chair Kawabata moderated, and Treasurer Yasugi gave a presentation, introducing the activities of IEEE and IEEE SB, and explaining the conditions and methods for establishing SB. We also asked the presenters to make 1-2 questions (quizzes) and asked the participants to answer them using the Google Form. Quizzes were interesting and some of them were news to most attendees. We believe that the participants enjoyed these quiz sessions. The top 10 people who answered the quiz correctly were presented with a mug with the IEEE Sapporo Section logo as a novelty. Through presentations and quizzes, I was able to learn about the research lives of students from other universities and laboratories, which was a good experience.

Muroran Institute of Technology Student Branch Establishment Ceremony

Hokkaido University SB participated in the ceremony for the establishment of the IEEE Muroran Institute of Technology SB held on Aug 2 at Muroran Institute of Technology. The IEEE Muroran Institute of Technology SB was officially established on Mar 13. Before this establishment, only one SB exists in Hokkaido, Hokkaido University SB. I hope that this SB establishment contributes in-depth knowledge exchange and valuable networking among SBs in Hokkaido.

At the ceremony, SB activities and student research topics were presented by both SBs. Also, a special lecture entitled “Privacy and Trust Issues in Vehicular Networks” was given by Prof. Priyadarsi Nanda of University of Technology Sydney. At the end of the ceremony, a special cake commemorating the establishment appeared in a surprise. A cake-cutting ceremony was performed by Counselors and Chairs of both SBs, and IEEE Sapporo Section Chair. Everyone ate the cake deliciously. After the ceremony, a networking meeting was held to deepen exchange.

IEEE Student Branch Leadership Training Workshop 2019

Mr. Takanashi and Mr. Kawabata participated in IEEE SBLTW 2019 held at Waseda University on May 25 (Sat)-May 26 (Sun) as representatives of Hokkaido University Student Branch.

On the 25th, we started with a self-introduction and reported the activities of each SB in a poster session format. Since each university is unique in its activities, we were able to exchange meaningful opinions with each other. At the welcome reception, student activities committee members and students from each branch exchanged information about not only student branch activities but also research topics frankly.

On the 26th, we had a group discussion under a theme specified by Waseda University SB. IEEE Quiz deepened our understanding of IEEE. The group discussion was a valuable chance to discuss with other university students. Before discussions, we enjoyed “Ogiri” conducted by Waseda University SB. Thanks to Waseda University SB, whose members conducted this workshop with formal, casual, and enjoyable styles, we had a good two days.