Canadian Humanitarian Initiatives Committee

collaborative technology addressing humanitarian needs

January 16th, 2014

Engineering for Change


solar pump

2013 brought us low-cost paper diagnostic strips for cows, e-readers in African schools and RFID chips for rural medical patients… These are the prototypes and projects that caught our attention.

May 27th, 2013

286x44xieee_canada.jpg.pagespeed.ic.K3Ut15zJQW    CCECE 2013 was another great success.

Glenn McKnight, IEEE HIC project volunteer, was in attendance, and took photos of the conference in general and the IEEE Awards presentations, as well as an overview video of IEEE Canada HIC’s participation.

Also, check out the videos for the IEEE Canada HIC Student Paper Competition:

Introduction to the Student Competition presentations by Swasan Karim, IEEE Canada HIC Student Activities Committee Chair

Competition presentation by Reza Rahani, Ryerson University Student

May 27th, 2013

Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps.


May 23rd, 2013

IEEE Canada HIC now has a YouTube Channel: IEEECanadaHIC!

March 17th, 2013

Information and Knowledge for all: an expanded vision and a renewed commitment: