April E. Khademi,
B.Eng., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Multimedia Lab
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto
Technical Activities

GE Canada

  • Woman and Technology Steering Committee, Women's Network (12–pres.)

    • Coordinate activities that deliver both personal career/GE business growth
    • Focus on development, retention, and promotion of women in technology and engineering roles
    • Provide development opportunities that focus on leadership, advancement and career broadening opportunities
    • Provide information, education, and networking with other women

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Regional GOLD Coordinator, Region7 (10–pres.)

    • Coordinate GOLD activities for Canada Region
    • Oversee operations of GOLD Affinity Groups
    • Develop member retention strategies and value propositions
    • Lead Executive Officer training to GOLD Chairs in Canada
    • Represents GOLD's interest on boards (regional and global levels)
    • Student Elevation and Transition Program (STEP) MGA Working Group Leader

  • Regional Student Representative, Region7 (07-09)

    • Oversee IEEE's student related activities for Canada (Region7)
    • Coordinate National Student Brach Website Competition
    • Facilitate National Telus and Paper Competitions
    • Liaise with Student Branches
    • Lead Student Branch Training Workshops

  • GOLD Chair, Toronto Section (07–09) *won 2008 Outstanding New Leader Award*

    • Run an Affinity Group called Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD)
    • Coordinate technical, professional, educational and social events
    • Manage GOLD's Executive Committee (7 members in total)
    • Toronto Delegate to Sections Congress 2008

  • Registration Chair, IEEE CCECE (07–8)

    • All registration related tasks for a conference of over 500 attendees
    • Provided assistance to international travelers (invitation letters, etc).
    • Managed on-site registration booth, as well as conference volunteers

  • GOLD Secretary, Toronto Section (06–7)

    • Took all meeting minutes, created agendas and organized tasks for members
    • Other admin duties, such as contacting speakers, sending out emails, etc.
    • Representative to Region7's GOLD Congress

  • Reviewer, IEEE, Springer, Elsevier (05–pres)

    • Peer reviewed papers for IEEE's TMI, SPL, ICIC2005, COMM.06, CCECE08, and MICCAI, IJCARS

  • Task Manager, IEEE ICME (05–6)

    • Task Manager for the Local Arrangements Committee
    • Assisted with logistical details of the conference (hotel, AV)
    • Managed all student volunteers.
    • Coordinated conference gift bags, including designing the conference logo


  • Graduate Student Host – University of Toronto (2008)
  • Events and Web Coordinator – Ryerson’s Signal Analysis Research Group (2005–6)
  • Webmaster – Ryerson's ELCGSA (2005-06)
  • Member – Ryerson’s Graduate Research Ethics Board (2005-6)
  • VP External – Ryerson's ELCGSA (2005-06)
  • Member – Ryerson’s Appeals Committee (2005-6)
  • Student MC – Ryerson’s ECE Award Ceremony (2005)
  • Lab Manager – Ryerson’s Signal Analysis Research Group (2004-05)
  • Panel member – “New Faculty Orientation” (2005)
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