IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada
Issue: April 2001

News of Interest
Senior Member Updates
Upcoming Events
IEEE Commerical Releases
Submission Information

News of Interest

IEEE Volunteers Needed for 2001 National Scout Jamboree

Volunteers are needed for the Electricity and Electronics Merit Badge Booths at the 15th National Scout Jamboree. IEEE is the title sponsor of the Electronics Merit Badge Booths and co-sponsor of the Electricity Merit Badge Booths. Volunteers are primarily needed for the position of merit badge instructor. While volunteers can volunteer for just one day, it is preferred that they volunteer for at least two days.

The National Scout Jamboree will be held from Monday, 23 July 2001 through Wednesday, 1 August 2001 at Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia. The Jamboree site is near Bowling Green, Virginia which is between Richmond and Fredericksburg.

To volunteer, contact John P. Castelvecchi at Provide John with your name, address, phone number, email address, requested volunteer position and available dates

MTT society offers undergraduate scholarishop for 2001-2002 academic year

Are you interested in pursuing a career or graduate degree in the wireless and microwave area? The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) will award up to ten $1200 undergraduate scholarships for the 2001-2002 academic year. In addition, up to $1000 in travel expenses are reimbursed to attend an MTT-S sponsored conference. For details on the award, visit: and look under awards.

CCECE 2001 Conference News

Some local sections have annouced a student subsidy programs for the CCECE 2001 conference. The IEEE Canada Foundation has also announced a travel subsidy for students. Details can be found at 

Understanding different work schedules in the technology industry

(A survey conducted by Janet Mantler & Amanda Matejicek Work and Health Research Group Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan)

The demand for people with strong technological skills is opening the door to more flexible and adaptable work schedules. Professionals can choose between permanent jobs in organizations offering competitive incentive plans or contract positions that provide the opportunity to work on exciting cutting_edge projects. Job schedules may promote or inhibit personal and career goals.

The Work and Health Research Group at the University of Saskatchewan is interested in learning more about why people in the technology industry accept jobs as permanent employees, contingent (part-time, temporary) employees, or independent contractors. We have developed a study to look at the factors involved in the decision to work a particular schedule and the impact the decision has on professionals. If you are employed at the moment, please help us learn more about the dynamics of working in the technology industry by completing an anonymous questionnaire at The username is 'technology' and the password is 'survey.'

If you would prefer to receive a hard copy of the survey by mail please contact:

Dr. Janet Mantler
The Work and Health Research Group
Department of Psychology
University of Saskatchewan
Arts Building, 9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
Canada S7N 5A5
phone: (306) 966-2524

Senior Member Updates

The following members were updated to Senior Member status at the February 2001 Admission and Advancement Panel meeting held in Albuquerque, NM

  • Le, Di-Luan - Montreal
  • Lorenzo-Ginori, Juan Valentin - New Brunswick
  • Al-Dhaher, Abdul Hafid - Ottawa
  • Lethbridge, Timothy C - Ottawa
  • Yang, Oliver W - Ottawa
  • Agbossou, Kodjo - Saint Maurice
  • Turner, John E - Toronto
  • Marti, Jose R - Vancouver
  • McDermid , William J - Winnipeg

For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit 

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2001)
7-11 May 2001
Salt Lake City, Utah
Visit for more details
  • Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2001)
13-16 May 2001
Delta Chelsea Hotel
Downtown Toronto, Ontario
  • Seventh IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2001)
14-18 May 2001
Seattle, Washington
For more information go to
  • 2001 IEEE 14th Computer Society Foundations Workshop
11-12 June 2001
Nova Scotia
For more information please contact IEEE Conference Services at 1-732-562-3878 or via Fax at 1-202-728-0884
  • 2001 Large Engineering Systems Conference on Power Engineering (LESCOPE'01)
11-13 July 2001
The Sheraton Hotel
Halifax, Nova Scotia
For further information, please contact the LESCOPE'01 Secretariat:
Large Engineering Systems,
P. O. Box 25041,
Halifax, NS B3M 4H4
Tel: (902)-443-2400
Fax: (902)-445-5110
  • 2001 IEEE Nuclear & Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC 2001)
16-20 July 2001
Vancouver, British Columbia
For further information, please contact:
Professor Marty Shaneyfelt,
Sandia National Labs,
MS 1083 P. O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM  87185-1083
Tel: (505)-844-6137
Fax: (505)-844-2991
or Conference Services Department, IEEE Operations Center at (732)-562-3878
  • IEEE Conference on History of Telecommunications (CHT2001)
25-27 July 2001
St. John's, Newfoundland
For more information please visit
  • 2001 National Scout Jamboree
23 July - 1 Aug 2001
Fredericksburg, VA
For more information please contact contact Ralph Russell at +1 804 741 9429 or at
  • Tenth Canadian Semiconductor Technology Conference
13-17 August 2001
The Chateau Laurier Hotel
For more information please visit 
  • Multimedia Technology and Applications Conference (MTAC 2001)
7-9 November 2001
University of California
For more information please visit 

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IEEE Commerical Releases

IEEE Accelerated Stress Testing Tutorial CD-ROM Now Available

Accelerated Stress Testing, an IEEE Educational Activities joint CD-ROM tutorial production with the IEEE Reliability Society is now available. Learn how to get started with AST, from reducing cycle time to deciding on stress levels.

Accelerated Stress Testing, AST, has become mandatory in order to meet time-to-market and product quality needs. AST has been shown to ferret out problems that would otherwise plague the customer in the field. One study demonstrated that AST was able to reduce Printed Wiring Board failures by almost two orders of magnitude compared to a control sample. AST uncovers problems before they are shipped to the customer, thereby rapidly maturing the product and demonstrating diligence protecting the customer. Today's market place demands and rewards such diligence.

The CD-ROM and video set can be ordered from the IEEE Customer Service Department, 445 Hoes Lane, PO Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA; by e-mail:; by phone: 1.800.678.4333; and on the Web at For further information on Education Activities check out our Website

Submission Information

You can send any submissions by email to the editor:
Abhi Gupta at

Please ensure you send in your submission by the 20th of the month

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