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

News of Interest
Senior Member Updates
Upcoming Events
Submission Information

News of Interest

2001 IEEE Annual Election 

The election ballots are beginning to be sent to all IEEE voting members. We urge you to:

  • Sign your ballot in the appropriate area.
  • Use the pre-addressed, postage paid envelope provided.
  • Allow ample delivery time for your signed ballot to arrive at our election vendor by 12:00 p.m. EST, 1 November 2001.
  • Take advantage of your right to vote!
  • Be eligible to win that laptop!

Let your vote be counted!

2002 Vice-President Education for IEEE Engineering Management Society

Congratulations to Dave Kemp for being elected to the position of 2002 Vice-President Education for the IEEE Engineering Management Society

Renew your IEEE membership early and qualify to win a laptop

Members using the IEEE Web site to renew their memberships by 15 November 2001 can qualify to win a Sony VAIO FX Series laptop. Features of this sought-after model include an Intel Pentium III 800MHz processor, 15-inch XGA display, and built-in CD-RW and DVD-ROM combination drive. For contest rules and to renew now go to

Citation Study: IEEE publishes nine of top ten Engineering Journals

The IEEE registered another year of high journal and magazine citation performance, according to the Institute for Scientific Information's newly released Journal Citation Report for the year 2000. The IEEE had nine of the top 10, 16 of the top 20 and 40 of the top 60 most influential journals in the field of electrical and electronic engineering, based on a selection of 202 journals in this category. The Proceedings of the IEEE was the most highly cited IEEE journal in the category, ranking second. IEEE also publishes the number-one journals in robotics, telecommunications, automation and control systems, and transportation science and technology according to the ISI study. Other IEEE periodicals ranked high in applied physics, acoustics, education, biomedical engineering and nuclear science and technology. The ISI study ranks journals' impact by the number of times they are quoted or cited by other scientific publications in their initial year of publication. The full list is available at

Nominate an outstanding Power Engineering Educator

The IEEE Power Engineering Society seeks nominations for the 2002 Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to power engineering education. Nomination forms and eligibility requirements can be found at

IEEE MANCOM Special Meeting -- Thursday November 1

The IEEE MANCOM program committee has arranged for a special guest speaker at a joint meeting with the Society for Technical Communication Manitoba Chapter. The Speaker will be Andy Blicq, writer/director of the History Channel highly rated television documentary "Pioneer Quest." Andy will describe his experiences working with the two couples who, for 12 months, lived like isolated settlers in a remote area of Manitoba as if it were 130 years ago. Andy Blicq is a CBC television producer who was on loan to the History Channel for one year, to produce the special program.

Where: Union Centre, 275 Broadway (at Smith Street)
When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., November 1, 2001
Program: Business Meeting: 5:45 to 6:05
Buffet Dinner: 6:05 to 6:45
Speaker: 6:45 to 7:30
Cost: $15 for IEEE and STC members; $20 for others.

Please email Joanne Kusiak ( by Monday October 29, to confirm that you will attend (prior reservation will help us order the correct number of meals).

Senior Member Updates

The following members were updated to Senior Member status at the August 2001 Admission and Advancement Panel meeting held in Montreal, Canada

  • Johnny W. Wong - Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Marvan Abboud - Montreal
  • Gerard Dunphy - Newfoundland-Labrador
  • Jose N. Amaral - Northern Canada
  • Voicu Z. Groza - Ottawa
  • Xavier P. V. Maldague - Quebec
  • Vern L. Buccholz - Vancouver
  • Veera R. Vinnakota - Vancouver
  • Dale John Shpak - Victoria
  • Devin Eldridge - Winnipeg

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

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE International Conference on Ocean Engineering (OCEANS'2001)
5-9 November 2001
Honolulu, Hawaii
For more information please visit
  • Multimedia Technology and Applications Conference (MTAC 2001)
7-9 November 2001
University of California
For more information please visit
  • IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS'01)
20-23 November 2001
Nashville, Tennessee
For more information please visit
  • 2001 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
25-29 November 2001
San Antonio, Texas
For more information please visit
  • IEEE International Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference (MEMS)
20-24 January 2002
MGM Grand Conference Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
For more information please visit
  • International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)
4-6 February 2002
San Francisco, California
For more information please visit
  • Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2002)
16-21 June 2002
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information please visit
  • 48th Annual Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Conference
17-21 June 2002
Sheraton Centre, Toronto
For more information please visit
  • IEEE International Conference on Power Engineering (LESCOPE'2002)
26-29 June 2002
The Sheraton Hotel
Halifax, Nova Scotia
For more information please visit
  • 2002 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: Macro to Nano
7-10 July 2002
Washington, DC
For more information please visit
  • International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Electric Machines, Convertors and Systems
18-21 August 2002
École de technologie supérieure, Montreal, Quebec
For more information please visit

For more IEEE conferences, visit IEEE Conference Search at

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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