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

News of Interest
Upcoming Events
Submission Information

News of Interest

Regional Meeting Annoucement

The IEEE Canada Fall Regional Committee meetings will be held in Fredericton, NB from October 19th - 21st, 2001. The meeting will be at the Sheraton Frederiction on Woodstock Road, Fredericton.  Members interested may attend the regional meeting.

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!

New Power Engineering Society Representatives

Effective Sept. 4, 2001, to address the need for additional leadership for the 95 PES Chapters in Regions 1-7, the PES Governing board approved the addition of two PES Regional Representatives (RRs) in Regions 1-7. Effective Sept. 4, 2001, three RRs will oversee the 95 PES Chapters in R1-7, as follows:

Regions 1-3 = Marcel Lamoureux
Regions 4 & 6 = Keene Matsuda
Regions 5 & 7 = Brian Lee

Previously one RR oversaw the 95 PES Chapters in R1-7 and four RRs oversaw the 166 PES Chapters in R1-10. Each of these individuals brings a high level of enthusiasm to the job of reenergizing the PES Chapters in Regions 1-7. This brings additional management talent and attention to a critical area of the PES Membership/Chapters operation. Please welcome our new PES leadership team in R1-7 and help them take on a very challenging assignment.

Growth of Electronic Services Drives 2002 dues increase

For the first time since 1996, the IEEE Board of Directors has approved an increase in membership dues. The Board voted at its July meeting to increase base member dues for the 2002 membership year by US$15 to US$101. The Board also approved a US$4 increase to the IEEE-USA assessment and a new Region 1 assessment of US$2.

According to IEEE President Joel Snyder, during the past five years the IEEE has experienced increased demand for electronic delivery of technical information and member services. The dues increase reflects the cost of the significant investment in Internet and Web applications. Among the electronic services the IEEE has launched in recent years are IEEE Xplore; the IEEE Job Site featuring IEEE e-Recruiter; the Personal Email Alias Service; the Online Catalog & Store; IEEE Spectrum Online; the What's New @ IEEE series of e-mail newsletters; and the online membership renewal.

"The challenge for the future," Snyder said, "is to continue to provide cost-effective products and services that better serve our members and help them to remain competitive in today's wired world." Learn more about the value of IEEE membership by visiting

IEEE E-mail aliases block 35,000 viruses in August

It's been a busy season for computer viruses, and for antivirus software. IEEE's free Email Alias Service with virus scanning stopped over 35,000 viruses from being delivered to members in August. This is more than seven times the number of viruses detected in June. Don't let another virus infect your PC. IEEE members, sign up for your free email alias at

Visit the IEEE Student Concourse

For some, this is the time when planning begins for the new semester's IEEE Campus events. Whether you have a question about membership or want to check out the list of IEEE Awards and Scholarships for which you may compete, the IEEE Student Concourse will take you there. New for 2001, we've added an online poll. Cast your vote and view the results in real time.

Invitation to Symposium 2001

The PAGSE Annual Symposium is a unique opportunity to learn about, examine and discuss science and technology issues important to the socio-economic future of Canada. Symposium 2001 will focus on the research in the biological and physical sciences that has given rise to procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. It will feature an impressive line-up of speakers who will address current approaches. In their presentations they will also trace how ideas developed in the laboratory emerge as new tools/chemical compounds which contribute to the health of Canadians and to Canada's commercial well-being. Plan now to attend this important event.

DATE: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 from 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PLACE: Room 200, West Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa.
COST: No charge to members of the House of Commons, Senators and parliamentary press gallery members. All others - $75.

Registration is limited; secure your place now by using the online registration form You may also register by contacting Donna Boag, PAGSE Coordinator, email:, tel: (613) 991-6369, fax: (613) 991-6996.

The seminar might be of interest to people interesting in Engineering in Medicine and Biology, and others.


In the first week of September, our President Elect, Professor Mo El-Hawary, suffered a great loss, when his mother died in Egypt. I know that we all share in expressing our condolences to the El-Hawary's at the sad time.

Upcoming Events

  • International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communication (PIMRC 2001)
30 Sept - 2 October 2001
San Diego, California
For more information please visit
  • International Conference on Image Processing 2001 (ICIP-2001)
7-10 October 2001
Thessiloniki, Greece
For more information please visit
  • International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC)
14-18 October 2001
Edinburgh, Scotland
For more information please visit
  • PAGSE Annual Symposium 2001
17 October 2001
Room 200, West Block
Parliament Hill
For more information please visit
  • Ottawa Electricity Deregulation Seminar
19 October 2001
RA Centre
Riverside Drive
For more information please contact Adian Foss at or (613)-838-3605
  • First IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2001)
28-30 October 2001
Maui, 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
  • International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)
4-6 February 2002
San Francisco, California
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
  • 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

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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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