|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: April 2002|
News of Interest
Discontinuation of the IEEE.CA E-mail Alias Service and distribution lists ( by C. Philip Choy, IEEE Canada Electronic Services Chair)
As of the end of May 2002, the IEEE.CA E-mail Alias Service and distribution lists will no longer be available. In the mean time, you can use the IEEE.ORG E-mail Alias Service and distribution lists which will be available on a continuous basis, supported in a data centre operated by full time IEEE staff.
The IEEE.ORG E-mail Alias Service offers many advantages, including integrated virus scan for your e-mail. Should someone sent you an infected e-mail or attachment(s), you will receive a warning that it had happened with the bad attachment(s) removed. The service also offers the same forward anywhere capability as IEEE.CA. Moreover, the IEEE.ORG e-mail ids are a privilege for IEEE members in good standing. As a legitimate IEEE member, you can manage your own IEEE.ORG e-mail forwarding address as well and do not have to look for the appropriate parties to update it for you.
If you have not done so, you can set up and transfer to your IEEE.ORG e-mail alias now by visiting the web site http://eleccomm.ieee.org. IEEE Distribution list/mailing list setup instructions are also available from the same web site http://eleccomm.ieee.org.
We are continuing to find ways to serve you better and more efficiently. I hope you will find these more robust services make your on-line life safer.
Life Member Chapter for Central Canada
IEEE Canada now has a Life Member Chapter for Central Canada and a representative Life Member in all the Ontario Sections of R7. The Toronto Section has over 200 Life Members .If you are a life member and would like to assist Neil Magrath who has volunteered to represent Toronto Section in the Chapter please contact Ron Potts or Neil. Their first objective is to contact by email or newsletter and update our LM data base of email addresses, telephone numbers, and postal addresses. Please contact either Magraths@rogers.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transistors Pioneer presented with 2002 IEEE Medal of Honor
Herbert Kroemer, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, has been presented with the 2002 IEEE Medal of Honor, the Institute's highest honor. Professor Kroemer is being honored for his pioneering work in heterostructure-based transistors and light-emitting devices. The transistor portion of Kroemer's heterostructure research played a key role in the development of the cell phone and other wireless communications technologies. For a complete list of 2002 IEEE medalists, honorary memberships, service awards and corporate recognition recipients, visit http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/pr/2002mdl.htm.
Browse 750,000 articles through IEEE Xplore
Over three quarters of a million articles are now available through the IEEE Xplore (TM) online interface. IEEE Xplore provides full-text access to subscribers of IEEE transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings published since 1988 and all current IEEE Standards. Visitors without subscriptions may browse and access tables of contents. IEEE members may browse or search any IEEE abstract or citation record as well as all articles from IEEE Spectrum Magazine. An IEEE Web Account is needed to access http://www.ieee.org/ieeexplore.
IEEE Computer Society launches software development certification
Following three years of research among professionals, employers and their customers, the IEEE Computer Society has launched a program to certify software development professionals. Certification is based on education and mastery of a Body of Knowledge in software development. This is the only software development professional certification endorsed and administered by the IEEE Computer Society. The deadline to register for the Spring testing period is 15 April. For more information on this new program, visit http://computer.org/certification/.
IEEE Magazines win design and content awards
Three IEEE magazines took home awards in the annual Society for Technical Communications' (STC) NY Metro Chapter Technical Art and Technical Publication competition. IEEE Microwave Magazine took top honors as "Best in Show" in addition to earning the "Distinguished" award in magazine design. IEEE Computer Applications in Power Magazine earned the "Distinguished" award for Cover Design. IEEE Circuits & Devices Magazine received the award for "Excellence" in the Technical Publications category. "Distinguished" is the STC's highest level award and "Excellence" is their second level award. Both "Distinguished" winners will advance to the STC International competition. To subscribe or read more about these three award-winners, visit: http://shop.ieee.org/store/Overviews/periodicals.asp.
Free Digital camera contest marks celebration of 40-year partnership
In celebration of their 40-year partnership, the IEEE and MARSH Affinity Group Services will be giving away a digital camera every month in 2002. Over the years, MARSH Affinity Group has provided IEEE members with competitive rates on life, disability, health, business and personal insurance products. Enter to win a digital camera through the IEEE Financial Advantage Program at http://www.ieee.org/fap.
Nominate a Senior Member Initiative Continued for 2002
With 1,515 elevations in 2001, the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) surpassed its goal of 1,500 new Senior Members. This program pays Sections and Societies with cash awards for successfully nominating Senior Member candidates. Last year the Electron Devices Society (EDS) used the program to earn US$1,250 by sucessfully nominating 125 EDS members to IEEE Senior Member grade. The NSI program is being continued for 2002 - with a new “stretch” goal of elevating 1,750 new Senior Members. Region 7 has a goal of 70 new members.
For more details on the NSI program and SM goal chart updates for 2002, see http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/smprogram.html.
Senior Member Updates
The following members were updated to Senior Member status at the February and March 2002 Admission and Advancement Panel meetings
For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/smprogram.html.
5 April 2002
3-5 April 2002
8 April 2002
15-19 April 2002
28 April - 2 May 2002
2 May 2002
2 May 2002
10 May 2002
12-15 May 2002
12-15 May 2002
13-14 May 2002
26-29 May 2002
16-21 June 2002
17-21 June 2002
23-27 June 2002
26-29 June 2002
7-10 July 2002
30 July - 2 August 2002
18-21 August 2002
22-25 September 2002
2-4 October 2002
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