|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: February 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.
IEEE Membership reaches a new record high for fourth year in a row
IEEE achieved an all-time high in memberships in 2001, ending the year with 377,342 members. This represents a gain of 3.1% over last year, and makes 2001 the fourth consecutive year that membership levels have reached record highs. Congratulations to all who helped make this happen.
In our region, the Saint Maurice section was the fastest growing sectio by percent growth with a +21.1% growth. The Southern Alberta section was the fastest growing section by member growth with 125 new members.
For additional information on 2001 membership trends, please refer to http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/mdstats.html.
IEEE Fellows announced
Two hundred fifty-eight IEEE Senior members have achieved Fellow Grade. The IEEE Fellow Grade is the most prestigious and highest grade achievable by any IEEE member. Each candidate must have achieved an extraordinary record of accomplishments in an IEEE field of interest, be an active Senior grade member at the time of nomination and have completed five years of service in any grade of IEEE membership. Members of the 2002 class represent more than 20 countries and are experts in a vast array of technical disciplines. For a list of the class, please visit http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/fellows/new-fellows.htm.
Nominate an IEEE Fellow
An IEEE Fellow is a member of unusual distinction in the profession. This recognition is conferred only by invitation of the Board of Directors on a person of extraordinary qualifications and experience who has made important individual contributions to one or more of the IEEE fields of interest. The deadline for receipt of the nomination form and reference letters is 15 March 2002. Fellow kits can be downloaded from the Web at http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/fellows/forms.htm
IEEE Societies welcome suggestions of members who should be nominated for Fellow. If the nominee is not an IEEE Senior Member, the Senior Member application and its three supporting references must be submitted no later than 4 February 2002. Senior Member forms may completed online http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/md/smforms.htm.
2002 Journal launch: IEEE Antennas and wireless propagation letters
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters joins the ranks of IEEE's periodicals in 2002. A rapid-dissemination publication containing short manuscripts on new research results and technical developments in the areas of antennas and wireless propagation, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters will be published annually, with ongoing online postings and one print archival release. The journal is available individually or through IEEE's IEL or ASPP subscription packages. For more information, please visit http://www.ieee.org/products/sixnewjournals.html.
Compete in the 2002 IEEE Regional Student website competition
The 2002 IEEE Regional Student Website competition offers up to US$1000 to winners. Each of the ten IEEE Regions supports the competition for which any IEEE Student Branch may chose to enter. The deadline for submission is 1 April 2002. For complete details, visit http://www.ieee.org/membership/students/programs/websitecontest.html.
E-Week kits now available for volunteers
Volunteers interested in organizing activities for National Engineers Week (to be held 17 to 23 February) can now request a free E-Week kit through IEEE-USA or the E-Week Website. The kit offers "50 ways to participate," a planning calendar, an outline of talking points, tips for working with students, and much more. IEEE-USA has a limited supply of kits. To request a kit, contact Chris McManes at email@example.com or visit https://shop.eweek.org/eweek/ and click on 'Promotional Materials. For more on National Engineers Week, visit http://www.eweek.org.
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 January 2002 Admission and Advancement Panel meeting held in Pittsburgh, PA.
For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/smprogram.html.
4-6 February 2002
7 February 2002
7 February 2002
11-13 February 2002
26 February - 1 March 2002
10-14 March 2002
12-13 March 2002
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24-28 March 2002
15-19 April 2002
12-15 May 2002
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26-29 May 2002
16-21 June 2002
17-21 June 2002
23-27 June 2002
26-29 June 2002
7-10 July 2002
18-21 August 2002
2-4 October 2002
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