IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada
Issue: January 2002

News of Interest
Senior Member Updates
Upcoming Events
Submission Information

News of Interest

IEEE Foundation announces new awards

At its November meeting, the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors voted to  approve over US$65,000 in new grants. These grants will help students  refine their interest in science and engineering; re-establish teaching, computing, and laboratory facilities at a university devastated by an earthquake; and provide learning materials to the future leaders of the IEEE.

Projects that will improve math, science and technology education,  recognize and celebrate engineering achievements or preserve and promote the history of electrical and information technologies may be eligible to receive a grant from the IEEE Foundation. The 2002 deadlines for proposal submission are 14 January, 25 April and 30 September.

For more information on the IEEE Foundation, visit

IEEE offers credit cards in US, Canada, UK and Puerto Rico

Through the IEEE Financial Advantage Program, IEEE members in a growing number of countries can apply for the IEEE credit card. Each credit card offers a competitive interest rate and no annual fee. Find out more, or apply online at

IEEE Power Engineering Society Transactions Policies undergo major changes

Authors will need to follow new policies and guidelines to get their work published in any IEEE Power Engineering Society Transaction starting in 2002. Papers will now be edited, and proofs will be provided to authors for approval. Under previous guidelines, manuscripts were formatted and published without further review by the author. In addition, starting 7 January 2002, authors who previously submitted articles by mail will be able to do so in PDF format via the Web. For more detail on these new policies go to

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

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

Preliminary Announcement for IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section AGM 2002

The 2002 IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section Annual General Meeting will be held in the evening of January 18, Friday, 2002, in Saraguay Club at 360 Purcells Cove Road. The meeting will start at 6:00pm and finish at 7:00pm. It will be followed by a buffet dinner with wine.
Please mark the event on your calendar and bring your guest(s) to enjoy the exquisite foods and environment of the Saraguay Club.

Senior Member Updates

The following members were updated to Senior Member status at the November 2001 Admission and Advancement Panel meeting held in Mexico City, Mexico.

  • Calvin Thomas Grubb - Hamilton
  • Frank Morales Aguilera - Montreal
  • Peter C. Noutsios - Montreal
  • David J. Walkey - Ottawa
  • Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi - Toronto
  • Kim J. Vicente - Toronto

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

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE International Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference (MEMS)
20-24 January 2002
MGM Grand Conference Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
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  • Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST)
28-30 January 2002
Monterey, California
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  • International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)
4-6 February 2002
San Francisco, California
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  • IEEE Information Decision and Control Conference
11-13 February 2002
Adelaide, South Australia
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  • 2002 International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)
26 February - 1 March 2002
San Jose, California
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  • IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition 2002 (APEC 2002)
10-14 March 2002
Dallas, Texas
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  • Ontario 2002 Electronic Code
12-13 March 2002
Valhalla Inn
Toronto, ON
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  • Fundamentals of Electrical Distribution Systems
13-15 March 2002
Valhalla Inn
Toronto, ON
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  • IEEE Virtual Reality 2002
24-28 March 2002
Orlando, Florida
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  • IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2002)
26-29 May 2002
Scottsdale, Arizona
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  • Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2002)
16-21 June 2002
Ottawa, Ontario
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  • 48th Annual Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Conference
17-21 June 2002
Sheraton Centre, Toronto
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  • IEEE International Conference on Power Engineering (LESCOPE'2002)
26-29 June 2002
The Sheraton Hotel
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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  • 2002 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: Macro to Nano
7-10 July 2002
Washington, DC
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  • International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Electric Machines, Convertors and Systems
18-21 August 2002
École de technologie supérieure
Montreal, Quebec
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  • Accelerated Stress Testing Workshop 2002
2-4 October 2002
Hotel Wyndham Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
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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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