|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: March 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 peer review: what does it mean ?
All papers submitted to IEEE journals, transactions, letters and magazines go through a strict peer review process prior to acceptance and publication. This ensures high quality technical content, and provides all authors with an equal opportunity for publication. The IEEE Xplore (TM) online interface, where subscribers can read all current IEEE papers, has posted a new article detailing how the peer review process works. It is available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/Peerreview.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.
Website offers resources for IEEE online publications
If you need information about IEEE online products, it might be time to visit the IEEE Online Publications Web site. The comprehensive site contains news, pricing and licensing details, tips for using the IEEE Xplore interface, and other important details related to IEEE online resources. Launched last year, the site now garners over 40,000 visits a month. Visit it today at http://www.ieee.org/products/onlinepubs/.
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.
IEEE Computer Society announces free online training courses
The IEEE Computer Society has announced a new benefit for its members: free access to thousands of dollars worth of online training. The society's new Distance Learning Campus offers 100 interactive, Web-based courses on subjects such as Java, Cisco, HTML, Unix and Windows Network Security. Courses include voiceovers, 3-D graphics, Flash animations, on-screen text, and "visual sentences" to turn complex concepts into easy-to-understand images. For more information, visit http://computer.org/distancelearning.
To join the IEEE Computer Society or any other IEEE technical society, visit http://www.ieee.org/addnewservices.
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.
William Matthew Lower
Passed away peacefully January 12th, 2002 in his 83rd year after a long illness. Born and educated in Toronto, he served in WWII as an RCAF officer in command of an RAF Mobile Radar Unit in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was awarded the prestigious "Member of the Order of the British Empire" for his outstanding military service. Following his return, he graduated from U of T in Engineering Physics and worked in the electronics industry. Truly a proud Canadian, Bill's career emphasized the growth of business and technology in Canada. Bill's engineering/business career included; development engineer for Canadian Arsenals, supervisor of special products for Canadian Westinghouse Electronics division, vice-president and general manager for Feranti-Packard electronics division, and director and marketing manager of special products for Litton Systems Canada. Bill was the general chairman of the International Electrical and Electronics Conference and Exhibition (informally known as the IEEE Toronto Conference) in 1969. This conference operated from 1956 to 1985. The conference management group of IEEE volunteers funded many IEEE activities in Canada and evolved into the foundation which continues this tradition. At the time of his illness in mid 2001 he was a director and secretary of the IEEE Canadian Foundation whose web site at http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org contains more information.
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