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Outstanding GOLD Program Award
The IEEE Regional Activities Board has selected the GOLD Committee for the IEEE Winnipeg Section has been selected as the 2003 recipient of the RAB Outstanding GOLD Program Award. The selection was made by the RAB Awards & Recognition Committee and approved by the IEEE Regional Activities Board during its 14 November 2003 meeting.
This is a very prestigious Award, and the IEEE Regional Activities Board is pleased to honor the Committee for the outstanding contributions made to numerous IEEE activities and the example it set in carrying forward the goals and objectives of the IEEE Regional Activities Board.
This Award consists of a cash prize of $500 and a plaque, which carries the following citation:
2003 Outstanding GOLD Committee for the IEEE Winnipeg
IEEE Election results
W. Cleon Anderson has been elected 2004 IEEE president-elect. Anderson will begin serving as IEEE president on 1 January 2005, succeeding 2004 IEEE President Arthur W. Winston. Anderson, an IEEE Senior Member, joined as a student in 1970. He has served two terms on the IEEE Board of Directors, from 1999-2000 as Region 6 director and currently as vice president of Regional Activities (2002-2003).
Robert Hanna has been elected as the 2004 Director-Elect for Region 7 (IEEE Canada). He has been an IEEE volunteer for over 25 years and is currently the Chair of the IEEE Toronto Section. He has also recently been elected a IEEE Fellow. Congratulations Bob!
For a complete list of newly elected officers, including division delegates and directors and officers of the IEEE Standards Association, IEEE-USA and Technical Activities, go to http://www.ieee.org/newsinfo/elections2003.xml.
Toronto Centennial Celebration - A success!
The IEEE Toronto Section celebrated its centennial year with a forum & a banquet, both of which were resounding successes.
The 3 Oct forum on Reliable Power Grids in Canada featured four experts:
Professor Mo El-Hawary of Dalhousie University in Halifax was the moderator and Toronto section Chair, Bob Hanna, was the convener. The room was packed, everyone enjoyed a light supper and heavy networking, a wide ranging set of presentations, stimulating discussions, and a real opportunity to interact.
The past Chairs of the Toronto Section were honoured guests at the 4 Oct banquet. Three IEEE Canada awards were presented that evening:
Unique IEEE Toronto Section Centennial medals had been designed and struck for the evening's presentations. These medals were awarded in four categories:
IEEE Toronto Section wished to recognize in a special way the contributions of three Section volunteers for their outstanding services and dedication. The Section decided to establish scholarships to be named after these volunteers:
Please visit http://toronto.ieee.ca/centennial/index.html for photographs, multimedia presentations, and articles on the celebration!
Graphical Standards - A Call for Participation
The IEEE Canada Standards Committee (ICSC) in cooperation with the Canadian National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission is seeking expressions of interest to participate in the Canadian mirror committee of IEC/TC 3C "Information Structures, Documentation, and Graphical Symbols".
For further information contact Dave Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your interest.
Free newsletters monitor IEEE Standards Activities Worldwide
StandardsAsia Today, StandardsAmericas Today, and StandardsEurope Today are the latest free opt-in newsletters from the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The newsletters support those in Europe, Asia, and the Americas who want to learn about technical standards and participate in IEEE standards development. Technical coverage includes information technology, telecommunications, power and energy, and transportation technologies. To sign up, visit http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs/geoport/newsletters/Multiple_signup.html.
Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award Nominations Solicited
The IEEE Steinmetz Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2005 IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award. The deadline date for submission of nominations is January 31, 2004. This Award is presented to an individual (who need not be an IEEE member) for exceptional contributions to the development of standards in electrical engineering and electronics engineering. The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate and cash honorarium. Given the importance of standards in today's world, there is no doubt there are a number of individuals who are immensely qualified and should be nominated for the IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award. We encourage you to submit the names of nominees who you feel are worthy of this prestigious award. For further information on the IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award and a copy of the nomination form, please visit the award webpage.
If you have any questions concerning the nomination process, please contact the IEEE Awards Activities at email@example.com.
Past President a Shining Light in Canada's Electricity Industry
A reminder of the article in the Institute:
When IEEE Life Fellow and 1996 President Wallace S. Read talks to
engineers, he advises them that part of their responsibility is to repay their
profession and society. Read has done just that and next month he will be
honored with his country's highest award. Learn more about Read's life at
Draft News Communiqué for the OBIEC
The CSA Technical Committee responsible for the Objective Based Industrial Electrical Code (OBIEC) held its inaugural meeting on 9 and 10 October. The committee membership included representatives of industrial users, regulators, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, designers, teaching institution instructors, and others who collaborated in reaching a good understanding of the task before them, completed a draft of the Vision and Mission Statement, and started developing the content and framework of the new Code.
The Technical Committee commenced work on the Code Structure by setting up a task force responsible for developing an initial Table of Contents. A list of major Safety Objectives was developed and these safety objectives were discussed with respect to Design, Product Selection, Installation, Operations and Maintenance. The subcommittee will continue with this work and a report will be prepared for the next meeting of the Technical Committee.
In addition to developing the structure of the Code itself, the Committee worked on the “Safety Management System” model that will provide guidance to the regulators in each province and territory on the implementation of the Objective Based Industrial Electrical Code. A task force consisting of regulators and users was struck to explore options that could facilitate implementation of the OBIEC.
The OBIEC will be an Objective Based Code that will provide qualified users with an alternative approach to achieve or exceed Safety provisions of the Canadian Electrical Code Part 1. Safety Objectives will be established in keeping with acceptable worldwide codes and practices and give guidance and direction for suitable designs that fulfill the safety objectives. This code will offer greater flexibility to qualified industrial users by providing the ability to effectively introduce new technologies and installation methods. Further, this code will offer the ability to promote more design creativity, and provide the ability to maintain or improve the safety of industrial plants by ensuring the design will address safety objectives that prevent or reduce injuries.
The momentum of activity gathered by the task force since this spring has been very encouraging. Starting as a small industry specific task force promoting the OBIEC, progressing to a CSA Technical Committee with representation across Canada has demonstrated that Industry sees the need for the OBIEC. The members of the Technical Committee are committed to a successful outcome concerning the OBIEC project.
For more information on the OBIEC initiative and how to contribute, contact John Dickin, OBIEC Stakeholder Advisory Committee, at 403-350-1721 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers - NEWCAS 2004
NEWCAS'04 will include regular and special sessions on emerging electronic systems and design methods, plenary sessions on selected advanced aspects of the theory, design and applications of electronic systems, as well as tutorials given by experts on specific topics. The NEWCAS committee cordially invites you to submit papers addressing the topics of interest, and join us in Montréal.
NEWCAS’04 will focus on the following topics :
General Chair: Dr. Mohamad Sawan, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Call for Papers - CDIC 2004
The 2004 International Conference on Dynamics, Instrumentation and Control, CDIC'04, will be held on 18-20 August 2004 in Nanjing, China. The conference offers a unique platform for scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present and share their most recent research and innovative ideas in the areas of dynamics, instrumentation, control and automation.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Prospective authors are invited to submit 3 copies of a manuscript to:
Submission of Manuscript : January 30, 2004
Why Projects Slip: Part 3, Warning Signs(by Bill Franklin & Doug Copeland, Precision Planning Group)
In part 1 and 2 of “Why Projects Slip”, we have offered ideas on mitigating problems that lead to projects being excessively late, of poor quality, or significantly over budget. In this last part in “Why Project Slip” we recap and propose additional warning signals that portend a project in trouble.
These three articles should help you to identify critical project issues and create an action plan to resolve or mitigate the effects. Projects don’t have to late, over budget or suffer from poor quality. Recognize the symptoms of projects that are in trouble, understand the root causes that are causing issues, and take appropriate action. Projects can be delivered on time, within budget, and with the features your clients and customers want.
The Fellow Committee has named 260 IEEE Senior Members to Fellow Grade effective 1 January 2004. The new Canadian Fellows are listed below:
Senior Member Upgrades
The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the November 2003 Admission and Advancement Panel meetings in Seattle, WA:
For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/smprogram.html. The 2003 Goal for IEEE Canada is to elevate 150 members to Senior Members.
IEEE Montreal maintains a page of upcoming events at http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r7/montreal/evenements_e.html.
IEEE Ottawa maintains a page of upcoming events at http://ottawa.ieee.ca/.
IEEE Toronto maintains a page of upcoming events at http://toronto.ieee.ca/events/upcoming.htm.
IEEE Vancouver maintains a page of upcoming events at http://vancouver.ieee.ca/.
For more IEEE conferences, visit IEEE Conference Search at http://www.ieee.org/conferencesearch/.
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Wiley-IEEE press book provides insight on Silicon Germanium
The Wiley-IEEE Press book "Silicon Germanium" offers a brief introduction to and historical perspective of IBM's SiGe technology. The book then provides insight into the modeling and design automation requirements for leading-edge RF/analog and mixed-signal products and more. For more information on this title, visit http://www.wiley.com/remtitleinternational.cgi?isbn=047144653X.
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Voltage References Addressed in IEEE Press Book
The foremost tutorial resource on the design of integrated voltage references, from theory to real-life practice, is available this month from Wiley-IEEE Press. "Voltage References: From Diodes to Precision High-Order Bandgap Circuits" by Gabriel Alfonso Ricon-Mora covers the conceptual history and scope of practical design issues behind marketable and precision integrated voltage references. For more information, or to purchase, visit http://www.wiley.com/remtitleinternational.cgi?isbn=0471143367.
Interactive web sites enhance new book on Electronics experiments
A new book from Wiley-IEEE Press promises to opens up a virtual Pandora's box of possibilities for students to access a wide variety of real experiments over the Internet, and for institutions to establish their own remote laboratory sites. "Lab on the Web: Running Real Electronics Experiments via the Internet" by Tor A. Fjeldly and Michael S. Shur is the first book to present, in detail, experiments that can be run over the Web, specifically in the area of electronics. This Wiley-IEEE Press book is available for purchase online at http://www.wiley.com/remtitleinternational.cgi?isbn=0471413755.
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