|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
Issue: July 2003|
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IEEE Canada newsletter survey
Thank you all for responding to the survey in the April issue of the newsletter. I have gone through your e-mails, and have tallied the results.
The majority of you (74%) prefer the text eNews bulletins, while 21% prefer HTML. The rest (5%) had no preference either way. For now, the bulletin will remain text only. I will request the mailing list admin look into whether we can configure the mailing list software to allow members to set a preference when subscribing, so that we can have a text & HTML bulletin.
I have also summarized your comments on the format and content of the newsletter, and distributed it among the members to the Publications Committee. Look forward to seeing some of your changes implemented in the newsletter and other IEEE Canada publications!
IEEE Canada Student Branch Web Site Contest
The IEEE Canada Student Activities Committee is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2003 IEEE Region 7 (IEEE Canada) Student Branch Web Site Contest:
The first place web site has been entered into the international competition. It may receive a cash prize of $1,000, $750, $500 or $250, depending of the ranking obtained at the international competition, and the amounts are in US dollars! You can find more details on this contest at http://www.ieee.org/membership/students/programs/websitecontest.html.
The winners of the Region 7 Student Branch Web Site Contest will receive a letter of congratulations and a certificate from IEEE Canada.
Thanks to all the volunteers who took part in the judging process, as well as the participating Student Branches who made a wonderful job of promoting their activities and the IEEE.
Bhargava Withdraws From President-Elect Race
Vijay K. Bhargava of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, withdrew on 7 May from the 2004 President-Elect race to devote more time to his new responsibilities at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Beginning on 1 July, Bhargave takes over as head of the university's electrical and computer engineering department. According to Bhargava, the department is poised to double in size over the next five years.
At the time of his nomination by the IEEE Board of Directors last November, Bhargava was with the University of Victoria, also in British Columbia, and had no administrative responsibilities.
This withdrawal leaves two candidates vying to become the 2004 IEEE President-Elect: W. Cleon Anderson of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Michael Lightner of Boulder, Colo., both of the United States.
Life Member news
IEEE Canada now has five Life Member Chapters formed, the newest being Hamilton, which had its inaugural meeting on May 28th. Bert de Kat is the Chair for this Chapter. At the recent CCECE conference in Montreal , a Life member information desk was manned with assistance from Art Yelon, who with Renato Bosisio, will begin to organize a Montreal Section Life member Chapter.
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Looking for a job? … Try the EIC Career Site!
The EIC Career Site (IEEE Canada is a member of the EIC) is open at no cost to all members of IEEE Canada. You can post your resume by simply cutting and pasting it at http://www.engineeringcareers.ca.
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Holonyak receives 2003 IEEE Medal of Honor
Professor Nick Holonyak, Jr., from the University of Illinois (Urbana) Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been named the recipient of the 2003 IEEE Medal of Honor for a career of pioneering contributions to semiconductors. Perhaps best known as the inventor of the LED, Holonyak joined the IEEE as a student and has received many credits throughout his career, including the rank of IEEE Fellow. The IEEE Medal of Honor is the highest IEEE award, dating back to 1917. It is presented at the IEEE honors ceremony, held annually in June. Holonyak shares this achievement with past award winners, including Andrew Grove and Jack Kilby. To read more about Holonyak and his accomplishments, visit http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/WEBONLY/publicfeature/jun03/med.html
IEEE EDS calls for Committee nominations
The IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) is looking for candidates for election to its Administrative Committee (AdCom), the society's governing body. The IEEE-EDS AdCom has 22 members and meets twice annually. There are seven seats open for this year's election. The deadline for submission of nominations is 15 October 2003. Read more and make a nomination at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/society/eds/adcom_nominations.html
Milestones of Solid-State Circuits featured in new virtual museum
The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society has launched the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Virtual Museum, showcasing prominent papers in the field published over the last 50 years. Included in the online museum are the first phased-lock loop IC, the first converters that calibrate themselves, the first bipolar ECL logic and the first TTL logic circuits, and many other firsts, as well as links to original articles available through IEEE Xplore. Visit the ISSCC Virtual Museum at http://sscs.org/History/isscc50
IEEE Financial Advantage Program offers solutions for business needs
The IEEE Financial Advantage Program (FAP) offers several discounted business services to IEEE members, including discounted office supplies, overnight express delivery and the Computer Hardware & Software Purchasing Program. These services are offered to IEEE members at specially discounted rates. The computer purchasing program is only offered in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more details concerning these programs, go to http://www.ieee.org/fap
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://members.attcanada.ca/~max-com/IEEEOttEvents.html.
IEEE Toronto maintains a page of upcoming events at http://toronto.ieee.ca/events.htm.
IEEE Vancouver maintains a page of upcoming events at http://www.ieee.org/vancouver.
For more IEEE conferences, visit IEEE Conference Search at http://www.ieee.org/conferencesearch/.
IEEE Commercial Releases
New standards title examines EMC principles
The IEEE Standards Information Network and Elliott Laboratories are offering a new educational tool, the CD-ROM "Electromagnetic Compatibility Tutorial," for those looking to expand their knowledge of real-world EMC principles affecting everything from product design to regulatory compliance. Find out more at http://shop.ieee.org/store/product.asp?prodno=SS1128.
New book offers insight into IC Design
Contemporary research from experts in the field of state-of-the-art integrated circuit (IC) design is compiled in a new book from Wiley-IEEE Press. Editor Raminderpal Singh says the specialized coverage in his "Signal Integrity Effects in Custom IC and ASIC Designs" provides understanding on overcoming serious problems in new, more complicated IC designs. Find out more at http://www.wiley.com/remtitleinternational.cgi?isbn=0471150428
Revised text offers guide to understanding Calculus
Wiley-IEEE Press has released "Understanding Calculus: A User's Guide, Second Edition" by Dr. H.S. Bear. Dr. Bear is a prolific author with several pre-calculus texts and numerous research articles to his credit. This new edition of "Understanding Calculus" is intended to serve the needs of every mathematics and engineering student, or provide an easy-to-use refresher text for engineers. Read more, or purchase at http://www.wiley.com/remtitleinternational.cgi?isbn=0471433071
Practical resource for RF System Design pros now available
A new Wiley-IEEE Press book by William F. Egan entitled "Practical Radio-Frequency System Design" offers solutions to a variety of complex, real-world problems that system engineers are likely to encounter in today's communications industry. This title explores radio frequency components and circuits, which form the backbone of today's mobile and satellite communications networks. For more information, go to http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471200239.html
Book offers insights on trends in power systems operation & control
A book now being offered by Wiley-IEEE Press provides an essential overview of post-deregulation market operations in electrical power systems. "Market Operations in Electric Power Systems: Forecasting, Scheduling, and Risk Management" is written for both technical and non-technical professionals involved in power engineering, finance, and marketing. The book uses real-world case studies to offer a comprehensive review of electricity restructuring and how its radical effects will shape the market. For more information or to purchase visit http://www.wiley.com/remtitleinternational.cgi?isbn=0471443379
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