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This Issue's Content:
News of Interest
- IEEE Canada Board of
- Awards & Recognition
- People in the News
- IEEE News
- Non-IEEE News
- New Brunswick
(for non-IEEE Canada members)
- 2007 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
- Renew Your Membership for 2007
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- IEEE Canada Educational Webinars
- Developing Leadership Skills - First IEEE Canada Educational Webinar
- The 20th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE07
- 2007 IEEE IAS Industry & Commercial Power System Technical Conference
- 41st IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
o Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Awards
- Wallace Stanley Read awarded EIC The Sir John Kennedy Medal
- Ljiljana Trajkovic awarded EIC Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal
o 2007 Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada
- Dottore Bruno N. Di Stefano
- Henrietta Galiani
- John Grefford
- William A. Gruver
- Géza Joos
- Graham A Jullien
- Mohamed S. Kamel
- Don Orest Koval
- C. Andre T. Salama
- Tarlochan S. Sidhu
o Senior Member Upgrades
- February 2007 IEEE A&A Panel meeting
o Newly Elected IEEE Senior Member Featured in this Issue
- Slawomir Koziel
- Charles X. Ling
- Raman Kashyap
- Kristiina McConville
- Nick Keenan
- IEEE Sections Congress
- Updated IEEE Identity Standards Document Available
- Award Nominations - RAB and EAB
- Nominations Sought For Student Fellowship Program
- First Quantum Computer Goes Live In British Columbia, Canada
- Canada's Struggle To Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions: "IEEE Spectrum Reports"
- Special Offer for Canadian Employers. Post Your Open Position on the IEEE Job Site Free of Charge*!
- Employers - Post Your Summer Internship Jobs on the IEEE Job Site at No Charge!
- How to Break Into a New Career
- Certifications: One Size Does Not Fit All
- Jobs at EngineeringCareers.ca
2007 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
IEEE Canada Spring Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, BC, on April 20 - 22, 2007. Representatives from all Canadian IEEE Sections will review current activities and discuss strategic plans to enhance organization's performance. IEEE Canada Board meeting will be held in conjunction with CCECE07 20th Anniversary Conference.
Renew Your Membership for 2007
Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
IEEE realizes that economic circumstances may impact some members' ability to pay the full amount of IEEE membership dues. For this reason, the following special circumstance categories have been established. Special circumstances are not available to Student members. Only one category may be claimed in any year.
IEEE Canada Educational Webinars
The IEEE Canada Education Committee is undertaking a new initiative to provide members with a number of educational programs and activities in 2007. The objective is to provide members with a number of training modules in different technical areas as well as in soft skills that are required by most members. The registration for these training courses is free except for the cost of making a long distance telephone call.
IEEE Canada Education Activity Chair, 2007
Saman @ logicvision.com
"Developing Leadership Skills" - First IEEE Canada Educational Webinar
Celia Desmond — April 10, 2007, 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Eastern (Day Light Saving Time Zone)
Leadership is highly respected in business and in the world in general. Change and innovation are accomplished because leaders conceive of new ideas, and guide people along the way to accomplishments. Many people aspire to be leaders. Many people believe that leadership comes with a title. In fact, this is not the case. People are awarded positions and titles of leadership because they have shown leadership skills in past activities. Thus, many people are actually leaders, even without the title. This talk discussions what leadership is, the differences between leadership and management, and how people can successfully work towards positions of leadership.
Reserve your Webinar seat now
President of World Class – Telecommunications, which provides training in
management skills in business and telecommunications engineering
environments. She was instrumental in creating a Masters Program and a
Certificate Program at
is the 2007 Director and Secretary of IEEE (
holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from
The 20th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE07
Vancouver, British Columbia
The 20th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering will be held at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver from 22-25 April 2007. Well over 400 contributions will be presented in 96 sessions over three days. In addition to the usual strong representation of areas such as Communications, Computers, Power, Signal processing and VLSI, there are sessions on Biomedical Engineering, Nano and Micro Systems and Software Engineering. Three special luncheon speakers are Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO of TELUS, the 2007 IEEE Canada McNaughton Gold Medal winner and a high profile speaker from BC Hydro (TBD). The IEEE Canada will hold their Award Gala at the Conference Banquet on 23 April 2007. Further details of the program may be found on the conference website located at: http://www.ewh.ieee.org.reg/7/ccece07/
May 6 - May 11, 2007
The IEEE Industry Applications Society Industrial & Commercial Power Systems Conference has maintained a long standing tradition of a valuable place for electrical engineers to present papers and meet with one another to discuss electrical power system work. In 2007, the conference is expanding to include more tutorials, vendor displays, and a larger audience. Timing is perfect for the venue to be in Edmonton because of the rapid growth and increased demand for power in the region. Engineers can take advantage of the expertise given at the venue, and relate that to relevant work experience. Participants will be sharing experiences with engineers, electricians, scientists, safety professionals, and others all interested in advancing electrical power systems.
October 8-11, 2007
This international conference is directed towards the research, development, and user aspects of electronic security technology, including principles of operation, applications, and user experiences. It is a forum for the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information regarding new and existing technology, as well as the impact of security-related technology on society. Participation in the Carnahan Conference also provides a basis for long-range support and assistance to authorities and agencies in the use of technology for security, safety, law enforcement, and emergency response purposes.
o Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Awards
Wallace Stanley Read awarded EIC The Sir John Kennedy Medal
Ljiljana Trajkovic awarded EIC Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal
2007 Fellows of
the Engineering Institute of
The Engineering Institute of
Canada elects annually a select number of engineers to the grade of Fellow
for their exceptional contributions to engineering in
Congratulations to the 2007 Fellows nominated by IEEE Canada:
Dottore Bruno N. Di Stefano, President, Nuptek Systems Ltd.
Henrietta Galiani, Professor
& Chair, Biomedical Engineering,
John Grefford, Principal Engineer, CRO Engineering
William A. Gruver, Professor
Géza Joos, Professor, Electrical
& Computer Engineering,
Graham A Jullien, iCORE Research
Mohamed S. Kamel,
Don Orest Koval, Professor,
Electrical & Computer Engineering,
C. Andre T. Salama, Professor
Emeritus, J Ham Chair in Microelectronics, University of
Tarlochan S. Sidhu, Professor
& Chair, Electrical Engineering,
o Senior Member Upgrades
The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the February 2007 IEEE Admission and Advancement Panel meeting
o Newly Elected IEEE Senior Member Featured in this Issue
is a Research Associate in Simulation Optimization Systems Research
Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Charles X. Ling
earned his BSc from Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ in
Charles aims at developing intelligences in computers and in children. He strives to answer the following interrelated questions:
· How to program computers to learn and improve automatically (machine learning), and how to apply machine learning to business, industries, and bioinformatics (data mining).
· How to effectively teach children thinking strategies extracted from AI and cognitive science (child education).
Charles is an expert in data mining & machine learning, and their applications in Internet, business, Bioinformatics, etc
· He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Senior Program Committee of 2007 SIGKDD, and Area Chair of PAKDD'07. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE, and Lifetime Member of AAAI. He has published over 100 research papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals (most are downloadable). (In 2006, one IJCAI'07 paper, two AAAI papers, one ICML paper, one KDD paper, two ICDM papers, and six journal papers have been accepted/published). As the Director of Data Mining and e-Business Lab at UWO, he is leading data mining research and projects on CRM (Customer Relationship Management), direct marketing, search engine, action mining, Bioinformatics, and so on.
extensive industrial experience with Microsoft Research,
Professor Kashyap is Canada Research Chair in Future Photonics Systems. His research is designed to lead to the development of novel applications in photonics, especially those involving the influencing of all optical transparent networks, signal processing, instrumentation and bio-medical sensing. Mr. Kashyap is exploring advanced photonics and optoelectronics as well as telecommunication devices and applications based on complex filter technology and tuneable photonic band-gap structures.
M. Valter McConville obtained her B.A.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering
Kristiina is a Vice Chair Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter, Toronto Section.
- To check on the status of Senior Member applications:
- For the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative: http://www.ieee.org/nsmi
- To check how your Region, Section or Society is doing on Senior Member
elevations and nominations: http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/smstats.html
Ø People in the News
Nick joined the IEEE in 1987 and became Publicity chair of the Vancouver Section in 1989. He continued to hold this position until 2003 when Vancouver executive Gruja Blagojevic took over Publicity. However, he stayed on as Gruja's behind-the-scenes helper and continued to produce the Vancouver Section newsletter without interruption. To date Nick has produced 160 CONTACT newsletters spanning 18 years without missing a deadline. Professionally, since the late 80s, he has developed software supporting several varieties of business database applications, including original design and development of complete solutions. Before the PC revolution he specialized in low-level modifications of IBM systems software such as MVS and JES3. Nick graduated from UBC with a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science in 1967, and programmed his first computer in 1961 and his first 'IBM machine' in 1956. Currently he is prototyping an innovative application which permits any user to create text documents in any one of 20 languages using the same keyboard after 1 - 2 minutes of training.
Ø IEEE News
2008 IEEE Sections Congress will
be held 19 – 22 September 2008 in
Information on IEEE Sections Congress is available at the following URL: <http:/www.ieee.org/sc>
UPDATED IEEE IDENTITY STANDARDS DOCUMENT AVAILABLE
An updated version of the IEEE Identity Standards document is now available online at www.ieee.org. The document explains the correct usage of the IEEE name, Master Brand and other organizational symbols in all official materials, communications and promotional materials produced by the IEEE, both print and electronic.
The rules for use of the IEEE Master Brand have not changed, however, language has been clarified to address frequent questions, the most common usage errors and correct usage on Web sites. Additionally, visual examples regarding use of the Master Brand with the name of an IEEE event or unit have been added. To access the updated Identity Standards document, visit <http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/rights/idstandards.html>.
AWARD NOMINATIONS – RAB and EAB
Friend of IEEE Regional Activities Award - Does your Section get support from a local company to conduct activities? If yes, consider submitting a nomination for Friend of IEEE Regional Activities Award. Nominations are accepted at any time. The recipients are provided with an attractive plaque.
Examples of support include getting time off to travel to IEEE meetings, offering company space to conduct IEEE meetings, encouraging and/or promoting membership in professional organizations and/or supporting the volunteer by permitting free or discounted use of company resources for such things as telephone, fax, electronic mail, printing newsletters and/or other circulars.
Visit the RAB Awards page <http://www.ieee.org/rabawards> or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Educational Activities Board 2007 Call for Nominations Includes New Award
The IEEE Educational Activities Board is seeking nominations for its 2007 Education Awards. In addition to its seven existing recognitions, a newly-established annual award for Meritorious Achievement in Informal Education will be presented this year. The Meritorious Achievement in Informal Education award recognizes IEEE members who volunteer as librarians, docents, tour guides, or curators; or who act as technical advisors to or serve as board members of aquariums, museums, parks, zoos or similar settings where teachers, students, and the public benefit from their professional expertise in science and technology. The deadline for all nominations is 30 April.
For descriptions of the full list of the awards, visit <http://www.ieee.org/web/education/EABAwards/index.html>. For access to nomination packets, visit <http://www.ieee.org/web/education/EABAwards/calls.html> and click on the award for which you would like to submit a nomination. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR STUDENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The IEEE Electron Devices Society
invites the submission of nominations for the 2007 EDS Ph.D. Student
Fellowship Program. The award is presented annually to promote, recognize,
and support graduate level study and research within the EDS' field of
interest. At least one fellowship is awarded to a student in each of the
following geographical regions every year:
For more information, visit:
COMPUTER GOES LIVE IN
Like the night warrior of the sky,
the first quantum computer ever to go live, Orion, will be able to take on
multiple challenges at once in a fraction of the time it takes
conventional computers. Built by D-Wave, a quantum-computing company based
In an article titled "Ontario
Quits Coal" featured in the March issue of the "IEEE Spectrum" magazine
(v. 44, n. 3) author Willie D. Jones explores the struggles that
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How to Break Into a New Career
These days, fewer and fewer careers move along a straight trajectory. Not only do people switch companies more than ever before, they are less reluctant to switch career fields upon discovering that they are unlikely to rake in the salary they once imagined they would if they stay where they are. So what does it take to make the switch? A Wall Street Journal article offers five things that you need to be aware of if you plan to change course. Among the things you should expect is the likelihood that you'll have to take a step back in both title and salary and work your way back up. One person profiled in the article, after switching careers from football coach to public relations professional, took a US $15,000 pay cut when he accepted an entry-level job as an account executive at a small PR firm. But he quickly worked his way up through the ranks and now earns $75,000 a year as a vice president at a larger firm. And when looking for your first job in your new field, be prepared to discuss what motivated you to switch careers and offer proof that you're truly committed. So prepare an elevator speech to that effect. Read on at: <http://www.careerjournal.com/jobhunting/change/20060907-needleman1.html>
Certifications: One Size Does Not Fit All
People proudly list certifications on their resumes. But what does the veritable alphabet soup of letters hiring managers find themselves staring at really mean? It depends. Far too often, says a Network World article, the manager makes a hiring decision based on an incomplete understanding of what a particular certification says about a candidate's ability. And "the techie, who sought the certification as a means of improving his station in this world, is happy to let the employer make that ill-informed decision, and both parties end up disappointed when neither gets the performance they expected," says a veteran project manager. He adds that although certifications have value, there is no replacing university degrees and experience. There is also a concern that too many hiring mismatches where certifications are the deciding factor will devalue them in the eyes of employers.
Ø Non-IEEE News
I2007 IEEE IAS Industry & Commercial Power System Technical Conference
May 6 - May 11, 2007
Upcoming Events – Montréal
July 30 - August 2, 2007
August 22-24, 2007
41st IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology
October 8-11, 2007
20th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC-20) - (non-IEEE event)
Upcoming Events – Toronto
20 to 22 June in Toronto, ON
May 4 - 7, 2008,
The 20th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering – CCECE07
April 22-25, 2007
11th Annual IEEE Advanced Process Control Applications for Industry Workshop
14-16 May 2007
August 22-24, 2007
Many IEEE Canada sections maintain their own listings of upcoming events:
For more IEEE conferences, visit IEEE Conference Search at http://www.ieee.org/conferencesearch/.
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