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Issue: : November 2010                                                        IEEE Canada News Central

 

 

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ě      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     Call for Nominations... IEEE Director-Elect
-     Ottawa ComSoc: 2010 Chapter of the Year
-     New templates available for IEEE web sites
-     Renew Your Membership for 2010
-     Membership Dues in Special Circumstances

 

ě      Your News

-     HamiltonSection posts upcoming events online
-     Kingston Section posts upcoming events online
-     New Brunswick Section posts upcoming events online
-     South Alberta Section posts upcoming events online
-     Winnipeg Section posts upcoming events online
-     Vancouver Section: Local wireless industry, opportunity and challenge
-     London Section: Distinguished Lecture: FACTS controller and their modeling
-     Webminar: What's gender got to do with it?

 

ě      News of Interest

-     IEEE Canada forms Ad Hoc Committee on Wireless Technology
-     Humanitarian initiatives: Student Design Competition 2010-2011
-     ANNOUNCING: Engineer Wellness GoodLife Fitness Corporate Program
-     Free E-book Titles and Access to Archived Webinars to All IEEE Members
-     IEEE Career services
-     o IEEE Members give a "Thumbs up!" for the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program Administered by Marsh U.S. Consumer
-     Auto Insurance Rates Update, from The Personal
-     Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
-     IEEE MasterCard« credit card
-     Member Benefit - HP

 

ě      Our Members in the Spotlight

-     2010 IEEE Canada Outstanding Engineer Award: Edward Davidson
-     2010 IEEE Canada Outstanding Engineer Educator Award: Vijay Bhargava

 

ě      Call for Papers

-     The 5th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference

 

ě      Conferences and Workshops

-     Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
-     All IEEE Conferences in Canada

 

 







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ě     IEEE Canada Board of Directors

Call for Nominations... IEEE Director-Elect

Message from the IEEE-Canada Past President on:
(Election for IEEE Canada Director Elect 2012-2013)

To All Sections Chairs and Area Chairs:

IEEE Canada election for Director-Elect (2012-2013) is due during the year of 2011. According to the IEEE Canada by-laws, the next Director-Elect will come from the IEEE Canada Area East.

Director-Elect Duties:

Director-Elect will serve for a six year term starting January 1, 2012; two years as Director-Elect, two years as Director and two years as Past Director. During two years as Director-Elect, the successful candidate may be asked to serve on one or more Member Geographic Area Board committees including attendance at IEEE Board meetings and participate in IEEE Canada activities as a member of all three governing boards (IEEE Canada, Executive and Steering Committees)....

During the two years as Director, in addition to the previous responsibilities, the successful candidate will serve on the IEEE Board of Directors; the Engineering Institute of Canada's Board and conduct all IEEE Canada business. As Past Director, the successful candidate will be IEEE Canada's representative and member of the IEEE Canada Foundation Board and may serve on one or more IEEE committees. In the IEEE world, IEEE Canada is Region 7.

Nominations:

As Past IEEE Canada President and Past Region 7 Director it is my duty to find suitable candidates and conduct the screening process for the Director-Elect position.

The purpose of this note is to inform you about the election and provide you with an overview of how the screening process works.

Nomination Process & Eligibility:

Typically potential candidates are nominated by their respective Section, however self-nominations are allowed. The candidates must hold IEEE Senior Member grade and ideally have served on one or more Region Committees. Potential candidates are required to submit an IEEE biography outlining their involvement in IEEE activities along with a position statement. Potential candidates are advised to familiarize themselves with IEEE Canada's Bylaws and Operations Manual <http://www.ieee.ca/administration/index.html> and IEEE Member Geographic Area Bylaws and Operations Manual <http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/whatis/index.html>.

Screening Process:

IEEE Canada's Steering Committee will conduct telephone interviews with all potential candidates who meet the requirements to run for Director-Elect in February 2011. The candidates will be allotted a 15-minute time slot. The first 5-minutes will allow the candidates to introduce themselves and state why they are running and how they can make a difference. The next 5-minutes the candidate will answer a common set of questions prepared by the Steering Committee. For the final 5-minutes the Steering Committee may ask additional and specific questions to the candidate on their experience and suitability. Strict time limits will apply to the call. After all candidates have been interviewed, the Steering Committee will rank the candidates and pick a minimum of two, maximum of three candidates for Director-Elect. The nominated names of candidates will be submitted to IEEE/HQ for final screening , i.e. eligibility to run for office. The Past President will notify the candidates of the outcome of the screening results before goes to members at Large for Voting.

Also, the selected slate of candidates will be invited to IEEE Canada's Spring'11 Board Meeting April 30, 2011 in Mississuaga, Ontario to address the Region Committee and take questions on their candidacy from IEEE Canada's Board. IEEE Canada will provide the candidates with an allowance to cover their travel expenses.

Call for Nomination & Deadlines:

Should you be interested in nominating a potential candidate or self-nominating, please forward a statement of interest along with a biographical sketch outlining your IEEE activities stating your qualifications for office to Ferial <f.el-hawary@ieee.org> with a copy to c.lowell@ieee.org before January 20, 2011. IEEE Canada will notify the qualified candidates of the date and time of their telephone interview with the Steering Committee.

Petition Candidate - IEEE allows for petition candidates. Candidates must get valid signatures from 2% of the IEEE Canada voting members as of December 31, 2010. The numbers will be confirmed based on Dec. 31, 2010 membership statistics. To be eligible to run as a petition candidate, IEEE must receive the petition and signatures prior to June 15, 2011. IEEE will verify that the petition candidate has satisfied IEEE requirements to run as a petition candidate.

Ferial El-hawary
Past President IEEE Canada
Ferial <f.el-hawary@ieee.org>

Ottawa ComSoc: 2010 Chapter of the Year

Congratulations to the Ottawa ComSoc's for being selected as 2010 Chapter-of-the-Year by the IEEE Member Relations Council! Their accomplishments over the years beat out all ComSoc Chapters worldwide.

The Ottawa Communications Society Chapter will receive an honorarium of $2000, and the Chapter Chair will be invited to IEEE GLOBECOM to be recognized for the chapter's achievements at the Awards Luncheon ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, December 7. Once again, "bravo" on winning both the COY and the Chapter Achievement Award for North America Region!

New templates available for IEEE websitesd

Customized sub-site templates are now available to volunteers tasked with producing Web content for an IEEE society, conference or program sub-site. Designed by the Corporate Web Team, with help from a number of IEEE stakeholders and an outside vendor, the templates provide site maps (starter information architecture documents) and a collection of HTML pages and files for each of the three common types of sites.

This resource is intended to enable IEEE groups to more easily develop cost-effective Web sites that leverage the IEEE brand, adhere to IEEE guidelines and styles, and drive user engagement.

Volunteers can request access to these templates by filling out the contact form.

Learn more about IEEE Web sub-site templates at www.ieee.org/go/subsites.

Renew Your Membership for 2010

If you have not renewed by the end of February 2010, please do so ASAP. Remember, IEEE membership can connect you with professionals who can open doors to many opportunities. There are also many online resources available to members (e.g. online books and publications). Use your IEEE Web Account and password to renew online at http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/renew/index.html

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.

-  Minimum Income Provision

-  Retired Provision

-  Unemployed Provision

-  Permanently Disabled

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ě     Your News

HamiltonSection posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Hamilton Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/hamilton/currentevents.htm

Kingston Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kingston Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/7/www_kingston/

New Brunswick Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the New Brunswick Section: http://nb.ieee.ca/

South Alberta Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the South Alberta Section: http://sas.ieee.ca/events.html

Winnipeg Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Winnipeg Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/mu/winnipeg/events/

Vancouver Section: Local wireless industry, opportunity and challenge

Friday, November 19, 2010, 18:30 to 19:30, SW3-1710 - BCIT, Burnaby, BC

Abstract: The wireless industry has been one of the fastest growing segments in history and that growth isn't over yet. There are new opportunities opening up in wireless that will allow small and medium companies to prosper. However, there are also obstacles to success. In this presentation, we will look at the opportunities, hurdles, and how Wavefront is helping to get over them.

Speaker: Brad Lowe is the Community Engagement Manager at Wavefront, the accelerator for wireles businesses in Canada. He has been active in the Vancouver technology community for 20 years, working in management positions at Nokia, Redback Networks, Abatis, and MacDonald Dettwiler. Previously, Brad was Director of Research and Development and Head of Nokia's Program Centre in Vancouver, BC. He also served as the chair of Nokia's Canadian Management team. At the Vancouver R&D facility, Brad led Nokia's efforts in building Nokia's new business portfolio including devices like the Nokia N96 and N91, as well as services like Nokia's music and gaming solutions. While at Nokia, Brad drove the integration of Nokia into the greater Canadian wireless community, working with academia and industry associations to build up the industry ecosystem of developers and researchers. Brad developed the Nokia University Relations program which provided research topics, equipment, course material, funding and an opportunity for collaboration between Canadian universities and the wireless industry.

Brad also served on the board of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and WinBC. He has lectured at BC universities and has alsospoken at numerous industry and academic conferences.

London Section: Distinguished Lecture: FACTS controller and their modeling

Friday, November19, 2010, 8:00 to 17:00, NRC Research Facilities, 800 Collip Circle, London

ABSTRACT: The power industry's quest for the most economic way to transfer bulk power along a desired path can only be achieved through the independent control of active and reactive power flow in a transmission line. Traditional solutions, such as shunt inductor/capacitor, phase?shifting transformer, and series inductor/capacitor affect both the active and the reactive power flow in the transmission line simultaneously. With the use of Voltage? Sourced Converter (VSC)?based Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC), the active and the reactive power flow in the line can be regulated independently. Since the field demonstration of the world's first UPFC in 1998, another Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS) controller, namely the Sen Transformer (ST), has been proposed. In contrast to the UPFC, which uses a large number of solid?state switching devices, the ST uses time?tested passive components, such as transformer and mechanical load tap changers, but provides the same independent active and reactive power flow control as the UPFC at a much lower cost and much higher operating efficiency. The objectives are to give a background on traditional power transmission technology and discuss new techniques that utilize the transmission lines most effectively. The workshop covers various types of FACTS controllers and their usefulness in power system applications. Various modeling techniques of FACTS controllers are discussed. The results from the simulation are compared with those from the field measurements.

BIOGRAPHY: Kalyan K. Sen (S'83 M'87 SM'01) received B.E.E, M.S.E.E, and Ph.D degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from Jadavpur University, India, Tuskegee University, USA, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA, respectively. He has spent 23 years in academia and industry. He was a key member of the FACTS development team at the Westinghouse Science & Technology Center in Pittsburgh, USA. He contributed in all aspects (conception, simulation, design, and commissioning) of FACTS projects at Westinghouse. Dr. Sen conceived some of the basic concepts in FACTS technology. He has 25 patents and publications in the areas of FACTS and power electronics. He is the coauthor of the book titled, Introduction to FACTS Controller: Theory, Modeling, and Applications, New York: IEEE Press and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009. He is the co?inventor of the "Sen" Transformer for FACTS applications. He is also the cofounder of SEN Engineering Solutions, where he pursues his interests in affordable power flow controllers. His interests are in Power Converters, Control, Electrical Machines, and Power System Simulations and Studies. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. http://platinum.lambton.on.ca/bsi/mcfilemanager/files/templates/pdf_docs/2010_11_19_wkshp_sen.pdf

Webminar: What's Gender Got To Do with It?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 9:00 to 10:00 EST

Title: What's Gender Got To Do with It? Gender Inclusive Engineering Education
Presenters: Julie Mills, Mary Ayre and Judy Gill
Date: Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 9-10 a.m. ET (U.S.), 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
(South Australia)

Sponsored by IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)

To register, go to: http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/default.asp

Overview:

Despite numerous initiatives over the past 30 years, women continue to be a small minority in engineering education and employment in much of the world.)

In a recent Australian report addressing the supply and quality of engineering graduates for the new century by Emeritus Professor Robin King, it was recommended that engineering education must become more female-friendly, and specifically that a more inclusive curriculum must be defined and implemented. The selection of the knowledge and skills to be included in any curriculum is the responsibility of the faculty members, in conjunction with accreditation bodies, and the choices made will therefore shape student perceptions of the current priorities, attitudes and practices in the profession.

The presenters of this webinar are co-authors of the recently published book Gender Inclusive Engineering Education (Routledge, 2010), which demonstrates the ways in which traditional engineering education has not attracted, supported or retained female students and identifies the issues needing to be addressed in changing engineering education to become more gender inclusive. This innovative and much-needed work also addresses how faculty can incorporate inclusive curriculum within their courses and programs, and provides a range of examples of good practice in gender inclusive engineering education that will be immediately useful to faculty who teach engineering students.

This webinar will discuss some of these findings and particularly focus on assisting faculty members in engineering to develop inclusive curriculum in their courses by exploring the following:

  • What does gender have to do with the engineering curriculum?

  • Case studies of inclusive practice in engineering

  • How can I make my courses more inclusive?

Presenter biographies:

Julie Mills is an associate professor in Civil Engineering at the University of South Australia. She worked for 15 years as a structural engineer in private industry before returning to academia and completing her Ph.D. in engineering education. Mills was chair of the Australian Women in Engineering Committee from 2004-06 and has received several university and national teaching grants and awards.

Mary Ayre has worked in universities in the United Kingdom and Australia, teaching mathematics and academic literacy, and has coordinated several projects to widen participation or improve teaching and learning in engineering and science. She recently retired from a senior lectureship at the University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK.

Judith Gill is associate professor in the School of Education at the University of South Australia. In addition to her many publications in the area of gender equity and social justice, she has recently published a book based on research with Australian schoolchildren tracing their ideas about belonging, citizenship and the meaning of being Australian.

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ě     News of Interest

IEEE Canada forms Ad Hoc Committee on Wireless Technology

The IEEE Canada Board of Directors has just voted to form an ad hoc committee to work with universities, companies and regional groups with an interest in wireless commercialization (including but not limited to Vancouver-based Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre, Waterloo-based Communitech, and Montreal-based Prompt-Quebec) to:

  • Promote and facilitate cooperation between academia, government and the wireless industry with a particular focus on commercialization of wireless technologies.

  • Establish the feasibility of assisting start ups and small and medium enterprises by working with universities and colleges to develop a database of research equipment and facilities that are available to assist in the commercialization of wireless technologies.

  • Encourage the wireless industry and government officials to share their knowledge and insights concerning commercialization of wireless technology with IEEE members through IEEE Canada publications and technical activities.

The committee will be chaired by Prof. Dave Michelson of the University of British Columbia and Chair of IEEE Vancouver Section. IEEE Canada members with an interest in commercialization of wireless technology are invited to join the committee's mailing list. Please contact Prof. Michelson for further details.

Humanitarian initiatives: Student Design Competition 2010-2011

TITLE:                     Student Design Competition 2010-2011
CONTACT:            Alfredo Herrera, chair IEEE Canada HIC
EMAIL:                   alfredo.herrera@ieee.org
URL:                       http://ewh.ieee.org/mu/r7-hic/initiatives/student-design-competition-2010-2011/
ORGANIZED BY: IEEE-Canada Humanitarian Initiatives Committee

ABSTRACT: We are proud to welcome Canadian students to the first HIC humanitarian student design competition. The competition is open to undergraduate and master students enrolled in a Canadian college or university. It provides a venue for students to show how design, creativity, and innovation can be used for the betterment of society and for the advancement of humanity; it is a practical experience of the constrains and conditions students will face in industry. An abstract of the winner's work will be published in one of the IEEE publications. Prizes will be awarded as follows: first prize, CND $1000; second prize, CND $700; third prize, CND $300.

For this year's competition, we have decided to focus on improving or innovating parts of the WE CARE Solar's system (http://www.wecaresolar.com/). Students interested in participating in a more general humanitarian topic are encouraged to submit a proposal to the IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition (http://www.ieeechangetheworld.org/).

WE CARE Solar promotes a safe motherhood and reduces maternal mortality in developing regions by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and blood bank refrigeration using solar electricity. A link to a 45 minute presentation by Dr. Stachel is available in our website, it describes WE CARE Solar's mission and system.

IEEE Canada has established the Humanitarian Initiatives Committee (HIC) to promote IEEE core value of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity; raising awareness of how IEEE Canada can best use its strengths and relevant technologies to address societal problems; providing leadership, encouragement, and support to Sections and Chapters interested in humanitarian initiatives; identifying and inventorying humanitarian activities across Canada; and coordinating activities with IEEE worldwide humanitarian committees and initiatives.

We are looking forward to your participation.

ANNOUNCING: Engineer Wellness GoodLife Fitness Corporate Program

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Free E-book Titles and Access to Archived Webinars to All IEEE Members

In response to Section Congress recommendation, the IEEE is offering e-books and webinars free to all IEEE members. Check out the free e-books and archived webinars at: http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/gpa/

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>Members in Canada can now shop at www.hp.ca/ieee and receive their IEEE member discounts on eligible HP desktops, notebooks and workstations. Members also have the option to call HP directly at 1-877-231-4351 to order. Please remember to mention HPIEEE to receive your discount. The program offers shoppers a low price guarantee, so members can be assured that their site offers them the best possible pricing. Members with questions can call HP at 1-877-231-4351. Thank you!

 

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ě     Our Members in the Spotlight

2010 IEEE Canada Outstanding Engineer Award: Edward Davidson

Edward J. Davison (FIEEE) received the B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering-Physics and the M.A. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1960, 1961 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree and Sc.D. degree from Cambridge University in 1964 and 1977, respectively. He was appointed as University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto in 2001.

Dr. Davison has made outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of Control Systems and Automation; in particular, he has introduced many fundamental results in this area such as the model simplification problem, the robust servomechanism problem, the notion of decentralized fixed modes, the topic of tuning regulator theory, and the notion of robustness. He also has been active as a consultant in this area in his role as Designated Consulting Engineer in the province of Ontario and as president of Electrical Consociates Ltd., and has consulted for the Canadian Space Agency, the Communications Research Center, Polysar, the Porter Commission on Electric Power Planning and others.

He was inducted into the University of Toronto's Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction in 2003, and has received several awards including the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the International Federation of Control (IFAC), the IEEE, and the Royal Society of Canada. He has served on numerous positions in the IEEE Control Systems Society including President in 1983. In 1993 he was awarded the triennial Quazza Medal from IFAC, in 1997 he received the IEEE Control System Society's Hendrick W. Bode Lecture Prize, and in 2003 he received the Killam Prize in Engineering of the Canada Council for the Arts.

2010 IEEE Canada Outstanding Engineer Educator Award: Vijay Bhargava

Vijay Bhargava (FIEEE, FRSC, FCAE, FEIC) was born in India in 1948. In 1966 he came to Canada and by 1974 had obtained the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Queen's University in Kingston. He has held regular positions with Indian Institute of Science, Concordia University, University of Victoria and is currently Professor at University of British Columbia (UBC).

Dr. Bhargava has served as the IEEE Student Branch Counsellor and Undergraduate Advisor at Concordia University. He served as the founding Graduate Advisor at the University of Victoria and co-wrote the document A Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering at the University of Victoria for the new faculty of Engineering. He was voted professor of the year by the graduating class of 2000 at the University of Victoria. In 2003, Dr. Bhargava was appointed to a five year term as Head of the ECE Department at UBC to lead its expansion under a Provincial initiative known as "Double The Opportunity." He recruited 25 faculty members and facilitated the development of new options in strategic areas such as Energy Systems, Biomedical Engineering and nanotechnology and Microsystems. He is co-author/co-editor of five books and 205 journal papers.

In 1988 Dr. Bhargava founded the Canadian Conference On Electrical and Computer Engineering and nurtured it for several years. He served as the Director of IEEE Region 7 (also known as IEEE Canada) in 1992 and 1993. HisMajor awards include IEEE Canada's McNaughton Gold Medal, IEEE Graduate Teaching Award, the UBC Killam research Award and Eadie Medal of the Royal Society of Canada.

 

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ě     Call for Papers

The 5th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference

Date: April 4 - 7, 2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec

Conference Objectives:
This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for the advancement of the practice of systems engineering across the multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of complex systems. The conference will provide a venue for systems engineering practitioners, managers, researchers, and educators to exchange innovative concepts, ideas, applications, and lessons learned addressing:

  • Applications-oriented topics on large-scale systems and system-of-systems in topics noted below

  • Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies for the system-of-systems environment

  • Research opportunities and results relating to system-of-systems

Topic areas and complete submission details can be found at http://sysconf11.ieeesystemscouncil.org

Important Dates:
Abstract deadline: October 15, 2010
Acceptance Notification: December 1, 2010
Final Paper Deadline: February 15, 2011

Website: www.isot-2010.org

 

 

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ě     Conferences

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop will be holding its 18th Annual Workshop in Toronto, ON, January 24 - 28, 2011. The workshop which is held in Canada every 5 years, will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The Call for Papers, attached, is open until May 1, 2010. The workshop is IEEE conference number 17140.

The workshop website is www.ewh.ieee.org/cmte/ias-esw

The mission of the workshop is to provide an international forum for changing the electrical safety culture and serving to advance applications of technology, work practices, codes and regulations to prevent electrical incidents and injuries in the workplace.

The 24th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: May 8- 11, 2011
Location: Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

CCECE provides researchers, students, and practicing professionals in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a Canadian venue in which they can present the latest technological advancements and discoveries. It is also a valuable opportunity to network, exchange ideas, strengthen existing partnerships and foster new collaborations. CCECE 2011 will feature mini-symposia with papers presented from a broad range of areas in Electrical and Computer Engineering. There will be tutorial sessions in leading topics, plenary talks from senior executives in industry and academia, special sessions in hot topics, social programs, the IEEE Canada Awards and Banquet night, best student paper awards luncheon, and industrial exhibitions.

Website: http://www.ieee.ca/ccece11/index_en.php

All IEEE Conferences in Canada


Find information about these and all IEEE Conferences in Canada here.

Upcoming Events


Many IEEE Canada sections maintain their own listings of upcoming events:

Canadian Atlantic

Hamilton

Kingston

Kitchener-Waterloo

London

Montreal

Newfoundland and Labrador

New Brunswick

Northern Canada

Ottawa

Southern Alberta

Toronto

Vancouver

Winnipeg

 

 

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