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- IEEE Canada Board
- Your News
- News of Interest
- Our Members in the
- Call for Papers
- New Brunswick
(for non-IEEE Canada members)
- SEEKING NOMINEES FOR 2012 IEEE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
- Renew Your Membership for 2011
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- Award Deadline Extensions
- Congratulations to the IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarship Winners
- 2010 IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
- IEEE Vehicular Technology Travel Awards
- IEEE Canadian Foundation Québec Science Fair Prizes
- ICF Supports IEEE Canada Major Awards
- The IEEE Canadian Foundation Elections
- Kitchener Waterloo Section posts upcoming events online
- 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
- Northern Canada Section posts upcoming events online
- Vancouver Section posts upcoming events online
- IEEE Canada on Facebook!
- Member Benefit - HP
- Free Communications Society membership to new members
- Air Canada Discount - brought to you by IEEE Canada
- Free E-book Titles and Access to Archived Webinars to All IEEE Members
- IEEE Career services
- Auto Insurance Rates Update, from The Personal
- Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
- IEEE MasterCard® credit card
- Professional Liability Insurance
- K.D. Srivastava receives the first Masoud Farzaneh Award
- Prof. David Jacobson: Primer on Optimal Control Theory
- Prof. Om Malik: Electric Distribution Systems
- 4th Annual CANEUS/ IEEE Fly-By-Wireless (FBW11) Workshop
- International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
- IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
- IEEE International Conference on Communications
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
SEEKING NOMINEES FOR 2012 IEEE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
IEEE is looking for people with the skills, passion, and perspective to volunteer and serve in 2012 as IEEE officers or on committees of the IEEE Board of Directors.
For a list of positions available, please see: http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/nominations/index.html
Renew Your Membership for 2011
You can start renewing your membership for 2011. 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.
Award Deadline Extensions
The ICF has extended the deadline for the 2011 Women in Engineering Award to August 15, 2011.
Students from either the University of Calgary or the University of Alberta are eligible to compete in IEEE Power Quality Award. The ICF extended the deadline for this award to August 15, 2011.
Congratulations to the IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarship Winners
As part of its support for students, the IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships funding levels will remain at the levels $5000 for Universities and $2500 for Colleges, the maximum number as determined by the annual budget, typically five.
Five complete and qualified scholarship Nominations were received and reviewed by the Grants Committee following the process and timeline presented on the Foundation web site. Only three nominations were fully eligible and recommended for funding. Two others did not meet one or more eligibility criterion such as coming from a Student Branch without a McNaughton Centre which is a requirement of the Scholarship. IEEE Canadian Foundation approved three Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each (total $15,000), to:
Bea (Emily) Landry from UBC Okanagan, (Jonathan Holzman, Student Branch Counsellor) Jeffry Arcand University of Ottawa, (Shervin Shirmohammadi Student Branch Counsellor) Alexander (Sasha) Kougiya, University of Saskatchewan (Li Chen Student Branch Counsellor)
Bea (Emily) Landry from UBC Okanagan, (Jonathan Holzman, Student Branch Counsellor)
Jeffry Arcand University of Ottawa, (Shervin Shirmohammadi Student Branch Counsellor)
Alexander (Sasha) Kougiya, University of Saskatchewan (Li Chen Student Branch Counsellor)
2010 IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
As part of its Special Grants activity, ICF awarded the IEEE Canada WIE Conference 2011 a one-time Special Grant of $1500. In addition, two special grant applications were received and funded:
One-time Special Grant in the amount of $2,000 was awarded to the FIRST Robotics team of Glebe Collegiate of the Ottawa Carleton Board of Education to support entry in the 2011 FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST robotics competitions require the students, working alongside mentors from the fields of engineering and programming to design, proto-type, build and program, in a six week time frame, a robot to do a specific task. Once the six week time frame is finished the robot is transported to a regional event where it competes against other FIRST team robots to determine which team designed the robot best suited to the task. One-time Special Grant in the amount of $2,000 was awarded to the UBC IEEE Student Branch Field Trip to Germany. The UBC IEEE Student Branch is organizing an eleven day excursion to Germany in May 2011 to visit some of the leading companies in the German technology industry such as: Vossloh Kiepe, Vodafone, ABB Corporate Research, GE Global Research, and Bombardier. The purpose of the trip is to provide students with a chance to gain first-hand experience of professional engineering in Germany, and also to develop insight into various research and development endeavours in the country's technological sector.
One-time Special Grant in the amount of $2,000 was awarded to the FIRST Robotics team of Glebe Collegiate of the Ottawa Carleton Board of Education to support entry in the 2011 FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST robotics competitions require the students, working alongside mentors from the fields of engineering and programming to design, proto-type, build and program, in a six week time frame, a robot to do a specific task. Once the six week time frame is finished the robot is transported to a regional event where it competes against other FIRST team robots to determine which team designed the robot best suited to the task.
One-time Special Grant in the amount of $2,000 was awarded to the UBC IEEE Student Branch Field Trip to Germany. The UBC IEEE Student Branch is organizing an eleven day excursion to Germany in May 2011 to visit some of the leading companies in the German technology industry such as: Vossloh Kiepe, Vodafone, ABB Corporate Research, GE Global Research, and Bombardier. The purpose of the trip is to provide students with a chance to gain first-hand experience of professional engineering in Germany, and also to develop insight into various research and development endeavours in the country's technological sector.
IEEE Vehicular Technology Travel Awards
The ICF and the Grants Committee approved a single VT Travel Grant of up to $2,400 or two VT Travel Grants with a total value of up to $2,400 be offered each year beginning in 2011. One application for a VT Travel Grant has been received and was approved not to exceed $1200 to Maurice Khabbaz , Concordia University.
IEEE Canadian Foundation Québec Science Fair Prizes
ICF supports Prix IEEE Shoaib A. Khan and one prize Prix IEEE Eloi Ngandui, each $750 plus 10% overhead. In addition $1650 is contributed to Expo-sciences Bell.
ICF Supports IEEE Canada Major Awards
The ICF supports the following major IEEE Canada Awards at $1000 each annually:
W. S. Read Outstanding Service Award TELUS sponsored R.A. Fessenden Award Outstanding Engineering Educator Award R.H. Tanner Industry Leadership Medal
W. S. Read Outstanding Service Award
TELUS sponsored R.A. Fessenden Award
Outstanding Engineering Educator Award
R.H. Tanner Industry Leadership Medal
The IEEE Canadian Foundation Elections
On April 7, 2011 the Board of Directors of the IEEE Canadian Foundation met at the Delta Airport West in Toronto where the following were elected to serve for 2011:
President: Bob Alden
In addition, the Board elected the following members for of five years terms ending in 2016:
The Board also noted its appreciation for Janet Bradley; and Slawo Wesolkowski who have completed their terms of service.
For more information on the foundations, please refer to the following website: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/
Kitchener Waterloo Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kitchener Waterloo Section: http://www.ieeekw.com/activities.php
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/
Northern Canada Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Northern Canada Section: http://northerncanada.ieee.ca/
Vancouver Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Vancouver Section: http://www.ieeecontact.org
IEEE Canada on Facebook!
By request a new IEEE Canada Facebook page has been created. Please join the group and get involved with discussions taking place.
Member Benefit - HP
New! HP introduces web site for IEEE Members in Canada
Members in Canada can now shop at http://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!
En exclusivité! HP introduit un site web pour les membres de l'IEEE au Canada.
Les membres IEEE au Canada peuvent maintenant magasiner au site web http://www.hp.ca/ieee-fr Utilisez vos liens avec HP à titre de membre de l'IEEE. Profitez d'offres spéciales sur les produits de TI que vous utilisez tous les jours, y compris des ordinateurs de bureau, blocs-notes, imprimantes, encres, serveurs, unités de stockage et autres. Des rabais sur les produits sont offerts exclusivement par l'entremise de ce site Web ou en appelant au 1-888-202-4465 (veuillez mentionner le mot de passe HPIEEE pour obtenir le rabais).
Free Communications Society membership to new members
IEEE membership dues are at half price now through 15 August 2011. And we are offering Free Communications Society membership to new members. It is a great value --- "IEEE Membership at Half Price +Free ComSoc" together.
"Join IEEE at half price between now and 15 August, get Free membership to IEEE Communications Society" is in effect now, and the 2011 membership benefits start immediately through 31 December. The sooner we can promote, the earlier the new members can enjoy member benefits.
Air Canada Discount - brought to you by IEEE Canada
Air Canada Travel: up to 10% off any fare to Toronto OR Japan.
Toronto, ON: travel between April 21, and May 08, 2011, and receive up to 10% off on the base rate. This deal is brought to you by the IEEE Canada weekend of events, and Air Canada as the official airline.
Tokyo, Japan: travel between May 28, and June 16, 2011, and receive 10% off any air fare rate. This deal is brought to you by the ICC2012 Team, and Air Canada as the official airline.
or to take advantage of these deals, contact Can Air World Travel and ask for the "IEEE ICC to Japan" or "IEEE Canada" promotion.
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/
IEEE Career services
Looking for a new job? Check out the following site! The http://careers.ieee.org/
Auto Insurance Rates Update, from The Personal
When it comes to home and auto insurance, it pays to shop and compare prices. Did you know that The Personal reviews their home and auto insurance rates for IEEE members to make sure you're always getting a competitive price?
If you have not yet received a quote from The Personal, there's never been a better time to take advantage of this IEEE member benefit. If you have received a quote in the past, we encourage you to get a new quote to see how much you could save today. For a home or auto insurance quote, call 1-888-476-8737 or visit http://www.thepersonal.com/ieee
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Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
Mozy is offering IEEE members its online backup services at an exclusive discounted rate. Protect your most important business documents, home movies, photos, music and other digital information stored on your computer. Mozy securely backs up all of your data off-site so in case of hard drive crash, lost laptop or virus so you can easily restore what's most important. Every photo, document, or song. Safe with Mozy. Visit http://mozy.com/ieee to get started.
IEEE MasterCard® credit card
Every time you use your card for a purchase, a financial contribution will be made to the IEEE on your behalf!
Plus you can enjoy the benefits of:
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To learn more about this exciting opportunity simply call 1-877-428-6060 and reference priority code CIGI.
Professional Liability Insurance
Thanks to recent insurance carrier negotiations, IEEE members residing in Canada (except Quebec) now have access to a comprehensive and competitive alternative for their professional liability coverage. The new plan provides coverage for technology-related services and is ideal for Canadian members who are self-employed, moonlight, or work for a firm. For more information, visit: www.ieeeinsurance.com/canadapl or call Erin Flett at 1-416-865-3353.
This coverage is available to residents of Canada through R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited. Scott Saddington, Chief Executive Officer of R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited, acts as an agent with respect to residents of Canada.
IEEE has selected Certain Lloyd’s Underwriters for this insurance program. Alternative insurance products may be available in the insurance market place. R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited is providing this single insurer option on behalf of IEEE.
K.D. Srivastava receives the first Masoud Farzaneh Award
At the occasion of the 14th Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures (IWAIS), held in Chongqing, China, May 2011, the first Masoud Farzaneh Award was attributed to Professor Emeritus K.D. Srivastava of University of British Columbia (UBC) for his remarkable contribution to high voltage engineering and education, before a crowd of 250 researchers and dignitaries from all around the world.
The Masoud Farzaneh Award was established in 2010 by Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) in honour of Professor Masoud Farzaneh, an internationally renowned researcher in the field of power transmission and distribution in cold climate regions, whose contribution and impact made UQAC a world leader in this domain. This prize is awarded biannually, every odd year, to an individual for outstanding contributions related to the fields of power transmission and distribution, and high voltage engineering with impact of cold climate.
K.D. Srivastava is a visionary leader and developer of practical models for industry - university cooperation that have enhanced education and research initiatives in electrical engineering around the world. In 1966, he joined the University of Waterloo in Canada, where he was awarded a major grant to build a high voltage research laboratory to study conventional, vacuum and SF6 electrical breakdown in the 1970s. At Waterloo, he established a climate of mutual trust between university and electrical utilities, and encouraged many utility researchers to pursue and achieve advanced degrees based on their industrial experience. He continued to promote industry-utility cooperation at the University of British Columbia, where he was Professor, Head of the Electrical Engineering Department and Vice President. His inclusive attitude and guidance, finding so many ways to ensure that industrial-scale electrical breakdown problems receive serious academic consideration and study, have also guided the development of post-graduate education in many countries as well as in the domain of icing studies at the Université du Québec in Chicoutimi.
In addition to the 2011 Masoud Farzaneh Prize, Srivastava has also been awarded the distinctions of Life Fellow (IEEE and the Royal Society of the Arts) as well as IET Fellow for his research contributions.
Prof. David Jacobson: Primer on Optimal Control Theory
The new book of the said title co-authored by Prof. Jacobson and Prof J L Speyer of UCLA has been published by SIAM. It is expected to draw attention to researchers, students and practitioners in Industry, Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, all branches of Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Business School and Environmental Sciences.
Prof David Mayne's review is in online JOTA, February 2011, and in hard copy in JOTA 149 June, 2011. http://www.ec-securehost.com/SIAM/DC20.html
Prof. Om Malik: Electric Distribution Systems
IEEE Canada is pleased to announce the publication of the book "Electric Distribution Systems' by ABDELHAY A. SALLAM and OM P. MALIK, published by Wiley-IEEE Press, April 2011. The contents and some details can be seen by visiting: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470276827.html
Combining both practical and academic perspectives, this book provides an approach that enables the readers to design, install and manage effective and efficient electric distribution systems.
4th Annual CANEUS/ IEEE Fly-By-Wireless (FBW11) Workshop
Date: June 14 - 17, 2011
The 4th CANEUS / IEEE Fly-by-Wireless conference (FBW11) is targeted to foster collaboration between university, industry and government partners for the research, development and experimental validation of wireless technologies and concepts for next generation of aircrafts and spacecrafts. The FBW11 conference represents a unique and ambitious attempt to bring together the technology developers, end-users and systems integrators involved in fly-by-wireless Aerospace technology development from within the Americas, Europe, Asia and elsewhere.
The objective of the CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Consortium is to minimizing cables and connectors across the aerospace industry by providing reliable, lower cost, and higher performance alternatives for a vehicle's or program's life cycle. The core premise is that complementary skill sets from across several organizations and countries are needed to rapidly and cost-effectively transform emerging FBW concepts into practical Aerospace systems.
In order stimulate formation of project teams comprised of technology providers and application/end users, and develop project proposals from each team that have significant mutual benefit and high potential of funding from internal or external organizations, the Concordia University is co-hosting this strategic conference at Montreal on June 14-17, 2011.
The 2011 CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Conference, fourth of its kind, builds on the successes from the 1st Joint CANEUS/NASA 2007 "Fly-by-Wireless" Workshop, held in March 2007 at Grapevine, Texas http://www.caneus.org/fbw/FBW07/, the 2nd CANEUS "Fly-by-Wireless" Workshop held in June 2009 at Montreal, Canada (www.caneus.org/fbw09) and last one took place at University of Maine, Orono, USA (www.caneus.org/fbw10) . The first CANEUS/NASA "Fly-by-Wireless" workshop grew out of an identified need from CANEUS 2006 held at Toulouse, by the CANEUS Aerospace End-User Committee on Aerospace SHM - Structural Health Monitoring.
The FBW11 conference will also help advance / refine the projects identified and initiated from previous FBW10, FBW09 and FBW07 workshops. The goal of these past workshops was to significantly advance the CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Consortium by creating roadmap and articulating well-defined projects for the aerospace industry. The workshop will culminate in measurable deliverables, namely a set of project "blueprints", for developing the most promising FBW concepts to system-level prototypes.
The cut-off date for papers and posters submission is April 17th, 2011.
International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Date: June 21 - 23, 2011
The 2nd International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS 2011) is held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR 2011) in the beautiful city of Burnaby on the outskirt of Vancouver, Canada. It aims at providing a platform for researchers, engineers, academics and industrial professionals to present their recent research work and to explore future trends in various areas of autonomous and intelligent systems. The conference will address recent advances in theory, methodologies and applications in the ever growing field. The scientific program will include distinguished keynote and invited speakers and fully refereed contributions that will be published in a special volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. It will be indexed in major indexing databases. Selected articles will be considered for publication in the Int. Journal of Robotics and Automation and in the Int. Journal on Control and Intelligent Systems, among other journals. AIS 2011 will be organized into four tracks, with the list of technical areas in each track given below.
IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
Date: October 3-5, 2011
The annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2011) will take place in Winnipeg, MB, Canada from October 3 to 5, 2011. Located in the center of Canada, Winnipeg is a culturally diverse, creative and cosmopolitan city with a warm, welcoming spirit that will make a unique and unforgettable meeting and convention destination. The objective of EPEC 2011 is to provide a forum for experts in Electrical Power and Energy to disseminate their recent research outcomes and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. We will also invite renowned experts to give keynote speeches. Bring your family with your research findings to EPEC2011, enjoy our programs and appreciate the history of Winnipeg.
IEEE International Conference on Communications
Date: June 10-15, 2012
Since 1965 the IEEE International Conference on Communications has been one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society. IEEE ICC brings together the world's leaders, scientists, policy makers from industry and academia. The IEEE Ottawa Section is proud to host IEEE ICC 2012 Conference and Exhibition from 10-15 June 2012 where recent advances in the field of communications will be presented.
The theme of the conference is "CONNECT o COMMUNICATE o COLLABORATE". For participants it promises to stimulate the scientific exchange of ideas, the identification of future trends in communications, and the illumination of business opportunities. The conference program will feature 12 technical symposia, 16 industrial forums, keynote presentations, several workshops, and tutorials.
For general conference information please visit:http://www.ieee-icc.org/2012
The cut-off date for papers and posters submission is April 17th, 2011.
Paper Submission: 6 September 2011
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