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Issue: December 2012                                                        IEEE Canada News Central

 

 

This Issue's Content:

 

      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     Season's Greetings
-     IEEE Canada Awards and Recognition
-     Renew Your Membership for 2012
-     Membership Dues in Special Circumstances

 

      IEEE Canadian Foundation

-     IEEE Canadian Foundation Report - Grant Application Deadline Postponed
-     Donate by IEEE Membership Renewal

 

      Your News

-     Kitchener Waterloo Section posts upcoming events online
-     HamiltonSection posts upcoming events online
-     Kingston Section posts upcoming events online
-     London 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
-     North Saskatchewan Section posts upcoming events online
-     Vancouver Section posts upcoming events online
-     Montreal Section posts upcoming events online
-     Ottawa Section posts upcoming events online
-     Toronto Section posts upcoming events online

 

      News of Interest

-     Montreal Section awarded Chapter of the Year by Communications Society
-     IEEE Canada on Facebook!

 

      Your Career

-     Electrical Engineer needed for textile manufacturing
-     Positions available from Engineering Careers!

 

      Our Members in the Spotlight

-     2012 recipient of the MGA Achievement Award: David Kemp
-     2012 recipient of the MGA Leadership Award: Sreeraman Rajan
-     Professor Masoud Farzaneh is honoured at the 68th Gala of ACFAS
-     Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal: Adam Skorek
-     Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal: Kash Hussein

 

      Your Benefits

-     The Personal - Home and Auto Group Insurer for IEEE members
-     Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
-     MBNA Credit card for Members of IEEE- Canada
-     Canada Professional Liability Insurance
-     IEEE Member Group Insurance Program-Celebrating 50 years!
-     December is Life Insurance Awareness Month!

 

      Call for Papers

-     3rd Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2013)

 

      Conferences and Workshops

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

 

 







This Issue's Content:

 

 

     IEEE Canada Board of Directors

Season's Greetings

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the President of IEEE Canada would like to wish all members a

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year!

IEEE Canada Awards and Recognition

Committee seeks nominations for IEEE Canada awards and for other awards that are available to IEEE Canada members including those from the EIC and the IEEE Member & Geographic Activities Board. Nomination Forms and guide lines can be found at the web page http://www.ieee.ca/awards/nominate.htm . Please note that the deadline for IEEE Canada 11 Major Awards nominations is December 7th, 2012 while the deadline for EIC Medals and Fellow nominations is December 15th , 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact the ARC Chair at: mouftah@uottawa.ca (until December 31st, 2012) or arahman@mun.ca (from January 1st, 2013).

Renew Your Membership for 2012

You can start renewing your membership for 2012. 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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     IEEE Canadian Foundation

IEEE Canadian Foundation - Grant Application Deadline Postponed

The November round of receiving grant applications was postponed due to loss of IEEE electronic services caused by Hurricane Sandy. This disruption was exacerbated by the sudden death of our webmaster, Sam Iskandar.

The new deadline for receiving IEEE McNaughton Resource Learning Centre Grants (to establish or upgrade), Special Grants, and Vehicular Technology Travel Gants is January 12. Applicants will be notified of their status by February 12.

Donate by IEEE Membership Renewal

The IEEE Canadian Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the IEEE in Canada, is happy to accept your contributions when you renew your IEEE membership in the fall each year.

Just select the IEEE Canadian Foundation as your choice when you complete your annual IEEE membership renewal form (paper or web version).

Please note that this method enables you to make a contribution to the IEEE Canadian Foundation General Fund only. To make a contribution to one or more of our other funds, please consider donating online or donating by mail.

If you are a Canadian IEEE Life Member and wish to participate in our Canadian Life Member Fund "Thank You" program, please view this web page.

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     Your News

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://sites.ieee.org/kingston/

London Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the London Section: http://london.ieee.ca/

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://sites.ieee.org/southern-alberta/

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/

Northern Saskatchewan Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Northern Saskatchewan Section: http://northsask.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

Montreal Section posts upcoming events online

Please find the IEEE Montreal Section Newsletter (Issue 6, January 2012): http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r7/montreal/files/IEEE_Montreal_Newsletter_Jan_2012.pdf

The IEEE Montreal Section ExCom would like to thank to all contributors and editors.

The previous issues (# 5, Nov. 2011) can be accessed through: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r7/montreal/files/IEEE_Montreal_Newsletter_Oct_2011.pdf

http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/montreal/index.php

Ottawa Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Ottawa Section: http://www.ieeeottawa.ca/

Toronto Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Toronto Section: http://toronto.ieee.ca/

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     News of Interest

Montreal Section awarded Chapter of the Year by Communications Society

The Montreal Chapter will be honored in two ways: (1) an honorarium of $2000 and (2), the Chair (or representative) will be invited to attend IEEE GLOBECOM and be recognized publicly for the chapter's achievements at the Awards Luncheon ceremony scheduled onTuesday, December 4.

Congratulations on the outstanding achievement!

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.

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     Your Career

Electrical Engineer needed for textile manufacturing

As a leading global manufacturer of advanced textiles and materials, we are excited about our future and the role talented individuals play in our company. Our Perth Ontario site is currently recruiting for an experienced Electrical Engineer with experience in an industrial environment.

The incumbent will prepare and review diagrams, layouts, schematic and control diagrams, load flow and short circuit analysis, ground grid design, lighting protection, heat tracing, arc-flash analysis, relay coordination and setting. The incumbent will coordinate with other disciplines and coworkers and assist with project management tasks as required. This is an opportunity that offers many personal development opportunities and possibilities for increased responsibilities for the right candidate.

Your experience should include 3 - 5 years electrical engineering in an industrial Environment, and a familiarity with HAZOPD and all safety regulations. Your qualifications should include Electrical Engineering, experience in PLC / HMI software, and a strong technical capability and the ability to work in a team environment

Please contact joanne.whittle@albint.com to apply or for further information regarding the position.

Positions available from Engineering Careers!

For more information: look up a job under the following link and input the corresponding Job ID.

E.g. For job id: 1180117 http://niche.workopolis.com/frontoffice/seekerSearchJobAction.do?sitecode=pl61&searchJobId=1180117

Job ID Job Title Posting Date Job Location
1180117 Communications Specialists 07-Dec-11 CAN-ON-MISSISSAUGA
1180281 Director Communications and Marketing 08-Dec-11 CAN-ON-OTTAWA
1180137 Supervisor Communications 07-Dec-11 CAN-ON-GUELPH
1179984 Manager Online Engagement 06-Dec-11 CAN-ON-OTTAWA
1179982 Director Customer Insight and Analytics 06-Dec-11 CAN-ON-TORONTO
1180189 Marketing Specialist; One year contract; St John office, New Brunswick 07-Dec-11 CAN-NB-SAINT JOHN
1180287 Senior Marketing Officer / Agent principal de marketing 08-Dec-11 CAN-ON-OTTAWA
1180427 Canada Integrated Marketing Manager 09-Dec-11 CAN-ON-TORONTO

 

 

 

 

 

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     Our Members in the Spotlight

2012 recipient of the MGA Achievement Award: David Kemp

Congratulations to David Kemp of the IEEE Winnipeg Section. The citation is `"exemplary leadership and contributions to the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence, providing a lasting impact and basis for further development". This award consists of a cash prize of US$250 and a plaque.

2012 recipient of the MGA Leadership Award: Sreeraman Rajan

Congratulations to Sreeraman Rajan of the IEEE Ottawa Section. The citation is `"for encouraging members to connect, communicate, and collaborate at all levels of IEEE and fostering cooperation within Region 7". This award consists of a cash prize of US$250 and a plaque.

Professor Masoud Farzaneh is honored at the 68th Gala of ACFAS

At the occasion of the 68th Gala of ACFAS (Francophone association for advancement of knowledge) the prestigious Urgel-Archambault Prize was awarded to Masoud Farzaneh, Professor at the Applied Sciences Department of the University of Qubec in Chicoutimi. This event was marked by the presence of the Minister of Research, Science and Technology, Mr. Pierre Duchesne, as well as many dignitaries. The purpose of this prize is to recognize remarkable life-time achievements in physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering.

After obtaining his degree in electrical engineering from Teheran Polytechnical in 1973, Dr. Farzaneh obtained his Masters and then his Doctoral degree in1980 from Institut national polytechnique and Universit Paul Sabatier, in France. He subsequently obtained a Doctorat d'tat s Sciences from the same university in 1986. He is presently director of the International Research Center on Icing and Power Network Engineering (CENGIVRE) which he founded in 2003, as well as chairholder of the CIGELE Industrial Chair and the INGIVRE Canada Research Chair on Power Network Engineering. He has also been Director of the Master of Resources & Systems program, Director and Founder of the Master of Engineering program at UQAC as well as member of a variety of decisional committees.

The gala which took place on October 2nd at the Montreal Science Center was a celebration of the excellence of research in Quebec by bringing forward the career of noted researchers. This was the case for Professor Farzaneh, whose research has been focused for the last 30 years on the understanding of the phenomena at the source of the effects of cold climate on power network transmission and distribution systems. The impact of the bulk of his research is such that the whole approach on these issues has been deeply transformed for researchers, engineers, and consultants, as well as international regulatory organizations.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal: Adam Skorek

Adam Skorek (IEEE Fellow) was award the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

During the year of celebrations, 60 000 deserving Canadians will be recognized.

http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14019&lan=eng

Prof. Skorek teaches at the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Qubec at Trois-Rivires. He is the 2013 IEEE MGA Awards and Recognition Chair. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Quebec

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal: Kash Hussein

Congratulations to Kash Hussein, the IEEE Canada Treasurer, on a well-deserved recognition.

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     Your Benefits

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Certain conditions apply. Auto insurance not available in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or British Columbia due to government-run plans. No purchase required. Contest closes on December 31, 2012. The grand prize draw to take place on January 15, 2013. Complete rules available at: thepersonal.com/aroundtheworld.

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.

MBNA Credit card for Members of IEEE- Canada

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:

To learn more about this card and to apply in English or in French, go to https://www.applyonlinenow.com/CACCapp/Ctl/entry?sc=cgpt&lc=en_CA

Canada 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 Lloyds 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.

IEEE Member Group Insurance Program-Celebrating 50 years!

The IEEE Member Group Insurance Program has been delivering exceptional protection at affordable rates since 1962. To celebrate the 50-year anniversary, a newly enhanced group insurance program website is now available to IEEE members.

The new website offers improved navigation, enhanced customer service through BoldChat, educational articles, and interactive tools to allow members to easily access information for their specific needs.

Interested in seeing more details on these website improvements? Just go to www.ieeeinsurance.com.

This program is administered by Marsh U.S. Consumer, a service of Seabury & Smith, Inc. d/b/a in CA Seabury & Smith Insurance Program Management. CA Ins. Lic. #0633005. AR Ins. Lic. #245544

December is Life Insurance Awareness Month!

Just as you get regular checkups for your health, teeth, and even your car to minimize future problems, most financial experts recommend that you get an annual life insurance checkup so you're prepared for the future.

Now-during Life Insurance Awareness Month-may be a good time to review the following:

Do you have enough? Do you have enough life insurance to help adequately replace your income and other contributions you make to your family?

Has anything changed in your life? Marriage, divorce, children, job changes, a new home and retirement, among others, can affect your life insurance needs. If something's changed, your life insurance requirements need to change too.

How's the economy impacting you? Economic conditions have probably reduced the actual value of your life insurance. As a rule of thumb, if the cost of living has increased 3 percent since you last purchased coverage, your life insurance should increase by the same amount.

No one wants to think about life insurance and checkups, but we need to if we have loved ones who depend on us. If your checkup shows that you need to add more coverage, you can take advantage of new rate reductions in the popular IEEE Member Group Term Life Insurance Plan. First, the plan's economical base rates were reduced 10 percent. Then, targeted rate reductions (an additional 13 percent for members under age 30; an additional 5 percent for 61-year-old members; an additional 10 percent for members aged 62 - 63; an additional 20 percent for members age 64) make the plan an even better value. Best of all, the plan's recent rate reductions are in addition to the 30 percent premium discount in effect through February 28, 2013.

To access educational life insurance tools and more information* on life insurance plans available, visit www.ieeeinsurance.com.

* To learn about each plan's features, costs, eligibility, renewability, limitations, and exclusions.

The IEEE Member Group Term Life Insurance Plan is available in the U.S. (except territories), Puerto Rico and Canada (except Quebec) and is underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company, 51 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010 on Policy Form GMR. This coverage is available to residents of Canada (except Quebec) through Marsh Canada Limited. Stephen Fretwell, an employee of Marsh Canada Limited, acts as a broker with respect to residents of Canada. This program is administered by Marsh U.S. Consumer, a service of Seabury & Smith, Inc. d/b/a in CA Seabury & Smith Insurance Program Management. CA Ins. Lic. #0633005. AR Ins. Lic. #245544(9/12) Seabury & Smith, Inc. 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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     Call for Papers

3rd Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2013)

Date: May 27-29, 2013
Location: Montreal, Quebec

The 3rd Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2013) is a Canadian and international forum for the exchange of ideas for dealing with climate change. It is also an opportunity to keep abreast of emerging techniques and technologies for the mitigation of, and adaptation to, the impacts of climate change. The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and ten of its member societies are organizing CCTC 2013, which will be held on the campus of Concordia University in Montreal.

The very success of our species has led to a situation in which this planet's finite resources must be considered in all future planning. This conference is dedicated to the study and exposition of the status and prospects of engineering in support of a bright future for humanity in the midst of a rapidly changing and uncertain environment, both physical and sociological due to climate change.

http://www.cctc2013.ca/CallPapers/CallPapers.html

 

 

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     Conferences

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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 IEEE Canada Newsletter December 2012                Bulletin de IEEE Canada Decembre 2012

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