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- Call for Papers
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- Renew Your Membership for 2013
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- Donate by IEEE Membership Renewal
- IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships and Prizes
- IEEE Canadian Foundation Grants
- IEEE Canadian Foundation Recent Grants Awarded
- Section Events Online
- IEEE Canada on Facebook!
- IEEE-Canada HIC (Humanitarian Initiatives Committee) in CCECE2013
- Positions available from Engineering Careers!
- IEEE Canada Participating in STAO Teachers conference
- Obituary: Tex Galpin
- 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
- 2013 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon)
- 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)
- CCECE 2013
- 2013 International Conference on Advances in Industrial Control, Electronics and Computer Engineering (AICECE)
- 3rd Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2013)
- IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE)
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
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IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships and Prizes
IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships
IEEE Canada Power Quality Scholarship (Northern Canada & Southern Alberta Sections Only)
IEEE Canada Women In Engineering Prize
IEEE Canadian Foundation Grants
IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grant
IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grant
IEEE Canada Vehicular Technologies Travel Grant
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. .
IEEE Canadian Foundation Recent Grants Awarded
The IEEE Canadian Foundation Board approved the following grants at its January 23, 2013 meeting:
IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants (6) (some with conditions attached) to Student Branches at:
McGill University - $5000, Dalhousie University - $600, Carleton University - $300, University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus - $1000, Queen's University - $1200, and University of Regina - $1900.
McGill University - $5000,
Dalhousie University - $600,
Carleton University - $300,
University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus - $1000,
Queen's University - $1200, and
University of Regina - $1900.
IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants (6) (some with conditions attached) to Student Branches at:
University of Calgary for a lab tutoring & xLabs project - $250, Concordia University for a field trip to Boston University and MIT - $2400, University of British Columbia for Thunder Bots Football Club and @Home - $1500, University of Waterloo for Nanorobotics Group Micro Assembly Challenge - $2400, University of Calgary for a Carpenter Course Scheduling Tool project - $350, and McGill University for a Women In Engineering and Computer Science Workshop - $1500.
University of Calgary for a lab tutoring & xLabs project - $250,
Concordia University for a field trip to Boston University and MIT - $2400,
University of British Columbia for Thunder Bots Football Club and @Home - $1500,
University of Waterloo for Nanorobotics Group Micro Assembly Challenge - $2400,
University of Calgary for a Carpenter Course Scheduling Tool project - $350, and
McGill University for a Women In Engineering and Computer Science Workshop - $1500.
Section Events Online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kitchener Waterloo Section: http://www.ieeekw.com/activities.php
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Hamilton Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/hamilton/currentevents.htm
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kingston Section: http://sites.ieee.org/kingston/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the London Section: http://london.ieee.ca/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the New Brunswick Section: http://nb.ieee.ca/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the South Alberta Section: http://sites.ieee.org/southern-alberta/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Winnipeg Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/mu/winnipeg/events/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Northern Canada Section: http://northerncanada.ieee.ca/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Northern Saskatchewan Section: http://northsask.ieee.ca/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Vancouver Section: http://www.ieeecontact.org
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
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Ottawa Section: http://www.ieeeottawa.ca/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Toronto Section: http://toronto.ieee.ca/
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.
IEEE-Canada HIC (Humanitarian Initiatives Committee) in CCECE2013
IEEE-Canada HIC (Humanitarian Initiatives Committee) is organizing its first special student paper competition.
Student papers will be accepted through the CCECE 2013 conference submission process. Best HIC paper will be awarded full sponsorship to attend the IEEE GHTC 2013 in Silicon Valley, San Francisco in October 2013. Late abstract submissions will be accepted until Feb 28. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a Canadian College or university. Authors should clearly indicate that the papers are for the HIC Workshop. Papers will be reviewed and feedback will be provided to the authors. For more information please contact, The Student Activities Committee Chair, Dr. Sawsan Abdul-Majid Email: email@example.com OR The IEEE-Canada HIC Chair, Dr. Ferial El-Hawary Email : F.El-Hawary@ieee.org
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 www.engineeringcareers.ca
IEEE Canada Participating in STAO Teachers conference
The 2012 STAO Teachers conference took place on November 15 - 17 in Toronto, with over 1000 attendees. IEEE Canada was represented by a booth, featuring TISP committee members. The number of visitors at the booth was close to 200. Sure sounded like a lot of fun.
Obituary: Tex Galpin (former IEEE Winnipeg Section Chair 1961/2 and RCA Fellow)
W. H. (TEX) GALPIN CD Tex was born September 15, 1920 in the Village of Starcross, Devonshire, England, the eldest son of Harry and Margaret Elizabeth Galpin. He was 92 when he died, peacefully, in the early morning hours, on February 7, 2013, in Winnipeg. Tex was predeceased in 1984 by his wife of 41 years, Patricia Helen (Redding), and by his sister Doreen Collard Boustred of Saltash, Cornwall, England. He is survived by his brother Donald William Galpin of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, and by his half-sister Barbara Ann Mattravers of Taunton, Somerset, England, as well as by his brother-in-law, Robert Stanley Richardson, of Winnipeg, and several nieces and nephews in Canada and in the U.K. Tex entered the Royal Air Force in late 1938, serving in a variety of postings. In 1941 he applied for an overseas posting to the Middle-East Theatre of operations. The RAF, in its wisdom, saw fit to post him to Canada where he served for over two years on the staff of the British Commonwealth Air Training Program. In Canada he met his wife, Patricia. They married in Montreal in 1943, on October 6, and determined to make Winnipeg, Pat's adopted city, their eventual home. Pat and Tex moved to Winnipeg after the war. Tex joined the RCAF (Aux) 402 City of Winnipeg Squadron, later serving as Chief Technical Officer of 2402 A.C. W. Radar Unit in Winnipeg. Upon transfer to Toronto in 1955 by his employer he served in the same position with 2400 A.C. W. Radar Unit at Toronto. Transferred back to Winnipeg in 1959, he served as Senior Telecommunications Officer with 17 Wing RCAF (Aux) HQ. He retired from the RCAF (Aux) in 1963 with the rank of Squadron Leader. In 1946 he joined Pioneer Electronic Limited as a design draftsman, becoming assistant to the Chief Engineer. Always interested in Radio Communications, he joined Canadian Motorola Electronics in 1951, and served in a number of management positions for 23 years, in Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Toronto. Tex spent a year with the Ontario Police Commission as a communications consultant, planning for the implementation of their VHF police radio system. Then, from 1974 1991, the year of his retirement, he worked for Sinclair Radio Laboratories, specializing in the field of VHF and UHF antenna systems and their application engineering in the field of multi-coupled transmitting and receiving antennas. Tex was an avid pilot. He owned a number of aircraft, ranging from a Cessna 170 to a Harvard (AT6). Honouring a promise made early in life, he let his license lapse in his 70th year. Also an active Radio Amateur, first licensed in England in 1936, and relicensed in Winnipeg in 1947 with the call sign VE4AB. A keen and excellent photographer, he was a long-time member of the Photographic Society of America. Professionally, from 1947, he was an active member of the Institute of Radio Engineers, later the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, serving as Section Chairman, Vehicular Technology on several occasions in both Toronto and Winnipeg. A Life Member of the American Radio Relay League since 1947, he was elected to Fellowship in the Radio Club of America in 1989. Tex lived happily at the Sturgeon Creek Retirement Home until declining health compelled him to surrender his cherished independence. This he did with grace, and at his own instigation. In addition to the fine personnel at Sturgeon Creek, the family also thanks the kind staff at Grace Hospital, Deer Lodge Hospital, Oakview Personal Care Centre, and Lion's Manor Personal Care Centre where Tex died on February 7, 2013. The family also acknowledges the great love and support Tex received from his beloved friends Molly Holt and Amy McCormick, and from his niece, Susan Richardson. Tex was a person of deep principle and quiet faith. He was stubborn but honourable; he was a gentleman, always. We will miss him. We wish him a safe and happy flight. Cremation has taken place. There will be no public burial or dispersal. Details of a memorial service are still to be determined. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on February 11, 2013.
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2013 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon)
Date: April 29 - May 3, 2013
The conference theme is The Arctic The New Frontier as it presents a vast and challenging environment for which radar systems operating in a multi-sensor environment are currently being developed for deployment on space, air, ship and ground platforms and for both remote sensing of the environment and for the monitoring of human activity. It is one of the major challenges and applications being pursued in the field of radar development in Canada.
2013 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)
Date: May 4-5, 2013
Advanced medical instrumentation and measurement form the first link in the chain connecting engineering to medicine and pharmaceutical technique. At this stage, flaws may lead to a myriad of repercussions at all levels, starting with the safety and efficacy of care.
Date: May 5-8, 2013
The 2013 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada from May 5th to 8th, 2013 at the Delta Hotel and the University of Regina. CCECE 2013 provides a forum for electrical and computer engineering research and development from Canada and around the world.
2013 International Conference on Advances in Industrial Control, Electronics and Computer Engineering (AICECE)
Date: May 6-8, 2013
The aim of this conference is to gather researchers from academia and industry in Industrial Control, Electronics and Computer Engineering to discuss the recent developments and progress in this field.
3rd Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2013)
Date: May 27-29, 2013
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.
IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE)
Date: November 7-9, 2013
This IEEE conference will bring together investigators from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and other space agencies, along with industry and academic researchers, in an effort to understand and solve the emerging problems facing wireless sensing and communication in space and related extreme environments.
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