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Issue: January 2013                                                        IEEE Canada News Central

 

 

This Issue's Content:

 

      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     The IEEE Canada Team 2013
-     Renew Your Membership for 2013
-     Membership Dues in Special Circumstances

 

      IEEE Canadian Foundation

-     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

-     IEEE Canada on Facebook!

 

      Your Career

-     Positions available from Engineering Careers!

 

      Our Members in the Spotlight

-     Class of IEEE Fellow 2013

 

      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!
-     IEEE Life Insurance

 

      Call for Papers

-     2013 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon)
-     2013 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)
-     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)

 

      Conferences and Workshops

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

 

 







This Issue's Content:

 

 

     IEEE Canada Board of Directors

The IEEE Canada Team 2013

Here's the starting line-up for this year.: http://www.ieee.ca/administration/list.htm.

Happy New Year!!

Renew Your Membership for 2013

You can start renewing your membership for 2013. 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

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

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

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

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

Class of IEEE Fellow 2013

Congratulations to the newly elevated class of IEEE Fellows in 2013. Recognition well-deserved. Region 7 (Canada) has done particularly well this year, netting16 out of roughly 300 promotions.

Ramachandra Achar
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON, Canada
for contributions to interconnect and signal integrity analysis in high-speed designs

Kwok Kee Chan
Chan Technologies Inc.
Brampton, ON, Canada
for development of planar lens beamforming networks and broadband antennas

Louis A. Dessaint
Ecole de Technologie Suprieure
Montreal, QC, Canada
for contributions to simulation and control of power systems and electric machines

Branislav V. Djokic
National Research Council of Canada
Ottawa, ON, Canada
for contributions to precision metrology in electrical power applications

Ali Emadi
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada
for contributions to electric power conversion and control for electric and hybrid vehicles

Aaron Fenster
Western University
Robarts Research Institute
London, ON, Canada
for contributions to medical Imaging and ultrasound-guided intervention

Clment Gosselin
Universit Laval
Quebec, QC, Canada
for contributions to parallel robotic mechanisms and to underactuated robotic hands

Geoffrey Stephen Klempner
AMEC NSS Ltd.
Toronto, ON, Canada
for contribution to steam turbine-driven generators

Tamas Linder
Queen's University
Kingston, ON, Canada
for contributions to source coding and quantization

Yan-Fei Liu
Queens University
Kingston, ON, Canada
for contributions to digital control techniques of power electronics converters

Jean Mahseredjian
Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Montreal, QC, Canada
for contributions to computation and modeling of power systems transients

Kipling Gordon Morison
BC Hydro
Burnaby, BC, Canada
for contributions to on-line stability assessment tools for power systems

Serge Pelissou
Hydro-Qubec Research Institute (IREQ)
Varennes, QC, Canada
for contributions to characterization of extruded cables and components in their life cycle

Jon George Rokne
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
for contributions to computer graphics and geographic information systems

Richard C. Rose
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
for contributions in acoustic modeling of automatic speech and speaker recognition

Weiming Shen
National Research Council Canada
London, ON, Canada
for contributions to agent-based collaboration technologies and applications

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     Your Benefits

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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.

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

IEEE Life Insurance

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

2013 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon)

Date: April 29 - May 3, 2013
Location: Ottawa, ON

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.

http://ieeeradarcon13.org/

2013 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)

Date: May 4-5, 2013
Location: Gautineau, Quebec

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.

http://memea2013.ieee-ims.org/

2013 International Conference on Advances in Industrial Control, Electronics and Computer Engineering (AICECE)

Date: May 6-8, 2013
Location: Kingston, ON

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.

http://www.aicece.net/

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

IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE)

Date: November 7-9, 2013
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

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.

http://sites.ieee.org/wisee/

 

 

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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 January 2013                Bulletin de IEEE Canada Janvier 2013

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