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- IEEE Canada Board
- Your News
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- Our Members in the
- Call for Papers
- New Brunswick
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Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies
- Renew Your Membership for 2013
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- Donate by IEEE Membership Renewal
- 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!
- Winners of IEEE Canada Awards 2013
- Canadian Winners of IEEE Awards 2013
- Prof. Jamal Deen Recognized
- 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)
- Engineering Communication Workshops
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
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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 March 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. . Panel Discussion, in collaboration with EWB (Engineers without borders), will take place during the CCECE 2013 conference on May 7th, during lunch time. Seats are limited; please reserve as soon as possible. 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
Winners of IEEE Canada Awards 2013
A round of applause to the award winners! More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Canadian Winners of IEEE Awards 2013
IEEE DAVID SARNOFF AWARD
Sponsor: SRI International Sarnoff
University of Toronto
IEEE CHARLES PROTEUS STEINMETZ AWARD
Sponsor: IEEE Standards Association
University of Saskatchewan
IEEE MEDAL IN POWER ENGINEERING
Sponsors: IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society, and IEEE Power & Energy Society
University of British Columbia
Professor Jamal Deen Recognized
Dr. M. Jamal Deen, a McMaster University professor and senior Canada Research Chair in information technology, received the highest degree and honor – Doctor Honoris Causa, from the University of Granada, one of the major academic and intellectual centers in Spain. This honor was in recognition of his exceptional achievements as a scholar, academic, educator and collaborator.
Dr. Jamal Deen was also one of the five foreigners elected Foreign Fellow of the The National Academy of Sciences, India in October 2012. “Founded in the year 1930, the National Academy of Sciences, India is the oldest Science Academy of the country.” The fellow citation stated “Dr. M. Jamal Deen, Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology, McMaster, is a major contributor and world leader in micro-, nano- and opto-electronics. He anchors innovative, important contributions in noise and modeling of semiconductor devices in fundamentals of physics by combining physics-based modeling with clever experiments.
Dr. Deen’s work has been recognized by his election as a Fellow of eight academies/learned societies, including three national Academies - RSC, CAE in Canada and NAE in India, as an Honorary Member of the World Innovation Foundation - the foundation’s highest honor, as well as by winning the Callinan Award from the Electrochemical Society, a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, the Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada and twelve best paper/poster awards.
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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.
Engineering Communication Workshops
Date: July 15, 2013
Registration is now open for the IEEE Professional Communication Society’s Engineering Communication Workshops which are being offered as part of the society’s annual conference at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, B.C. on July 15.
First is a 3-hour workshop, hosted by Dr. Hazel Sales, that is geared toward helping practicing engineers adopt new strategies and approaches to writing effectively in the workplace. Attendees will receive handouts to use during the workshop, as well as a list of helpful web sites, books, and other resources they can use for later reference. Second, engineers might also be interested in attending a shorter workshop facilitated by Dr. Traci Nathans-Kelly and Christine Nicometo, M.S., on giving engineering presentations.
To register, go to https://www.ce.ucf.edu/WConnect/CourseStatus.awp?~~13FCNT0100
For more information about the conference, visit http://pcs.ieee.org/ipcc2013/ and for additional questions, contact Sandy Bartell, the Conference Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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