IEE                  E IEEE Canada Newsletter / Bulletin de IEEE Canada alletin 


Page en Franais

This Issue's Content:

News
   - IEEE Canada Board
     of Directors
   - Your News
   - News of Interest
   - Our Members in the
     Spotlight
   - Call for Papers
   - Conferences
Upcoming Events
   - New Brunswick
   - Montreal
   - Ottawa
   - Toronto
   - Winnipeg
   - Calgary
   - Other
Submission Information

 


Subscribing
(for non-IEEE Canada members)
Your email:
Subscribe  Unsubscribe
     

 


Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

Issue: November 2013                                                        IEEE Canada News Central

 

 

This Issue's Content:

 

      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     Call for nominations for all IEEE Canada Awards
-     Renew Your Membership for 2013
-     Membership Dues in Special Circumstances

 

      IEEE Canadian Foundation

-     Donate by IEEE Membership Renewal
-     IEEE Canadian Foundation Needs Your Support
-     ICF Submission

 

      Your News

-     Section Events Online

 

      News of Interest

-     IEEE Canada on Facebook!
-     London Section and PES Chapter supported conference - Grid Resilience Through Energy Storage in Southwest Ontario

 

      Your Career

-     Positions available from Engineering Careers!

 

      Our Members in the Spotlight

-     Mr. Svein Fikke receives the Masoud Farzaneh Award

 

      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
-     New Professional Liability eTool for IEEE Members-ProLiabilitySmart

 

      Call for Papers

-     CCECE 2014

 

      Conferences and Workshops

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

 

 







This Issue's Content:

 

 

     IEEE Canada Board of Directors

Call for nominations for all IEEE Canada Awards

To all IEEE Canada Section Chairs:

This is the first call for nominations for all IEEE Canada Awards. Details of all awards may be found at: http://www.ieee.ca/awards/2013.php

Deadline for all nominations is 25 November, 2013

Nominations can be filled out online at: http://www.ieee.ca/awards/nominate.htm

Also note the deadline for EIC awards is 15 November 2013. Please see the nomination process for EIC at: http://www.eic-ici.ca/honours_awards.html or see the nomination form

Thank you
2013 Awards Committee

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

Back to Top

 

     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.

IEEE Canadian Foundation Needs Your Support

Is somebody close to your heart graduating this year from a Canadian University or College engineering or science? In recognition of their success, consider a donation to the IEEE Canadian Foundation (ICF) to support the vital role IEEE has in the professional development of so many students. Get an early start on your 2013 donations - your donation to ICF, a Canadian registered charity, is tax deductible.

ICF Submission

The IEEE Canadian Foundation (ICF) awards scholarships, McNaughton Learning Resource Centre grants, special grants, and endowed grants, scholarships and prizes. These scholarships and grants assist young engineers and engineering students in Canada to develop practical skills. The ICF grants helped establish and upgrade IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centres in 33 Canadian Universities and Colleges across Canada. The McNaughton centres enhance the learning experience of engineering students.

Nov. 15, 2013 is the upcoming application deadline for the following ICF grants:

  • IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants,

  • IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants, and

  • IEEE Canada Vehicular Technologies Travel Grant

More details about the grants and the submission requirements can be found at:
http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org

Back to Top

 

     Your News

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://winnipeg.ieee.ca/calendar

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

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

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/

Back to Top

 

     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.

London Section and PES Chapter supported conference - Grid Resilience Through Energy Storage in Southwest Ontario

November 20th, 2013 in Sarnia, Ontario

Learn about new storage technologies, the impact they will have on the electrical system and market, how effective they can be in preventing power outages, and what they can do for your industry.

Registration is now open:
http://energystorage4swontario.com/
http://london.ieee.ca/

Back to Top

 

     Your Career

Positions available from Engineering Careers!

For more information: look up a job under the following link www.engineeringcareers.ca/.

 

 

 

 

 

Back to Top

 

     Our Members in the Spotlight

Mr. Svein Fikke receives the Masoud Farzaneh Award

The third edition of the Masoud Farzaneh Award was held during the International Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures (IWAIS), on September 9, 2013, at St-John's, Newfoundland. This prize, which was established in 2012 by Universit du Qubec in Chicoutimi (UQAC) in honour of Professor Masoud Farzaneh, a world renowned researcher in the field of power transmission in cold climate regions, is granted to an individual for outstanding contributions to the fields of power transmission and distribution, and high voltage engineering.

This year, the prize was awarded to Mr. Svein Fikke, who distinguished himself in the study and mitigation of the impact of weather conditions on overhead power transmission lines. After obtaining his Masters in meteorology at University of Oslo in 1971, he worked for the Norwegian Electricity Research Institute (SINTEF) and mainly for the Norwegian Power Grid Company (STATNETT) in that field. Among his most remarkable contributions are a multidimensional model for the analysis of the transition phases between water and ice in the atmosphere and his elucidation and analysis of the origin and influence of pollution of power lines at high altitude.

Since his retirement in 2002, Mr. Fikke acts as consultant for utilities around the world. He has been involved with the Study Committee B2 of CIGR since the late 1980's and has been heading working groups on meteorological aspects related to overhead power lines. He has also been contributing to ISO, IEC, CENELEC and CEN within the same field. He is member of the Norwegian National Committee of CENELEC and IEC TC11.

From left to right: Prof. Masoud Farzaneh, Mr. Svein Fikke and Dr. Eric Pilote, Dean of professoral and departmental affairs at UQAC. Credit for the picture goes to J. Sabata.

Back to Top

 

     Your Benefits

The Personal - Home and Auto Group Insurer for IEEE members

A partnership you can trust
The Personal is proud to partner with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to bring you home and auto insurance designed to suit your needs. Since 1974, members and employees of over 600 professional organizations like yours have made The Personal their trusted partner.

Exclusive group rates and discounts
As a member of IEEE, you are entitled to exclusive group rates plus a suite of discounts on both your home and auto insurance. What's more, your spouse and dependants can benefit from your group offer.

An accurate quote in minutes
Get a home or auto insurance quote in as little as 10 minutes. They'll ask the right questions to provide you with the best insurance protection.

Get your exclusive quote:
thepersonal.com/ieee
1-888-476-8737
Extended hours to match your busy schedule
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

MEET YOUR MATCH CONTEST - $50,000 in prizes available to be won!*
You could instantly win 1 of 100 $150 gas cards and also be entered into the grand prize draw to win your choice of a Ford Explorer, Ford Fusion Hybrid or a Ford Super Duty Truck! Get a home or auto insurance quote to enter or click here for more details: thepersonal.com/meetyourmatch.

The Personal refers to The Personal General Insurance Inc. in Quebec and The Personal Insurance Company in all other provinces and territories. Certain conditions apply. Auto insurance is not available in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or British Columbia due to government-run plans. No purchase required. Contest closes December 31, 2013. For instant prizes: one entry per person per e-mail address. For the grand prize: one entry per person per type of insurance. The grand prize draw to take place on January 17, 2014.* Total prize value is $50,000: car valued at $35,000, plus $15,000 in gas cards. Complete rules available at thepersonal.com/meetyourmatch. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited is not affiliated with this contest or with The Personal.

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:

  • No annual fees

  • Low introductory promotional rate

  • Around-the-clock fraud protection

  • Unparalleled 24-hour customer service

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

Life, Professional Liability, Accident, Disability and Travel Insurance Plans (www.ieeeinsurance.com/canada):

As an IEEE member, you're entitled to take advantage of this valuable portfolio of member benefit insurance options. What sets this program apart from others is the role IEEE plays as an advocate for its participating members. As a result, you can trust that IEEE member benefits deliver a dependable balance of solid protection at money-saving group rates. Take a few minutes today to learn how these affordable plans, available exclusively to IEEE members, can help make sure you have adequate financial resources as your life changes and responsibilities grow. I think you will agree, the time invested will be worthwhile.

New Professional Liability eTool for IEEE Members-ProLiabilitySmart

Today's business world can look like a lawsuit "war zone." Disgruntled former employees. Dissatisfied customers. Project errors leading to missed completion dates and cost over-runs.

But there are some simple strategies you as a technology professional can put in place today-to help you and your firm avoid the headaches and expenses of a potential lawsuit tomorrow.

They're outlined in an easy-to-use, interactive quiz on the NEW ProLiabilitySmart eTool. In addition to helping you understand strategies to protect your firm against a lawsuit, ProLiabilitySmart highlights the exclusive coverage available to technology professionals in Canada (excluding Quebec) through the IEEE-sponsored Professional Liability Insurance Plan, underwritten by Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London.

To learn more, visit http://IEEEInsurance.com/CANPLguide.

(3/13) Seabury & Smith, Inc. 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Back to Top

 

     Call for Papers

CCECE 2014

Date: May 5-8, 2014
Location: Toronto, Ontario

The 2014 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from May 5th to 8th, 2014 at the Ryerson University. CCECE 2014 provides a forum for electrical and computer engineering research and development from Canada and around the world.

Original Full Length Papers due December 20, 2013 via on-line submission at http://www.ccece2014.org/

 

 

Back to Top

 

     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

 

 

Submission Information

I look forward to receiving news/article(s) from your sections and/or yours or other IEEE colleagues' achievements for the newsletter. Please forward any such correspondence by the 20th of the month to the Editor at
newsletter@ieee.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 


 IEEE Canada Newsletter November 2013                Bulletin de IEEE Canada Novembre 2013

Last update 2013.11.03 dernire mise jour