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- IEEE Canada Board
- Your News
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- Call for Papers
- New Brunswick
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- New President of IEEE Canada
- Renew Your Membership for 2014
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- Donate by IEEE Membership Renewal
- IEEE Canadian Foundation Needs Your Support
- IEEE Canadian Foundation - 2013 in Review
- Section Events Online
- IEEE Canada on Facebook!
- Positions available from Engineering Careers!
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- CCECE 2014
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- EPEC 2014
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
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New President of IEEE Canada
Amir Aghdam (firstname.lastname@example.org), took over as President IEEE Canada on January 1, 2014 and Keith became the Past-President IEEE Canada.
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Just select the IEEE Canadian Foundation as your choice when you complete your annual IEEE membership renewal form (paper or web version).
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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.
IEEE Canadian Foundation - 2013 in Review
In Dec. 2013, the ICF Board of Directors (BoD) approved $10k for McNaughton Learning Resource Centres. Two new Centres were approved; one at ETS Montreal, the other at UOIT, Oshawa. Five upgrades were approved for Concordia University, Montreal; Algonquin College, Ottawa; University of Ottawa; University of British Columbia - Okanagan; and Carleton University, Ottawa.
The BoD approved $6k for five Special Grants. They go to the Laval University students for their Baja Vehicle competition for the vehicle transmission control and timing measurements, the Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School robotics project, the University of British Columbia international field trip, the Queens Communication Symposium for student paper travel support, and the UOIT Maker Fair.
The ICF Board also renewed the annual awarding of two prizes at Super Expo-sciences-Hydro Quebec $1650 ($825 each); that this continue for the next five (5) years (2014-2019); and that be reviewed for renewal by the Board in 2019.
2014 will mark the IEEE Canadian Foundation (ICF) 20th anniversary as a foundation in its present form.
2013 has been a busy year for the IEEE Canadian Foundation. The following is a list of activities undertaken. The Foundation would like to thank all contributors, participants, and donors for their support. Here is a summary of the grants and awards awarded in 2013:
ICF Life Members Fund has been created to enable Canadian IEEE Life Members to contribute to the objectives of the IEEE. LM donors will appreciate that the 2014 coaster medallion is the first with a Canadian theme, the Landing of the Transatlantic Cable at Heart's Content, Newfoundland. http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/don_lmf.php
ICF provided a Special Grant of $500 to the IEEE Student Branch (SB) of McGill University in April this year to support their second Symposium on Biomedical Engineering.
IEEE PES Scholarship Plus recipients have been announced for Canada:
Danielle Conway, Memorial University, 2014 Stephanie Gerbeau, McGill University, 2015 Christian Jegues, University of Manitoba, 2014 Kyle Mouratidis, The University of Calgary, 2014 (John W. Estey Scholar) Sarah Walinga, University of British Columbia, 2014
Danielle Conway, Memorial University, 2014
Stephanie Gerbeau, McGill University, 2015
Christian Jegues, University of Manitoba, 2014
Kyle Mouratidis, The University of Calgary, 2014 (John W. Estey Scholar)
Sarah Walinga, University of British Columbia, 2014
All of these individuals will receive $2,000 USD from the IEEE Foundation for being recognized as PES Scholars. Kyle will receive an additional $5,000 as being the top scholar from the Region. Your donations to the IEEE Canadian Foundation IEEE PES Canadian Scholarship Fund will sustain and enhance this program for future Canadian recipients.
In april 2013, ICF provided a Special Grant of $2k to IEEE Canada Humanitarian Initiatives Committee (HIC) for the IEEE Canada HIC 2013 Student Competition. HIC reported that the competition was held at 2013 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) in Regina, Saskatchewan, May 5-8, 2013. It entailed three presentations, and the winner was Marielle Magtibay, undergraduate student at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, with the paper "Design of a Hybrid Renewable Energy System for a Northern Ontario Community".
ICF provided a Special Grant of $1k to the IEEE Student Branch (SB) of McGill University for a field trip to New York.
ICF Special Grant of $1k was provided to the IEEE Student Branch (SB) of Carleton University for 2013 Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC). SPAC is organized by the joint efforts of Carleton University, University of Ottawa, and Algonquin College students. The goal was to provide students with an opportunity to interact with academia and high-technology industry from the Ottawa region.
IEEE Canada Women in Engineering (WIE) Prize for 2013 was awarded to Malika Meghjani of the IEEE Montreal Section, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science, at the School of Computer Science, Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University, as nominated by Dr. Roni Khazaka, professor at McGill University and Chair of the IEEE Montreal Section. This Prize of $1k is awarded to a female IEEE Canada member who received her first professional degree within the last ten years and who is active in IEEE activities.
ICF held its 2013 Annual General Meeting, at the Delta Airport West, Toronto, on April 10, 2013. The Board supported by the external auditors, recognized 2012 as another good year for philanthropic activities, exemplified by prudent financial management, rigorous review of applications and broadening of development activity.
At the ICF BoD Meeting which followed, the Board approved one-time Special Grants in the amount of $6.5k to: IEEE Canada Humanitarian Initiatives Committee 2013 Student Competition initiative (Technology for humanitarian causes); McGill BioEngineering Symposium (Technology for humanitarian causes); the IEEE Toronto Section Photonics and Electron Device Society Chapter for the Plasmonics Summer School for students from the local universities, the First Robotics Team of King's Christian Collegiate, Oakville; the McGill IEEE Student Branch for the McGill & École de technologie supérieure (ETC) USA Field Trip; the DIY Maker Lab for Girls, a gender friendly workshop designed for teenage girls to learn electrical and electronic principles by doing; and the 2013 Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC) of the IEEE Carleton University Student Branch in Ottawa.
Four 2013 ICF Scholarships in the amount of $5k each (total $20k) were approved for:
Callahan Collier of University of Saskatchewan, nominated by Dr. Francis Bui, Student Branch Counselor (SBC) Amir Rahemtulla of University of Alberta, nominated by Dr. Jeremy Sit, SBC Adrian Wong of University of British Columbia, nominated by Dr. Ali Mesbah, SBC; and Mohamed Abdelazez of Carleton University, nominated by Dr. Calvin Plett, SBC
Callahan Collier of University of Saskatchewan, nominated by Dr. Francis Bui, Student Branch Counselor (SBC)
Amir Rahemtulla of University of Alberta, nominated by Dr. Jeremy Sit, SBC
Adrian Wong of University of British Columbia, nominated by Dr. Ali Mesbah, SBC; and
Mohamed Abdelazez of Carleton University, nominated by Dr. Calvin Plett, SBC
In support of the 2012 IEEE Student Branches' upgrade applications, ICF has awarded $10k for McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants to: McGill University, Dalhousie University, Carleton University, UBC Okanagan University, Queens University, and University of Regina.
ICF approved $8.4k for One-time Special Grants awarded to: University of Calgary for Lab Tutoring Service & xLabs for ENEL 469 initiative; McGill University for Women in EE and CS Workshop; Concordia University for Field Trip to Boston University and MIT; University of Calgary for Carpenter Course Scheduling Tool Beta; University of British Columbia for Thunderbots Football Club and @Home; and University of Waterloo for Nanorobotics Group Micro Assembly Challenge.
At its January 23, 2013 meeting, the ICF Board approved $10k the following McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants to: McGill University, Dalhousie University, University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, Queen's University, and University of Regina.
The ICF Special Grants in the total amount of $8.4k were awarded to the Student Branches at University of Calgary for a lab tutoring & xLabs project; Concordia University for a field trip to Boston University and MIT; University of British Columbia for Thunder Bots Football Club and @Home; University of Waterloo for Nanorobotics Group Micro Assembly Challenge; University of Calgary for a Carpenter Course Scheduling Tool project; and McGill University for a Women In Engineering and Computer Science Workshop.
ICF links of interest :
IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centres by Date of Formation
IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants Awarded by Year
IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants Awarded by Year
IEEE Student Branches at Canadian Universities and Colleges
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
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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
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/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the St-Maurice Section: http://www.sm.ieee.ca/evenactivites.html
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Date: May 5-8, 2014
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/
2014 IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC)
Date: June 1-4, 2014
Cosponsored by: IEEE Canada, Montreal Section, Ottawa Section, Toronto Section,Vancouver Section, Northern Canada Section, and Newfoundland and Labrador Section
The 2014 IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC) will be held in Montreal, Canada from June 1-4, 2014. The conference will focus on humanitarian applications of technology in the general areas of technologies for improving the lives of underserved peoples (including aboriginal/indigenous peoples), technologies for the disabled, health-related technologies, humanitarian engineering educational programs, and technologies to assist in disaster situations. The conference will feature outstanding keynote speakers, workshops, a student paper competition and peer-reviewed papers. Technology-oriented papers and papers describing social and economic factors related to humanitarian technology implementation are welcome for the conference.
For detailed up-to-date information, please visit the IHTC2014 Conference Web site:http://www.ihtc.ieee.ca
2014 Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC)
Date: November 12-14, 2014
Fourteenth annual Electrical Power and Energy Conf erence (EPEC 2014) will take place in Calgary, AB, Canada from November 12 to 14, 2014. The objective of EPEC 2014 is to provide a forum for the exchange of electrical applications technology rela ted to electrical power and energy generation, distribution systems and utilization. The focus for this year ’s conference will be on partnerships between industrial users and power providers by bringing togeth er industrial users, power providers, ma nufacturers, consultants and academia to discuss cutting edge topics of interest to all stake holders
In addition to making technical contri bution to EPEC 2014, bring your family to enjoy the culturally diverse, creative and cosmopolitan city with a warm welcoming spirit.
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