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- Renew Your Membership for 2015
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- Donate by IEEE Membership Renewal
- IEEE Canadian Foundation Needs Your Support
- IEEE Canadian Foundation Initiative/Campaign "20 for 20"
- IEEE Canadian Foundation - Submission
- Section Events Online
- Call for CJECE Associate Editors
- New online tool - IEEE RésuméLab
- Positions available from Engineering Careers!
- Winners of 2014 IEEE Canada Student Paper Competition
- Newly elevated senior members in Region 7
- Dr. Om P. Malik elected as President of the Engineering Institute of Canada
- Dr. David Plant received the 2014 Christophe Pierre Award for Research Excellence
- Robert Rehder named to Peterborough's Pathway of Fame
- The Personal - Home and Auto Group Insurer for IEEE members
- MBNA Credit card for Members of IEEE- Canada
- Canada Professional Liability Insurance
- IEEE Members Save Big with the UPS® Members Benefit Program
- New Professional Liability eTool for IEEE Members-ProLiabilitySmart
- CCECE 2015
- CCTC 2015
- ICIP 2015
- EPEC 2015
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
Renew Your Membership for 2015
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Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
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Donate by IEEE Membership Renewal
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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).
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.
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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 Initiative/Campaign "20 for 20"
In 2014, IEEE Canadian Foundation (ICF) marks its 20th anniversary as a foundation in the present form. This occasion is a reminder of the importance to continue supporting ICF by donating online or donating by mail.
Your support of the ICF $20 for 20th anniversary recognition will help expand the ICF General Fund lead programs across Canada:
Scholarships for outstanding undergraduate IEEE engagement McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants for enhancing the learning experience of students at Canadian universities and colleges Special Grants for new and innovative projects th advance IEEE's core purpose to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity
Scholarships for outstanding undergraduate IEEE engagement
McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants for enhancing the learning experience of students at Canadian universities and colleges
Special Grants for new and innovative projects th advance IEEE's core purpose to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity
For the first time contributors, please review the success stories and ICF tack record on the ICF website.
For recurring contributors, please consider this $20 incremental to your regular donation - special for the ICF 20th aniversary recognition.
A brief history of IEEE Canadian Foundation (ICF)
After Revenue Canada granted ICF charitable foundation status, ICF started operating under its new status in January 1994. Prior to that, the ICF existed in other forms. More about the ICF history can be found at http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/history/history.php.Since many small charities succeed in operating for only a few years, the ICF 20th anniversary, and still going stronger, is a remarkable achievement of the Foundation. It was made thanks to the continual support of many ICF donors/contributors over the past two decades and a large number of ICF volunteers and IEEE Canada members. This sustained success in providing benefits to IEEE Canada students, recognition and awards to IEEE Canada members, and to the engineering community in Canada is a cause worth celebrating.
IEEE Canadian Foundation - Submission
Special Grant Report
In April this year, ICF provided a Special Grant to the Concordia University IEEE Student Branch (SB) in support of a student field trip to Boston. The trip took place on May 8-11, and 54 engineering students of IEEE Concordia and École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Monteal participated in it. The trip entailed general Boston city tours, MIT campus tour, MIT Museum, Boston Museum of Science and an opportunity to visit Boston start-up companies such as Artisan’s Asylum. The students found this experience very educational and inspirational, and used valuable networking opportunities to further direct their studies and their future engineering careers. (Click on images to enlarge.)
Last minute reminder that Nov. 15 is the deadline for the following IEEE Canadian Foundation grants
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 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
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
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Canadian Atlantic Section: http://cas.ieee.ca/?page_id=1408
Call for CJECE Associate Editors
The Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CJECE) board is currently looking for Associate Editors in the areas of computers, sofrware, communications, information theory, and signal processing.
The Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CJECE) is the flagship IEEE technical journal of the area in Canada. The CJECE (ISSN-0840-8688), issued quarterly, has been publishing high-quality refereed scientific papers in all areas of electrical and computer engineering since 1976 and is indexed in ISI and IEEE Xplore. Each Associate Editor (AE) is appointed on a 6-month probationary term to be extended to a 2-year term. AEs will receive a small number of papers each year in their general areas of expertise. Successful volunteer candidates will be required to secure a minimum of 3 independent reviews for each paper in 4 weeks.
Interested researchers are invited to send their intents along with an up-to-date CV via email to s.yousefi at the domain queensu.ca or on LinkedIn. The CV is not required if the LinkedIn account contains the relevant information and the track record in research and publications.
For more information, please visit here.
New online tool - IEEE RésuméLab
To help you make a great first impression, IEEE partnered with OptimalResume, a career services company in Durham, N.C., to create IEEE RésuméLab, an online program that helps you with the many tasks needed for landing a job. This includes writing better résumés and cover letters, creating a portfolio or a video résumé, and improving your interviewing skills.
Launched in January, IEEE RésuméLab is free to all IEEE members.
Positions available from Engineering Careers!
For more information: look up a job under the following link http://www.engineeringcareers.ca/.
Winners of 2014 IEEE Canada Student Paper Competition
Bradford Bondy and Jonathan Holm from Lakehead University won the first prize ($800) for the paper entitled "A NOVEL ANALOG-DIGITAL HYBRID SYNTHESIZER SEQUENCER DESIGN".
Congratulations on the achievement!
Newly elevated senior members in Region 7
Following members were elevated in September and October.
Dr. Om P. Malik elected as President of the Engineering Institute of Canada
At its meeting on September 14, 2014, Council of the Engineering Institute of Canada elected 2010-2011 IEEE Canada President Dr. Om P. Malik, LFIEEE, as President of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
Dr. David Plant received the 2014 Christophe Pierre Award for Research Excellence
Dr. David Plant, professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering receivied the 2014 Christophe Pierre Award for Research Excellence by the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University. The award is set to recognize excellence in research by academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering.
Robert Rehder named to Peterborough's Pathway of Fame
Robert Rehder, a professional engineer who had a stellar 47-year career with General Electric Canada and in retirement, has been named to Peterborough, Ontario’s Pathway of Fame in the category of community betterment. The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority has observed “Mr. Rehder’s vision, leadership qualities, community pride, skills and passion have provided opportunities for youth education in forest ecosystem management, for volunteer involvement in conservation, the restoration of the historic Hope Mill and more." The Hope Mill project won several heritage awards in 2003 and 2004 including one from the Ontario Heritage Foundation. At IEEE Canada’s 2014 Fall Board meeting in Peterborough, Robert modestly remarked about his award: "It doesn't seem quite fair to get an award for something that was so much fun." (Click on images to enlarge.)
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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 Lloyd’s 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.
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Date: May 3-6, 2015
The 2015 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from May 3rd to 6th, 2015. CCECE 2015 provides a forum for electrical and computer engineering research and development from Canada and around the world. All papers accepted by CCECE 2015 will be indexed by EI and included in IEEE Xplore.
For detailed up-to-date information, please visit: http://www.ccece2015.org/
Date: May 25-27, 2015
The 4th Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2015) is a forum for Canadian and International participants to exchange 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 CCTC2015, which will be held at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in the city of Montreal, Canada.
The due date for abstracts for this conference has been moved to 17 November 2014 from October. For detailed up-to-date information, please visit: http://www.cctc2015.ca/Page2.html
Date: May 31 - June 4, 2015
The 2015 IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from May 31st to June 4th, 2015. Based on the discussions that emerged from IHTC 2014, IHTC 2015 will focus on how technology designed for humanitarian purposes can improve the lives of vulnerable communities (including aboriginal/indigenous peoples)
Deadline for abstract submission: November 30, 2014. For detailed up-to-date information, please visit: http://ihtc.ieee.ca/
Date: Sept. 27-30, 2015
The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), the 22nd in the series that has been held annually since 1994, will bring in together in Quebec City leading engineers and scientists in image and video processing from around the world. Sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, ICIP is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and video processing.Research frontiers in fields ranging from traditional image processing applications to evolving multimedia and video technologies are regularly advanced by results first reported in ICIP technical sessions.
Authors are invited to submit papers and tutorials by January 15, 2015. For detailed up-to-date information, please visit: http:// www.icip2015.org, and , follow us on
2015 Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC)
Date: Oct. 26-28, 2015
The 2015 IEEE Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC 2015): - SMARTER RESILIENT POWER SYSTEMS - will be held in London, Ontario, Canada from October 26th to 28th, 2015. EPEC 2015 is an opportunity for electric power and energy systems experts from industry, academia, and other interested organizations to discuss the latest developments in the field: academic and industrial research, industrial/business trends and challenges. This may include debate on the potential impact of these developments including discussions on regulatory and policy aspects. The conference provides an international forum for the presentation of peer-reviewed power and energy research and development, Industrial Panel Presentations, and Exhibits Tutorials / Workshops. There will be opportunity to tour a 80MW Solar Farm, a wind farm and other installations.
For detailed up-to-date information, please visit:
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