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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
- London Section celebrates 70th birthday
- Section Events Online
- IEEE Canada Intergenerational Workshop
- Call for CJECE Associate Editors
- Call for Book Chapters "Recent Advances on Computational Intelligence in Defense and Security"
- New online tool - IEEE RésuméLab
- Positions available from Engineering Careers!
- Winners of 2014 IEEE Canada Stadent Branch Website contest
- Dr. Jamal Deen elected as next President of The Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada
- Dr. Bin Wu awarded Engineering Excellence medal from PEO and OSPE
- Dr. John Bandler honored with McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering Research Achievement award
- 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
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
Renew Your Membership for 2015
You can start renewing your membership for 2015. 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.
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.
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 Dec. 2013, IEEE Canadian Foundation provided a one-time Special Grant to the University of British Columbia (UBC) students for their International Field Trip 2014 as an enhanced educational opportunity. This field trip to France and Germany took place in early May 2014, and incorporated visits to universities, research institutes, and some of the leading companies. Twenty UBC students, four Simon Fraser University (SFU) students, and Dr. David Michelson, a professor at UBC, participated in the field trip. Some of the preliminary contacts with the institutions abroad were established by Dr. Michelson, and the students appreciated having a faculty accompaniment. The UBC Go Global exchange program and UBC and SFU engineering co-op programs were promoted to universities and companies which were visited. The students had a rare opportunity to learn first hand about the university life and research work in Europe. They discussed possible co-op terms and two students already accepted one year internships at Lantiq Semiconductors in Munich, Germany. Eighteen participants are returning students, and they will share their newly acquired experiences from this successful field trip with others. (Click on images to enlarge.)
Reminder of Nov. 15 as a deadline for the IEEE Canadian Foundation grants
London Section celebrates 70th birthday
The IEEE London Section, established on 31 October, 1944 turns 70 this month. Happy Birthday!
The celebration as well as the Section AGM will be also held on November 8 at the Delta London Armouries. Details and registration at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/28619
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
IEEE Canada Intergenerational Workshop
Impressions from the collaborative 2014 IEEE Canada Student, Young Professionals Congress and Women in Engineering Congress, and the – first ever – IEEE Canada Intergenerational Workshop held in September in Mississauga.
Enthusiasm, passion for IEEE, commitment and, yes, some great fun dominated the agenda.
The participants discussed, learned, shared their best practices and issues. They strategized for the future and tackled a wide scope of topics like
How to successfully integrate volunteering into an already busy professional and private life. Planning collaborative initiatives between Students, Young Professionals and Women In Engineering. Developing and delivering an engaging IEEE experience/program for the IEEE members, the community and the volunteers at the local level – for Students, for Women In Engineering, for Young Professionals. WIE celebrating 20 years and a new WIE International Leadership Conference The rational for the change from GOLD to Young Professionals – it enables raising awareness among early-career IEEE members and the engineering community. IEEE volunteer tools, reporting, funding, awards and competitions, and new programs like
How to successfully integrate volunteering into an already busy professional and private life.
Planning collaborative initiatives between Students, Young Professionals and Women In Engineering.
Developing and delivering an engaging IEEE experience/program for the IEEE members, the community and the volunteers at the local level – for Students, for Women In Engineering, for Young Professionals.
WIE celebrating 20 years and a new WIE International Leadership Conference
The rational for the change from GOLD to Young Professionals – it enables raising awareness among early-career IEEE members and the engineering community.
IEEE volunteer tools, reporting, funding, awards and competitions, and new programs like
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.
Call for Book Chapters "Recent Advances on Computational Intelligence in Defense and Security"
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society is calling for Book Chapters (CFBC) for the upcoming book entitled "Recent Advances on Computational Intelligence in Defense and Security".
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 Stadent Branch Website contest
The winners of the 2014 IEEE Canada Stadent Branch Website contest are:
Congratulations on the achievement!
Dr. Jamal Deen elected as next President of The Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada
McMaster University's Dr. Jamal Deen has been elected President of the Royal Society of Canada's Science Academy. https://rsc-src.ca/en/friends-partners/newsroom/press-releases/royal-society-canada-announces-results-from-2014
Dr. Deen, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, has published extensively in the areas of micro-, nano- and optoelectronics. He is a fellow of nine national academies and societies. Dr. Deen's expertise achievements have earned him numerous medals and awards, including IEEE Canada's Fessenden Silver Medal in 2011, the McNaughton Gold Medal (highest award for engineers) in 2013, as well as the Ham Education Medal in 2014.
Dr. Bin Wu awarded Engineering Excellence medal from PEO and OSPE
A Toronto-Section volunteer has been recognized by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) for his outstanding research and extensive collaborations with industry. Dr. Bin Wu is a 2014 recipient of an Engineering Medal - Engineering Excellence, one of six categories of the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards program.
Joining Ryerson University in 1994, Dr. Wu is currently Senior NSERC / Rockwell Industrial Research Chair and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to that he was with Rockwell Automation Canada as a Senior Engineer.
Dr. Wu's research and product development collaborations with industry have resulted in numerous technical and commercial successes. For example, his designs and innovations with Rockwell Automation's megawatt medium voltage (MV) drive products have helped to make the company one of the top three MV drive manufacturers in the world. He also teamed with Honeywell Aerospace Canada to develop next generation motor controllers for the aerospace industry; Lumacell to develop battery chargers and uninterruptable power supplies for the lighting industry; Allanson International to develop a digital protection module for neon lighting; Industrial Lighting to develop an HID lamp dimmer; Toronto Hydro to develop faster chargers and charging stations for electric vehicles; and Hydro One to develop microgrid technology.
Within IEEE Canada, Dr. Wu has served as Technical Program Committee Chair or Power Symposium Chair for two CCECE conferences and an EPEC conference. As an Associate Editor of the IEEE Canadian Review since 2007 he has written/facilitated numerous articles in his field. Internationally, he was Technical Program Committee Co-Chair of the IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC) in 2011. Dr. Wu has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics since 2005. He was elected FIEEE in 2008, and is also a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
The 2014 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards will be presented at a gala event on November 22 in Toronto.
Dr. John Bandler honored with McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering Research Achievement award
Dr. John Bandler was recently recognized at the McMaster University Faculty’s annual Applause and Accolades celebration.
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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/
Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
Engineering Symposium 2014 - Forensics Engineering
Date: Nov. 8th, 2014
The Peterborough Section is hosting an Engineering Symposium subjecting Forensics Engineering at McDonnel Street Activity Centre on November 8th.
For more information including Symposium Venue, Technical Program and Social Program please go to here
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.
For detailed up-to-date information, please visit:
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