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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
- Call for Book Chapters "Recent Advances on Computational Intelligence in Defense and Security"
- New online tool - IEEE RésuméLab
- Positions available from Engineering Careers!
- Newly elevated senior members in Region 7
- Drs. Renato Bosisio and Ke Wu honoured with 2014 Microwave Applications 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
- IFIP/IEEE IM 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 April, IEEE Canadian Foundation provided a one-time Special Grant of $1,500 to the McGill University Robotics student engineering design team is support of their participation in the 17th Annual International RoboSub Competition in San Diego, CA held on July 28 - August 3, 2014. The competition goal is to advance the development of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) by challenging a new generation of engineers to perform realistic missions in an underwater environment. The event also fosters ties between young engineers and the organizations developing AUV technologies. The McGill team competed successfully and their robot Asimov’s performance went beyond initial goals. They ranked 3rd in static judging and won the Judges Award for Best Branding in the amount of $500.
More details can be found in an article in the McGill Reporter, posted at: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2014/07/mcgill-team-making-waves-at-robosub-competition/.
Another Canadian team, from Ecole de technologie supérieure (ETS), won the overall 3rd Place and $1,000. Congratulations to the 2014 RoboSub participants and winners!
IEEE Canadian Foundation Important Dates and Grant Application Deadlines
IEEE Canada Student/WIE/YP Congress and IEEE Canada Executive Meeting will be held on September 19-21, 2014, at Delta Airport West, Mississauga, Ontario. The ICF Speaker at the Congress will be Luc Matteau, Treasurer.
An early reminder about the McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grant applications
Deadlines for Vehicular Technologies Grant Applications
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 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/
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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.
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/.
Newly elevated senior members in Region 7
Following members were elevated in July and August.
Drs. Renato Bosisio and Ke Wu honoured with 2014 Microwave Applications Award
Two IEEE Montreal Section members are co-recipients of the 2014 Microwave Applications Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. The Award recognizes an individual or a team for an outstanding application of microwave theory and techniques, which has been put into practice nominally 10 years before the award.
Drs. Bosisio and Wu, along with former Ph.D. student Dr. Ji Li, were recognized for "proposing, demonstrating and developing the multi-port (six-port) interferometer digital radio for wireless communication systems and sensor applications." The award was presented during the Awards Banquet of IMS 2014, held in June in Tampa Bay, Florida. Both Drs. Bosisio and Wu are Faculty members of the Department of Electrical Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Founder of the Advanced Research Centre in Microwaves and Space Electronics at École Polytechnique, Dr. Bosisio is now Professor Emeritus since 1995. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE (1995) "for contributions to microwave instrumentation, computer-aided measurements, and microwave power applications." Dr. Bosisio was awarded the IEEE Canada McNaughton medal in 2004 for "research and teaching of microwaves and innovation of six-port based digital receivers."
Director of the Advanced Research Centre, Dr. Wu is also Professor and Canada Research Chair in Radio Frequency and Millimetric Wave Engineering. In 2001 he was made IEEE Fellow "for contributions to hybrid integration of planar and non-planar microwave and millimeter-wave circuits and guided-wave structures." Dr. Wu was awarded the IEEE Canada Fessenden medal in 2004 for "many pioneering contributions to RF, microwave and millimeter-wave theory and techniques, in particular, the invention of substrate integrated circuits for future wireless systems." Dr. Wu (left) and Dr. Bosisio (middle) accepted the award
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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/
IFIP/IEEE IM 2015 - The 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management
Date: May 11-15, 2015
The 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2015) will be held 11-15 May 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and hosted by the Ottawa Convention Centre. Held in odd-numbered years since 1989, IM 2015 follows the 27 years tradition of NOMS and IM as the primary IEEE Communications Society's forum for technical exchange on management of information and communication technology focusing on research, development, integration, standards, service provisioning, and user communities. IM 2015 will focus on the theme "Integrated Management in the Age of Big Data" presenting recent, emerging approaches and technical solutions for dealing with Big Data as well as using it for management solutions. IM 2015 will offer five types of sessions: technical, experience, poster, panel and dissertation. High quality will be assured through a well qualified Technical Program Committee and stringent peer review of paper submissions. A special call for demonstrations is organized to allow industry partners and researchers to demonstrate early products and prototypes.
Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
INTELEC 2014 - Resilient Communications Energy for our Connected World
Date: September 28 - October 2, 2014
INTELEC 2014 announces final program for the 36th annual conference to be held, from September 28 - October 2, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver. To register for the conference, please go to www.intelec2014.org/registration
This year's keynote address will be given by Alex Tang, Independent Management Consulting Professional on " Time for Reflection: Telecommunications and Electric Power Resilience." In addition, daily plenary sessions from industry leaders Fred Kaiser (Chairman, Alpha Technologies Inc.), Ewart Blackmore (Senior Research Scientist, TRIUMF) and Bruce Carsten (President, Bruce Carsten Associates) will provide their insights and industry perspectives on hot topics for the entire audience.
In addition, INTELEC 2014 promises to continue in its heritage of providing high quality oral and poster presentations on key issues confronting our industry. Coupled with the presentations are tutorials and workshops relevant to the group as well as and commercial papers whereby attendees can gain training and insight for to take home and implement at their own workplace.
Registration spaces are limited and we encourage you to visit Vancouver and INTELEC 2014 in September!
INTELEC©, the International Telecommunications Energy Conference, is the annual world-class technical forum which presents the latest developments in communications energy systems and related power-processing devices and circuits. This Conference, which serves the broad community of researchers, suppliers and operators, explores new technologies of power conversion, energy storage and systems design for telecom applications.
For more information including Conference Venue, Technical Program, Exhibition and Social Program please go to :
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:
All IEEE Conferences in Canada
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