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McNaughton Learning Resource Centre (MLRC) Grant

University of Manitoba IEEE Student Branch

In Dec. 2014, ICF provided an MLRC Grant to the University of Manitoba IEEE Student Branch for upgrading their McNaughton Learning Resource Centre. The Student Branch reported that, with additional financial assistance from other sources, the upgrade has been successfully implemented. They managed to add another lab workstation complete with oscilloscope, multimeter, power supply, hand tools, and a new soldering station. They also tripled the available work bench space in the facility. This upgrade widens learning opportunities provided by the McNaughton Centre to the students.

Pictures of the University of Manitoba IEEE McNaughton Centre can be seen at:

Université de Moncton IEEE Student Branch

The IEEE Student Branch of the Université de Moncton reported that an IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre was successfully established at the Faculty of Engineering. The acquisition of the necessary equipment was made with the financial help of the ICF MLRC Grant and of the Faculty of Engineering, and has been used by the students. The Centre supports the participation of the students in their projects and competitions. The main project of the Student Branch was to build an autonomous vehicle and participate in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). They participated for the first time in IGVC 2015, held on June 5-8, 2015 at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and did really well.

Special Grant Reports

IEEE Canada Humanitarian Technology Conference

In Dec. 2014, ICF awarded an ICF Special Grant to the IEEE Canada Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC 2015, The IHTC reported that the conference was successfully held in Ottawa on May 31 - June 4, 2015. The ICF Special Grant was used to support awards for the best student papers at the IHTC conference. This year students had 22 presentations in the poster and oral sessions, which is a large increase from the last year. Three student papers and one poster were awarded.

Pictures from the IHTC 2015 conference are available at:

Université Laval Racing team

The Université Laval Racing team, which was awarded an ICF Special Grant in Dec. 2014, provided an interim progress report. On July 12, they organized a networking event to allow the supporters of their project to meet with the team and to see their vehicle in action. Their electric car was on its wheels at a University parking lot and worked as well as they hoped for.

Important Dates and Grants, Prizes deadlines

IEEE Canada Student Congress and IEEE Canada Executive Meeting will be held on September 18-20, 2015, at Delta Airport West, Mississauga, Ontario. The ICF speaker at the Congress will be David Whyte, ICF President.

McNaughton Centre Grant Applications (awarded once each year at the ICF December Board meeting)
Deadline: November 15.

IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
An IEEE Student Branch, an IEEE Section, an IEEE Canada Committee, a non-IEEE entity such as a high school, or in rare cases an individual, all in Canada.
To partially fund one-time new and innovative projects that advance IEEE's core purpose to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity.
Deadline: August 15, November 15.

IEEE Canada Vehicular Technologies Travel Grants
Two travel grants each year, each one not to exceed $1,200.
IEEE Student Members in good standing in a Canadian University or College (at a college, undergraduate or graduate level).
To support IEEE student members to attend and present a paper at a Vehicular Technologies Conference or other IEEE Conference related to Vehicular Technologies.
Deadline: August 15, and November 15.

A Volunteer-Webmaster Needed for IEEE Canadian Foundation

The IEEE Canadian Foundation (ICF) is seeking a volunteer to maintain its bilingual website ( He/she will be part of a small committee whose duties include posting ICF meeting information and other related material, and coordinating French translation with the volunteer(s) handling that task. Some proficiency in French would be helpful/of value.

Experienced/knowledgeable and interested volunteers, please contact: John Mowbray, ICF Nominations Committee,

Webmestre bénévole recherché par la Fondation Canadienne de l'IEEE

La Fondation canadienne de l'IEEE est à la recherche d'un ou d'une bénévole pour maintenir son site Web bilingue ( Cette personne fera partie d'un petit comité chargé notamment d'annoncer l'information sur les réunions de la Fondation, de diffuser les documents connexes et de coordonner les travaux de traduction vers le français auprès des traducteurs bénévoles. Une connaissance du français serait utile et appréciée.

Les bénévoles compétents et expérimentés qui désirent occuper cette fonction sont priés de communiquer avec: John Mowbray, Comité des nominations de la Fondation canadienne de l'IEEE,

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