Exploring the IEEE volunteer universe - basic training ends August 24!
They may not be household names like Chris Hadfield or Julie Payette, but the graduates of the IEEE Volunteer Leadership Training (VOLT) program see a vista most others don't.
The program's intent is to equip highly motivated IEEE volunteers to become the future leaders of the organization. Like being a Canadian astronaut, the investment in each VOLT participant is great; for example, former IEEE Board members are recruited as mentors -- typically with a mentee-mentor ratio no higher than 2:1. Participants attend live weekly webinars and complete both individual and group projects. Even though a relatively small number of applicants are selected to participate, as with the Canadian Space Agency's astronaut recruitment process, every candidate benefits in various ways.
"Basic Training" for VOLT candidates closes August 24, so best start soon on the eight pre-requisite on-line courses of Track 1 if you wish to be considered for participation in the more intensive Track 2.
The eight on-line courses cover:
- IEEE overview
- Member and Geographic Activities
- Education Activities (EAB)
- Publications (PSPB)
- Technical Activities (TAB)
- Affinity Groups
- Standards Association (SA)
- Membership Development Overview
The VOLT Track 1 courses are delivered through the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE), a comprehensive resource centre part of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities. The Center's numerous other offerings include modules for effective leadership in: section-level positions, conference and special event planning, and engaging members through affinity groups (i.e., Young Professionals, Women in Engineering, Life Members).
The CLE also offers excellent professional development modules to help all members improve their skills in areas such as leadership, communications and management.
Contributed by Bruce Van-Lane, IEEE Canadian Review
Pathcore Inc. selected as a semifinalist for Telus Small Business Challenge competition
Pathcore Inc., an Impact Centre company co-founded by Dan Hosseinzadeh, Toronto section, which develops a digital pathology platform, stood out among more than 3,300 companies from across the country and has been chosen as one of the five semi-finalists for the Small Business Challenge Contest, sponsored by The Globe and Mail and Telus Corp.
Pathcore gives pathologists a tool for analyzing biopsied tissue to determine the presence of cancer cells. The company's software uses image-analysis algorithms that provide precise measures of the indicators of cancer. Instead of relying on manual interpretation of pathology images, doctors can make diagnoses based on a definitive measure.
In addition to its image analysis software, PathCore has built a technology platform that allows healthcare professionals to view and manage pathology data. PathCore's platform, which integrates seamlessly with existing hospital and lab technology, lets authorized users sign on to a secure online portal to view, share and add notes to pathology images.
The company's technology is being used at a large pathology centre and at an institution that performs clinical trials. "We want to reach as many people as possible, and we want to make our platform the de facto pathology technology," Dan Hosseinzadeh says. "We know the product works, now it's time to market it."
Check out the semi-finalists and vote for your favourite - the winner will be awarded a $100,000 business grant.
Source from The Globe and Mail
Volunteers Needed for IEEE Canada's Translation Committee
The IEEE Canada's Translation Committee welcomes translator volunteers to meeting the needs of IEEE Canada's many publications, groups and activities.
Whether you are new to the translation world or in need of populating your CV with quality references, there are always volunteer translation opportunities available, including the IEEE Canadian Review, the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IEEE Canada Newsletters, the annual IEEE Canada Awards Ceremony Program, IEEE Canada Bylaws, welcome speeches, conference materials, and other assignments too!
You do not need to give up a great deal of your time to volunteer as a translator. The time you devote is up to you. Interested parties could contact Amine Miled, Translation Committee Chair at email@example.com, or Branislav Djokic, Publications and Communications Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is Open for the Upcoming Conferences
23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'15) will be held at University of Ottawa, Canada, August 24-28, 2015.
RE'15 follows the theme:
- Requirements for the masses
- Requirements from the masses
- Keynote Speakers: Aydin Y. Mirzaee, Karen Holtzblatt, and Michael Jackson
- 43 paper presentations (research/industry track, and new RE:Next! track)
- 13 great tutorials
- 10 workshops with over 80 papers/presentations in total
- 10 posters/demos
- Doctoral symposium
- Panels and industry presentations
- Social activities (reception on a cruise, banquet at the Canadian Museum of History)...
- International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) members get recertification credits
- And much more!
Register online before or on July 20 to benefit from early registration rates.
Note: Very low prices for students, and rebates for IEEE members.
The 22nd International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2015) will be held in Québec City on Sept 27-30, 2015.
The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, 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. ICIP 2015, the twenty second in the series that has been held annually since 1994, brings together leading engineers and scientists in image and video processing from around the world. 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.
Topics include Image/video coding and transmission, Image/video processing; Image formation; Image scanning, display, and printing; Image/video storage, retrieval, and authentication and applications in biomedical sciences, mobile imaging, geosciences & remote sensing, astronomy & space exploration, document image processing and analysis, other applications
For additional informatio please visit www.icip2015.org
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