Advertisement

General News

Call for Editor(s) of the New IEEE Young Professionals (YP) Electronic Newsletter

IEEE Young Professionals (YP) is a dynamic affinity group of IEEE members, which promotes a well-balanced professional life and operates around the non-technical aspects of engineering: professionalism, personal development, and community involvement. Before 2014, IEEE Young Professionals used the name IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD). IEEE Canada GOLD had a national newsletter called Aurum, which was created to help in establishing a national GOLD identity and to increase national communication among members. The newsletter was published by IEEE Canada GOLD in both English and French from 2003 to 2009. The Aurum issues are available at https://www.ieee.ca/en/young-professionals/aurum/.

IEEE Canada would like to (re)create a national electronic newsletter for the Canadian IEEE Young Professionals that would appear at least twice a year, and is looking for capable and enthusiastic volunteer editors with necessary editorial skills and experience who would like to help with this initiative and serve on a longer term basis, for at least a couple of years. If you are interested in this challenge and would like to contribute, could you please e-mail your CV, a cover letter outlining your skills, editorial experience, and interest in this endeavor, as well as a few relevant samples of your writing to branislav@ieee.org.

IEEE Canadian Review seeks reader input on its web site

Should Canada create/strengthen ties between provincial electricity grids?

This idea is being promoted by the Federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, amongst others. By enabling provinces with surpluses of renewable energy, e.g. hydro, to sell to those whose electricity generation relies heavily on fossil fuels, Canada can more easily achieve its green house gas emission reduction targets.

http://canrev.ieee.ca/
(A discussion site available from this page.)

Traditionally, provinces with surplus hydro have sold to south of the border. Over what distances could power be feasibly sold east-west or west-east? How should upgrading to a more interconnected national energy grid be funded?

Do you have a remembrance of visionary IEEE leader Bob Alden? Do you have a comment about his contribution to electronic communication within IEEE, covered in the Fall 2016 issue?

http://canrev.ieee.ca/cr76/ICR76__Remembering_Bob_Alden_Part1.shtml
(Click on "Add remembrance" to post.)

Since publication of Part 1 of our tribute, the IEEE Canadian Review has been flooded with additional stories about how this extraordinary volunteer touched the lives of so many. We will close-out our tribute to him in the Spring 2017 issue, publishing a generous sampling of the remembrances/comments received by February 28.

Fall 2016 issue posted in full

Misplaced your hard copy? Want to pass on a link to a colleague?
You'll find all items individually posted at: http://canrev.ieee.ca/cr76/

Call for Nominations: IEEE Awards

The IEEE Awards Board administers the highest medals, awards, and recognitions presented by IEEE on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors. All IEEE members are encouraged to submit a nomination for a worthy candidate within their technical fields.

Nominations are due 15 January annually for IEEE Technical Field Awards (TFAs) and the IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award. IEEE TFAs are awarded for contributions or leadership in a specific field of interest of the IEEE. The IEEE Herz Award recognizes sustained contributions by a present or past full-time staff member of the IEEE with at least ten years of service.

Nominations are due 15 June annually for IEEE Medals and IEEE Recognitions. IEEE Medals are the highest recognition within the IEEE awards hierarchy, with the prestigious IEEE Medal of Honor as the premier award. They embrace broad and significant contributions within the technical fields of interest of IEEE. IEEE Recognitions reward member's individual contributions to IEEE, published papers, and corporate advancements within the IEEE fields of interest. Recipients of IEEE Medals and Recognitions are recognized at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony.

Nomination forms and award-specific criteria can be downloaded from:
http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/tfas/index_tfas.html,
http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/recognitions/recognitions_herz.htm,
http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/medals/index_%20medals.html, and
http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/recognitions/index_%20recognitions.html.

Since 1917, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, the engineering profession, and humanity. By this means, the image and prestige of the organization, its members, and the profession are all enhanced.

For more information, visit www.ieee.org/awards or e-mail awards@ieee.org.

New mobile app: IEEE Event Finder

IEEE has released a new mobile app: IEEE Event Finder

https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=IEEE&hl=en

Upcoming Activities and Conferences

2016 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (CISDA)

Date: December 6-9, 2016
Location: Athens, Greece

2016 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (CISDA), organized by the IEEE Canada Ottawa Section's CI/SMC Chapter, will be held in Athens, Greece on December 6-9, 2016. CISDA 2016 is an opportunity for presenting and discussing the latest esearch efforts rooted in Computational Intelligence as applied to defense and security problems. First-class contributions addressing research challenges in these areas and their CI-based solutions (i.e., neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence, rough sets, granular computing, and other emerging learning or optimization techniques) are solicited.

For more information, please visit the http://www.ieeeottawa.ca/ci/cisda2016/.

IEEE Humanitarian Technology Conferences around the world

Humanitarian Technology Conference on December 21-23, 2016

The IEEE R10 HTC will be hosted at the Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, INDIA. For more information and the call for papers, please, refer to: http://www.ieeehtc2016.com/

2017 IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference

IHTC 2017 will take place in Toronto. please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available http://www.ihtc2017.ieee.ca/

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 Hamilton Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/hamilton/currentevents.htm
Message from the Section Chair : A Past Section Chair

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

http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/montreal/index.php

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 Canadian Foundation

The Personal

Engineering Institute of Canada

EngineeringCanada.ca

IEEE Job Site

IEEE Member Discounts

Advertisement

A non-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

Copyright 2014 IEEE. All rights reserved. Use of this digital site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.