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2016 IEEE Canada WIE Prize - Elena Uchiteleva, IEEE London Section

Elena Uchiteleva of the IEEE London Section was presented with the IEEE Canada Foundation's Women in Engineering (WIE) Prize in the amount of $1,000 at the IEEE Canada Spring Board Meeting in Windsor on April 28, 2017. The purpose of this prize is to recognize excellence in young women engineering professionals and to support the Women In Engineering programme within IEEE in Canada. The prize is sponsored by the Judy Clift Fund which was established to honour Ms. Clift, a special education teacher and administrator, who believed strongly in gender equality.

Elena Uchiteleva received B.Sc. Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, in Haifa, Israel, in 2010, and M.E.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Wireless Communications, from Western University in London, Ontario, in 2013. She is presently a third-year Ph.D. student and Graduate Research Assistant at Western University in Electrical Engineering. She is working on Security in ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networks and is expected to graduate in 2018. She has published several papers in IEEE and other journals and presented her research work at international conferences. Her recent paper "Virtualization of Wireless Sensor Networks through MAC Layer Resource Scheduling" was published in the IEEE Sensors Journal in Dec. 2016. For her work, Elena received several honors and awards, e.g. Doctoral Excellence Research Award, UWO, in 2016, and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS D) Award in 2015.

In addition to her professional work, Elena has been very active in IEEE. She was key to the growth of the IEEE London Section's WIE Affinity Group and chaired it in 2014-2015. In recognition of her achievements, she was promoted and serves as the IEEE Canada WIE Chair since Jan. 2016. In 2017, she was appointed IEEE Canada Member Services Group Chair, an IEEE Canada Board and Executive Committee role. Elena was also recently granted the prestigious Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Graduate Engineering Ambassador Award for 2017.

Congratulations Elena!

Elena Uchiteleva receiving the IEEE Canada Foundation's Women in Engineering (WIE) Prize at the IEEE Canada Spring Board Meeting in Windsor, Ontario, April 28, 2017. (L-R) Murray Macdonald, IEEE London Section Past Chair; Luc Matteau, IEEE Canadian Foundation Treasurer; Elena Uchiteleva; David Whyte, IEEE Canadian Foundation President

Two IEEE Canadian Foundation Annual Prizes at the Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec

The IEEE Canadian Foundation supports two annual prizes at the Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, presented this year by Luc Matteau, IEEE Canadian Foundation Treasurer. The prizes honour the memory of two very active and respected members of the Montreal Section.

Prix de la Fondation Canadienne de l'IEEE - Shoaib A. Khan - 750 $
Bilun Sun, Marianopolis College, Cégep 2
Need an amorphous prosthetic robotic hand with that?

Prix de la Fondation Canadienne de l'IEEE - Éloi Ngandui - 750 $
Jérémie Gaudreault, Collège des Compagnons, 2e secondaire
Gaudi 2.0 Logiciel pour la génération en 3D de colonnes d'apparence organique

IEEE Canadian Foundation - Grants deadlines

IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants
Eligibility: Canadian IEEE Student Branches.
To enhance the learning experiences of IEEE student members at Canadian Universities and Colleges, as well as encouraging IEEE membership and activities, and interaction between the IEEE Student Branch and the local IEEE Section.
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.

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