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Two IEEE Canada members named to the Order of Canada

Two IEEE Canada members were added to the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour, announced by Governor General Julie Payette on Dec 29 2017. The order recognizes Canadians for outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the country. Payette announced 125 new appointments, including 4 Companions (C.C.), 35 Officers (O.C.) and 86 Members (C.M.), of which two are IEEE Canada members:

Keith Hippel

Keith Hippel (Waterloo Section), was appointed to the officer of the Order of Canada for "his extensive contributions to the field of environmental engineering and for his leadership within multiple academic and professional institutions".

Hipel works at the University of Waterloo as a University Professor in the department of systems design engineering. He is also president of the Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada and a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

In his bio page for University of Waterloo, Hipel said he gets "immense personal fulfillment from working with my graduate students and colleagues in order to co-operatively discover creative solutions to challenging real world problems."

Source from : CBC News Kitchener-Waterloo

Sajeev John

Sajeev John (Toronto Section), was appointed to the officer of the Order of Canada for "his revolutionary contributions to optical sciences, notably for his role in the development of new structures capable of harnessing the flow of light".

John, who grew up in London in Ontario and later studied physics at the MIT and Harvard University and currently a University Profressor at the University of Toronto, is known for his work in Condensed Matter Physics, crystals, magnets, superconductors, semiconductors, according to

He is credited with building the first materials that can make optical computing a reality.

Source from The Canadian Bazaar

IEEE Fellows 2018

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed 0.1% of the total voting Institute membership. The 2018 IEEE Fellows from Canada are:

Ehab El-Saadany
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, Canada
for contributions to distributed generation planning, operation and control

Liping Fang
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON, Canada
for contributions to multiple participant-multiple objective decision making and decision support systems

Biao Huang
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada
for contributions to and application of Bayesian soft-sensing for control performance monitoring

Kullervo Hynynen
Imaging Research
Toronto, ON, Canada
for contributions to image-guided therapeutic focused ultrasound

Ben Liang
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
for contributions to mobility modeling and resource management in wireless networks

Jelena Misic
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON, Canada
for contributions to modeling and performance evaluation in wireless communications

Karen Rudie
Queens University
Kingston, ON, Canada
for contributions to the supervisory control theory of discrete event systems

John Tsotsos
York University
Toronto, ON, Canada
for contributions to active vision and computational models of visual attention

Richard Yu
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON, Canada
for contributions to mobility management and radio resource allocation in mobile wireless networks

Peiying Zhu
Huawei Technologies Canada
Ottawa, ON, Canada
for leadership in wireless communications systems

Newly elevated senior members in Region 7

Following members were elevated since November 2017. Congratulations on the achievement!

Canadian Atlantic Section   Bowers, Kenneth
Canadian Atlantic Section   Lin, Man
Kitchener-Waterloo Section   ElShatshat, Ramadan
Kitchener-Waterloo Section   Tizhoosh, Hamid
London Section   Luo, Xiongbiao
London Section   Michaelson, Dennis
Montreal Section   Mohammadi, Arash
New Brunswick Section   Aljankawey, Abdualah
New Brunswick Section   Hughes, Glen
New Brunswick Section   Scheme, Erik
Newfoundland-Labrador Section   Salehi, Bahram
North Saskatchewan Section   Savostianik, Mervin
Northern Canada Section   Butakov, Sergey
Northern Canada Section   Fardadvand, Shahram
Northern Canada Section   Gagnon, Ernie
Northern Canada Section   Vaidyanathan, Mani
Okanagan Subsection   HOSSAIN, JAHANGIR
Ottawa Section   Brule, Claude
Ottawa Section   Hou, Weikun
Ottawa Section   Klein, Ran
Ottawa Section   Mazzolin, Roberto
Ottawa Section   Milijevic, Slobodan
Ottawa Section   Park, Jeongwon
Ottawa Section   Sun, Han
Southern Alberta Section   Behjat, Laleh
Southern Alberta Section   Helaoui, Mohamed
Southern Alberta Section   Lo, Michael
Southern Alberta Section   Rahim,i Pordanjani Iraj
Toronto Section   Rizal, Conrad
Toronto Section   TeNyenhuis, Ed
Toronto Section   Xu, Shaochun
Toronto Section   Zamani, M.Amin

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