September 2020 Issue

IEEE Member Benefit for September 2020

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  • IEEE Learning Network

    This is the online website for discovering continuing education from across IEEE. ILN offers the latest in continuing education in engineering, technology, and more. Whether you’re looking to advance your career, refresh your skills, or just curious about the latest trends, ILN has the content you need. Topics covered include 5G, Smart Grid, Renewable Energy, the Internet of Things (IoT), English for Technical Professionals, and more. IEEE Member Discounts are also available.

    For more information, visit: https://iln.ieee.org/public/trainingcatalog.aspx

Announcements

  • IEEE Canada Volunteer Nominations

    IEEE Canada invites you to nominate IEEE Canada members for IEEE Canada Volunteer Positions. Information and the link to nominate can also be found on the IEEE Canada Volunteering page: https://www.ieee.ca/en/volunteering/.

    Deadline: Oct 4, 2020

  • Region 7 Director-Elect candidates for the 2021 IEEE Election

    the call for nominations for for the Region 7 Director-Elect candidates for the 2021 IEEE Election with a deadline of November 1, 2020 will open on Oct 3rd.

    • Candidates for the 2021 Election for the IEEE Canada President-Elect / Region 7 Director – Elect / Region 7 Delegate – Elect, 2022-2023,
    • IEEE Canada President / Region 7 Director / Region 7 Delegate, 2024-2025,
    • IEEE Canada / Region 7 Past President, 2026-2017
    Please note: the candidates for the IEEE Canada President-Elect rotates through the 3 IEEE Canada Areas: EAST, CENTRAL and WEST. Candidates for the 2021 Election are to be from the IEEE Canada Area Central

  • Proctor Registration is Now Open

    The IEEEXtreme committee would like to remind you that proctor registration is NOW OPEN for the upcoming competition taking place on 24 October 2020. Teams have started to register and are in need of your support! Your involvement as a proctor is extremely important. For more information, please visit this Webpage .

Articles and Resources

Scholarships and Prizes

  • Call for Nominations - IEEE Canada Major Awards

    You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Canada Major Awards. Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders. Help us to recognize the best and brightest engineers across all IEEE technical areas. If you know someone who has made substantial IEEE Canada contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by contributing to IEEE Canada and engineering in Canada, consider nominating them for one of the following awards:

    • A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal
    • R.A. Fessenden Medal
    • P. D. Ziogas Electric Power Medal
    • C. C. Gotlieb Computer Medal
    • J. M. Ham Outstanding Engineering Educator Medal Outstanding Engineer Medal
    • R. H. Tanner Industry Leadership Medal
    • W. S. Read Outstanding Service Medal
    • E. F. Glass Western Canada Merit Medal
    • M. B. Broughton Central Canada Merit Medal
    • J. J. Archambault Eastern Canada Merit Medal

    Please visit the IEEE Canada Award nomination web page to review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements. IEEE Canada awards as most IEEE awards are peer-recognized awards; therefore, self nomination is not permitted. Nominations can be submitted using the id you have linked with IEEE.

    Nominate a colleague at https://ieee.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/263/home
    Please address any questions or issues to Celia Desmond at c.desmond@ieee.org

    Deadline: November 30, 2020

  • Call for EIC 2021 Awards Nominations

    There is a call for nominations for the 2021 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC).

    Deadline: November 15, 2020

    Please send nominations to the attention of Guy Gosselin, Executive Director, EIC, ggosselin.eic@gmail.com ggosselin.eic@gmail.com (please send documents in WORD format if possible to facilitate our assembly of committee package). Please do not send CVs of nominees. See attached or click here to download the nomination form.

  • Call for Nominations: 2020 MGA Individual Awards Program

    You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards. Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders. If you know someone who has made substantial regional IEEE volunteer contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by fulfilling the goals as related to transnational activities, consider nominating them for one of the following awards:

    Please visit the MGA Award nomination web page to review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements. MGA awards are peer-recognized awards; therefore, self-nomination is not permitted.

    Deadline: October 15, 2020 (for completed nomination form and two letters of endorsement).
    Nominate a colleague now

  • IEEE TFA's, Herz Staff Award, and Medals & Recognitions

    The IEEE Awards Board (AB) administers the highest medals, awards, and recognitions presented by IEEE. The IEEE Technical Field Awards are awarded for contributions or leadership in specific fields of interest of the IEEE. IEEE Medals embrace significant and broad IEEE interests and purposes.

    Nominations are due January 15 annually for the IEEE Technical Field Awards.

    All are encouraged to submit a nomination for a worthy candidate within their technical fields. Nomination guidelines, award-specific criteria, and components of a nomination form can be downloaded from https://www.ieee.org/about/awards/information.html and http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/recognitions/recognitions_herz.html . All nominations must be submitted through the online nomination portal. For more information visit www.ieee.org/awards or e-mail awards@ieee.org.

  • McNaughton Centre Grant

    Grant Link: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/cen_grnt.php
    Deadline: November 15, 2020

  • Special Grants and Vehicular Technologies Grants

    Grant Link: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/sp_grnts.php
    Deadline: November 15, 2020

  • Special Grants cover virtual activities and events

    Special Grants from the IEEE Canadian Foundation can cover virtual as well as in-person activities and events. Special Grants support new and innovative initiatives of interest to the IEEE Canada community.

    By all means, make first use of collaborative tools made available to you from IEEE, such as Collabratec, Webex or Google (Hangouts) Meet, or those from your school/work environment. Beyond those, IEEE Student Branches and other groups are encouraged to apply imagination to what might be possible and achievable in the present COVID-19 situation.

    Or perhaps there are initiatives that could start early as virtual then reasonably anticipate developing into hybrid or in-person, hands-on activities when the time is right.

    Projects that benefit or engage more people or have a broader impact on society will normally be given preference. Projects that are part of student’s normal course requirements (e.g. capstone design projects) will not normally be funded.

    Submissions for the next round of Special Grants are due Nov. 15, 2020.

    Learn more here: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/sp_grnts.php
    Apply here: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/forms/sp_gr_app_e.php

IEEE Canadian Foundation

  • IEEE Canadian Foundation – Giving Through IEEE Dues Renewal

    Each year, at dues renewal time, IEEE Canada members have the opportunity to transform the lives of students and enhance the future of electrical and computer engineering in Canada. Be sure to look for the option to donate to the IEEE Canadian Foundation.

    The full value of donations made this way is received by the IEEE Canadian Foundation, for the General Fund which supports national scholarships, grants and McNaughton Learning Resource Centres. You will be billed in the same currency as your renewal, with tax receipts suitable for Canadian tax purposes issued early in the new year by the IEEE Canadian Foundation, for gifts of $25CAN or more.

    Life Members enjoy membership renewal at no cost – you have enjoyed your career, why not support the next generation by donating the equivalent of your dues to support the IEEE Canadian Foundation.

  • IEEE Canadian Foundation 25/25 Campaign

    2020 is IEEE Canada 25th Anniversary! IEEE Canadian Foundation 25/25 Campaign invites a first-time or incremental $25 gift to celebrate 25 years of IEEE Canada – IEEE Canadian Foundation successful work that benefited many IEEE members and nonmembers.

  • Double Your Gift to the IEEE Canadian Foundation

    Your employer may have a charitable gift matching program. Typically, these programs match your personal contribution to registered Canadian charities. Each plan is different, and not always publicized, so please ask your HR department or look into your employee benefits. The IEEE Canadian foundation is a registered charity and operates under Canada Revenue Agency registration number 102450376RR0001.
    You may be eligible to participate in your company's charitable gift matching program if you are a:

    • full time or part time employee,
    • pensioner/retiree,
    • spouse of an employee,
    • widow(er) of someone formerly employed at that company,
    • member of the Board of Directors.

    If gift matching is available in your workplace, please spread the word with your IEEE colleagues there – and let us know about your experience.

Events

  • IEEE Canada Technology Leadership Webinar Series – VI

    • Date: Thursday 15 Oct, 2020
    • Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    • Speaker: Dennis Darby, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
    • Topic: Advanced technology for future manufacturing
    • Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/240981

  • Webinar: Artificial Intelligence Applications to Modernize Cancer Surveillance

    Pathology reports are a primary source of information for cancer registries which process high volumes of free-text reports annually. Information extraction and coding is a manual, labor-intensive process. In this talk I will discuss the latest artificial intelligence technologies, presenting both theoretical and practical perspectives that are relevant to natural language processing of clinical pathology reports for computational cancer phenotyping. Using different deep learning architectures, I will present benchmark studies for various information extraction tasks and discuss their importance in supporting a comprehensive and scalable national cancer surveillance program.

  • Webinar: Understanding MV-HV Cables, testing, applications – cable selection and standards

    This webinar will cover the basics of medium voltage cables. The CSA standards they are built to will be explained with how they result in cables suited to specific applications. Clarity will be given to which product types are typically commercially available, product types that can be made to order, and which product features can be specified. Each of the construction layers within a medium voltage cable will be shown and their functions defined. The goal is to understand how each construction layer provides benefits for different applications enabling designers to specify cables that best meets their projects’ unique requirements. Finally, a brief overview of factory and field acceptance tests will be covered.

    • Date: November 10, 2020
    • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Mountain time; UTC-7)
    • Presented by: Blair Sackney of Texcan
    • Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/238123
      Registration closes November 8th

    Learning Objectives:
    • Medium Voltage cable CSA Standards
    • Understanding MV cable components and their purposes
    • MV Cable options
    • Testing

    Intended Audience
    Engineers, Designers, Manufacturer’s, Installers and Inspectors who are responsible for the design, selection and installation of medium voltage cables.

  • Webinar: Medium Voltage Cable Constructability Overview

    This webinar will cover the site considerations related to medium voltage and large cables. These cables require additional planning to ensure long lasting and cost-effective installations. At the design phase and specification stage there are several best practices that can be considered that help ensure these critical cables are installed such that the risk of improper handling is minimized. Often poorly handled or improperly pulled medium voltage cables can result in damage that will pass acceptance testing but show up in failures 5 or 6 years later. With a good pull and testing plan, site issues can be better controlled for long lasting cable installations.

    • Date: December 1, 2020
    • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Mountain time; UTC-7)
    • Presented by: Blair Sackney of Texcan
    • Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/238121
      Registration closes November 29th

    Learning Objectives:
    • Medium voltage cable handling
    • Cable pull calculations & pull plans
    • Cable routing best practises
    • Large cable installations
    • Site acceptance and maintenance testing

    Intended Audience
    Engineers, Designers, Manufacturer’s, Installers and Inspectors who are responsible for the design, selection and installation of medium voltage cables.

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