February 2021 Issue

IEEE Member Benefit for February 2021

  • Member Discount on Dell Products in Canada

    IEEE members in Canada can take advantage of the Dell Member Purchase Program Benefits. Dell Member Purchase Program benefits include:

    • Extra discount(s) off the lowest advertised price.
    • Access to exclusive sales, events, and offers.
    • Dedicated account team to help place orders and escalate support requests if needed.
    • Huge selection on PCs, electronics, and accessories.
    • Fast and easy financing options (OAC).
    • Free shipping on all orders.

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    For more information, contact canada_mpp@dell.com or visit: https://www.ieee.org/membership/discounts/secure/dell-canada.html


  • 5G in Canada

    In our modern, data-driven society, demand for mobile connectivity is increasing rapidly. Enter 5G, a new wireless communications technology that will not only make mobile phone communications faster, but promises to transform entire industries, such as healthcare and transportation, and improve the efficiency of businesses, from factories to farms. As this new technology begins to roll out, the policy considerations on a number of topics are receiving increasing public attention.


    Through a cross-Canada collaboration of 5G and communications experts, the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE) is proud to present this backgrounder on the science and policy considerations around 5G technology in Canada.

    This issue is available for download, free of charge, here.

    PAGSE is a non-profit association of more than 20 national organizations in science and engineering, representing over 50,000 individual scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and the public service. PAGSE's mandate is to educate and inform federal Parliamentarians, decision makers and other leaders of the importance and significance of Canadian research and innovation to economic development, and society as a whole.

    PAGSE is grateful to CANARIE for supporting the SciEng Pages program!


Articles and Resources

Scholarships and Prizes

IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships and Prizes

  • IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships
    Scholarships with the value of $5,000 (universities) or $2,500 (colleges) each.
    • Eligibility: Any IEEE student members, registered in their penultimate year at a university or college with a McNaughton Resource Learning Centre, who have been active in the Centre for a minimum of one year.
    • Purpose: To encourage awareness of and participation in the educational programs supported by the IEEE.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2021
    • Link: http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/mcn_sch.php

  • IEEE Canada Power Quality Scholarship (Northern Canada & Southern Alberta Sections Only)
    One scholarship each year, value $1,500.
    • Eligibility: All IEEE student members in full time attendance at either the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary, who are in their penultimate year and whose program of study includes courses in electric power engineering.
    • Purpose: To recognize excellence in students who demonstrate an awareness of power quality issues and who indicate their intent to pursue a professional career in the Electric Power Industry.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2021
    • Link: http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/pq_award.php

  • IEEE Canadian Foundation Dr. Robert T.H. Alden Scholarship
    One Scholarship each year (shared if team), value $1,500.
    • Eligibility: This Scholarship is co-sponsored by the IEEE Toronto Section and is to be awarded to a suitable IEEE student member within the Toronto Section. All undergraduate (penultimate year or earlier) student members of the IEEE who are registered in an Engineering or Computer Science program at a Canadian University or College are eligible.
    • Purpose: To encourage communications skills, awarded annually for a student authoring a tutorial style article addressing innovative use of the internet, social media or other electronic media to foster interpersonal/group communication or collaboration The article must be suitable for publishing in an IEEE publication such as The IEEE Canadian Review, The Institute, Spectrum, IEEE Potentials, IEEE or Foundation social media or web site.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2021
    • Link: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/alden_scholarship.php

  • IEEE Canadian Foundation Dr. Raymond D. Findlay Scholarship
    One scholarship each year, value $1,000.
    • Eligibility: The nominee must be an undergraduate IEEE Student Member in good standing, registered in their penultimate year of an accredited Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Engineering Science/Engineering Physics undergraduate program offered in a Canadian university, a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, enrolled as a full-time student.
    • Purpose: To encourage leadership, creativity and enthusiasm for the engineering profession.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2021
    • Link: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/findlay_scholarship.php

  • Nick Cercone Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Friends of Nick Cercone One prize each every second year, initial value of $6,000.

  • Garganni-Strybosch Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Gargantini Fund, one scholarship each year, value $5,000.
    • Eligibility: A student member of IEEE (or agree to apply for membership), enrolled full-time in his or her second undergraduate year, first generation in the family university student, completing a Canadian university program in a field of interest to IEEE.
    • Purpose: To recognize a student who shows brightness, integrity, engagement with community and enthusiasm for undergraduate study.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2021
    • Contact Email: grants@ieeecanadianfoundation.org

  • IEEE Canada Women In Engineering Prize
    One prize each year, value $1,000.
    • Eligibility: All female IEEE Canada members who received their first professional degree within the last ten years and who are active in IEEE activities.
    • Purpose: To recognize excellence in young women engineering professionals and to support the Women In Engineering programme within IEEE in Canada.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2021
    • Link: http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/clift_prize.php

IEEE Canadian Foundation Grants

  • IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants
    • Eligibility: Canadian IEEE Student Branches.
    • Purpose: 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, 2021
    • Link: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/cen_grnt.php

  • IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
    • Eligibility: 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.
    • Purpose: To partially fund one-time new and innovative projects that advance IEEE's core purpose to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity.
    • Deadlines: March 15, 2021 and August 15, 2021 and November 15, 2021.
    • Contact Email: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/sp_grnts.php

  • IEEE Canada Vehicular Technologies Travel Grants Two travel grants each year, each one not to exceed $1,200.
    • Eligibility: IEEE Student Members in good standing in a Canadian University or College (at a college, undergraduate or graduate level).
    • Purpose: 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: March 15, 2021 and August 15, 2021 and November 15, 2021.
    • Link: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/vt_award.php

IEEE Canadian Foundation

  • Donate to IEEE Canadian Foundation

    The IEEE Canadian Foundation, the philanthropic partner of IEEE Canada, is ready to accept your contributions. To make a contribution to one or more of our funds, please consider donating online or donating by mail. On-line gifts may be designated to any one of the following funds of the IEEE Canadian Foundation at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/id/503/
    • General Fund – supports IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centres across Canada, related Scholarships, and Special Grants.
    • Canadian Life Members Fund – supports activities of interest to life members, potential engineers, and engineering students.
    • Technology for Humanity Fund – supports new and innovative projects that seek to apply technology for the benefit of humanity.
    • Vancouver Section Scholarship Fund – supports scholarships awarded by the IEEE Vancouver Section.
    • The IEEE PES Canadian Scholarship Fund – supports scholarships in undergraduate electric power programs in Canada.
    • The IEEE Canadian Foundation Nick Cercone Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science Fund – supports a scholarship in Computer Science, a field of studies of interest to IEEE.
    • Kingston Section Scholarship Fund – supports scholarships awarded by the IEEE Kingston Section.
    • Raymond D. Findlay Annual Undergraduate Scholarship – supports a national scholarship recognizing leadership and professionalism.

    If you are a Canadian IEEE Life Member and wish to participate in our Canadian Life Member Fund “Thank You” program, please view this web page: http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/don_lmf.php

    IEEE Canadian Foundation is a registered charity in Canada and a public foundation. All Canadian individual donors receive CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) approved tax receipts.

    The ICF Facebook page can be reached at: https://www.facebook.com/ieeecanadianfoundation

  • Web Volunteer Opportunities with the IEEE Canadian Foundation

    Volunteering for a formal philanthropic organization can boost your CV and profile. This role involves updating the current website with new content produced by others (typically three times per year), advising on web related matters, keeping the site in good working order and guiding future enhancements. Volunteers can be anywhere in Canada and at any level of membership, including students.

    Contact: john.mowbray@ieee.org

  • COVID-19

    The IEEE Canadian Foundation remains committed to supporting our programs, donors and grantees. Thank you for your ongoing support during these unusual and challenging times.


  • ANTEM 2021

    IEEE ANTEM 2021 will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The symposium and meeting are co-sponsored by the IEEE Canada and the IEEE Winnipeg Section. Technical co-sponsorship includes IEEE AESS, AP-S, and MTT.

    ANTEM is a premier event in antennas and applied electromagnetics. It provides an ideal forum and venue for networking, exchanging ideas, and identifying future trends and developments. The technical sessions will be host to a well-balanced, comprehensive program with topics in antennas, propagation, and electromagnetics. Following tradition, the symposium will have both oral and poster sessions. ANTEM will be offered with remote access options, as well as in-person events. Additionally, there will be distinguished lecturers and special sessions with contemporary topics at the leading edge of antenna and electromagnetics technology.

    The world has experienced major changes in the last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the Conference Theme, “Making Space.” Several specialized topical sessions will be introduced to the conference under this theme:

    • Design and application of antennas and radiating systems to eliminate touch requirements.
    • Antenna miniaturization to reduce antenna dimensions.
    • Antennas designed for space applications (e.g., satellites and cubesats)

    Some important dates:

    • Paper Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021
    • Conference Registration Deadline: June 1, 2021
    • Conference Date: August 8 - 11, 2021

    Please check out the ANTEM 2021 website for more details: https://antem2021.ieee.ca/

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