• 2021 Instrumentation and Measurement Society Award Recipients

    IEEE instrumentation and Measurement Society has recently awarded its top awards to two Canadian researchers: Prof. Emil Petriu, and Prof. Shervin Shirmohammadi.

    Prof. Emil Petriu received the Career Excellence Award “For a career dedicated to academic research, engineering education, industry R&D, training and mentorship in the field of intelligent sensors, and for outstanding and continuous service to I&M society’s conferences, journal, technical committees, and Administrative Committee,”
    Prof. Shervin Shirmohammadi received the Distinguished Service Award “For exceptional and tireless service to the I&M Society and its members and for dedication to elevate the stature of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement through quality.”

  • Congratulations to John Bandler for winning the 2023 IEEE Electromagnetics Award

    John Bandler has won the 2023 IEEE Electromagnetics Award. See for more details.
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IEEE Member Benefit for July 2022

IEEE Member Travel Insurance Plan

The Gateway International Insurance Plans offer solutions for special insurance needs when traveling abroad. They are available to members, their families, and dependents.
The plans are useful in many situations, and particularly when existing coverage is limited: during international business or leisure travel; when participating in academic, business or cultural exchange activities; or for employees, contract workers or consultants on international assignments.

All plans offer combined insurance and services, such as coverage for accident and illness medical expenses, transportation expenses associated with medical evacuation and repatriation, indemnity in event of accidental death or dismemberment, and worldwide travel and medical assistance services. Depending on the plan selected, other features and options are available.
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Scholarships, Awards, and Prizes

  • All application and nomination forms are on the OpenWater platform, consolidated here:
    • 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.
      • Deadline: August 15, 2022
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    • 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: EXTENDED August 15, 2022
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    • 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: EXTENDED August 15, 2022
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    • Gargantini-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: EXTENDED August 15, 2022
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    • 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: August 15, 2022 (also November 15, 2022)
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Dave Kemp Memorial Fund

The Dave Kemp Memorial Fund has been established in memory of Dave Kemp, serving Director of the IEEE Canadian Foundation, past IEEE Canada President/Region 7 Director and life-long volunteer and supporter of IEEE in Canada and internationally. This fund will support IEEE programs that match Dave's passions and interests, including Young Professional activities, volunteerism, engagement and student growth across Canada. Donations in honour of Dave may be made at

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With a donation of publicly traded securities you will receive a charitable gift tax receipt for the full market value of your gift. This avoids you incurring Canadian capital gains tax since the securities are transferred intact to the Foundation.

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  • IEEE Canada Technology Leadership Webinar Series - XVII

    Artificial Intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) is not only a technology, but it is a mindset. AI/ML has the potential of becoming a disruption of how we engineer, design, and operate mobile network. This presentation would discuss potentials and challenges imposed by deployment of AI/ML technology in mobile network focusing on 3GPP standards. The discussion would focus on various aspects of AI/ML implementation in 5G advanced and 6G networks such as current status updates and future plans of 3GPP working groups related to AI/ML, detailed discussion on AI/ML for Air-Interface, AI/ML for NG- RAN, AI/ML for green communication and many more.
    • Topic: AI/ML in 6G and Beyond Wireless Networks
    • Guest speaker: Dr. Richa Siddavaatam
    • Organization: Nokia Bell Labs
    • Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
    • Time: 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm (EDT)
    • Venue: WebEx
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      Dale Tardiff, MSc, PEng, SMIEEE
      Chair, Outreach and Partnership Committee, IEEE Canada

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