|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: December 2000|
News of Interest
IEEE Annual Election Results Announced
Listed below are the results of the 2000 IEEE annual election, as certified by the IEEE Tellers Committee on 9 Nov. The results of this election are unofficial until the IEEE Board of Directors accepts the Report of the IEEE Tellers Committee at its meeting of 3 Dec. The number of ballots mailed was 248,196. The number of valid ballots returned was 49,688. The rate of return was 20.02 percent.
OFFICE OF PRESIDENT-ELECT, 2001: Raymond D. Findlay
IEEE STANDARDS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT-ELECT, 2001: Ben C. Johnson
IEEE TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT, 2001: Michael R. Lightner
Region 7 Life Member Chapter forming, volunteers needed !
A Life Member Chapter is being formed for Region 7 and the IEEE needs volunteers. Ron Potts (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been appointed LM Chapter Coordinator There are now 8 Regions that have LM Chapter Coordinators .It is hoped that former Section Chairs who are now Life Members will act as section LM reps for life members in their local sections, as a first step in developing activities involving Life Members which support and enhance Section activities. For more information please contact Ron.
IEEE announces awards to Acadia first-year Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students
The Canadian Atlantic Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) today announced an award of $100 each to the students with the highest final grade in two first-year Engineering and Computer Science courses at Acadia. Students of COMP 1213 (Digital Systems) and APSC 2213 (Electric Circuits) will compete for the two awards.
A presentation will be made to the winners during Engineering Week activities in March 2001 at which time the winning students will each also receive a free one-year student membership in the IEEE. Presented in collaboration with the Acadia University student branch of the IEEE, this award is designed to increase awareness among Engineering and Computer Science students of the IEEE and its activities.
CCECE 2001 Conference News
Some local sections have annouced a student subsidy programs for the CCECE 2001 conference. The IEEE Canada Foundation has also announced a travel subsidy for students. Details can be found at http://www.ieee.ca/~ccece01/student_funding.html
CLARENCE VICTOR THIO(December 16, 1938 - November 16, 2000)
courageous battle with melanoma, Clarence Victor Thio passed away peacefully at
the St. Boniface Palliative Care Unit on November 16, 2000, with his family by
his side. Clarence was born in Boissevain, MB on December 16, 1938. Following
his schooling there he received a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a MSc in
Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1961 and 1964
respectively. Since graduation, Clarence was employed by Manitoba Hydro for the
past 36 years, most recently as Manager of System Planning for the Corporation.
Clarence loved his work at Manitoba Hydro. He always talked of being proud and
fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with what he often referred to as
a "phenomenal" engineering team at Manitoba Hydro. This team was
instrumental in developing Hydro Electric Power Transmission systems in Manitoba
and became well known throughout the world for its engineering works. Clarence
and his team of colleagues are authors / co-authors of more than 60 published
technical papers on power transmission. Clarence also served on numerous
international committees on power transmission. In 1995, Clarence received the
Engineering Merit Award from the Association of Professional Engineers of
Manitoba for outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, the
community, and to the Province of Manitoba. In 1996, at an awards ceremony in
Baltimore, MD, Clarence received a prestigious Fellow Award from the Institute
of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE ) "for outstanding
contributions in engineering which have caused an improvement in the quality of
life for society". Clarence received the Fellow grade "for his
technical leadership and contributions to the planning, applications and
analysis of high-voltage direct-current power transmission systems".
Clarence was very active in sports all his life. He continued to play hockey and
baseball right up to the time of his illness. Clarence was a national certified
coach in hockey and ringette. He coached and managed minor hockey teams in his
community including the Fort Garry / Fort Rouge Twins organization. He also
worked on a number of sports administration positions in the community. In 1989
Clarence coached a senior Manitoba ringette team to a national silver medal at
the Canadian championships. He also received the Order of Sports Excellence
Awards from the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba. Clarence
maintained a life-long interest in the outdoors, sports, farming, and the
environment. He had been a long-time president of the Winnipeg Game and Fish
Association and assisted with many wildlife and conservation projects in
Manitoba. Clarence is survived by his wife Laraine, his children Geoff (Carla),
Andrea (Brent), his sister Lorette Pringle (Wayne), brother Roger (Harriet),
brother-in-law Gordon Dunn, his nieces and nephews, cousins, and many relatives
in Belgium. Clarence was predeceased by his parents Leon and Adrienne. As with
his other accomplishments, Clarence had great pride in his family and took great
pleasure in a "Thio" family reunion this summer. Clarence was a loving
husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend whose love for his family showed in
everything he did. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and
colleagues. Special thanks to Dr. Ralph Wong and the caring staff in the
Oncology and Palliative Care Units at St. Boniface Hospital. Cremation will take
place and a Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 21, at 1:00 p.m.
at St. Peters Anglican Church, 755 Elm, with The Ven. Phil Barnett presiding.
Donations can be made in Clarence's memory to CancerCare Manitoba at 675
McDermot Ave., R3E 0V9, or a charity of your choice. We love you and we miss
17-20 December 2000
7-11 May 2001
13-16 May 2001
11-12 June 2001
16-20 July 2001
13-17 August 2001
Also be sure to check out http://www.ieee.org/conferences/tag/tag.html to search for IEEE Conferences.
IEEE Commerical Releases
IEEE announces educational partnerships
The IEEE has announced partnerships with two major universities this month. For more details on them please visit the following URL
You can send any submissions by email to the editor:
Please ensure you send in your submission by the 20th of the month
|IEEE Canada Newsletter - December 2000||Nouvelles de IEEE Canada - décembre 2000|
Last update - 2002,07,07 - la dernière mise à jour