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This Issue's Content:
- IEEE Canada Board
- Your News
- News of Interest
- Our Members in the
- Call for Papers
- New Brunswick
(for non-IEEE Canada members)
- 2011 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
- IEEE Canada Section Awards
- SEEKING NOMINEES FOR 2012 IEEE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
- Renew Your Membership for 2011
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- Kitchener Waterloo Section posts upcoming events online
- HamiltonSection posts upcoming events online
- Kingston Section posts upcoming events online
- New Brunswick Section posts upcoming events online
- South Alberta Section posts upcoming events online
- Winnipeg Section posts upcoming events online
- Northern Canada Section posts upcoming events online
- Vancouver Section posts upcoming events online
- IEEE Canada on Facebook!
- Member Benefit - HP
- Free Communications Society membership to new members
- Air Canada Discount - brought to you by IEEE Canada
- Free E-book Titles and Access to Archived Webinars to All IEEE Members
- IEEE Career services
- IEEE Members give a "Thumbs up!" for the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program Administered by Marsh U.S. Consumer
- Auto Insurance Rates Update, from The Personal
- Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
- IEEE MasterCard® credit card
- Professional Liability Insurance
- IEEE Canada Section Participation in National Engineering Month
- Toronto Section Forms a New Chapter: Systems
- 4th Annual CANEUS/ IEEE Fly-By-Wireless (FBW11) Workshop
- International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
- IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
- IEEE International Conference on Communications
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
2011 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
The IEEE Canada Spring Board Meeting was held in Mississauga, ON. The meetings ran from Friday, April 29th to Sunday May 1st. Representatives from all Canadian IEEE Sections reviewed current activities and discuss strategic plans to enhance organization's performance. The three 2012-13 Director-elect candidates (Adam Skorek, John Grefford, Amir Aghdam) made presentations to the Spring Board meeting.
IEEE Canada Section Awards
IEEE Canada 2011 Examplary Section Awards were announced and they are:
Kingston and Peterborough Sections were declared as the Life Member Committee Outstanding Affinity Groups for 2010/2011 in Region 7.
SEEKING NOMINEES FOR 2012 IEEE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
IEEE is looking for people with the skills, passion, and perspective to volunteer and serve in 2012 as IEEE officers or on committees of the IEEE Board of Directors.
For a list of positions available, please see: http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/nominations/index.html
1 July 2011 is the deadline for the following: select Standing Committee Members, IEEE officers (Vice President Educational Activities; Vice President Publications Services & Products, IEEE Secretary, IEEE Treasurer, 2013 IEEE-President Elect)
Renew Your Membership for 2011
You can start renewing your membership for 2011. Remember, IEEE membership can connect you with professionals who can open doors to many opportunities. There are also many online resources available to members (e.g. online books and publications). Use your IEEE Web Account and password to renew online at http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/renew/index.html
Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
IEEE realizes that economic circumstances may impact some members' ability to pay the full amount of IEEE membership dues. For this reason, the following special circumstance categories have been established. Special circumstances are not available to Student members. Only one category may be claimed in any year.
Kitchener Waterloo Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kitchener Waterloo Section: http://www.ieeekw.com/activities.php
HamiltonSection posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Hamilton Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/hamilton/currentevents.htm
Kingston Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kingston Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/7/www_kingston/
New Brunswick Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the New Brunswick Section: http://nb.ieee.ca/
South Alberta Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the South Alberta Section: http://sas.ieee.ca/events.html
Winnipeg Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Winnipeg Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/mu/winnipeg/events/
Northern Canada Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Northern Canada Section: http://northerncanada.ieee.ca/
Vancouver Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Vancouver Section: http://www.ieeecontact.org
IEEE Canada on Facebook!
By request a new IEEE Canada Facebook page has been created. Please join the group and get involved with discussions taking place.
Member Benefit - HP
New! HP introduces web site for IEEE Members in Canada
Members in Canada can now shop at http://www.hp.ca/ieee and receive their IEEE member discounts on eligible HP desktops, notebooks and workstations. Members also have the option to call HP directly at 1-877-231-4351 to order. Please remember to mention HPIEEE to receive your discount. The program offers shoppers a low price guarantee, so members can be assured that their site offers them the best possible pricing. Members with questions can call HP at 1-877-231-4351. Thank you!
En exclusivité! HP introduit un site web pour les membres de l'IEEE au Canada.
Les membres IEEE au Canada peuvent maintenant magasiner au site web http://www.hp.ca/ieee-fr Utilisez vos liens avec HP à titre de membre de l'IEEE. Profitez d'offres spéciales sur les produits de TI que vous utilisez tous les jours, y compris des ordinateurs de bureau, blocs-notes, imprimantes, encres, serveurs, unités de stockage et autres. Des rabais sur les produits sont offerts exclusivement par l'entremise de ce site Web ou en appelant au 1-888-202-4465 (veuillez mentionner le mot de passe HPIEEE pour obtenir le rabais).
Free Communications Society membership to new members
IEEE membership dues are at half price now through 15 August 2011. And we are offering Free Communications Society membership to new members. It is a great value --- "IEEE Membership at Half Price +Free ComSoc" together.
"Join IEEE at half price between now and 15 August, get Free membership to IEEE Communications Society" is in effect now, and the 2011 membership benefits start immediately through 31 December. The sooner we can promote, the earlier the new members can enjoy member benefits.
Air Canada Discount - brought to you by IEEE Canada
Air Canada Travel: up to 10% off any fare to Toronto OR Japan.
Toronto, ON: travel between April 21, and May 08, 2011, and receive up to 10% off on the base rate. This deal is brought to you by the IEEE Canada weekend of events, and Air Canada as the official airline.
Tokyo, Japan: travel between May 28, and June 16, 2011, and receive 10% off any air fare rate. This deal is brought to you by the ICC2012 Team, and Air Canada as the official airline.
or to take advantage of these deals, contact Can Air World Travel and ask for the "IEEE ICC to Japan" or "IEEE Canada" promotion.
Free E-book Titles and Access to Archived Webinars to All IEEE Members
In response to Section Congress recommendation, the IEEE is offering e-books and webinars free to all IEEE members. Check out the free e-books and archived webinars at: http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/gpa/
IEEE Career services
Looking for a new job? Check out the following site! The http://careers.ieee.org/
Auto Insurance Rates Update, from The Personal
When it comes to home and auto insurance, it pays to shop and compare prices. Did you know that The Personal reviews their home and auto insurance rates for IEEE members to make sure you're always getting a competitive price?
If you have not yet received a quote from The Personal, there's never been a better time to take advantage of this IEEE member benefit. If you have received a quote in the past, we encourage you to get a new quote to see how much you could save today. For a home or auto insurance quote, call 1-888-476-8737 or visit http://www.thepersonal.com/ieee
Certain conditions apply.
Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
Mozy is offering IEEE members its online backup services at an exclusive discounted rate. Protect your most important business documents, home movies, photos, music and other digital information stored on your computer. Mozy securely backs up all of your data off-site so in case of hard drive crash, lost laptop or virus so you can easily restore what's most important. Every photo, document, or song. Safe with Mozy. Visit http://mozy.com/ieee to get started.
IEEE MasterCard® credit card
Every time you use your card for a purchase, a financial contribution will be made to the IEEE on your behalf!
Plus you can enjoy the benefits of:
Around-the-clock fraud protection Unparalleled 24-hour customer service
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Unparalleled 24-hour customer service
To learn more about this exciting opportunity simply call 1-877-428-6060 and reference priority code CIGI.
Professional Liability Insurance
Thanks to recent insurance carrier negotiations, IEEE members residing in Canada (except Quebec) now have access to a comprehensive and competitive alternative for their professional liability coverage. The new plan provides coverage for technology-related services and is ideal for Canadian members who are self-employed, moonlight, or work for a firm. For more information, visit: www.ieeeinsurance.com/canadapl or call Erin Flett at 1-416-865-3353.
This coverage is available to residents of Canada through R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited. Scott Saddington, Chief Executive Officer of R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited, acts as an agent with respect to residents of Canada.
IEEE has selected Certain Lloyd’s Underwriters for this insurance program. Alternative insurance products may be available in the insurance market place. R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited is providing this single insurer option on behalf of IEEE.
IEEE Canada Section Participation in National Engineering Month
Engineers Canada declared National Engineering Month from Feb. 28, 2011, to Mar. 31, 2011. For a flavour of activities, here is a sample from our sections:
IEEE Peterborough Section held a windmill building project jointly with the PEO and OACETT on March 2nd at Evinrude Centre. Twenty-two teams of four students each came from Peterborough, Lakefield, Port Hope & Cobourg High Schools to learn the theory and application of wind generators from a professional in the field, design and build their generator, evaluate their design, redesign, test (output varied from one to 171 mW, with speed from zero to over 300 rpm). The media attended and reported on the winners:
Subaru Trophy for most Innovative Design
IEEE Trophy for Most Efficient Design
1st. Prize, Team 6, Lakefield College (82%)
2nd. Prize, Team 17, St Mary's, Cobourg (78%)
Engineering Month Activity – Ottawa Section
IEEE Ottawa Section’s Teacher In Service Program (TISP) Committee joined forces with the All Saints FIRST robotics team to put on a robotics display at the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa to celebrate Engineering month. The FIRST robotics team proudly exhibited their working robot. It was truly inspiring to see the small children’s eyes light up when the robot came over to them to pick up the tubes they were handing to it.
The TISP committee exhibited its program and a couple projects using the snap circuits that were suitable for school children. The volunteers had the chance to speak to both parents and teachers that were visiting the museum and told them about the wonderful opportunities available to the schools for children interested in science and technology.
Thanks to Janet Davis (TISP chair), Raed Abdullah, the past IEEE chair, Kevin Yoo, IEEE Student Branch Carleton U. and the All Saints Robotics team for making this happen.
WIEEE Teacher-In Service Program at the University of Alberta Faculty of Education Technology Fair
On March 25, 2011, a group of volunteers from the IEEE NCS section, Mooney Sherman, Jim Ellis, Rossitza Marinova and members of the University of Alberta Student branch, presented during the Faculty of Education Technology in Teaching and Research Fair.
The event was held in Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta as part of Engineering month celeberation and Teacher-In- Service Program. This was the first technology fair aiming to become an annual event with the purpose of gathering to celebrate the use of technology in education and to integrate technology into teaching, learning and research.
The IEEE TISP presentation was 50 minutes long. It included an introduction to IEEE as an organization, the purpose of the Teacher-In Service program and the resources available for educators. The presentation was followed by a demonstration of a project on how to design and build a better candy bag.
Thanks to all the volunteers, the event went very well. The attendees appreciated the volunteers’ effort; they shared that they believed that such activities should become part of the school curriculum.
Toronto Section Forms a New Chapter: Systems
A new technical chapter has been formed - IEEE Toronto Section Systems Council Chapter. Formation of the Systems Chapter has been approved by the IEEE MGA Board on February 19, 2011. The chapter will serve IEEE members by holding meetings at the local level in the fields of interest of the Systems Council:
Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies Modeling, simulation and integration related to design, testing, production and support Design aspects for robust design, human factors, safety, security and usability Transition of products from design to production, deployment and use Quality control and system management Program/product/project management interactions Risk management Systems architecture
Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies
Modeling, simulation and integration related to design, testing, production and support
Design aspects for robust design, human factors, safety, security and usability
Transition of products from design to production, deployment and use
Quality control and system management
Program/product/project management interactions
and other aspects of multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of systems. Chapter's inaugural event will be held on May 9, 2011 (co-located with IEEE Canada CCECE2011). To register for the event, please click here.
4th Annual CANEUS/ IEEE Fly-By-Wireless (FBW11) Workshop
Date: June 14 - 17, 2011
The 4th CANEUS / IEEE Fly-by-Wireless conference (FBW11) is targeted to foster collaboration between university, industry and government partners for the research, development and experimental validation of wireless technologies and concepts for next generation of aircrafts and spacecrafts. The FBW11 conference represents a unique and ambitious attempt to bring together the technology developers, end-users and systems integrators involved in fly-by-wireless Aerospace technology development from within the Americas, Europe, Asia and elsewhere.
The objective of the CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Consortium is to minimizing cables and connectors across the aerospace industry by providing reliable, lower cost, and higher performance alternatives for a vehicle's or program's life cycle. The core premise is that complementary skill sets from across several organizations and countries are needed to rapidly and cost-effectively transform emerging FBW concepts into practical Aerospace systems.
In order stimulate formation of project teams comprised of technology providers and application/end users, and develop project proposals from each team that have significant mutual benefit and high potential of funding from internal or external organizations, the Concordia University is co-hosting this strategic conference at Montreal on June 14-17, 2011.
The 2011 CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Conference, fourth of its kind, builds on the successes from the 1st Joint CANEUS/NASA 2007 "Fly-by-Wireless" Workshop, held in March 2007 at Grapevine, Texas http://www.caneus.org/fbw/FBW07/, the 2nd CANEUS "Fly-by-Wireless" Workshop held in June 2009 at Montreal, Canada (www.caneus.org/fbw09) and last one took place at University of Maine, Orono, USA (www.caneus.org/fbw10) . The first CANEUS/NASA "Fly-by-Wireless" workshop grew out of an identified need from CANEUS 2006 held at Toulouse, by the CANEUS Aerospace End-User Committee on Aerospace SHM - Structural Health Monitoring.
The FBW11 conference will also help advance / refine the projects identified and initiated from previous FBW10, FBW09 and FBW07 workshops. The goal of these past workshops was to significantly advance the CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Consortium by creating roadmap and articulating well-defined projects for the aerospace industry. The workshop will culminate in measurable deliverables, namely a set of project "blueprints", for developing the most promising FBW concepts to system-level prototypes.
The cut-off date for papers and posters submission is April 17th, 2011.
International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Date: June 21 - 23, 2011
The 2nd International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS 2011) is held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR 2011) in the beautiful city of Burnaby on the outskirt of Vancouver, Canada. It aims at providing a platform for researchers, engineers, academics and industrial professionals to present their recent research work and to explore future trends in various areas of autonomous and intelligent systems. The conference will address recent advances in theory, methodologies and applications in the ever growing field. The scientific program will include distinguished keynote and invited speakers and fully refereed contributions that will be published in a special volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. It will be indexed in major indexing databases. Selected articles will be considered for publication in the Int. Journal of Robotics and Automation and in the Int. Journal on Control and Intelligent Systems, among other journals. AIS 2011 will be organized into four tracks, with the list of technical areas in each track given below.
IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
Date: October 3-5, 2011
The annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2011) will take place in Winnipeg, MB, Canada from October 3 to 5, 2011. Located in the center of Canada, Winnipeg is a culturally diverse, creative and cosmopolitan city with a warm, welcoming spirit that will make a unique and unforgettable meeting and convention destination. The objective of EPEC 2011 is to provide a forum for experts in Electrical Power and Energy to disseminate their recent research outcomes and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. We will also invite renowned experts to give keynote speeches. Bring your family with your research findings to EPEC2011, enjoy our programs and appreciate the history of Winnipeg.
IEEE International Conference on Communications
Date: June 10-15, 2012
Since 1965 the IEEE International Conference on Communications has been one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society. IEEE ICC brings together the world's leaders, scientists, policy makers from industry and academia. The IEEE Ottawa Section is proud to host IEEE ICC 2012 Conference and Exhibition from 10-15 June 2012 where recent advances in the field of communications will be presented.
The theme of the conference is "CONNECT o COMMUNICATE o COLLABORATE". For participants it promises to stimulate the scientific exchange of ideas, the identification of future trends in communications, and the illumination of business opportunities. The conference program will feature 12 technical symposia, 16 industrial forums, keynote presentations, several workshops, and tutorials.
For general conference information please visit:http://www.ieee-icc.org/2012
The cut-off date for papers and posters submission is April 17th, 2011.
Paper Submission: 6 September 2011
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