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- Renew Your Membership for 2014
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- Donate by IEEE Membership Renewal
- IEEE Canadian Foundation Needs Your Support
- IEEE Canadian Foundation - submission
- Section Events Online
- IEEE Canada on Facebook!
- New online tool - IEEE RésuméLab
- Positions available from Engineering Careers!
- IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Application is OPEN
- IEEE uOttawa Student Branch won the George Armitage Outstanding Student Branch Award 2014
- Newly elevated senior members in Region 7
- Bill Rosehart appointed Dean of the Schulich School of Engineering
- The Personal - Home and Auto Group Insurer for IEEE members
- MBNA Credit card for Members of IEEE- Canada
- Canada Professional Liability Insurance
- Name change for IEEE Member Group Insurance Provider
- New Professional Liability eTool for IEEE Members-ProLiabilitySmart
- INTELEC 2014
- EPEC 2014
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
Renew Your Membership for 2014
You can start renewing your membership for 2014. 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.
Donate by IEEE Membership Renewal
The IEEE Canadian Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the IEEE in Canada, is happy to accept your contributions when you renew your IEEE membership in the fall each year.
Just select the IEEE Canadian Foundation as your choice when you complete your annual IEEE membership renewal form (paper or web version).
Please note that this method enables you to make a contribution to the IEEE Canadian Foundation General Fund only. To make a contribution to one or more of our other funds, please consider donating online or donating by mail.
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.
IEEE Canadian Foundation Needs Your Support
Is somebody close to your heart graduating this year from a Canadian University or College engineering or science? In recognition of their success, consider a donation to the IEEE Canadian Foundation (ICF) to support the vital role IEEE has in the professional development of so many students. Get an early start on your 2013 donations - your donation to ICF, a Canadian registered charity, is tax deductible.
IEEE Canadian Foundation - Submission
The deadlines and other related information for the IEEE Canadian Foundation grants and prizes can be seen at:
McNaughton Centre Grant Applications (http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/cen_grnt.php) Special Grant Applications (http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/sp_grnts.php), and Vehicular Technologies Travel Grant Applications (http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/vt_award.php) IEEE Canada Women In Engineering Prize (http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/clift_prize.php)
McNaughton Centre Grant Applications (http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/cen_grnt.php)
Special Grant Applications (http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/sp_grnts.php), and
Vehicular Technologies Travel Grant Applications (http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/vt_award.php)
IEEE Canada Women In Engineering Prize (http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/clift_prize.php)
Section Events Online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kitchener Waterloo Section: http://www.ieeekw.com/activities.php
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Hamilton Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/hamilton/currentevents.htm
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kingston Section: http://sites.ieee.org/kingston/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the London Section: http://london.ieee.ca/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the New Brunswick Section: http://nb.ieee.ca/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the South Alberta Section: http://sites.ieee.org/southern-alberta/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Winnipeg Section: http://winnipeg.ieee.ca/calendar
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Northern Canada Section: http://northerncanada.ieee.ca/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Northern Saskatchewan Section: http://northsask.ieee.ca/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Vancouver Section: http://www.ieeecontact.org
Please find the IEEE Montreal Section Newsletter (Issue 6, January 2012): http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r7/montreal/files/IEEE_Montreal_Newsletter_Jan_2012.pdf
The IEEE Montreal Section ExCom would like to thank to all contributors and editors.
The previous issues (# 5, Nov. 2011) can be accessed through: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r7/montreal/files/IEEE_Montreal_Newsletter_Oct_2011.pdf
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Ottawa Section: http://www.ieeeottawa.ca/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Toronto Section: http://toronto.ieee.ca/
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the St-Maurice Section: http://www.sm.ieee.ca/evenactivites.html
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.
New online tool - IEEE RésuméLab
To help you make a great first impression, IEEE partnered with OptimalResume, a career services company in Durham, N.C., to create IEEE RésuméLab, an online program that helps you with the many tasks needed for landing a job. This includes writing better résumés and cover letters, creating a portfolio or a video résumé, and improving your interviewing skills.
Launched in January, IEEE RésuméLab is free to all IEEE members.
Positions available from Engineering Careers!
For more information: look up a job under the following link http://www.engineeringcareers.ca/.
IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Application is OPEN
The IEEE PES is now accepting applications from undergraduate students in the US & Canada for the PES Scholarship Plus Initiative. This scholarship provides multi-year scholarships and career experience opportunities to qualifying U.S. & Canadian electrical engineering undergraduate students. As long as the scholar continues to meet renewal standards, he or she will receive up to three years of funding — US$2,000 the first year, $2,000 the second year and $3,000 the third year — interspersed with up to two years of valuable, hands-on career experience.
The deadline to submit an application is June 30, 2014. For detailed up-to-date information about this new initiative, including application requirements and how to apply, please visit the PES Scholarship website.
IEEE uOttawa Student Branch won the George Armitage Outstanding Student Branch Award 2014
The University of Ottawa IEEE Student Branch has won the George Armitage award in recognition of the best student branch in Canada by its exemplary IEEE student branch operations.
Newly elevated senior members in Region 7
Following members were elevated in March:
Congratulations on the achievement!
Bill Rosehart appointed Dean of the Schulich School of Engineering
Dr. Bill Rosehart, professor and department head of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Calgary, has been appointed dean of the Schulich School of Engineering, effective April 1.
Dr. Bill Rosehart is an expert in complex power systems and is working towards preparing the electrical system for a whole new wave of renewable technologies. His research investigates the electrical system as a whole, with a focus on making it more efficient, reliable, and secure. His research areas include optimizing energy systems, controlling wind-based energy production, and studying the benefits of distributed generation.
Dr. Rosehart received a number of IEEE awards, including Technical Council awards - Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) for 2007 and IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award 2008.
Photo by Dave Brown, University of Calgary
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Canada 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.
Name Change for IEEE Member Group Insurance Provider
The IEEE Member Group Insurance Program administrator changed its name effective January 1, 2014. Members will see the rollout of the administrator's new business name from Marsh Consumer, a service of Seabury & Smith, Inc. to Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC. This name change reflects a transfer of business channels to an affiliate company under the parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC). (www.ieeeinsurance.com/canada):
Mercer Consumer will continue to deliver the same level of service and dedication members have come to expect. Under the new name, the company will still operate at the same location with the same dedicated team and notable integrity.
Please note there will be no change to the customer service toll-free number. It will continue to operate at 1-800-493-IEEE (4333). However, going forward the customer service email address will change to IEEE.email@example.com. The old email address will continue to operate with all emails being routed to the new email box.
IEEE Member Group Insurance Program administered by Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC.
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36th Annual INTELEC® Conference on Energy for Communications
Date: September 28 - October 2, 2014
The 2014 INTELEC® Conference on Energy for Communications will be held at the spectacular Vancouver Convention Centre (East), BC, Canada from September 28 to October 2, 2014. The conference will focus on "Resilient Communications Energy for our Connected World”.
Last date for submitting the abstracts: March 14, 2014.
For detailed up-to-date information about Intelec®, please visit the Intelec® Conference Web site :
2014 Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC)
Date: November 12-14, 2014
Fourteenth annual Electrical Power and Energy Conf erence (EPEC 2014) will take place in Calgary, AB, Canada from November 12 to 14, 2014. The objective of EPEC 2014 is to provide a forum for the exchange of electrical applications technology rela ted to electrical power and energy generation, distribution systems and utilization. The focus for this year ’s conference will be on partnerships between industrial users and power providers by bringing togeth er industrial users, power providers, ma nufacturers, consultants and academia to discuss cutting edge topics of interest to all stake holders
In addition to making technical contri bution to EPEC 2014, bring your family to enjoy the culturally diverse, creative and cosmopolitan city with a warm welcoming spirit.
For detailed up-to-date information, please visit:
Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
Date: May 5-8, 2014
The 2014 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from May 5th to 8th, 2014 at the Ryerson University. CCECE 2014 provides a forum for electrical and computer engineering research and development from Canada and around the world.
For detailed up-to-date information, please visit: http://www.ccece2014.org/
2014 IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC)
Date: June 1-4, 2014
Cosponsored by: IEEE Canada, Montreal Section, Ottawa Section, Toronto Section,Vancouver Section, Northern Canada Section, and Newfoundland and Labrador Section
The 2014 IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC) will be held in Montreal, Canada from June 1-4, 2014. The conference will focus on humanitarian applications of technology in the general areas of technologies for improving the lives of underserved peoples (including aboriginal/indigenous peoples), technologies for the disabled, health-related technologies, humanitarian engineering educational programs, and technologies to assist in disaster situations. The conference will feature outstanding keynote speakers, workshops, a student paper competition and peer-reviewed papers. Technology-oriented papers and papers describing social and economic factors related to humanitarian technology implementation are welcome for the conference.
For detailed up-to-date information, please visit the IHTC2014 Conference Web site:http://www.ihtc.ieee.ca
12th IEEE International New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS) 2014
Date: June 22- 25, 2014
For detailed up-to-date information, please visit the NEWCAS2014 Conference Web site:
2014 IEEE 15th International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR)
Date: July 1 - 4, 2014
2014 IEEE 15th International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from July 1 to July 4, 2014. Vancouver is world renowned for its diversity of many cultures and ethnicities. It is an ideal place for scientists and engineers from around the world to gather and share their ideas. Past HPSR events were held in Heidelberg (2000), Dallas (2001), Kobe (2002), Torino (2003), Arizona (2004), Hong Kong (2005), Poznan (2006), New York (2007), Shanghai (2008), Paris (2009), Dallas (2010), Cartagena (2011), Belgrade (2012), and Taipei (2013). With the unprecedented growth of the Internet as a backbone for communications and information services, it is essential that researchers gather to share their ideas and progress on solving the future challenges that the Internet faces. They include bridging the digital-divide and providing advantages of the Internet to developing countries; handling the bandwidth and delay requirements of multimedia, P2P, and cloud computing applications; implementing IPv6 and migrating from IPv4; deploying large data centers and enhancing their switching capabilities; and achieving energy efficiency of switching and routing equipment. These are only a few of the topics that have demanded switching and routing capabilities that are more intelligent, efficient, and reliable then ever before.
For detailed up-to-date information, please visit the HPSR 2014 Conference Web site:
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