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Summary of Scheduled Meetings - Current Month and Beyond
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Feb 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Prof. Pietro Andreani of Lund University presents tutorial lecture, "Integrated LC Oscillators," organized by our Solid-State Circuits chapter. Click for details.
Feb 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Prof. David Sampson of the University of Western Australia presents, "Photonics Enables a Microscope in a Needle for Imaging Deep in Tissues," organized by our Circuits & Devices joint chapter. Click for details.
Feb 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Ph.D. student Kevin Swersky of the University of Toronto presents, "Automating Machine Learning with Bayesian Optimization," organized by our Magnetics and Instrumentation & Measurement chapters. Click for details.
Feb 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Shigeto Suzuki-san of Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. presents, "32Gbps I/O Circuit Techniques for High-Performance Server and Super-Computer Applications," organized by our Circuits & Devices chapters. Click for details.
Mar 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Prof. Stefano Maci of the University of Siena presents Distinguished Lecture, "Metasurface Antennas," organized by our joint Electromagnetics & Radiation chapter. Click for details.
Mar 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. bestselling author Ms. Pamela Paterson and senior IT recruitment professional Mr. Sup Das present, "Resume Writing for the Online Job Search," organized by our Women in Engineering affinity group. Click for details.
Mar 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Prof. Thas (Ampalavanapillai) Nirmalathas of the University of Melbourne presents, "Mobile Data Explosion: Convergence of Optical and Wireless Networks," organized by our Communications chapter. Click for details.
Mar 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Elya B. Joffe, VP Engineering at KTM Project Engineering presents Distinguished Lecture, "Transmitting consumer products and 'electro-phobia': Why People are REALLY scared of Electromagnetic Fields?," organized by our Communications chapter. Click for details.
Mar 31, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Andy Reid, Forensic Coordinator at the Ontario Ministry of Finance's Forensic Investigation Team presents, "Computer Forensics: Case Studies," organized by our Computer chapter. Click for details.
March 1, 2014: Showcase draws hundreds of do-it-yourselfers
"More than 400 parents, children and individuals interested in learning about do-it-yourself culture flocked to the Durham DIY Showcase on Feb. 17, 2014. The event featured 20 exhibitors in four different theme areas: arts and culture, hobbies, innovation, and food and garden."
Jan 11, 2014: New 2014 - 2015 Section Officers
At the latest Annual General Meeting, the following officers of the IEEE Toronto Section were elected for the term 2014 - 2015:
Chair: Emanuel Istrate
Vice-Chair: Karl Martin
Treasurer: Naresh Kurada
Secretary: Olivier Trescases
Our executive is looking forward to working with section members and volunteers over the coming two years.
Jan 11, 2014:
Our newest IEEE
is the latest winner of a
McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grant
IEEE Canadian Foundation
. The grant will enhance the learning experience of IEEE Student Members at UOIT, by helping them gain hands-on experience with many aspects of electrical engineering. The grant is named in the memory of General Andrew G. L. McNaughton, one of Canada's most distinguished electrical engineers. All electrical engineering students at UOIT are encouraged to become IEEE student members in order to benefit from the newly-established McNaughton Centre.
At the same time the UOIT Student branch in collaboration with FBSC has received a special grant for outreach on Family Day on Feb 17th, 2014 called Durham DIY Showcase. It's a free event aimed at children to encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Students of the branch will be providing information to children and their parents about careers in Engineering. To learn more about the event visit
Congratulations to the UOIT Student Branch for winning these awards. We are very grateful to the IEEE Canadian Foundation for supporting many of our activities.
Jan 5, 2014: The Toronto Young Professionals (formerly GOLD) Affinity Group has recently been awarded the First Annual "Best Canadian Young Professionals Affinity Group" Award by the IEEE Canada Member Services Committee, for their excellent volunteer work and dedicated services for drastically raising the profile of IEEE in Toronto. Through a unique series of workshops, panels, and networking mixer events in 2013, the Toronto Young Professionals team was able to successfully raise awareness for young professionals (not just engineers!) in Toronto about exciting opportunities that have the potential to shape their short- and long-term success. Over the coming year, the team plans to organize and promote several high-impact events for students and early career professionals, by engaging key industry players, leveraging IEEE resources, and building strong partnerships with current and prospective sponsors. Please keep your eye out for the first big Young Professionals event in 2014!
|We have created a Flickr page which will store
the photos for all of the events that we host. For each event shown below, please go to the corresponding
link to see the photos
|IEEE Toronto AGM 2012
The IEEE Toronto Section is currently seeking volunteers for the following Chapter Chair positions. If you are interested, please contact the appropriate
person for the posting of your choice below.
Public Relations Committee Chair - Please contact Dr.Xavier Fernando:
Life Members Chair - Please contact Pelle Westlind:
Serving on the Region 7 Professional Development Committee - Please contact Dr.Xavier Fernando:
Serving on the Region 7 Industry Relations Committee - Please contact Dr.Xavier Fernando:
Assisting with or hosting technical, educational, or member development webinars - Please contact Dr.Xavier Fernando:
Award Certificate from the University of Toronto
The IEEE Toronto
Section has received an Award Certificate from the University of Toronto in recognition for our dedicated support of student scholarships to the University
» Click on the image on the left to view the certificate.
New Systems Council Chapter
On February 19, 2011, the IEEE Toronto Systems Council Chapter was established and approved by IEEE. The chapter is chaired by Dr. Alexei Botchkarev (Alex Bot), former IEEE Toronto Section Chair. Read more about this new chapter and its upcoming events here.
New Magnetics Society Chapter
On March 15, 2010, the IEEE Toronto Magnetics Society Chapter was established and approved by IEEE. The chapter is chaired by Dr. Alireza Sadeghian, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, Ryerson University. Read more about this new chapter and its upcoming events here.
New Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Chapter
On September 3, 2009, the IEEE Toronto Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Chapter was established and approved by IEEE. The chapter is chaired by Dr. Hossam A.Gabbar, Associate Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Read more about this new chapter and its upcoming events here.
IEEE Milestone - First External Pacemaker The IEEE Toronto
Life Members affinity group has successfully nominated the "Hopps First
External Pacemaker" as an IEEE Milestone.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) History Center recently recognized with a Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing The First External Cardiac Pacemaker 1950 "an external electronic pacemaker-defibrillator with electrodes inside the patient, developed by the National Research Council, for the successful continuous pacemaking of a heart. This achievement led to pacemakers which have enhanced the lives of thousands and also helped to firmly establish the importance of electronic devices in medicine."
» Read more about the milestone event and view the event photos
Marcelo Mota Awarded the 2008 IEEE Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award
Marcelo Mota, IEEE Toronto Section Secretary, has been awarded the 2008 IEEE Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award. Marcelo's long and fruitful volunteer work for the IEEE developing and promoting the Institute’s activities internationally in all Regions outside the U.S. (Regions 7, 8, 9 and 10), with a stronger focus in Regions 9 (Latin America) and 7 (Canada), has largely contributed to the Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board’s mission of serving the needs of the members of the IEEE by maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the geographical organizational units of the IEEE and met the following MGA Board goals, with a transnational scope in the true spirit of the Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award. Read more about this award here.
The IEEE Toronto Section would like to congratulate Marcelo Mota for his achievement and contributions to the IEEE community.
Launch of IEEE Toronto Section Consultants Network Affinity Group & Online Consultants Database
The petition to form the IEEE Toronto Section Consultants Network was approved by IEEE HQs on October 7, 2008. On October 25, the IEEE Toronto Section launched the online Consultants Database under the stewardship of Fasih Masood, Chair, Industrial Relations Committee & Consultants Network Affinity Group. The technical architect of the database is Karl Martin, IEEE Toronto Section Webmaster.
In phase-I, the objectives of the Consultants Database include, but not limited to, fostering the growth of Consultants in fields under the umbrella of IEEE & its Societies, encouraging local consultants to join the IEEE Toronto Section Consultants Network and form new alliances, promoting the use of independent technical and engineering consultants by industry and business, and providing educational activities for self-employed members.
Under the MOU of IEEE and PMI Southern Ontario Chapter, the Consultants Database will also be advertised on the home page of PMI SOC Website at http://www.soc.pmi.on.ca/
In phase-II, IEEE Toronto Section will publish a print catalogue of all consultants with pictures & profiles which will be distributed at all the IEEE Events.
Summary of Local IEEE Conferences
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Pas Pasupathy: Meeting Challenges Head On
IEEE Life Fellow and Toronto Section member, Prof. Subbarayan "Pas" Pasupathy, was recently profiled in the IEEE publication "The Institute":
"A lunch with co-workers and perhaps a fancy watch or a piece of luggage are typical retirement gifts for many people. But those weren’t adequate to mark the career of IEEE Life Fellow Subbarayan “Pas” Pasupathy. Instead, his students and colleagues at the University of Toronto, in Canada, devoted an all-day workshop to honor his contributions as teacher, pioneering researcher, and international authority on wireless digital communications, detection and estimation theory, and biomedical signal processing."
Read the full article by Kathy Kowalenko and visit the official workshop web page.
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