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May 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Patricia Nieva, Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo, presents "Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors for Performance Monitoring of Lithium Ion Battery Cells". Click for details.
May 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Ed Cherney, IEEE Fellow and editor-in-chief of the IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, presents "Variable Speed Drive Motor Insulation Challenges". Click for details.
May 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. the IEEE Engineering and Human Environment Joint Chapter, in partnership with the Association of Polish Engineers in Canada and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers is hosting the mini-conference "Issues and Challenges Facing Ontario Engineers" with Paul Acchione, Past Chair of Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, as speaker. Click for details.
May 21, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Terry Peters PhD, FIEEE will present "Augmented-Reality Assisted Surgery on the Beating Heart", as part of an IEEE EMBS Toronto Society event, co-hosted with CIMTEC. Click for details.
May 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Sharon Barney, MBA, will be presenting "The Gender Gap in Patents: Why does it exist and how do we 'fix' it?". Click for details.
June 03, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. James Lacefield, Ph.D., will present "Image-Guided Injection System for Preclinical Research Applications". Click for details.
June 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Paul N. Acchione, Past President and Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, will be presenting "Electrical Energy Storage Options". Click for details.
Durham DIY Showcase draws more than 300 to get inspired about doing
Creativity, curiosity, tools and technology all melded at this year's Durham DIY Showcase, hosted Sunday, February 2015 at the central gymnasium of Durham College. The event motivated more than 300 children, families and do-it-yourselfers of all ages to get involved in more than 36 workshops and demonstrations over the course of the day. Ontario-based innovators, makers, artists, hobbyists, and foodies inspired and delighted, giving participants opportunities to get their hands dirty and try everything from gardening to spinning, and even computing with fruits and vegetables!
"This was the our second year for Durham DIY, and the day was very rewarding for children and young families to learn more about engineering and innovation," said Glenn McKnight of the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities, and the event's organizer. "This free event created a very positive attitude among all participants and vendors."
2015 IEEE International Conference on Application-Specific Architectures, Systems, and Processors (ASAP)
Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, the conference covers the theory and practice of application-specific systems, architectures and processors, building upon traditional strengths in areas such as computer arithmetic, cryptography, compression, signal and image processing, network processing, reconfigurable computing, and all types of hardware accelerators.
Abstract submission is on February 27, 2015.
Papers are due on March 6, 2015.
Notifications are sent out May 15, 2015.
The conference will be held July 27-29, 2015.
October 7, 2014:
We are pleased to announce that SIGHT Toronto has been approved as one of the new SIGHT locations. In recent years, IEEE has placed great emphasis on Humanitarian Technology Activities, instituting the Humanitarian Ad Hoc Committee (HAHC) in 2011. As part of a strategic effort toward member engagement, HAHC has instituted a program called Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT).
Objectives - To promote the mission of IEEE regarding humanitarian technology activities, particularly:
To bring together members/IEEE Organizing Unit (OU) working in or wishing to work in humanitarian fields and to encourage and promote them in activities that use humanitarian technologies by giving them an opportunity for participation.
Increasing awareness of IEEE members and engineers of the potential of their work to improve the standard of living of underserved populations, and encouraging them to increase efforts in this direction.
To engage with NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, UN Organizations, Corporates, and other similar bodies to synergize efforts in delivering useful and sustainable technologies in their operations.
To work with other bodies in the global engineering community who have similar goals and help each other in delivering to the ideals and participate in joint activities like Engineering for Change (E4C).
This founding committee consists of:
David Kung Li
Glenn McKnight (Interim Chair)
July 3, 2014:
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May 20, 2014: Young professionals mix it up at successful networking event
More than 150 early-career professionals from a broad range of industries turned out to raise a glass and make new connections at IEEE Young Professionals' latest networking social May 6, 2014. The event at The Three Brewers microbrewery was co-hosted with IEEE Women in Engineering and scheduled to coincide with the Canadian Conference on Electrical & Computer Engineering at nearby Ryerson University.
The goal of the event was to introduce conference attendees to the local IEEE Toronto community, and bring together students and early-career professionals in a broad range of industries, including engineering, science, business, marketing, arts and media. The venue was packed all night.
"Speaking with young professionals at our events is always an invigorating experience," said Mario Milicevic, chair of IEEE Young Professionals Toronto. "In just a couple of hours, I can have an in-depth discussion about CAD tool design for electrical engineers, the state of the economy and political trends, MBA opportunities in Canada and abroad, the challenge of selling men's pants, interactive virtual gaming platforms, implantable bio-devices, and of course, IEEE volunteer opportunities."
IEEE Young Professionals is coordinating a professional development series of events for September, featuring workshops on dressing for success, dining etiquette and networking skills. Look out for a half-day mini-conference on entrepreneurship slated for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Hart House at the University of Toronto to bring together technical innovators and early-career professionals through keynote talks, workshops, panels and networking.
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.
Our former chair of the IEEE Toronto Section, Alexei Botchkarev (Alex Bot) has created some notes to share some experience he gained as the IEEE Toronto Section
Chair, to show what worked successfully and what did not, and to draw attention to some points of
concern and possible solutions, which could help the Section be more effective and efficient in serving the
organization's constituency. Please see this link for more details.
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.
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.
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."
On March 26, IEEE Toronto Section and PMI Southern Ontario Chapter signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) for the purpose of exchanging ideas and experiences on how to benefit
from each others� operations. Under the MOU, both organizations will hold joint activities and
facilitate the knowledge sharing among the constituents. More details here.
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.
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.
On July 15, 2008, a highly successful one-day Symposium on Alternate Energy and Global Synergy was hosted by Ryerson University, co-sponsored the IEEE Toronto Section (represented by the WIE Affinity Group). The symposium proceedings and presentation slides have been made available here.
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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."
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