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The WOW Dinner Toronto 2019

Monday, May 20th, 2019

The WOW Dinner is the world’s leading #womenintech dinner promoting diversity & inclusion in tech and related industries. The inspirational global series of networking events coming to Toronto on May 21, 2019 at the Gladstone Hotel, and coincides with the Collision Conference held just blocks away. The event welcomes people of all genders and orientation. Expect an evening of great conversation with a vibrant group and an eclectic mix of innovators, amazing food and inspiring speakers!

Day & Time: Tuesday May 21st, 2019
5:30 p.m. ‐ 8:00 p.m.

Organizers: Newhaus Communications, Green Capulet, IEEE Toronto WIE

Price: All IEEE members can get tickets for $50.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-wow-dinner-toronto-for-women-in-tech-tickets-59334500087

Location: The Gladstone Hotel

Assessment of Egocentric Spatial Orientation using Virtual Reality for Diagnosis and Monitoring Alzheimer’s Disease

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Friday May 24th, 2019 at 12:15 p.m. Prof. Zahra Moussavi, Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program at University of Manitoba and Canada Research Chair, will be presenting “Assessment of Egocentric Spatial Orientation using Virtual Reality for Diagnosis and Monitoring Alzheimer’s Disease”.

Day & Time: Friday May 24th, 2019
12:15 p.m. ‐ 1:15 p.m.

Speaker: Zahra Moussavi
Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program
Professor & Canada Research Chair
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Manitoba

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, IEEE Toronto, IEEE Toronto Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter, UHN

Location: TRI-UC, Basement Lecture Theatre
550 University Ave., Toronto, M5G 2A2

GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/543203653

Contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Abstract: Memory and cognitive declines are associated with normal brain aging but are also precursors to dementia, in particular the so called the pandemic of the century, Alzheimer’s disease. While currently there is no cure or “vaccine” against dementia, based on brain’s plasticity, there are hopes to delay the onset or to slow the progression of disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is multi-facet condition; thus, the key to its management is in multi- disciplinary approaches. The clinical diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders, in general, is based on an extensive evaluation of cognition and behavioral performance along with functional status, which provides a variable grade of accuracy especially at early stages of the disease. In this talk, I will review diagnostic objective methods that can assist Alzheimer’s diagnosis. In particular, I will elaborate on the application and research outcomes of virtual reality egocentric spatial assessment for and its potentials for a differential diagnosis of Alzheimer’s versus other types of dementia.

Biography: Zahra Moussavi is a professor, a Canada Research Chair, and the founder and director of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program at University of Manitoba. Her current research focuses are on medical devices instrumentation and signal analysis for sleep apnea management and Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment using virtual reality, rTMS and EVestG technologies. She is the recipient of several awards including the “Canada’s Most Powerful Women (Top 100)” and “Manitoba Distinguished Women” in 2014 and IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer, 2014 and 2019. She has published more than 259 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conferences, and has given 94 invited talks/seminars including 2 Tedx Talks and 9 keynote speaker seminars at national and international conferences. Aside from academic work, on her spare time, she writes science articles for public; also has developed and offered memory fitness programs for aging population.

Poster Link: Click here

FICI International Competition of clean tech, high tech and smart cities

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Day & Time: Sunday March 17th, 2019
12:00 p.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m.

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE

Location: Apple and Beeton Hall
Reference Library, Toronto

Introduction of Industrial Networks and Fieldbus

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

This Thursday, February 21st, from 12:00 until 2:00 pm, we will be having a special session on Introducing Industrial Networks and Fieldbus. This session will be lead by Professor Keyvan Ghazaie Alamdari.

Day & Time: Thursday February 21st, 2019
12:00 p.m. ‐ 2:00 p.m.

Speakers: Keyvan Ghazaie Alamdari
Humber College Professor

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, Humber Student Branch

Location: Humber College North Campus, Room J235B

Contact: IEEE Humber

IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions #14

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

We will be having our weekly programming session Friday April 19 at 5:10 pm in room F310. Snacks and Codes will be served!

We will continue our format of splitting off into groups for the first hour to help the new members catch up, the second hour will be preparation for IEEE Xtreme, and the 3rd hour will be dedicated to whatever interests the group that day (so bring your questions and ideas)! We will also continue our smart city project discussions!
Bring your laptop with you!

Day & Time: Friday April 19th, 2019
5:10 p.m. ‐ 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Andew Rudder
Humber College Professor

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, Humber Student Branch

Location: Humber College North Campus, Room F310

Contact: IEEE Humber

IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions #13

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

We will be having our weekly programming session Friday April 12 at 5:10 pm in room F310. Snacks and Codes will be served!

We will continue our format of splitting off into groups for the first hour to help the new members catch up, the second hour will be preparation for IEEE Xtreme, and the 3rd hour will be dedicated to whatever interests the group that day (so bring your questions and ideas)! We will also continue our smart city project discussions!
Bring your laptop with you!

Day & Time: Friday April 12th, 2019
5:10 p.m. ‐ 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Andew Rudder
Humber College Professor

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, Humber Student Branch

Location: Humber College North Campus, Room F310

Contact: IEEE Humber

IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions #12

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

We will be having our weekly programming session Friday April 5 at 5:10 pm in room F310. Snacks and Codes will be served!

We will continue our format of splitting off into groups for the first hour to help the new members catch up, the second hour will be preparation for IEEE Xtreme, and the 3rd hour will be dedicated to whatever interests the group that day (so bring your questions and ideas)! We will also continue our smart city project discussions!
Bring your laptop with you!

Day & Time: Friday April 5th, 2019
5:10 p.m. ‐ 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Andew Rudder
Humber College Professor

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, Humber Student Branch

Location: Humber College North Campus, Room F310

Contact: IEEE Humber

IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions #11

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

We will be having our weekly programming session Friday March 29 at 5:10 pm in room F310. Snacks and Codes will be served!

We will continue our format of splitting off into groups for the first hour to help the new members catch up, the second hour will be preparation for IEEE Xtreme, and the 3rd hour will be dedicated to whatever interests the group that day (so bring your questions and ideas)! We will also continue our smart city project discussions!
Bring your laptop with you!

Day & Time: Friday March 29th, 2019
5:10 p.m. ‐ 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Andew Rudder
Humber College Professor

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, Humber Student Branch

Location: Humber College North Campus, Room F310

Contact: IEEE Humber

IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions #10

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

We will be having our weekly programming session Friday March 22 at 5:10 pm in room F310. Snacks and Codes will be served!

We will continue our format of splitting off into groups for the first hour to help the new members catch up, the second hour will be preparation for IEEE Xtreme, and the 3rd hour will be dedicated to whatever interests the group that day (so bring your questions and ideas)! We will also continue our smart city project discussions!
Bring your laptop with you!

Day & Time: Friday March 22nd, 2019
5:10 p.m. ‐ 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Andew Rudder
Humber College Professor

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, Humber Student Branch

Location: Humber College North Campus, Room F310

Contact: IEEE Humber

IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions #9

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

We will be having our weekly programming session Friday March 15 at 5:10 pm in room F310. Snacks and Codes will be served!

We will continue our format of splitting off into groups for the first hour to help the new members catch up, the second hour will be preparation for IEEE Xtreme, and the 3rd hour will be dedicated to whatever interests the group that day (so bring your questions and ideas)! We will also continue our smart city project discussions!
Bring your laptop with you!

Day & Time: Friday March 15th, 2019
5:10 p.m. ‐ 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Andew Rudder
Humber College Professor

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, Humber Student Branch

Location: Humber College North Campus, Room F310

Contact: IEEE Humber