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Summary of Scheduled Meetings - Current Month and Beyond
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Jun 4, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Steve Eng of Enviro-Energy Technologies Inc. presents, "Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems &
Details for Commercial/Residential Installations" organized by our Industry Applications Chapter. Click for details.
Jun 11, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Ehab F. El-Saadany presents, "Distributed Generation – Overview" organized by our Power and Energy Chapter. Click for details.
Jun 15, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Nasser Kehtarnavaz of the University of Texas at Dallas
presents, "A Look Inside Digital/Cell-phone Cameras" organized by our Industry Applications Chapter. Click for details.
Jun 16, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Benjamin Lee of Harvard Applied Physics and IIT Bombay presents, "Quantum Cascade Lasers – Distributed Feedback Lasers and
Arrays for Chemical Sensing" organized by our Circuits and Devices Chapter. Click for details.
Jun 25, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Dominic Lalli of National Instruments, and Mohamed Hafed of DFTMicrosystems Inc. present, "Test Challenge and Solution in High-speed IO" organized by our Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter. Click for details.
Local IEEE Educational Programs
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.
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.
IEEE Milestone - First External Pacemaker The IEEE Toronto
Life Members affinity group has successfully nominated the "Hopps First
External Pacemaker" as an IEEE Milestone.
Pat Finnigan (LM Chair) is
leading this initiative and he needs some help in working with researchers
and IEEE members in the life sciences/medical area to gather some more
information about Dr. Hopps and his pioneering work in the late 1940's. Click this link to see
Dr. Hopps interviewed on a 1950's CBC archive clip from Front Page Challenge.
If you have any relevent information or expertise or are just interested to
help out, please contact Pat using his
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Your 2008-2009 Section Officers (L to R):
Wai Tung Ng - Vice Chair
Alex Bot - Chair
Marcelo Mota - Secretary
Pelle Westlind - Treasurer
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