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1903 IEEE Toronto Section 2007
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9 chapter/group meetings in May . . . 5 more in June . . .
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Summary of Scheduled Meetings - Current Month and Beyond
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May 2, 2007 at 6:00 a.m.  Janos Rajda presents "IGBT Converters and SCR SwitchGear for Efficient and Secure Wind Power Generation and Transmission Grid Interconnection," co-organized by our Industry Applications Chapter and Signals & Computational Intelligence Joint Chapter (AESS).   Click for details.

May 3, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.  "Student Networking Event " co-sponsored by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and our Women in Engineering Affinity Group.   Click for details. Registration required.

May 10, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Andy Adler presents "Biometrics & Authentication Technologies," co-organized by our Signals & Computational Intelligence, Signal Processing, and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapters.   Click for details.

May 11, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.  "Special Workshop on the Contributions of Prof. Subbarayan "Pas" Pasupathy," is a day long workshop organized by our Communications Chapter and the University of Toronto Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.   Click for details. Registration required.

May 14, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Aggelos K. Katsaggelos presents a Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecture, "Recent Advances in Image and Video Recovery," organized by our Signal Processing Chapter.   Click for details.

May 14, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Stuart Foster presents "Micro-ultrasound in the Land of Bioresearch," organized by our Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapters.   Click for details.

May 17, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.  "Tour of the Ontario Science Centre" organized by our Life Members Affinity Group.   Click for details. Registration required.

May 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Dhanu Kothari of D2i Consulting and Romeo Mitchell of HP Canada present "Failure is Not an Option! — Rescuing Failed or Failing Projects," organized by our GOLD Affinity Group.   Click for details.

May 24, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. representatives from Westinghouse Electric (U.S.), Areva (France), and AECL (Canada) present "Reactor Designs for the Upcoming Nuclear Stations Worldwide – Joint IEEE Toronto/Canadian-Polish Engineers Association Conference," organized by our Engineering & Human Environment Chapter.   Click for details.

June 11, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. Prof. Sergio Cova presents a Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Distinguished Lecture, "Photon Counting Microdetectors and their Applications," organized by our Circuits and Devices Chapter, and co-sponsored by the Institute for Optical Sciences at the University of Toronto.   Click for details.

Jun 11, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Graham Wright presents "2007 Imaging Series - Part III: MRI for Cardiac Applications," co-organized by our Engineering in Medicine Chapter and the Western GTA Convergence Centre   Click for details.

June 14, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. Gary Ferrari of the Firan Technology Group, FTG Circuits presents "Printed Circuit Board Design Trends, Embedded Passives," organized by our Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter.   Click for details. Registration required.

June 14, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. Michael B. Flint of the Project Mangement Institute, Southern Ontario Chapter and MBF Consulting Services Inc. presents "If This Was Easy, Someone Else Would Be Doing It Project Management for Engineers," organized by our Engineering & Human Environment Chapter.   Click for details. Registration required.

June 23, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.  "Networking Get-together " organized by our Women in Engineering Affinity Group.   Click for details. Registration required.

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Local IEEE Educational Programs

A series of three 2-hour workshops by Image, Communication and Quality Specialist, Ayla Tezcan

"Etiquette in Networking: Netiquette" — June 13, 2007
Registration deadline: June 8, 2007

"Attention! Your Body is Talking: Body Language & Communication Image" — June 20, 2007
Registration deadline: June 15, 2007

"Your Color Vitamins: Personal Colors and Effects on People" — June 27, 2007
Registration deadline: June 22, 2007

"Project Management - Meeting those Pesky Requirements" by Celia Desmond — November 5 & 6, 2007 revised date
This two day seminar is for those who manage or work on projects, but have little or no formal training in the field. The course touches on key process areas described in the Project Management Institute's "Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge", including Project Integration, Scope Management, Cost Management, Time Management, Risk Management, Procurement Management, Quality Management, Communications Management, Human Resources. Techniques addressing the key areas of scope definition and management, risk assessment, managing the people aspects, schedule preparation, and budget management will be introduced.
Click for details. Registration deadline: October 29, 2007.

Summary of Local IEEE Conferences

May 28–29, 2007   The 6th International Conference for Upcoming Engineers - ICUE 2007 will be held May 28–29, 2007 at Ryerson University, Toronto. See website for further details.

June 15, 2007   The Connections 2007 annual University of Toronto Electrical and Computer Engineering research symposium will be held June 15, 2007 at the University of Toronto. See website for further details.

June 25–29, 2007   The 27th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems - ICDCS 2007 will be held June 25–29, 2007 in Toronto at the Westin Harbor Castle hotel. See website for further details.

All IEEE Conferences in Canada - please use this link.

Local Events of Interest

May 17–19, 2007   The Cross Border Workshop on Laser Science 2007 will be held May 17 –19, 2007 at the University of Toronto. See website for further details.

Celia Desmond Awarded IEEE Canada W. S. Read Outstanding Service Award

Celia Desmond (SMIEEE) was recognized with the 2007 IEEE Canada W. S. Read Outstanding Service Award for her outstanding service to the profession and to the society, in Canada and abroad.

The IEEE Toronto Section would like to congratulate Celia Desmond for her achievement and thank her for her service to the profession.

 


Dr. Bruno N. Di Stefano

Section Members Recognized as
Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada

Two IEEE Toronto Section members, Dr. Bruno N. Di Stefano and Dr. C. Andre T. Salama, were recently elevated to the grade of Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for their exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada.

The IEEE Toronto Section would like to congratulate Dr. Di Stefano and Dr. Salama for their achievements!

» Complete list of EIC award and fellowship recipients


Dr. C. Andre T. Salama

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photo image 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 2007 Section Officers (from left):
  Marcelo Mota - Secretary
  Alex Bot - Vice Chair
  Alagan Anpalagan - Chair
  Pelle Westlind - Treasurer

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Another Well Attended Seminar
Dr. George Anders, Fellow IEEE
at the Marriott Hotel on Bloor St.
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