The Electronic Newsletter of the IEEE Toronto Section
Issue #20060101, January 2006
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Chapter meetings, workshops, conferences, and other events of interest
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The 19th Annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering will be held May 7-10, 2006 in Ottawa, Ontario. Click here for details.
The Engineering Institute of Canada Conference on Climate Change Technology: Engineering Challenges and Solutions in the 21st Century will be held May 9-12, 2006 in Ottawa, Ontario. Please visit their web site for full details
The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo will be held July 9-12, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario at the Hilton hotel. Click here for details
The 9th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems will be held September 17-20, 2006 in Toronto at the Marrott Downtown hotel. Click here for details.
The 2006 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Bioinformatics and Computational Biology will be held September 28-9, 2006 in Toronto at the Renaissance Downtown hotel.Click here for details.
Please welcome the following IEEE members as they assume Executive
Positions in the Women in Engineering Affinity group
Ms. Susan Treki, P.Eng, has assumed the position
of WIE Vice-Chair. Susan brings extensive industry as
well as volunteer experience to the team. Susan led
the York Region PEO Education Chapter and volunteered
with other organizations such as Engineers without
Borders. Susan's interests include but is not limited
to fuel cell industry, wind power generation and
nano-technology and works for the Ontario Power Generation.
Ms. Sylvia Raynham,has assumed the
position of WIE Treasurer. Sylvia is Senior System
Analyst with CIBC. She was a volunteer member of the
Executive Team of the WIE Affinity Mentoring Event.
Sylvia's interests include but is not limited to new
and emerging computer technologies and algorithms.
Ms. Rachenl Zhan, Stone and Webster, has assumed
the position of WIE Secretary. Rachel has
successfully migrated her engineering and management
experience from her home country, China, to Canada.
She is now part of the Stone and Webster engineering
team. Rachel was a volunteer member of the Executive
Team of the WIE Affinity Mentoring Event
Dr. Kostas Plataniotis - IEEE-Toronto Section Chair 2005, and the Entire team at IEEE Toronto Section thank Mr.Vince Scaini for his dedication and contributions to IEEE-Toronto Section and wish him all the best as he steps down as Chair of the Industry Applications Society.
Senior Membership Elevation - 2005
Robert (Bob) Hanna - President IEEE Canada and IEEE Director (Region 7) 2006-2007, reports that the overall senior membership elevation within Region 7 for 2005 was 110 of which Toronto section contribution was 30%.
He extended his sincere appreciation and thanked the IEEE Toronto Section Leadership for a job well done.
To check how our Region, Section or Society is doing on Senior Member elevations and nominations, click here
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine Recognized with Three STC Awards of Excellence in 2005 Publications Competition
December 14, 2005 -
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (T&S Magazine), published by the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE-SSIT), has been recognized with three 2005 "Awards of Excellence" by the Society for Technical Communications (STC) at the chapter level.
The Awards were announced in December and will be presented to the honorees at an Awards Banquet in March 2006, in Philadelphia, PA. Please click here for details.
IEEE Standards Association Names HP Winner of its 2005 Corporate Award
PISCATAWAY, N.J.,December 5, 2005 . - The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has awarded HP its 2005 Corporate Award in recognition of HP’s broad participation in IEEE-SA operations and its leadership in the IEEE-SA Corporate Program.Please click here for details.
Future Senior Members of the IEEE Toronto Section
Have you been
in professional practice for at least ten years and have shown significant
performance over a period of at least five of those years? You should
be an IEEE Senior Member. Need help in obtaining your three
references? We will help you - just contact Alex
, our membership chair.
Please click this link to find out the advantages, the requirements,
and an explanation of the process including key links to apply online.
Volunteering a few hours a month is a
very rewarding experience - we have a great group of about 45 volunteers
who contribute to the smooth running of our Section - by distributing the
workload over many Section members, the individual load is kept small - we
are looking for a few additional members to help out in the following
- Secretary for our Industry Applications Society
If you are interested, please contact
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A closing quote by Enrico Fermi - 1938, Nobel Prize Laureate for Physics
There's two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery.”
Thank you for reading - Naresh Kurada(Editor).
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