The Monthly Connection
The Electronic Newsletter of the IEEE Toronto Section
Issue #20050901, September 2005
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The Electronic Newsletter of the IEEE Toronto Section - the latest news about upcoming events and the people that make them happen - Section and Chapter meetings, workshops, conferences, and other events of interest occuring in Toronto and surounding areas.   Posted every month.   Now formatted for portrait-orientation printing.

Upcoming Chapter/Group Meetings

September 8, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. Dr. James Rautio of Sonnet Software, Inc. presents an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Distinguished Lecture entitled "The Life of James Clerk Maxwell", organized by our Electromagnetics & Radiation chapter. Click for details

September 8, 2005 , 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Our Women In Engineering Affinity Group presents a "Mentoring Event" where experiences and knowledge are to be shared. Click for details

October 3, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. POSTPONED FROM July 19 - DETAILS TO FOLLOW Mr.Pietro Manni, President of PQ Logic Corporation, presents a seminar entitled "Computer-Based Harmonic Modelling: Effect of Non-Linear Loads on Stand By Generators", organized by our Industry Applications chapter.Click for details

Upcoming Courses   Now is the time to register if you have not done so.


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Upcoming Conferences

The 16th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor & Mobile Radio Communications will be held September 11-14 2005 in Berlin, Germany.Please visit their web site for full details

Second Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks will be held on 26-29 September 2005 in Santa Clara, California, USA.Please visit their web site for full 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

Section News

Please welcome the following members as they assume responsibilties in their respective sections

Engineering and Human Environment Chapter - Jane Zhao as Chapter Vice Chair (Reliability ) Please click here for her Biography.

Member News

Congratulations to two of our members who have been recently elevated to Senior Member grade;

    Naushad H. Dowlut     Signal Processing Society
    Magdi F. Ishac     Power Engineering Society
    Haridoss Sarma     Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation Society

If you wish to apply for Senior Member elevation, or nominate someone else, please use this link.

For the details of the IEEE Senior Member Program, please visit our IEEE Toronto page for helpful information and links.

Student News

Scholarship Winners   Two students are receiving IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships; Ricky Leung at Ryerson University, and Tina Tahmoures-Zadeh at the University of Toronto - they will be invited to our Annual General Meeting on October 22, 2005 at the Old Mill Inn.


2006 IEEE Technical Field Award Recipients Announced

Piscataway, N.J., 10 August 2005 -- The recipients of the 2006 IEEE Technical Field Awards have been identified. IEEE Technical Field Awards recognize outstanding achievements in special fields of electrical and electronics engineering. For a complete list of recipients, the awards they will receive, and their accompanying citations, visit. Click 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.

Volunteers Invited

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 specific areas:

- Vice Chair & Secretary for our Women In Engineering Group    If you are interested, please contact Visda


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