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News Archive 2002

Dec 2002 A 2001 IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grant leads to an article published in the IEEE Canadian Review, that describes a reenactment of Marconi's first transatlantic wireless experiment in St. John's, Newfoundland, to commemorate the centenary. Click to read more.
Dec 2002 We welcome six IEEE volunteers from Québec (Montréal, Sherbrooke, and Trois-Rivières) who have become foundation members as part of the Foundation's drive to better serve our French speaking members.
Dec 2002 The schedule for receiving McNaughton Centre Grant applications has been changed from quarterly to annual to allow greater fairness in the competition for limited funds.
Oct 2002 President Bob Alden attends the IEEE Toronto Section Annual Dinner meeting and makes a presentation about the Foundation and IEEE logos. If you would like Bob to speak at your Section send him an e-mail.
Sep 2002 Treasurer Luc Matteau attends the Student Branch Workshop to explain the foundation, what grants are available, and how to apply. He distributed large color posters to be displayed in or near McNaughton Centres and other prominent locations. Click here to view a powerpoint version you may wish to use. Contact Luc if you would like a poster for your branch.
Jun 2002 Foundation Treasurer, Luc Matteau, receives a cheque from Foundation President, Bob Alden, who donates the monetary component of the Haraden Pratt Award he has just accepted from IEEE President Ray Findlay at the 2002 IEEE Honours Ceremony. Click here to view the group photo and more details.
Jun 2002 At its June 18 meeting, the foundation board of directors approves;
- the use of our new bilingual logo and the first French language on-line form for updating branch contact information (e-mail addresses and URLs),
- the use of on-line forms for scholarship and grant applications as an alternative to the existing method of mailing printed copies.
May 2002 The IEEE Student Activities Committee announces the 10 regional winners in the WWW contest, The Canadian (Region 7) winner is Devry Institute of Technology at Calgary, Alberta. You can view all the winning web sites.
April 2002 Dave Kemp attends the opening of the newly upgraded IEEE McNaughton Centre at Red River College on April 12, 2002. He provided photographs with this report.
April 2002 At its April 9 annual meeting, the foundation membership receives;
- the President's annual report
- the annual report of the disbursements copmmittee summarizing that in 2001, the IEEE Canadian Foundation awarded 9 Scholarships, 5 Learning Centre Upgrade Grants, and 6 Special Grants - totaling $71,000.
Apr 2002 At its April 9 annual meeting, the foundation board of directors adopts a branding policy that is consistent with IEEE guidelines. The use of the "ICF" abbreviation will be discontinued. The names of centres, grants and scholarships will be referred to as:
IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centres
IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants
IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships

IEEE Student Branches are requested to use the following identification on their existing centres:
IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre at (School Name)
Sponsored by the IEEE Canadian Foundation

Apr 2002 The IEEE Canadian Foundation implements its first on-line service - for student branch volunteers to update their branch URLs and e-mail addresses. Please use the "Branch Update" link on the left side navigation panel.
Mar 2002 The IEEE Canadian Foundation web site has a new look, consistent with the new web guidelines announced by IEEE. For more details and templates.
Feb 2002 McNaughton Centre Scholarships have been increased in value to $3500 and $1750. Click for more details.
Jan 2002 Bill Lower passed away on January 12, 2002 - please view link for more information.
Jan 2002 Our IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre web contest is over, branches who submitted entries have be contacted. Concordia has the best entry ($500 prize), their McNaughton Centre site (as it was submitted at that time) can be viewed from the foundation home page, along with runner ups ($250 prizes each) - Dalhousie, and Memorial. (To view from our home page - click on "learning centres", then "Concordia University", etc.)
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