ICF President Bob Alden receives the History Award from Dick Gowen,
Chair of the IEEE History Committee. The citation reads "The IEEE
History Committee recognizes the contributions to the history activities
of IEEE made by Robert Alden whose efforts have increased the
recognition by the general public of technical achievements in IEEE's
fields, and enhanced the appreciation of those achievements and their
contributions to humanity." The occasion was the last meeting in 2009 of
the IEEE Foundation Board.
Dr. Richard Gowen is also President of the IEEE Foundation and he
presented Bob with a second citation marking the end of his six year
term as an IEEE Foundation Director. Bob was thanked for "his leadership
in the development of an electronic process for submission of grant
applications and project reports, and a web-based meeting agenda and
directory of resources for the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors."
The ICF Board meeting was held on Nov. 26. Just before the formal meeting,
Hugh Swain receives the ICF Outstanding Service Award from president Bob Alden.
Hugh had served on the ICF Board and its prececessor IEEC Inc. for 27 years.
Later on, the Board approved Maike Luiken (currently Chair of the London
Section) as a member of the ICF. Maike and Dave Kemp were elected to the ICF
Student Branch Liaison Committee. The Board also renamed the Investment
Committee as the Finance Committee and the Nominations Committee as the
Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee. The Board also approved the
- McNaughton Centre Upgrade Grants to branches at the universities of
Saskatchewan, Ottawa and Calgary.
- A Special Grant to the All Saints Catholic High School Robotics
- A Special Grant to the University of British Columbia Thunderbots
- A Special Grant to the University of Calgary Innovation for Humanity:
the Design Challenge.
- The 2009 IEEE Canada Power Quality Scholarship to Amir Motamedi of the
University of Calgary
- An IEEE Canada Vehicular Technologies Travel Award to Andrew Roberts
of the University of Western Ontario,
The ICF Executive Committee held a meeting at the Delta Airport West Hotel in
Mississauga on Sept. 18. That evening the ExCom attended the TELUS Innovation
Awards dinner. Afterwards ICF treasurer Luc Matteau presented two cheques to
IEEE Canada - the ICF sponsors the IEEE Canada Outstanding Service Award and
financially supports the Student Branch Training Workshop. He also presented
three cheques to students - see photo below.
Funding a McNaughton Centre Upgrade
Funding a tour of Silicon Valley
Funding a 'Networking Dinner"
Telus - one of our Sponsors
Sept. 18-20 - Information about applying or nominating for IEEE
Canadian Foundation Grants & Scholarships will be given at the IEEE
Canada Student Branch Workshop in Toronto. The Workshop and the TELUS
design/research competetion will be held in conjunction with meetings of the
executive committees of IEEE Canada and the IEEE Canadian Foundation.
All events will be held at the Delta Airport West Hotel in Mississauga,
close to the Toronto airport. For more information see descriptions of the workshop
and theTELUS Innovation Award
IEEE Canada Student Activities Coordinator
or IEEE Canada Student Representative
A project has just been started to update this web site - beginning with the
"News" and related pages. These pages are now centered, with a fixed width,
a grey graphic background, and a new logo at the top. The top navigation bar
has been modified to include a direct "Donate Online" link. These changes will
migrate throughout the web site as quickly as possible.
The IEEE Canadian Foundation (ICF) makes several presentations at the
annual spring IEEE Canada Board meeting dinner - this year in St. John's,
NL on May 20.
In the photo below, Susan Ryan of Memorial
University receives her ICF Scholarship certificate from ICF Treasurer Luc
Matteau. Also shown
are Eric Gill, NL Section Chair on the left and Bob Alden, ICF President on
the right. Susan's cheque for $3,500 will be mailed directly to Memorial
University - to be deposited into her student account.
Susan Ryan, Memorial Univ. 2009 ICF Scholarship
The Board of Directors meeting is held on April 2, after
the Annual Membership meeting and;
- appoints the officers for the 2009-10 one-year term: President - Bob Alden,
Vice President Grants - David Whyte, Vice President Donations - Om Malik,
Treasurer - Luc Matteau and Secretary - Ossama Iskandar
- appoints members to the operating committees
- awards five 2009 IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships at $3,500 each;
Susan Ryan, Memorial University
Matthew Sebastian, University of Manitoba
Hao Jun Liu, University of Toronto
Jiey Rong, Carleton University
Prabhat Kumar, University of Victoria
- awards three IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
Carleton University - IEEE Connects! From Backpack
University of British Columbia - Silicon Valley Field Trip
IEEE Canada - Student Training Workshop
- awards the 2009 IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Prize, $1,000, to
April Khademi (Toronto Section)
The Annual Membership meeting is held on April 2 and;
- receives the President's annual report describing progress over
the past year and plans for the future
- receives the report of the Grants committee summarizing that in 2008,
the IEEE Canadian Foundation
awarded 8 ICF Scholarships, 4 Learning Centre Upgrade Grants,
6 Special Grants, 1 Women in Engineering Prize,
1 Power Quality Scholarship, and 2 IEEE Canadian Foundation Québec Science
Fair Prizes - totaling $47,754.
- re-elects current directors Janet Bradley, Om Malik, Luc Matteau and Ossama
Iskandar, whose 3-yr terms are expiring
- received the report of the new investment advisory committee,
approved the 2009 operating budget and appointed the auditors for 2009
- received information that the IEEE Board of Directors approved the
revised ICF bylaws at their Feb 2009 meeting (establishing a Vice President
Donations, an executive committee and an investment advisory committee, and
the IEEE Canadian Life Members Fund.
- approved a mission statement consistent with those of the IEEE and the
Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, and Algonquin College Student
Branches held another "IEEE Connects" - this time at the Sheraton Hotel with
150 attendees, including 40 company representatives, and three speakers;
Ibrahim Gedeon (CTO of Telus), Alexander Macklin ( Engineer turned successful
Intellectual Property Lawyer), and Jennifer Ng (a female Engineer who had an
interesting journey to enter engineering).
Despite difficult economic times, Jieyi Rong (Carleton University
Branch Chair, who led the planning, managed to attract 11 sponsors. The IEEE
Canadian Foundation was one of these sponsors.