The Board of Directors meeting is held on November 24 and
- elects Lori Hogan of NL Section as a new member to April 2015
- awards IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Upgrade Grants to
University of Saskatchewan
University of Ottawa
University of Manitoba
- awards IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants to
University of Waterloo NanoRobotics Group
All Saints High School Robotics Team
Concordia and McGill Collaborative Field Trip to MIT and Boston University.
University of Manitoba Satellite Project
UBC Field Trip to USA
The IEEE Vancouver Section receives a Special Grant to assist in funding their
Centennial Publication, This publication is to focus on the history of the
Vancouver Section and the to celebration the 100th anniversary of the founding
of the section. The publication is intended to be educational, forming a
milestone in a series of publications on the Vancouver Section history and
will provide a precious keepsake for members. The publication will contain a
reprint of earlier history about the Vancouver Section and a new article
updating the more recent history and a summary of centennial celebrations.
The image shows their new logo.
Susan Ryan, employed by Newfoundland Hydro, is the recipient of the 2011
IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Prize. Susan graduated from Memorial
University of Newfoundland and has been active in her IEEE Student Branch,
her Section, and a number of non-IEEE volunteer activities. She is to receive
her prize at the upcoming Section AGM.
The IEEE Canadian Foundation is sad to record the passing
of one of its founding members, Wally Read, on 15 August 2011. Wallace
Stanley Read was born in Newfoundland 18 April 1930. For many IEEE volunteers
in Canada and worldwide, we have lost a dear friend and a guiding light. For
more information on his illustrious career, please use this link , and this link for his IEEE
Emily Landry receives her $5,000 IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarship from ICF
President Bob Alden at one of the IEEE Vancouver Section Centennial
celebration events - From Softwood to to Software - on 27 June 2011.
Emily played a vital role in the establishment and initial management of
the IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre at the UBC Okanagan Campus.
The IEEE Canadian Foundation program of establishing
IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centres (with grants to establish and
upgrade centres) was voted one of the top three initiatives worldwide
at the annual IEEE Student Activities Committee meeting in Seattle, WA,
3-5 June 2011.
The Board of Directors meeting is held on April 7, after
the Annual Membership meeting and;
- elects the officers for the 2011-12 term:
President - Bob Alden
First Vice President - David Whyte
Treasurer - Luc Matteau
Secretary - Ossama Iskandar
- elects David Whyte as VP Grants and Mo El-Hawary as VP Development
- expresses appreciation to two members Janet Bradley and Slawo
Wesolkowski who are leaving the foundation
- elects two new members for 5-year terms; Fiorenza Albert-Howard &
- re-elects seven members for 5-year terms; Mo El-Hawary, Paul Fortier,
Kash Husain, Sam Iskandar, John Mowbray, John Plant & David Whyte
- elects members to the operating committees
- awards four IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships at $5,000 each;
Emily Landry, UBC Okanagan
Alexander Kougiya, University of Saskatchewan
Jeffry Arcand, University of Ottawa
Daphne Ong, Carleton University
- awards three IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
Glebe Collegiate FIRST Robotics Team
UBC IEEE Student Branch Field Trip to Germany
IEEE Canada - Student Training Workshop
- awards one Endowed Award
a VT Travel Grant to Maurice Khabbaz of Concordia University,
- approved a change to the VT awards, discontinuing the Research Grant
and replacing it with a second Travel Grant
2011 ICF Scholarship Winners
The Annual Membership meeting is held on April 7 and;
- receives the President's annual report
- receives the report of the Grants committee summarizing that in 2010,
the IEEE Canadian Foundation
awarded 3 Scholarships, 5 Learning Centre Upgrade Grants,
16 Special Grants, 1 Women in Engineering Prize, 1 Vehicular Technology Travel Grant,
1 Power Quality Scholarship, 2 IEEE Canadian Foundation Québec Science
Fair Prizes and funded 3 IEEE Canada medals - totaling $56,145.
- re-elects current directors Bob Alden, Ray Findlay, Sam Iskandar &
David Whyte for 3-yr terms
- receives the audited financial statement and investment report for 2010
- receives the report of the investment advisory committee
- approves the 2011 operating budget and appoints the auditors for 2011
The IEEE Canadian Foundation receives a $1000 donation
from the Victoria Section.
The IEEE Canadian Foundation Executive Committee
approves a grant of $1,500 to support the first IEEE Canada Women In
Engineering conference to be held on 30 April, 2011 at the Delta Meadowvale
Resort and Conference Center in Mississauga, Ontario.
IEEE Canada announces that it will present the M.B. Broughton Central Canada
Merit Award to Maike Luiken of London, Ontario on May 9, 2011 at the annual
Awards Banquet in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Maike served as chair of the Ottawa
Section in 2005 and is currently the chair of the London Section. She is a
director of the IEEE Canadian Foundation and the chair of the Section Liaison
Committee. Dr. Luiken is the Dean of Sustainability and Applied Research at
Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology in Sarnia, Ontario.
IEEE Canada announces that it will present the W.S. Read Outstanding Service
Award to Kash Husain of London, Ontario on May 9, 2011 at the annual Awards
Banquet in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Ashfaq (known as Kash) Husain has a long
history of volunteer service to IEEE. He served as chair of the Canadian
Atlantic Section in 1993-94 and the London Section from 1999 to 2006, after
serving in many other positions. Within IEEE Canada, he has served as the
treasurer of several conferences and chaired the IEEE Canada Conference
Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2009. He has been a member of the IEEE
Canadian Foundation since 2006 and is currently a member of the Development
Committee. Mr. Husain is a consulting engineer with Dillon Consulting.