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.
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Jun 11, 2009at 6:00 p.m.
Dr. Ehab F. El-Saadany presents, "Distributed Generation – Overview" organized by our Power and Energy Chapter.. Click for details.
Jun 25, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
Dominic Lalli of National Instruments, and Mohamed Hafed of DFTMicrosystems Inc. present, "Test Challenge and Solution in High-speed IO" organized by our Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter. Click for details.
IEEE Toronto Section Call for Nominations
2010-2011 Section Officers
Nominations are hereby invited from the membership of the IEEE Toronto Section for the Officers positions (2010-2011) of the Section.
To be eligible, such nomination must be received by the Chair of the Nominations Committee by September 15, 2009 (the election year).
Such “membership” nominations must be supported in writing by the signatures of ten or more voting members of the IEEE Section. Nominees, to qualify for election, shall have experience in at least two Section positions (not necessarily in IEEE Toronto Section), or in the collective opinion of the Executive Committee, adequate experience in the affairs of the Toronto or other Sections.
Nominations will remain open until September 15, 2009. Please contact Alagan Anpalagan, Nominations Committee Chair at 416-979-5000 x6079 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IEEE Toronto Section's Survey
As part of the IEEE Toronto Section's desire to better respond to members' needs and wishes, we are conducting a survey. The survey is organized into 3 broad categories namely membership, member needs and how you rate IEEE to your needs.In total, there are 20 questions that require responses.The Survey is designed to preserve anonymity without reference to member identity and the results of the survey will be used by the IEEE only. The survey is designed and delivered securely (over a SSL session) using the services provided by Surveymonkey (www.surveymonkey.com).
I kindly request your cooperation to take this survery by clicking here.
IEEE Milestone - First External Pacemaker
IEEE Milestone - First External Pacemaker The IEEE Toronto Life Members affinity group has successfully nominated the "Hopps First External Pacemaker" as an IEEE Milestone.
Pat Finnigan (LM Chair) is leading this initiative and he needs some help in working with researchers and IEEE members in the life sciences/medical area to gather some more information about Dr. Hopps and his pioneering work in the late 1940's. Click this link to see Dr. Hopps interviewed on a 1950's CBC archive clip from Front Page Challenge.
If you have any relevent information or expertise or are just interested to help out, please contact Pat at this e-mail
Project Management Institute - Southern Ontario Chapter (PMI SOC) and
IEEE Toronto Section Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
On March 26, IEEE Toronto Section and PMI Southern Ontario Chapter signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the purpose of exchanging ideas and experiences on how to benefit from each others’ operations. Under the MOU, both organizations will hold joint activities and facilitate the knowledge sharing among the constituents. Moredetails.
Benefits of Attending
2009 IEEE Toronto International Conference –
Science and Technology for Humanity
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 27 - 29,2009
Conference is focusing on advanced interdisciplinary
problems across a broad spectrum of the IEEE fields
of interest. The scope is NOT limited to the
traditional IEEE areas – electrical, electronic,
Prestigious International IEEE Conference,Full-Paper Peer Review,Publication in the IEEE Xplore – Most Respected,Scientific Full-Text Database,Attend the Conference On-Site in Toronto or Participate On-Line,Low Registration Fee- $299 with High-Value Tutorials Included,Opportunity to Publish Lengthier Papers – Up to 6(six) Pages With No Extra Fee,....
8-10 July 2009, The Second IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security
and Defense Applications (IEEE CISDA 2009) http://ieee-cisda.org/
Sep 27–29, 2009 — Toronto International Conference – Science and Technology for Humanity – TIC-STH 2009 will be held in Toronto, Ontario
Oct 19–21, 2009 — Product Safety Engineering Society Symposium – PSESS 2009 will be held in Toronto, Ontario.
All IEEE Conferences in Canada - please use this link.
Using WinUSB to Communicate with a USB Device" by Dennis Cecic — June 20, 2009
Are you developing a customized USB Peripheral for Windows® XP or Vista®? USB peripheral manufacturers must provide a way for the PC host application to access the device’s features. Microsoft has recently provided a user-mode driver, WinUSB.sys and user-mode DLL, WinUSB.dll, which exposes user-mode client support APIs. The objective of this 1-day class is to review the important aspects of USB (electrical, mechanical, protocol), as well as providing hands-on experience in implementing a Windows® application using the WinUSB APIs, which will exchange data with a USB microcontroller. The course will be run in a fully instrumented computer laboratory.
Click for details.
"Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (WCET) Training" by Javan Erfanian and Luis Blanco — Jun. 11 and 12, 2009
A 2-day course aims to cover end-to-end wireless engineering concepts, technologies, standards, architecture, design, services, management, and related infrastructure, regulatory and other attributes. This course targets the requirement for the WCET certification examination.
Click for details
IEEE Celebrates 125 Years of Engineering the Future 13 May
IEEE Spectrum Profiles 2009 Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Dennard
Participants Sought for Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 1-2 June in Washington, DC
For more these and other IEEE news from the IEEE Newsroom - Click here.
And check out the IEEE Institute Magazine here.
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 Dimitri
, 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. If you are interested, please contact our
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