2006 Events
Networking Opportunity
Pub Night
All members are welcome to come and enjoy an informal evening at the Judge and Jury in Burlington to network with their fellow IEEE members. The event is scheduled to begin around 7:00pm and finger food will be provided.

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Speaker: none
Topic: none
Date: Tuesday 2006-February-07
Time: 7:0pm-9:00pm
Location:
Judge & Jury Map
Judge & Jury Pub
1222 Walkers Line
Burlington, ON, L7M 1Y7
Telephone: (905) 319-1655
Cost: None (but you buy your own drinks)
Limit: Members only, please.

Non IEEE Event: Call for Volunteers
Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair (BASEF)
The BASEF, a Regional Science Fair affiliated with Youth Science Foundation Canada are looking for volunteers once again to help judge the since fair entries. More information can be found at http://basef.ca/2006/volunteers/.

Social Meeting
Social Dinner Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Donald M. Carmont, M.A. and Ph.D
Topic: Be the Mentor You Are
Date: Saturday 2006-April-01
Time: 7:30 PM…Reception (cash bar)
       8:30 PM…Dinner
Location:
The Ancaster Old Mill
548 Old Dundas Road
Ancaster, ON
Restaurant details.
Cost: $15.00
Limit: RSVP by March 15 to Chris Maryan (905-308-7611).

Dr. Don Carmont is a training and development specialist, who brings to his consulting practice an expertise in “people skills,” gained from thirty years of leadership, teaching, training, writing and public speaking to hundreds of thousands of people in nearly thirty countries. With an MA in management, and a Ph.D. in communications, Don has designed, developed and delivered training programs, leadership development courses, and several thousand seminar sessions to international conferences, graduate school classrooms, and on-site for organizations in both public and private sector, from American Express to Zurich Life.
Expect thirty minutes of timely, motivational, inspirational, humorous, and anecdotally packed material that will give you insight into a another’s life’s journey as well as revealing things about you that you may well have not realized. This is a not-to-be missed opportunity!

Technical Meeting
"Digital" Microfluidic Biochips
Speaker: Dr. Chakrabarty
Topic: "Digital" Microfluidic Biochips
Date: Tuesday 2006-April-20
Time: 4:00 pm
Location:
McMaster University
Information Technology Building (ITB) - Room A113
1280 Main St. West,
Hamilton, ON
Cost: None
Limit: All are welcome

Advances in microfluidics technology offer exciting possibilities in the realm of enzymatic analysis, DNA analysis, proteomic analysis involving proteins and peptides, immuno-assays, implantable drug delivery devices, and environmental toxicity monitoring. This presentation will first present an overview of the droplet-based "digital" microfluidics technology developed at Duke University. A system design methodology that attempts to apply classical synthesis and module placement methods to the design of microfluidics-based biochips will then be presented.

Dr. Chakrabarty is an associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. He has received both the National Science Foundation Early Faculty (CAREER) award and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award. His current research projects include: design and testing of system-on-chip integrated circuits; design automation of microfluidics-based biochips; microfluidics-based chip cooling; distributed sensor networks.

For additional information contact Nicola Nicolici.
Technical Tour
SIEMENS Appleby Facility Tour
Speaker/Tour Guide: Dr. Waldemar Smoluch
Event: Tour of the Siemens plant in Burlington
Date: Friday 2006-May-12
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Siemens
1550 Appleby Line,
Burlington, ON
Cost: None
Limit: 18
Please RSVP Blair by May 5, 2006

The tour date is set and all members are welcome to come out and tour the Siemens Facility on Appleby Line. The tour guide will be Waldemar Smoluch, who is requesting bring your own safety glasses and suggesting if you could bring your safety shoes with you it would be appreciated. Please RSVP by May 5, 2006 as the tour numbers are restricted to 18 people.
(A second date may be arranged if there is sufficient interest.)

For additional information contact Blair MacCuish.

Life Member Meeting
Life Member Meeting
Speaker: History Committee
Topic: Milestone Application for "First Telephone Call"
Date: Tuesday 2006-May-17
Time: Luncheon
Location: Plainsman Restaurant
Cost: To be determined
Limit: RSVP Bert deKat
For additional information contact Bert deKat.

Networking Opportunity
Pub Night
All members are welcome to come and enjoy an informal evening at the Judge & Jury in Burlington to network with their fellow IEEE members. The event is scheduled to begin around 7:00pm and finger food will be provided.
Judge & Jury Map

Speaker: none
Topic: none
Date: Tuesday 2006-June-06
Date: Monday 2006-June-05
Time: 7:0pm-9:00pm
Location:
Judge & Jury
Judge & Jury Pub
1222 Walkers Line
Burlington, ON, L7M 1Y7
Telephone: (905) 319-1655
Cost: None (but you buy your own drinks)
Limit: Members only, please
Don't forget to bring your business cards, it helps people remember who they met.

For additional information contact Blair MacCuish.

Meeting Notice

Technical Meeting
Unmanned Planes for Ground Target Tracking
Speaker: Dr. Abhijit Sinha
Topic: Cooperative Control of UAVs for Ground Target Tracking
Date: Wednesday 2006-July-26
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm (Talk at 7:30pm)
Location:
McMaster University
Information Technology Building (ITB) - Room 201
1280 Main St. West,
Hamilton, ON
Cost: None (but paid parking at McMaster)
Limit: All are welcome

For additional information contact Sathyan.
Technical Meeting
Space-Time Coding
Speaker: Dr. Ramy Gohary
Topic: Migrating to Space-Time Communications: Gains and Challenges
Date: Wednesday 2006-September-20
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm (Talk at 7:30pm)
Location:
McMaster University
Information Technology Building (ITB) - Room 201
1280 Main St. West,
Hamilton, ON
Cost: None (but paid parking at McMaster - Flat Rate after 4:00 p.m. $ 5.00)
Limit: All are welcome

For additional information contact Sathyan.
Networking Opportunity
Pub Night
All members are welcome to come and enjoy an informal evening at the Judge and Jury in Burlington to network with their fellow IEEE members. The event is scheduled to begin around 7:00pm and finger food will be provided.

road map
Speaker: none
Topic: none
Date: Tuesday 2006-October-03
Time: 7:0pm-9:00pm
Location:
Judge & Jury Map
Judge & Jury Pub
1222 Walkers Line
Burlington, ON, L7M 1Y7
Telephone: (905) 319-1655
Cost: None (but you buy your own drinks)
Limit: Members only, please.
For additional information contact Blair MacCuish.
AGM
Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Dave Hepburn
Topic: Power Systems in Honduras
(Reminisces and photos from a working vacation with CESO)
Date: Tuesday 2006-November-28
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Speaker at 7:30 pm)
Location:
Information Technology Building (ITB) - Room A113
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, ON
Cost: None (but paid parking at McMaster)
Limit: Everyone Welcome

Technical Meeting
Television over the Internet
Speaker: Wayne Milne from Alcatel
Topic: IP for TV
Date: Wednesday 2006-October-24
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Speaker at 7:30 pm)
Location:
John Hodgins Engineering Building, Room 265 (JHE-265)
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, ON
Cost: None (but paid parking at McMaster)
Limit: Everyone Welcome
For additional information contact Blair MacCuish