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Activities and Events 2009


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Social Event

Annual Dinner Evening

Annual Dinner Evening at the Old Mill
Date: Saturday 2010-February-20
Time: 6:00 PM Reception (cash bar)
6:30? 7:00 PM ? Dinner Time To Be Determined
Speaker: To Be Determined
Topic: To Be Determined
Location:
The Ancaster Old Mill, 548 Old Dundas Road, Ancaster, Ontario
Restaurant details - www.ancasteroldmill.com
Cost: To Be Determined $20.00 Members, $30.00 Non-Member Guests?
Limit: 50
RSVP by 2010-Jan-31 to John Harris at
Mail cheque to 394 Callaghan Cres., Oakville, ON L6H 5H2
Last year was SOLD OUT!
Last Year Event Notice

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Technical Meeting

OPA Feed-In-Tariff: Connection Process

The Green Energy Act (GEA) creates an obligation to connect renewable generation resources subject to economic, technical and other requirements. Having adequate connection/network availability and capability is important to the success of the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program.

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) connection assessment and planning process for FIT:
– Will determine available connection/network availability and capability to connect FIT projects as they apply for contracts
– Will identify “economic” transmission and distribution (T&D) expansions where existing capability is unavailable or limited
– Will identify opportunities for sharing connection facilities among developers in areas where transmission expansion is contemplated
Additionally, LDCs will perform similar assessment on the distribution system for distribution connected projects

Speaker: Bob Chow, Director, Transmission Integration, Ontario Power Authority

Date: Thursday 2009-Dec-03
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: McMaster University, ITB Building, Room A113
Cost: None if you park off campus
Limit: None
RSVP (optional): If you think you might attend (50% or better), please register here.

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Ontario Energy Board says, "build the generators, we need the power."
Citizens say, "Not in my backyard!"
Flynn wants moratorium on gas-powered generators
Town bylaw could scuttle power plant

Contact Dave for more information.


Early TV
Annual General Meeting

John Logie Baird and Television

Personal Tales About The Invention of Television

In January 1926, John Logie Baird was the first publicly to demonstrate real television. Other pioneering achievements followed, including the first transatlantic transmission, the first demonstrations of colour television and stereoscopic television, and the first video recordings. In the 1930s he twice televised the Derby, and was the first to demonstrate cinema television, in black-and-white and colour.
His son, Malcom Baird, will draw on published and personal material to present a comprehensive account of the life of this enigmatic and controversial Scottish genius.
Additional information is available at many websites, such as:
  www.bairdtelevision.com
  www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=bairdjohnl

Speaker: Malcom Baird, Professor Emeritus, McMaster University
Date: 2009-Nov-17
Time: 6:30 pm (Speaker at 7:30 pm)
Location: McMaster University, ITB Building, Room A113
Cost: None if you park off campus
Limit: None
RSVP (optional): If you think you might attend (50% or better), please register here.
Juice and cookies will be served.

Since this is our annual general meeting there will be a few details handled at the beginning of the meeting
  Reading of minutes from last AGM
  Election of Officers

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Contact Jim for more information.
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Technical Meeting

Facilitating The Connection Of Renewable Generation In Ontario

Transmission projects/alternatives facilitating the connection of renewable generation in Ontario (wind, biomass, solar etc)

The presentation will include an overview of Hydro One's electric system, the changing Ontario power sector environment and the transmission development challenges. It will briefly summarizes the key Investment Drivers for capitals and the impact of the Feed-In Tariff Program on transmission planning and development. Also, it will describe the planning work in progress to determine facilities required to increase transmission capability and transmission expansion plan to enable renewable resource developments in Ontario.

Speaker: Ibrahim El Nahas, Transmission & Connection Planning Dept., Hydro One
Date: 2009-Oct-22
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: McMaster University, ITB Building, Room A113
Cost: None if you park off campus
Limit: None
RSVP: Please register here.

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Contact Naghmeh for more information.


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Life Member Meeting

Share, Mentor, Blow-your-horn

Ron Potts and Dave Hepburn will introduce us to IEEE Life Member Technical Biographies for the Hamilton Section Web Page.

Agenda 2 (Postponed until next meeting)

Frank Barnard will show a 10 minute video from MTO on RAPID REPLACEMENT of an 8 lane Bridge on Hwy. 417 at Ottawa.

Date: Wednesday, 2009-Oct-21
Time: 12:00 noon
Location:
  Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club
  10 Woodley's Lane (sketch map in event notice)
  Dundas, Ontario
Cost: $13.00
Limit: All members welcome.
RSVP: Please RSVP by Oct 16, 2009 to frank.barnard-AT-sympatico.ca Phone 905-628-8851

Contact Bert for more information.
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Social Event

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament 2009-June-06. Open to members and guests.

The IEEE Hamilton Section is pleased to invite you to the Third Annual Golf Tournament. Tee off times will be assigned the week before the tournament. The format for the day will be best ball, so every team has an opportunity to win bragging rights for winning this prestigious tournament.

Date: Saturday 2009-Jun-06
Time: 1:00 PM (Tee times to be confirmed)
Location: Chedoke Martin Golf Club is located at:
563 Aberdeen Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario Canada, L8P 2S8
Pro Shop: (905) 546-3116
Cost: $70.00 (includes 18 holes of golf, cart and dinner)
Limit: 36 20
RSVP: Reserve your spot by 2009-May-20 here or here.

For more information contact Blair at
or Robert

Mail cheque payable to "IEEE Hamilton Section" to
    Blair MacCuish
    293 King St. E.
    Stoneycreek, ON L8G 1M2
Alternatively you can pay electronically:
Number of Golfers

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Life Member Meeting

Innovation: Canada’s Knowledge-Based Challenge

Dr. H. D. (Doug) Barber LS will present this topic. Doug is one of the founders of Linear Technology- now Gennum. He is currently serving as Distinguished Professor-in-Residence at McMaster University. We can have discussion on the subject and interchange ideas.

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Dave Hepburn will update us on his project on IEEE Hamilton Section History.
Agenda 3
Ron Potts will update us on the IEEE Canada meeting in St. Johns NL, 1-3 May’09

Date: Wednesday, 2009-May-27
Time: 12:00 noon
Location:
  Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club
  10 Woodley's Lane (sketch map in event notice)
  Dundas, Ontario
Cost: $13.00
Limit: All members welcome.
RSVP: Please RSVP by May 22, 2009 to frank.barnard-AT-sympatico.ca Phone 905-628-8851

Contact Bert for more information.
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Technical Meeting
Windmill at Pickering
 

Status of the Wind Industry

Windmills - Why everybody wants them, but not in my back yard.
An examination of the rapid growth, reasons for the growth and current challenges of the wind industry, with emphasis on Ontario.

Speaker: Uwe Roeper, President of Ortech Power
Date: 2009-May-19
Time: 6:30 pm
Location:
  ArcelorMittal (Dofasco) Main Office
    Conference Room
  1330 Burlington Street (enter from Ottawa Street),
  Hamilton, ON L8N 3J5
Cost: None (Parking is free)
Limit: All members welcome. Room holds 24
RSVP: Please indicate intent to attend (in case we need a bigger room) here or here.

About the Speaker
Uwe Roeper is President of ORTECH, an energy and environmental consulting firm and former Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Renewable Energy Corporation, a wind and water power development company. Mr. Roeper has had overall responsibility for the successful development of several renewable energy projects in Ontario. His specialty includes wind sector economics and project financing. In his current role, he manages a team of 35 technical and advisory staff.
Education: B.Sc., Geological Engineering, 1983 University of Manitoba M.Sc., Water Resource Engineering, 1985 University of Manitoba Professional Engineer, 1987.

About Ortech
ORTECH is a leading Canadian technical consulting and financial advisory firm in the wind energy sector. ORTECH, through its former development affiliate, Canadian Renewable Energy Corporation (CREC) has been responsible for over 200 MW of wind capacity currently under construction. ORTECH has carried out research, financial analysis and due diligence review on over 1000 MW of projects under development.

Contact Manfred for more information.
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Non IEEE Event

2nd EIC Conference On Climate Change Technology
EIC Conference

The 2nd Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2009) is a Canadian and international engineering forum for stakeholders to share and exchange new information and ideas for dealing with climate change and global warming. It also provides an opportunity for participants to keep abreast of emerging techniques and technologies for the mitigation of climate change.
The CCTC2009 is organized by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and nine of its member societies.

Date: May 12-14, 2009
Cost: $725.00
Location: Hamilton ,Ontario
Address: McMaster University
Contact: Eric Williams
16 Brookview Crescent, RR#2
Tiverton,, ON,
Canada N0G 2T0
Tel: 519-396-8844
Fax: 519-396-6926
Email:
More Info: www.cctc2009.ca


Meeting

Executive Meeting

A networking opportunity (as well as a chance for input on events)

Date: 2009-Apr-21 (Typically 3rd Tuesday of Each Month)
Time: 7:00 pm ish (after Neil Alexander’s talk)
Place: McMaster University, ITB-A113
Limit: All members welcome

Contact the chair for more information.

Technical Meeting

Nuclear Renaissance in Canada and Globally

In the year 2000 there were no formal orders for new nuclear plants anywhere in the world and there were doubts about whether the Canadian plants would have their lives extended by the necessary mid term refurbishment. Investment in the development of a generation III+ CANDU reactor was maintained at a minimal level and questions were being raised about the value of Canada’s investment in being a leading nuclear nation.
By 2009 the nuclear world has completely changed. There are over two hundred new plants on the drawing board and many more are expected to be built in this next phase of the nuclear industry. Canada has readied its Generation III+ design for commercialization making Canada one of only five nations vending reactors of their own design. The work already taking place on refurbishing the Bruce and Lepreau stations has made the Canadian Nuclear supply chain one of the most advanced in the world.
In this presentation Neil discusses the reasons the Nuclear Renaissance and the reasons why it is occurring and relates this to the opportunities that it creates for Canada if we play our cards right.

Date: Tuesday 2009-April-21
Time: 6:00 PM
Speaker: Dr Neil Alexander, President of Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI)
Location: McMaster University, ITB Building, Room A113
Cost: None if you park off campus
Limit: None
RSVP: Please register here or here.

Speaker's Biography:
Neil is a long-term and passionate advocate of nuclear power as a secure and environmentally sensitive source of energy. He has worked in the industry for over 25 years where his experience includes nuclear waste management, production and sales of medical radioisotopes and nuclear transportation as well as the provision of goods and services that support nuclear power generation. In addition to being the President of OCI, Neil is a principal consultant for Bucephalus Inc and is a Director of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.
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For additional information contact Jim
Non-IEEE Event

Process and Automation Show

An event for Process Professionals to learn about the latest technology for their plants.
Sponsored by "Canadian Process Equipment & Control News"
Technical program provided by Toronto Chapter of ISA.

Topic: Process and Automation Technology
Date: Thursday 2009-April-16
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Mississauga Convention Centre
       75 Derry Road West
       Mississauga, Ontario
Cost: None
       Free breakfast at 8:30 am with pre-registration before April-13 by email to by calling Jane Simbrow at 905.770.8077.
Event Sponsor
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Student Event

Do you have Money on your Mind?

GradSmart is an Alumni Relations initiative aimed at helping graduating students transition to the next stage of their life. Alumni Relations will provide resources to help guide students in whatever path they choose: furthering education or entering the work world.

Topic: Do you have Money on your Mind?
Date: Wednesday April 8, 2009
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: Niagara College, Welland Campus, S212
      300 Woodlawn Road, Welland, Ontario L3C 7L3
  or
Date: Thursday April 9, 2009
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: Niagara College, NOTL Campus, W213
      135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0
Cost: None
      
How to Find Niagara College
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Non-IEEE Event

Engineering Greener Products and Clean Technologies

A complimentary, half-day seminar by National Instruments

       National Instruments provides a wide range of measurement and automation tools that can help engineers and scientists design, develop, and improve products and technologies resulting in environmental and economic benefits.

Date: Tuesday 2009-April-07
Time: 08:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location:
       Toronto Congress Centre
       650 Dixon Rd
       Toronto, ON M9W 1J1
Cost: None

NI’s Registration Page
NI’s Event Page

Meeting

Executive Meeting

A networking opportunity (as well as a chance for input on events)

Date: 2009-Mar-17 (Typically 3rd Tuesday of Each Month)
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (after Bob Clarke’s talk)
Place: Niagara College
Limit: All members welcome
RSVP: Please indicate intent to attend here or here.

Contact the chair for more information.

Non-IEEE Event

25th Annual J.W. Hodgins Lecture

Speaker: Dr. Vicky J. Sharpe, President and CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Topic: Sustainable Development, Cleantech and the Canadian Landscape
       With over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry Dr. Sharpe has the knowledge, experience and passion needed to deliver on STDC’s mandate to build a sustainable development technology infrastructure in Canada.
       Dr. Sharpe holds a B.Sc. Honours in Applied Biology from Bath University, UK, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Chemistry, as applied to water polution control, from Trent University, UK.
Date: Thursday 2009-March-19
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:
       Information Technology Building (ITB) - Room 137
       McMaster University
       1280 Main St. W.
       Hamilton, ON
Cost: None (but paid parking at McMaster)

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For more information contact Terry Milson at 905.525.9140 ext. 27391 or milsont@mcmaster.ca
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Technical Meeting

Underwater Robotics

IEEE Niagara College Student Branch is having a guest speaker Bob Clarke from the ASI group in St. Catherines come speak to us about the field of underwater robotics.
Bob is a world leader in underwater robotics and R.O.V.'s. He has done some amazing work all over the world and has a lot to say about creative problem solving in robotic engineering. Bob has agreed to come and give a 40 minute presentation about his experiences in the field and afterwards take questions from the audience.

Date: Tuesday 2009-March-17
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Speaker: Bob Clarke from the ASI Group
Organized by the Niagara Student Branch
Location: Secord Room, Niagara College, Welland, Ontario
Cost: None
Limit: None
RSVP: Please register here or here.

Directions http://www.niagaracollege.ca/howtofindus.htm
From Toronto & Hamilton:
Exit QEW at Hwy. 406 south to Welland.
Take Woodlawn Road exit.
Turn right on First Avenue.
Turn left into the College.


Event Notice
For additional information contact Alex Right
Non-IEEE Event

Hamilton ISA Expo

A “must attend” for: Process Engineers, Control Systems Engineers, Operations and Maintenance Personnel, Technical or Engineering Support, Information Systems Engineers, Corporate Management, Measurement, Testing, and Quality or Standards Engineers, Technologists and Technicians, Software Engineers, Systems Designers, Systems Integrators, Research and Development, Production Engineers, Purchasing and Educators.

Topic: Measurement And Control Technology
Date: Wednesday 2009-March-11
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens
       680 Plains Road West
       Burlington, Ontario
Cost: None
       Free lunch ticket with registration
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Social Event

Annual Dinner Evening

Annual Dinner Evening at the Old Mill
Date: Saturday 2009-February-21
Time: 6:00 PM Reception (cash bar)
6:30 PM 7:00 PM Dinner
Speaker: Dr. Ian Rowe
Topic: Tales from Canada's 50 Years in Space
Location:
The Ancaster Old Mill, 548 Old Dundas Road, Ancaster, Ontario
Restaurant details - www.ancasteroldmill.com
Cost: $20.00 Members, $30.00 Non-Member Guests
Limit: 50
RSVP by 2009-Jan-31 to John Harris at
Mail cheque to 394 Callaghan Cres., Oakville, ON L6H 5H2
SOLD OUT!
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Meeting

Executive Meeting

A networking opportunity (as well as a chance for input on events)

Date: 2009-Feb-17 (Typically 3rd Tuesday of Each Month)
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Place: Chap’s (Fairview St. Burlington)
Limit: All members welcome
Contact the chair for more information.

Meeting

Executive Meeting

A networking opportunity (as well as a chance for input on events)
(Usually pizza is provided)

Date: Tuesday 2009-Jan-20
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Place: McMaster University, Information Technology Building (ITB), Room A311
Cost: None (Paid parking on campus)
Limit: All members welcome

Agenda

Membership Benefits

Upgrade to Senior Member Status Night

Meeting: Whenever requested

Have you ever considered upgrading to IEEE Senior Member status? It is free.The requirements for elevated status are:
1. 10 years experience, or equivalent,(i.e. seven years since graduation)
2. 5 years of significant engineering performance,
3. Reference letters from Senior Member or Fellow grade IEEE members.
The two problems usually encountered are:
1. Getting discouraged by the paperwork,
2. Finding Senior Members to act as references.

The IEEE Hamilton Section frequently hosts meetings which eliminate the two problems. You bring a resume showing five years engineering experience (an old one will do, if you don't keep an up-to-date one in your desk drawer or are retired) and the section will bring the forms and the Senior Members to act as references.

Date: Held On Request
Time: Typically 7:00 PM to 8:00 (or 9:00 PM depends how much talking we do about the good old days)
Location: To be determined

Pop, coffee and cookies provided.

To request a night, or volunteer to host one, please contact
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