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Activities and Events 2017


Administrative

Executive Meeting

A networking opportunity (as well as a chance for input on events)
This year we are trying WebEx conference calls to avoid the possibility of snow and nasty weather. Everyone is welcome to join us and listen in. If you have a point to raise, feel free to log in, ask your question and leave. The joy and simplicity of telecommuting :-)

Date: Tuesday 2017-Jan-17 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Tuesday 2017-Feb-21 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Date: Tuesday 2017-Mar-21 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Date: Tuesday 2017-Apr-18 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Date: Tuesday 2017-May-16 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Date: Tuesday 2017-Jun-20 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Date: Tuesday 2017-Jul-18 Live at Dave's house
Date: Tuesday 2017-Aug-20 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Date: Tuesday 2017-Sep-19 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Date: Tuesday 2017-Oct-17 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Date: Tuesday 2017-Nov-21 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM Cancelled due to AGM
Date: Tuesday 2017-Dec-12 7:00 PM Live at
John van Loon's house
192 Cline Ave N
Hamilton ON L8S 3Z9

Place: Your computer (or phone)
Cost: None
Limit: All members welcome
Repeats every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

For audio only (Join by phone):
1. Dial: 1 866 282 7366 (Toll Free)
2. Enter Meeting number (access code): 597 303 494

To access the slides during the meeting, if any:
1. Please log onto (headset and mic recommended):
"https://ieeemeetings.webex.com/ieeemeetings/j.php?MTID=me872b767a79dc04920cc0c6b33af7146"
2. Dial: 1 866 282 7366 (Toll Free)
3. Enter Meeting number (access code): 597 303 494

For more information contact Jim

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Superchapter Meeting

ECE Distinguished Seminar

Topic: Distinguishing Science and Innovation Policies
Speaker: Dr. Danial D.M. Wayner
Date: Thursday 2017-Jan-26
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost: None (Paid parking on campus)
Location: Information Technology Building, Room A113B
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

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Superchapter Event
Joint Chapter of Communications, Information Theory, and Signal Processing Societies

McMaster ECE Distinguished Seminar
Half a Century in Academia: Recollections, Reflections and Lesons Learned

Free coffee and cookies.

Speaker: Dr. Adel S. Sedra, P.Eng., FCAE, FRSC, FIEEE
Topic: Half a Century in Academia
Date: Tuesday, 2017-Mar-23
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8
    Room ITB-A113b
Cost: None. (paid parking on campus)

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Abstract:
With half a century career spent in universities, Adel Sedra will provide interesting recollections and reflections on his work as teacher, researcher, graduate supervisor, mentor, best-selling textbook\ author, and holder of academic leadership positions as Department Chair, Faculty Dean and Univeersity Provost. The talk should be interesting to those pursuing an academmic career.

Speaker:
Adel Sedra received the B.SC. degree from Cairo University, Egypr in 1964 and the M.A.SC. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Toronto, Canada in 1968 and 1969 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering.

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Non-IEEE Event

Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair

2017-Mar-26

Annual Science Fair for students in Grades 5 to 12 www.niagarasciencefair.org

Public Viewing: Sunday 2017-Mar-26
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Brock University
If you want to be a judge see Niagara Call for Judges
30% of Fair projects are French speaking, so that is a plus
Judging Day is Saturday 2017-Mar-25 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
2017 Judges Manual

2017 winners of IEEE Hamilton prize for Basic Electricity and Magnetism:

Prize A
project 1052-B
LED's On Overdrive
Prize B (shared)
project 1023-A
Energy Consumption of Appliances
  project 3001-A
Energy Efficiency of Light Bulbs

2017-May-15 to 20 Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Non-IEEE Event

ISA Hamilton Expo

Experience the future of Instrumentation, Systems & Automation

Date: Tuesday, 2017-Mar-28
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON
Registration: On site
Free parking! Free admission! Free lunch! Door Prizes! No preregistration required. Walk-ins welcome.

Information page isahamilton.com/expo/

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Webinar

IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society
Communicating with a Three Minute Thesis

"If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if an hour, I am ready now."

Variants of this quote are attributed to several different historical figures, attesting to the perennial challenge of delivering concise (and meaningful) presentations.

Speaker: Dr. John Bandler, O.C.
Speaker: Ana Kovacevic
Title: The Art of Effectively Communicating Complex, Highly Technical Work in Three Minutes
Date: Tuesday, 2017-Mar-28
Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
Information and Registration: here

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Non-IEEE Event

Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair

Annual Science Fair for students in Grades 7 to 12 see www.basef.ca

Public Viewing: Saturday 2017-Apr-01
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Mohawk College

Awards Ceremony: Tuesday 2017-Apr-4
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Mohawk Theatre

2016 winners of IEEE Hamilton prize for best use of electricity/electronics:

project U10 project U01
Project U10 Wi-Tricity On Wheels
Michael Wolfe
Project U01 Homemade Raspberry Pi
Patty Meza

2017 winners of IEEE Hamilton prize for best use of electricity/electronics:

project N03 project U07
Project N03 Regulating Temperature
Ellie Xu
Project U07 Improving Electric Vehicle Range
Michael Wolfe
Volunteer Opportunity
Judge training is offered in March.
If you want to be a judge see BASEF Judging
Registration for Judges is now open and available online
www.basef.ca/judgeregistration
Training in March, Judging Day is Friday 2017-Mar-31
2017-May-15 to 20 Canada-Wide Science Fair (Regina)

 

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Non-IEEE Event

McMaster University ECE Department
Capstone Projects Expo

Date: 2017-Apr-06 (Thursday)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Subject: Electrical & Computer Engineering Final Year Project Demos (formerly known as Poster Day)
Location: CIBC Hall (3rd floor of McMaster University Student Centre)
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8
Cost: None (paid parking on campus)

Agenda:

8:30-9:00Registration
9:00-10:00Keynote presentation: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Zäh, Director, Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management
Topic: Industry 4.0 - Opportunities for Implementation
Last year's forum sold out so please register early.
10:00-10:15Networking Break
10:15-NoonExpert Panel Discussion:
Industry 4.0 - Practical Implementation Recommendations
Noon-1:00pmNetworking luncheon
1:00-5:00pm5th Annual Industry Open House (MMRI, CCEM, MARC, BTech, W Booth School, CanmetMATERIALS + more)
2:00-5:00pmStudent Project Showcase
3:30-4:30pm Café X: An informal discussion between Dean Puri and Dr. Rick Huijbregts, VP Digital Transformation and Innovation, Cisco Canada
Industry 4.0 - Digital Transformations in Industry
(Register for the events you can attend)

Volunteer Opportunity Judging: They need industry professionals who can assess design projects related to them (according to a set of guidelines). Each student group will deliver a presentation of approximately 10 minutes long, outlining the scope & design of their project, and then will demonstrate it. Judges will score the group, and have the opportunity to ask the group questions. Judges will be on a team of 3-4 people, assessing approximately 11 projects out of the ˜40 in the exhibition. Scores will be tallied, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each category. Judges attending on behalf of a company or organization will have their logo included on our background slide show, are welcome to bring a banner, and provide promotional material to hand out. Judges will be provided with lunch, beverages and snacks throughout the day, as well as a paid parking pass. Judges must attend from 8:30am to 4:00pm.
Sponsorship Opportunity
They are now inviting companies, organizations and individuals to sponsor the event. There are 2 ways to sponsor. Financial sponsorship will go toward cash prizes for the top 3 projects in each category, and to the purchasing of project parts. An equally important way of sponsoring the event is by those with experience in industry giving us their time to judge the projects.
If you are interested in joining us for the day as a Judge and/or having your company sponsor the event financially, please contact Kelly Lyth lythk@ece.mcmaster.ca for more details.

More information available at http://www.ece.mcmaster.ca/4oi6posterday.html

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Superchapter Meeting

ECE Distinguished Seminar

Topic: Fulfillment and Success in Research
Speaker: Dr. Keith W. Hipel
Date: Thursday 2017-Apr-27
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost: None (Paid parking on campus)
Location: Information Technology Building, Room A113B
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

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Administrative Conference

IEEE Canada Board Meeting

This semi-annual conference is the place to have your opinions voiced to the higher ups in IEEE. We send one person to vote at the meeting, and a second executive person goes for experience.
The spring meeting also has training for executive.
If you have any comments, let us know, so we can pass them on.

Date: Friday-Sunday, 2017-Apr-28 to 30 Windsor, ON
Date: Friday-Sunday, 2017-Nov-03 to 05 Mississauga, ON
Location: varies (see date)

For more information contact Jim

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Non-IEEE Event

Southern Ontario Process & Automation Show

Southern Ontario Process & Automation Show

Date: Thursday, 2017-May-04
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Mississauga Convention Centre,
    75 Derry Road West,
    Mississauga, ON
Free parking all day.

Event details are posted at: Southern Ontario Process & Automation Show Information

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Social/Technical Meeting

Hamilton & KW Sections
IEEE Life Member
Semi-annual Lunch


Date: 2017-May-17 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:30 PM
Location: Southcote 53 Tap and Grill
    534 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9G 3K9 map
Cost: Buy your own lunch (approx $15.00)

Arrive early (11:30 AM) and meet with your colleagues for drinks before lunch. We shall be in the private room. Lunch will be purchased from dining room menu.

Agenda:
Speaker: Frank Gazzola, Superintendent Energy Engineering
Topic: Energy Engineering at City of Hamilton
The topic speaks to their Energy Policy and the measures that Hamilton has taken to harness biomethane to produce power and renewable natural gas.
Reports on activities, business, etc.

Please RSVP: by 2017-May-10 to Barry Butwell

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Non-IEEE Event

Tour of Decew Falls Station I

An Ontario Power Generation (OPG) representative is organizing the DeCew I Station tour in St. Catherines on June 24th. The event will be an "open house" where guests are free to self-tour the generating station, there will be volunteer OPG employees at various parts to answer any questions and provide information.

IEEE Hamilton placed a milestone plaque here in 2004. Milestone Event

Public Viewing: Saturday 2017-Jun-24
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Meet at Joseph L. McCaffery Sports Park (61 Vansickle Road), St. Catherines to catch the bus to the site.

Registration:The event does require pre-registration done through the city of St. Catherines. (sold out)
Contact Carla Mackie at cmackie@stcatharines.ca or 905-984-8880, ext. 5251
Explore St. Catharines

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Non-IEEE Event

Electronics Hamilton Meetup
Electronic Hardware talk at Urtech Manufacturing

An evening of Electronic Hardware talk at Urtech Manufacturing presented by Karen Bozynski, P.Eng, MBA. She'll be talking us through the process of electronic hardware prototyping and how to take your product from an arduino project to a final product. This event will take place in the recently launched UrStart Hardware Accelerator, which is co-located at the Urtech Manufacturing factory. Sign up quick: Limited spots available for a factory tour to see advanced manufacturing resources at Urtech.

Date: Wednesday 2017-Jun-28
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Urtech Manufacturing

835 Harrington Court
Burlington, ON L7N 3P3
Registration: Registration done through joining Meetup
Electronics Hamilton Meetup

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Non-IEEE Event

CoderCamp Meeting
Electronic Hardware talk at Urtech Manufacturing

CoderCamp Hamilton is a monthly meetup / mini-conference for local software developers to learn tools, techniques, and technologies from one another in a casual and friendly setting. We meet to talk about coding, software development, and technology to learn from each other and get better at what we do in the process.
They have a projector and screen set up for people to give presentations. They try to have a few speakers lined up in advance to give the event structure, but there is usually room for “open mic” presentations or discussions if you’re interested in sharing. They welcome you to come, talk, discuss, share, or just sit quietly and listen.
They are an inclusive group that welcomes students, professional developers, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Come out and help build a strong tech community in the Greater Hamilton area.

Date: Wednesday 2017-Jul-12
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: The Pheasant Plucker

20 Augusta Street
Hamilton, ON L8N 1P7
Registration: Registration done through joining Meetup
CoderCamp Hamilton Meetup

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Power Chapter Announcement

Grid Modernization Workshop

BC Hydro’s Executive Vice-President for Transmission and Distribution and IEEE Power and Energy Society are hosting the Grid Modernization Workshop event scheduled for July 24, 2017 in Vancouver. The Grid Modernization Workshop on July 24 (all day) will be followed by a Canadian Utility Executive Meeting on July 25 (morning).
All Canadian utilities are invited to send engineers and other utility professionals to participate in the Workshop on July 24 and to propose potential speakers who would share their utility's experiences on grid modernization with other attendees. There will be 3-4 speakers from the US sharing their grid modernization efforts and experiences. The workshop will be focused primarily on Canada.

Date: Monday 2017-Jul-24
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: BC Hydro’s Edmonds Office

6911 Southpoint Drive
Burnaby, BC
Registration: Please visit the workshop website: http://sites.ieee.org/pes-r7-utilitiesworkshop/

Information provided by Mehdi Narimani, McMaster University narimanm@mcmaster.ca

The meeting for utility executives on July 25 will be a closed door meeting for 30+ attendees, with several BC Hydro Vice-Presidents in attendance. The topics will include grid modernization challenges, exchange of experiences, future plans, and anything else of common interest.
The utilities would need to cover travel costs for their attendees and there would likely be a symbolic fee for the workshop (in a form of sponsorship) charged by IEEE Power and Energy Society to help cover the cost of food and invited speakers' expenses. The venues for the workshop and executive meeting are secured by BC Hydro.
Please note, the focus of the event will be on the Canadian utilities, and the event will not be open to a general public.

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Superchapter Meeting
Joint Chapter of Communications, Information Theory, and Signal Processing Societies

Achieving High Spectral Efficiency in IP Wireless Networks
Through Robust Header Compression

Topic: Achieving High Spectral Efficiency in IP Wireless Networks Through Robust Header Compression
Speaker: Prof. Zhi Ding
Date: Friday 2017-Sep-22
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: None (Paid parking on campus)
Location: Information Technology Building, Room A113B
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

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Abstract:
The past decade has witnessed a strong trend of the convergence towards a packet-switched all-IP infrastructure in wireless networks. The domination of IP packets in cellular data communications has made header compression a vital process in wireless networks because of its important role in substantially improving spectrum efficiency by increasing packet payload. As competition intensifies for the limited bandwidth resource among a growing number of wireless applications, services, and users, it no longer suffices to only focus on PHY/MAC layers for spectral efficiency improvement. In this work, we present an innovative, 'trans-layer' approach to integratively improve overall network efficiency.
See details in printed meeting notice

Speaker:
Dr. Zhi Ding (S'88-M'90-SM'95-F'03, IEEE) is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1990. From 1990 to 2000, he was a faculty member of Auburn University and later, University of Iowa. Additional details in printed meeting notice

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Technical Meeting
Joint Chapter Power Engineering Society and Power Electronics Society
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Transient Energy Sources To Support Renewable Energy Conversion Systems

Free coffee and cookies.

Topic: Transient Energy Sources To Support Renewable Energy Conversion Systems
Speaker: Nigel Schofield, University of Huddersfield, UK,
Date: Tuesday 2017-Oct-17
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: None
Location: McMaster University (Note location change)
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario  L8S 4L8
    Room ITB A113 (Change from A320)

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Abstract: The input of renewable energy sources to electrical power networks at either grid or local utilisation voltage levels is becoming more and more accepted as electrical power network operators wrestle with the competing challenges of changing and increasing load demands, and continuing pressures to reduce net carbon footprint. Renewable energy resources are highly dynamic and somewhat intermittent compared to more traditional generation sources. Hence, they pose a challenge to the electrical network operator in terms of effectively managing their resources to maximise energy transfer while maintaining a stable interconnected network. A particular aspect of existing renewable energy resources is that they have a comparably low transient energy capability and as such reduce the total system stored energy – often referred to as system inertia.

Speaker: Nigel Schofield (M’06) received the degrees of B.Eng. (Hons.) and Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 1990 and 1997, respectively. Dr. Schofield was at the University of Sheffield (1990-95; 1997-2004) and a Design Engineer in industry (1995-97). He was a Lecturer (2004-09) and Senior Lecturer (2009-12) in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, at the University of Manchester, UK. He was Full Professor with Tenure in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (2013-17).

Please register with Dr. Mehdi Narimani narimanm@mcmaster.ca

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Social/Technical Meeting

Hamilton & KW Sections
IEEE Life Member
Semi-annual Lunch


Date: 2017-Oct-18 (Wednesday)
Date: 2017-Oct-19 (Thursday) (Note changed date)
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:30 PM
Location: Southcote 53 Tap and Grill
    534 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9G 3K9 map
Cost: Buy your own lunch (approx $15.00)

Arrive early (11:30 AM) and meet with your colleagues for drinks before lunch. We shall be in the private room. Lunch will be purchased from dining room menu.

Agenda:
Speaker: Doug Barber
Topic: Experiential Learning
Reports on activities, business, election, budget for 2018, etc.

Experiential Learning Presentation

Please RSVP: by 2017-Oct-11 to Barry Butwell

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Technical Meeting

Joint BioEngineering At McMaster Society (BEAMS),
IEEE Hamilton and McMaster Student Branch Meeting

All welcome. Free coffee and cookies.

Topic: Deep Brain Stimulation
Speaker: Dr. Hubert DeBruin, LSIEEE
Date: Tuesday 2017-Oct 24
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: None (Paid parking on campus)
Location: A.N. Bourns Science Building (ABB), Room 163
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

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See details at BEAMS Facebook

Speaker: Dr. Hubert deBruin B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster, Canada) Co-Director Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences

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International Meeting
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Joint Hamilton-Buffalo Event:
Tour of Niagara Aerospace Museum

Speaker: Jason (museum docent)
Topic: Tour of the new Niagara Aerospace Museum NAM
Date: Saturday, 2017-Nov-04
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: 9990 Porter Road
    Niagara Falls International Airport
    Niagara Falls NY 14304 directions
Cost: $6.00
Limit: 30
Lunch/Social (after the tour)
    Como Restaurant at the Airport.
    www.comorestaurant.com
    (you may order off the menu and separate checks will be provided)
RSVP by noon 2017-Nov-03 to Judy Moskal jmmoskal@ieee.org or (716) 689-6689 so she can confirm numbers.

Abstract:
YouTube Video
The Aerospace Museum owes its existence to the efforts of present and former aircraft industry employees, licensed pilots and aviation enthusiasts who recognized the singular role played by Western New York entrepreneurs and businesses throughout the history of aviation. This knowledgeable group saw a need to protect and preserve surviving physical artifacts and related graphic and written materials while still available.
Greg went for an “early look” last month and was quickly overwhelmed by how many innovators there were from this region (including Ontario) —producing some amazing aeronautical technology back around the time of the Wright brothers, yet still in use today!

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Family Event

Sixth Annual Children's Painting/Drawing Contest

This is an event sponsored by the "Women in Engineering" chapter of the Hamilton Section, but all members' children and grandchildren are encouraged to participate.

Do not miss this fun opportunity to learn, enjoy and create! All artworks will receive a gift for participating.
  • Artworks will be judged by IEEE Hamilton Section Executive committee members.
  • Paintings/colored drawings will be judged in two age groups: under 7 and ages 8-12.
  • The best artwork from each age group will receive a bigger prize! A $50.00 gift card from Tim Hortons
  • The rest of participants: a $25.00 gift card from Tim Hortons
  • Artworks may be displayed online, identified by first name only.
Eligibility:
  1. Parent/grandparent should be an IEEE member of Hamilton Section (not necessarily WIE member)
  2. Children aged 12 and under
  3. Paintings/colored drawings should be scanned for submission
  4. One painting/colored drawing per one child
Topics for Painting/Colored Drawing (pick one only):
  1. Electricity and Medicine/Medical Services
  2. The development of TV or Radio: past, present, future
Deadline: Wednesday 2017-Nov-15

Do not miss this fun opportunity to learn, enjoy and create! ALL artworks will receive a gift for participating.

Please email the following:
  1. A scan of the painting/colored drawing - jpeg, jpg, png or gif format
  2. The name and age group of your child/grandchild
  3. the name of parent/grandparent IEEE member
  4. Mailing address for the participation gift
    to wie.hamilton@ieee.org AND divakakp@mcmaster.ca

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2017 Entries
Winners
Age 7 and Under Age 8 to 12

Lights help the doctor see
Bradley 4

Future TV being made
Christopher 8

Development of Radio: Past, Present and Future
Kimberly 7

Future of Medicine
Laura 8

The development of TV: past, present, future
Sophia 7

The electric ambulance
Jeremy 10
 
 
 

Loud Radio and Dancing Banana
Mackenzie 11
 
The development of TV and Radio
William 12

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Technical Meeting
Joint Chapter Power Engineering Society and Power Electronics Society

High-Power Energy Conversion Systems

Free coffee and cookies.

Topic: Recent Advances in Medium/High-Power Energy Conversion Systems
Speaker:Maryam Saeedifard, Georgia Institute of Technology
Date: Thursday 2017-Nov-23
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cost: None
Location: McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario  L8S 4L8
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Abstract: The continuously increasing demand for electric power and the need for efficient grid integration and transmission of remote large-scale renewable energy resources have revived the interest in High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems. The HVDC systems based on the Voltage-Sourced Converter (VSC) are a promising technology for (i) expansion of the power networks for large cities, (ii) grid integration of renewable energy resources, i.e., hydropower and offshore wind farms, (iii) long-distance bulk power transmission, (iv) interconnection of asynchronous power grids, and (v) electrification of isolated loads, islands, and oil and gas stations.

Speaker: Maryam Saeedifard received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, in 2008. Since January 2014, she has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is currently as associate professor.

Please register with Dr. Mehdi Narimani narimanm@mcmaster.ca

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Annual General Meeting

2014 Annual Dinner
2014 Dinner

 

Social Dinner and Annual General Meeting

Date: Saturday 2017-Nov-25
Time: 5:30 PM Reception (cash bar)
6:00 PM Dinner
6:15 PM Section Reports
6:45 PM Section Elections
  Nominations  Chair: John van Loon
 Vice: Abirami Thirumalaisamy
 Treasurer: Jim Kozlowski
 Secretary: Waldemar Smoluch
7:00 PM Speaker
Speaker: Michel de Mey, Sr. Director: Hearing, Custom and Application Specific Products, ON Semiconductor.
Topic: Exciting times for hearing aids
Location: RBG Logo
Royal Botanical Gardens, Café Annex
(Access next to restaurant on ground level)
680 Plains Rd, Burlington, ON L7T 4H4
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Cost: $10.00 Members, $5.00 IEEE Students, $20.00 Guests
Cost: Free, if you come after dinner just for the meeting
Limit: 60    Web registration closed 2017-Nov-03. Contact John van Loon johnjvanloon@gmail.com
Register by 2017-Nov-03 and pay by credit card at (Don't forget if your member number starts with a '0'):
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Each attendee must register so we have information for a name tag. Multiple registrations can be done at the same time. Click "Add Another Guest" before you click "Register and Pay Now".
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Dinner Speaker Information: Michel de Mey from ON Semiconductor bio
ON Semiconductor was a spin-off of Motorola in 1999. Michel joined their Hearing and Audio Solutions group in 2007 and is currently the Senior Director of Hearing, Custom and Application Specific Products.
He has an Master of Science from Ghent University and an M.B.A. from Vlerick Business School.

Abstract:
The design of hearing aids poses very specific challenges. The market and regulatory environment is changing so that more hearing impaired people will get access. We will cover these challenges and provide some insight in the solutions offered by ON Semiconductor.

Gennum started semi-conductor design and manufacture in Burlington in 1973. They initially specialized in hearing-aid equipment.
Doug Barber retired from his position as president and CEO of Gennum in 2000. Gennum Corporation sold its hearing instrument products and manufacturing operations to Sound Design Technologies Ltd. in 2007.
ON Semiconductor acquired Sound Design Technologies, Ltd. in 2010.

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