The IEEE Canadian Foundation receives a $22,000 directed
donation from the Vancouver Section to create the Vancouver Section
The IEEE Canadian Foundation website is expanded to include
more pages on ways to give including options with online donations.
The Board of Directors, by email vote, elects
Mo El-Hawary as Vice President Development to replace David Gregson
who was unable to contine to serve in that capacity.
The Board of Directors teleconference is held on
November 25 and;
- awards five McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants
to establish a centre at UBC Okanagan
to upgrade the centre at RMC
to upgrade the centre at Queen's University
to upgrade the centre at University of Alberta
to upgrade the centre at Carleton University
- awards eight IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
U Laval SB - Compétitions d'électronique et de programmation
U Quebec Trois Rivieres - Compétition de génie électrique
U Calgary SB - Innovation for Humanity: The Design Competition
IEEE Canada HIC - Humanitarian Student Design Competition
All Saints High School - Robotics Team, Kanata ON
Carleton U - 2011 Student Professional Awareness Conference
U Calgary SB - Silicon Valley Trip to meet with Industry Specialists
Discovery Centre, Halifax, NS - Junior/Senior High School Workshop
- establishes the Life Member Fund and Donor Appreciation program
- establishes the Vancouver Section Scholarship Fund
- elects Pankaj Sharma, Northern Canada Section, to a 5-year membership
- ratifies the actions at the October 15 Executive Committee Meeting
Denard Lynch presents an IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarship to Jonathon Cole
Dale, an undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan and an active
member of their IEEE Student Branch, at the North Saskatchewan Section's AGM
on Nov 26th, 2010.
Denard is the chair of the ICF Student Branch Liaison Committee and the ICF's
liaison to his Section.
The ICF Executive Committee meets in conjunction with the
IEEE Canada Board of Directors meeting on October 15 and;
- awards four IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
IEEE Canada Humanitarian Initiatives Committee (HIC)
Carlton University - Internet Mobile Controlled Copter Project
W.L. Seaton Secondary School, Vernon B.C. - Science Engineering
Carlton University - Internet Mobile Controlled Quadcopter Project
- awards one Endowed Grant
Liang Han of l'École Polytechnique de Montréal to
Data Fusion Platform for Future ITS” at the
European Radar Conference
- establishes the Tribute Giving program
IEEE Canada presents the W.S. Read Outstanding Service Award to Dr. Mo
El-Hawary of Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 3, 2010 at the annual Awards Banquet
in Calgary, Alberta.
Mo is a Fellow of IEEE, EIC and CAE and a recipient of many awards; IEEE
Canada McNaughton Gold Medal, EIC Smith and CPR medals, IEEE PES Outstanding
Power Engineering Educator Award. He is also a "distinguishes lecturer" for
IEEE Canada as well as IEEE Power and Energy and Industry Applications
Societies. He served as IEEE Canada President in 2002 and 2003 and IEEE
Secretary in 2004 and 2005 in addition to many other positions. Mo has
been a member of the ICF since 2004 and is currently the Vice Chair of the
The Board of Directors meeting is held on April 8, after
the Annual Membership meeting and;
- renames the Donations Committee as the Development Committee
- creates a new Section Liaison Committee
- appoints the officers for the 2010-11 one-year term:
President - Bob Alden
First Vice President - David Whyte
Treasurer - Luc Matteau
Secretary - Ossama Iskandar
- appoints David Whyte as VP Grants and David Gregson as VP Development
- appoints members to the operating committees
- awards three 2010 IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships at $5,000 each;
Rafik Bourezak, École Polytechnique Montréal
Jonathan Cole Dale, University of Saskatchewan
Mohamed Haggag, Carleton University
- awards four IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Chapter (Toronto Section)
for the Student Innovation Competition
University of Victoria Robotics Competitions
UBC IEEE Student Branch Pilot Field Trip to Japan
IEEE Canada - Student Training Workshop
- Seven Endowed Awards
awards IEEE Canada WIE Prize to Rosalyn Seeton (Ottawa Section)
awards IEEE Canada Power Quality Award to Aly Saleh (Univ of Alberta)
payment for Two Québec Science Fair Prizes
payment for three IEEE Canada medals
- reaffirmed that ICF Scholarship holders must have demonstrated
continuing leadership in McNaughton Centres
- approved a Memorandum of Understanding with IEEE Canada
- approved the Investment Guidelines and Objectives document
The Annual Membership meeting is held on April 8 and;
- receives the President's annual report - receives the report of the Grants committee summarizing that in 2009,
the IEEE Canadian Foundation
awarded 5 Scholarships, 3 Learning Centre Upgrade Grants,
7 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 1 IEEE Canada medal - totaling $42,063.
- re-elects current directors Luc Matteau and John Plant for 3-yr terms
- elects two new directors, Denard Lynch and Maike Luiken for 3-yr terms
- receives the audited financial statement and investment report for 2009
- receives the report of the investment advisory committee
- approves the 2010 operating budget and appointed the auditors for 2010
- approves in principle a draft new Operations Manual
ICF President Bob Alden presents Tom Purdy with the ICF Outstanding Service
Award during the 2010 AGM.
Tom steps down after 12 years of service which included a three-year term as
Director, including two as Secretary. Prior to Tom joining the ICF, his father
had served on the predecessor organization (IEEC Inc.) and continued on the
ICF This marks the end of the only example of a father and son serving
continuously on the ICF since its inception.
ICF Treasurer Luc Matteau receives a $20,000 cheque from IEEE Foundation
President Dr. Richard J. Gowen during the 2010 AGM. The ICF notes its
appreciation for this generous sponsorship of the award noted below.
Dick Gowen, sometimes referred to as the IEEE Centennial President, was
President of IEEE in 1984. He has a practice of attending the ICF AGM
every two or three years - in part - reinforcing the close collaboration
between the two foundations.
The IEEE Foundation Board of Directors has approved a $20,000 grant to the IEEE
Canadian Foundation to sponsor IEEE Canada's newest award - which
will be known as the Robert H. Tanner Industry Leadership Award.
Bob Tanner was 1965 Ottawa
Section Chair, 1968 Region 7 Director, the first Canadian to serve as IEEE
President in 1972, and one of the founding directors of the IEEE Foundation.
He led the establishment of Region 7 (now IEEE Canada) awards program by
initiating the presentation of the Andrew G.L. McNaughton Medal in 1969.
In his professional life, he was a highly skilled manager and accoustical
engineer. For more details, please read his biography.
ICF President Bob Alden was in Ottawa on February 27 to receive the EIC John
B. Sterling Medal. In part, the citation reads "for his concept, planning and
implementation of a strategy that culminated in creating IEEE Canada as a
Member Society of the EIC while retaining its relationship within IEEE as
Region 7; and for continuing with the development of IEEE Canada by
implementing major improvements to its website, a major awards program and
integration with the IEEE Canadian Foundation".
The annual Awards Gala of the Engineering Institute of Canada is held in our
nation's capital during Engineering Week. The photograph shows the EIC
President, Dr. Marc Rosen (on the left), presenting the award. Dr Rosen is Dean
of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of
Technology in Oshawa.
The IEEE Board of Directors has approved the recommendation of the IEEE Awards
Board that Ray Findlay will receive the IEEE Haraden Pratt Award at the annual
IEEE Honors Ceremony which will be held in Montreal this summer. The citation
reads "for sustained leadership at IEEE and regional levels in effecting
positive change for IEEE and its members".
Ray is currently a Director of the ICF and Chair of its Nominations and
Corporate Governance Committee. He is also Director-Emeritus of IEEE Canada.
He was the first President of IEEE Canada in 1995 and the third Canadian
to serve as President of IEEE (in 2002).