IEEE London Section

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January 31st, 2019

January 31st, 2019

November 21st, 2018

On 20 November 2018 at Western University, Allan Van Damme, P.Eng, CPA, CMA, the Director of Operations at London Hydro, presented an overview of several areas where London Hydro is using innovative advanced technologies in their operations. The topics included the downtown low-voltage mesh network, the outage management system, and the integration of smarter systems, including distributed generation units, microgrids, and electric vehicles. Dr. Jin Jiang, the Chair of the IEEE PES London Chapter, also presented Mr. Van Damme with the Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award for 2017.


June 21st, 2018

IEEE London Section is proud to celebrate the recognition two IEEE WIE Awards:

The Women in Engineering affinity group of the IEEE London Section has been recognized with the WIE Affinity Group of the Year Award for 2018! Honourable mentions went to the WIE Toronto AG and the WIE Honduras AG.

In addition, Elena Uchiteleva, past (and founding) chair of WIE London section has been selected for the Inspiring Student Member of the Year Award!


April 16th, 2018

Our IEEE section once again sponsored 2 awards for Engineering projects at the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair at Althouse College, Western on April 7 and 8.  Here is a photo of IEEE member Khaled Alhazmi, Western, who presented the awards to Emma Ross, H.Beal Secondary, and  Aditi Basdeo, A.B. Lucas Secondary, for their project “Panda – Efficiently monitoring and reducing energy use on HVAC” and Julia Guerten, Kensal Park F.I. for her project “Solar Tracking Panel”  Congratulations to the winners!



August 13th, 2017


The Life Member Affinity group organized a tour of the Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV) on June 13, 2017. The event was open to all members, but we still had a very small turn out. John Makaran, SM, Director of CCPV provided an interesting tour and fielded the numerous questions. The CCPV facility is a state of the art electrical, environmental, and performance test facility built by Fanshawe College with FedDev funding that opened in 2016.



August 13th, 2017

The PEO Western Regional Office and the IEEE London Women in Engineering, Computer Society, Young Professionals, and Student Branch hosted a workshop by Pauline Lebel, the PEO Licensing Manager, on March 21, 2017 at Western University.

Slides from the presentation: PEO Licensure Requirements Presentation by Pauline Lebel (2017-04-21)


May 15th, 2017
Gary Johnson and Dr. Jin Jiang, IEEE London PES Chapter Chair Gary Johnson answering questions

The IEEE London PES Chapter hosted a seminar by Gary Johnson entitled “Development of Safety Culture in Engineering Practice” on 15 May 2017 at Western Engineering. Mr Johnson is an internationally recognized expert in safety-related instrumentation and control systems, safety and reliability analysis, and severe accident monitoring systems for nuclear power plants. His presentation discussed the importance of establishing safety culture in the work place by looking at several past severe nuclear accidents. In each case, investigators learned a lot of valuable lessons during post-accident analysis, and subsequently made operation of the systems safer through regulations, engineering safety analysis, and culture changes. He also explained some of his own personal principles of safety analysis for engineering systems.

Slides from the presentation: IEEE PES Presentation by Gary Johnson (2017-05-15)


April 30th, 2017


At the IEEE Canada (Region 7) Spring Board Meeting on April 29 in Windsor, London section was presented with the 2017 IEEE Canada Exemplary Small Section award by President Witold Kinsner. The plaque was accepted by London section members in attendance – President-Elect Maike Luiken, IEEE Canada Adminisrator Kash Hussain, WIE Chair Elena Uchiteleva, and Central Area Chair Murray MacDonald

London had previously won this award in 2011.