IEEE London Section

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September 13th, 2016

September 13th, 2016

October 15th, 2014

This is the new IEEE London Section website.  For archival information prior to September 2014 please see the old IEEE London Web Site at http://london.ieee.ca/index-archive.html .


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.



April 29th, 2017

London section member Elena Uchiteleva was presented with the IEEE Canada Foundation’s Women in Engineering (WIE) Prize at the IEEE Canada Spring Board Meeting in Windsor on April 28. This prize is sponsored by the Judy Clift Fund which was established to honour a gracious individual who believed strongly in gender equality.

Elena was key to the growth of the London Section’s WIE group and has been very active. In recognition for this, she was nominated as the WIE Chair for Canada and most recently, the Chair of the Member Services for Canada.

Congratulations Elena!

(On June 29th, at the WIE “Zumba and Ice Cream” event, Elena was re-presented with the framed certificate.)

Link: http://www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/clift_prize.php



April 10th, 2017

On April 8, IEEE Member Phil Lasek presented the 2017 Lambton Science Fair IEEE London Section GREEN Awards to:

Senior: Joy Shah & Parth Vachharajani for “Riding the Flouride”
Intermediate: Mavi Deol for “A Novel Filtration System to Reduce Carbon Dioxide from Car Emissions”
Junior: Kodie Gaffan for “Hair the Boom”
Exhibit: Liam Henderson & Katrina McCormack for “Hydration Nation – Thermal Desalination Plant”

Congratulations!


April 4th, 2017


The annual TVSEF was held March 24-26. The London Section has been supporting an engineering award for a number of years. This year the two IEEE award winners were Danish Mahmood, for his project “W.I.N.I.T.S. (Wireless Interconnected Non‐Invasive Triage System)” and Waleed Sawan, for his “Drip ‐ A Precision Agriculture System for the Developing World” The awards were presented by our Women in Engineering Chair, Manar Jamal

 


April 4th, 2017

In conjunction with the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) two activities (paper airplane and wind turbine) were held March 18 at London Children’s Museum. About 100 attendees participated. Murray MacDonald organized the activities and all the on-site volunteers were from the PEO.



April 4th, 2017


Congratulations to Dr. Weiming Shen, FIEEE, for winning the prestigious IEEE Canada R.H. Tanner Industry Leadership Award for “outstanding contributions to collaborative intelligent systems”