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Life Member Tour of CCPV

Sunday, 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.


Engineer in Training Night

Sunday, 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)

London Wins the IEEE Canada Exemplary Small Section Award

Sunday, 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.


Announcement of 2017 ICF WIE Prize

Saturday, 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


IEEE Award Winners at the Lambton County Science Fair

Monday, 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!

Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair (TVSEF)

Tuesday, 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

 

London Children’s Museum – National Engineering Month (NEM) Activities

Tuesday, 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.


2017 Winner of R.H. Tanner Industry Leadership Award

Tuesday, 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”

 

2017 Senior Member Elevations from London Section

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Congratulations to the following section members on being elevated to Senior Member status:

Borovickic, Jagoda
Gargantini, Irene
Makaran, John
VanDamme, Allan