IEEE London Section

February 20th, 2018

February 20th, 2018

November 7th, 2022

Murray MacDonald, London Section Life Members Chair murraymacdonald@dmichaelson

During the early-1950’s, the operational feasibility of using inter-city microwave relays for telephone and television transmission was proven, first in Atlantic Canada and later in Central Canada. The effort soon shifted to overcoming the various financial and regulatory hurdles that made deployment of a coast-to-coast telephone and television network a truly daunting task.

On 8 March 1955, construction of the national system began. Just over three years later, on 18 June 1958, operation of the entire network was successfully demonstrated. The system was officially opened on 1 July 1958 via a live coast-to-coast television broadcast called “A Memo to Champlain” and celebrated by a commemorative booklet.

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June 20th, 2022

IEEE London again funded several prizes at the 2022 version of the Lambton County Science Fair on April 20.  The winners of the IEEE London Section Green Award are shown in the slides below.

The Senior winner, Annabelle Rayson, was very successful at the Canada Wide Science Fair and has the opportunity to compete at the Junior Water Prize in Stockholm, Sweden in August and at the European Union Fair in the Netherlands in September.

Congratulations to all the 2022 winners.

June 2nd, 2022

The IEEE London Section again contributed two prizes for the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair (TVSEF) and provided judging for this and a PEO London Chapter Award.  This was once again a virtual event.  The 2022 TVSEF winners of the IEEE Award were:

  • Isabella Bu and Amelia Song for their project entitled “Predicting and Modelling Effects of Possible Future SARS-CoV-2 Variants
  • Lili Miko for her project entitled “Can’t Afford Accuracy? A Three-Dimensional Printer for Sustainable Scavengers”.  Lili was selected to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair – also virtual.

December 7th, 2020

London Section held our 76th Annual General Meeting on Nov 20.  This was a virtual event but had all the usual activities except the meal.

Executive elections were held and the executive slate for 2021 will be:

Chair, Xianbin Wang

Vice-Chair, Murray MacDonald

Treasurer, Allan VanDamme

Secretary, Dimitri Manias

Maike Luiken, Past IEEE Canada President and VP-Elect of IEEE MGA for 2021, gave an informative presentation on IEEE activities and plans.

A copy of the presentations are added to the media for the vTools Event at

A recording of the virtual event can be viewed at  You may need to copy the link into your browser.

October 13th, 2020

The IEEE PES London Chapter and the IEEE London Section Life Members Affinity Group welcomed Murray MacDonald, P.Eng. on 28 July 2020 for an online presentation about the issued involved in providing power for telecommunications applications.  Mr. MacDonald provided an overview of the history of powering telecommunications networks, particularly in Canada, and discussed some of the issues involved in delivering ultra-high reliability service in an increasingly interconnected world.  The presentation was very well attended by viewers from across Canada.

March 19th, 2020

IEEE PES London Chapter welcomed Dr. Akira Tokuhiro, Dean of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science at Ontario Tech University, on 12 March 2020, for a seminar on Small Modular Nuclear Reactors.  Dr. Tokuhiro spoke of of the challenges involved in trying to bring these new reactor designs to market.

January 8th, 2020

Dr. Gordon McBean provided an informative and entertaining presentation on the topic “The Science and Policy Issues of Climate Change and Addressing These”.  This was a joint Life Member and Young Professional event.  Dr McBean shared his expertise from being involved in many of the climate change meetings and provided several personal anecdotes.  A copy of his presentation can be found at at the bottom of the window.

September 8th, 2019

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June 6th, 2019
On June 5, a few London section Life Members and other members attended a presentation over lunch on UWO’s Robotic Systems program by Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos in the new Amit Chakma Engineering Building (ACEB).  Dr. Trejos then lead a tour of the Robotics Systems labs showing the innovations in lab set up and discussing some of the research she is leading. For information on AECB, refer to the links in the vTools event