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2022 Lambton County Science Fair

Monday, 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.

Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair 2022

Thursday, 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.

Telecom Power 101

Tuesday, 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.


Thursday, 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.

PES Seminar: Leveraging Technology to Create a Smarter and Greener Grid

Wednesday, 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.

PES Seminar: Development of Safety Culture in Engineering Practice

Monday, 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)

Smart Grid in the IEEE Canadian Review

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The London PES chapter Chair, Maike Luiken, provided an introduction to the IEEE Candian Review’s latest edition’s focus on Smart Grid. In her editorial role, she helped to organize the many articles in this edition.–Part_2.pdf

January 2015 PES Seminar: Control of Electric Energy Systems

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

A seminar on the Control of Electric Energy Systems was presented by Prof. Jin Jiang and Dennis Michaelson of Western University on January 27, 2015. Attendees were introduced to some of the issues and challenges in energy systems control, and shown some of the research work being performed in the Control, Instrumentation, and Electrical Systems group at Western.

Electrical Power and Energy Conference – EPEC2015

Monday, December 15th, 2014

The Call for Papers for the 2015 Electrical Power and Energy Conference is available on the EPEC2015 website.