IEEE London Section

IEEE
December 5th, 2016

The London section Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Thursday November 17 at the Doubletree by Hilton on Dundas St.

Chair Dr. Abdallah Shami welcomed all and provided a short report on the section activities for 2016 and plans for 2017. Our Treasurer, Allan VanDamme, presented the financial picture for this year and a budget for next. The election of the 2017 executive was held with the slate of 2016 officers returning for 2017 acclaimed:
Chair – Abdallah Shami,
Vice Chair – Ahmed Hussein,
Treasurer – Allan VanDamme, and
Secretary – Elizabeth Tomaszewski

After an enjoyable buffet dinner, Murray MacDonald presented award certificates to members nominated for recognition:
Outstanding Volunteer – Ana Luisa Trejos, for inspiring the London IEEE Section’s Women in Engineering Affinity Group
Outstanding Young Professional – Mohamed AbuShark, for his role as Chair of Young Professionals (YP) Affinity Group and continuing assistance in organizing YP events
Outstanding Young Professional – Abdallah Moubayed, for his roles as Young Professionals (YP) affinity group Secretary and Vice Chair, as Secretary of Computer Society chapter, and continuing assistance in organizing YP events
Outstanding Young Professional – Tame Mohamed, for his role as Young Professionals (YP) Treasurer, organizing YP events and conference and summit road trips, and assisting with Women in Engineering events

Then our keynote speaker, John Bebawy, Business Development Director at TELUS, provided an enlightening presentation on “the Connect World: Finding Competetive Edge with IOT”. This was followed by a lengthy Q&A session.

Adballah then adjourned the meeting though many stayed to network after.

Photos courtesy of Anas Saci

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October 18th, 2016

IEEE London Women in Engineering Group, IEEE Computer Society, and OC2 group hosted “Prepare Graduates for the Tech World” session with Mona-Lam Deslippe, CEO and founder of MLD Solutions and Jessica Deslippe Transportation Analyst at IBI Group. In this session, attendees were able to discuss and learn about the tech world, preparation for tech job, and the strategies to redefine themselves there (Friday, September 30, 2016).

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October 18th, 2016

IEEE London Women in Engineering, Young Professionals, and Student Branch organized a tour of JMP Engineering Inc. During the tour, attendees learned about the latest technologies in control, automation, and information systems that are used in major industrial and commercial processes (Friday April 29, 2016).

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October 17th, 2016

IEEE London Women in Engineering Group and Student Branch hosted a session on “Asset Management and Sustainment” with Cristina Terek, M.E.Sc., P.Eng., Distribution Engineer at London Hydro. Cristina is involved in system planning and reliability, as well as asset sustainment and asset management (Wednesday February 10th, 2016).

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October 16th, 2016

IEEE London WIE hosted a personal development session on “Powerful Presentation Skills” with Jana Seijts. Jana is a lecturer in Management and Engineering Communications at the Ivey Business School and the Faculty of Engineering; she is regularly invited to speak at conferences and other post-secondary institutions (January 14th, 2016).

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September 13th, 2016

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June 22nd, 2016

Dr. G. S. Peter Castle, Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, has been awarded the prestigious IEEE Kaufmann Award for 2016 “For development of applied electrostatic devices and processes in industry, agriculture, and environmental protection.”

The IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1986. The Award is named in honor of Richard Harold Kaufmann in memory of his many important contributions to industrial systems engineering and his dedicated service to the IEEE Industry Applications Society. It is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council and sponsored by the IEEE Industrial Applications Society. It is presented to an individual or team of up to three persons “For outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering“

Congratulations to Dr. Castle.


May 3rd, 2016

On Wednesday April 27, the London Section Life Member (LM) Affinity Group organized a lunch and tour. Despite a small attendance, those who did attend thoroughly enjoyed the day.

First there was an informative tour of Fanshawe College’ s School of Aviation Technology. The school offers federally recognized technician programs in avionics maintenance and aircraft maintenance. We saw their training labs including a simulator and then toured the hanger where they have numerous decommissioned aircraft for training purposes Their drone operation course sparked some particular interest. Thanks to James Mallory, Program Co-ordinator – Avionics for giving the tour.

We then adjourned to the Katana Kafe for lunch and a bit of discussion about the LM group.

Lastly there was a tour of the Diamond Aircraft Industries manufacturing facility. The plant has a long history including manufacturing Mosquito bombers during WW II. We saw their avionics assembly which combines high technology with craftsmanship. We then followed the process for molding the air frame. painting it, installing the avionics, accessories, etc. and final preparation for acceptance. We saw a range of their products from 2 to 6 seaters with single and twin engines. Thanks to Chris Wood, Avionics Designer, for taking the time to give us a tour and provide his insight into their processes.

Hope to see more members at our next event – to be announced.

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