North Saskatchewan Section

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

IEEE

NSS Current Events & Announcements

IAS/PES Technical Seminar
June 9th, 2016 - 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Register Online

This seminar will focus on the application of probability methods in the prediction of power system reliability in generation, transmission and distribution systems. The influence on capacity planning of renewable generation in the form of wind power will be illustrated. The seminar will also briefly illustrate the range of past reliability performance data on power system components and customer service data collected by Canadian electric power utilities and organized and published by the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA).

Catered dinner included. Cash bar available.

Speaker: Dr. Roy Billinton.

Dr. Roy Billinton, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, the University of Saskatchewan, has provided consulting services to virtually all the major Canadian electric power utilities and to many other organizations around the world. Over 100 individual utility courses dealing with power system reliability evaluation have been presented.

Dr. Billinton has authored or coauthored eight books on reliability evaluation and over 775 papers on power system reliability evaluation, economic system operation and power system analysis. Dr. Billinton is a Fellow of the IEEE, the EIC, the United Kingdom Safety and Reliability Society and the Royal Society of Canada. He is also a Chairman of the Canadian Electrical Association, a member of the Consultative Committee in Outage Statistics, and a Professional Engineer in the Province of Saskatchewan.


Location
GSA Commons, Emmanuel & St. Chad
1337 College Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada

Admission Fee
IEEE Member - $20
Non-IEEE Member - $30
Non-IEEE Student Member - $10
IEEE Student Member - $5
(Includes Catered Dinner!)

Register Online


IEEE Welcome to Industry BBQ
May 29th, 2016 - 3:30PM - 6:00PM

This event is meant to promote interaction between recent graduates of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and members of industry in and around Saskatoon. The BBQ is an informal affair, providing a relaxed atmosphere for you and your employees to network with new engineers, as well as technical professionals in general.

Location
Schryer's Smoked BBQ Shack
2830 Millar Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada

Click here to register. (Deadline is May 26th)


IEEE Welcome to Industry BBQ
June 1st, 2014 - 3:30PM - 6:00PM

This event is meant to promote interaction between recent graduates of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and members of industry in and around Saskatoon. The BBQ is an informal affair, providing a relaxed atmosphere for you and your employees to network with new engineers, as well as technical professionals in general.

This event is meant to promote interaction between recent graduates of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and members of industry in and around Saskatoon. The BBQ is an informal affair, providing a relaxed atmosphere for you and your employees to network with new engineers, as well as technical professionals in general.

Location
The Berry Barn
7 miles South of Valley Rd
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada

Date: 01-June-2014
Time: 03:30PM to 06:00PM

Speakers:
Jon Poulin - Topic: Introduction to IEEE and Young Professionals
TBD - Topic: Welcome to Industry by IEEE

Click here to register. (Deadline is May 23rd)


Graduate Student Symposium Award Winners
December, 2013

1st: Cinnati Loi: "FPGA Implementation of Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem Processor", $150
2nd: Suresh Kalle: "Synchronization in DOCSIS 3.0 based upstream demodulator", $50
2nd: Mohammad Shamin Imtiaz: "A color reproduction method with image enhancement for endoscopic images", $50
2nd: Shea Pederson: "Locating Ground Faults in Ungrounded Large Scale PV Generators" , $50

After first place, there was declared a 3-way tie for 2nd and the money was split.
Thanks to the judges: Kelly Winder, Francis Bui, and Denard Lynch.


Illumination 2014 Conference
January 24-25, 2014

Illumination is a conference organized by the University of Saskatchewan IEEE Student Branch to educate students about industry and career choices through informational and inspirational speakers, workshops and corporate networking. Illumination has been running annually since 2003 and has been growing ever since.

The conference also enables students to meet and interact with industry professionals and learn about companies in their area of interest. Illumination is a unique conference that further develops engineering students’ skills and prepares them for life after graduation.

Tickets can be purchased at the University of Saskatchewan through the Illumination Committee members, or online at: "http://sites.ieee.org/illumination/register/

Tickets are $20 for student IEEE Members, $25 for student non-members and professional members, and $50 for non-members


2013 NSS IEEE Annual Reception and General Meeting
Thursday, November 28th, 2013 - 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM

The North Saskatchewan Section of the IEEE will hold its Annual Reception & General Meeting on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the Holiday Inn on Pacific Ave in Saskatoon. You are invited and encouraged to attend. Come and enjoy a social evening with fellow members and friends, and see an interesting presentation by Jordan Schidlowsky, Founder and President of Noodlecake Studios, maker of the widely popular and successful mobile game Super Stickman Golf.

Reception Agenda
6:00 PM Cocktails (cash bar)
6:30 PM Delicious plate service dinner
8:00 PM Brief Announcements
    Presentation by Jordan Schidlowsky, Founder and President of Noodlecake Studios: "Noodlecake, making it big in mobile gaming"
9:00 PM Annual Business Meeting
    NSS Executive Election for 2014/2015 Term
9:15 PM Adjourn

Costs (must be paid in advance online)
- Grad/Student IEEE Members (and guest): $15 each
- IEEE Members (and guest): $20 each
- Non-members: $35 each

RSVP on or before November 24, 2013 by registering here: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/20725

In order to reserve for both yourself and a guest, you must add a guest to the reservation in vTools. The guest will require an IEEE number to get the member discount and you can use your IEEE number for yourself and one guest. If you are a student without a credit card, please see the Student Branch Chair to reserve a space and pay cash.

Elections Information

Terms for IEEE NSS Executive positions are two years long. Being an election year, positions voted on during this year’s AGM are for service in 2014 – 2015. You are encouraged to submit nominations for an elected position, or express general interest in working with the IEEE NSS prior to the elections.

IEEE NSS Executive Elected Positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Development

If you have a nomination or any related question, please contact Dan Coode (dan.coode@ieee.org)

Important Notes:
  • For a vegetarian option or special dietary requirements, please indicate your preference with your RSVP response.
  • Guests may continue to socialize while members attend the brief Annual Business Meeting.
  • The Holiday Inn is the new hotel located on Pacific Ave downtown Saskatoon where Pacific Cinemas used to be (101 Pacific Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3X6).

NSS Election Notice
November 28, 2013

Have you considered giving back and getting more involved in your professional community? The North Saskatchewan Section is holding election for their Section executive at our Annual General Meeting on November 28, 2013 at the Holiday Inn on Pacific Ave (more information to follow). We are looking for nominations for the following positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Development

We encourage you to nominate someone you know for one of these positions or nominate yourself. To run for any of these positions you must be an IEEE member in good standing. No elaborate campaigns are required, just telling us about yourself and your desire to fill this position at the AGM if the position is contested.

The benefits of volunteering are expanding your local professional network, learning skills that will assist in your career and personal life, potential for travel, and making new friends. Please feel free to contact Dan Coode (dan.coode@ieee.org), past Section Chair for more information, or any other IEEE Section volunteer you know.


IEEE GOLD - Welcome to Industry BBQ
Saturday, June 8th, 2013 - 3:45 PM to 6:15 PM

Presented by the North Saskatchewan Section IEEE GOLD Comittee and proudly sponsored by the IEEE NSS.

This event is meant to promote interaction between recent graduates of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science members of industry in and around Saskatoon. The BBQ is an informal affair, providing a relaxed atmosphere for you and your employees to network with new engineers, as well as technical professionals in general.

Date: Saturday, June 8th, 2013
3:45 PM to 6:15 PM
The Berry Barn
7 miles South of Valley Rd
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Map: Click here

Speakers:
Cinnati Loi: Introduction to IEEE and GOLD
Andrew Kostiuk: Welcome to Industry by IEEE

$5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members. If you are paying by cheque, please make it out to "IEEE North Saskatchewan Section"

Please RSVP no later than Thursday, June 6th, 2013 by registering at: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/18769


Cloud Computing Resources Lunch & Learn
Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Presented by Cybera, TRTech, Innovation Place, SpringBoard West and the IEEE North Saskatchewan Section Computer Chapter:

The Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) is a program funded by Industry Canada that offers Canadian entrepreneurs free cloud computing resources for one year. This on-demand, computing infrastructure allows innovators to develop, test and demonstrate their digital products, before taking them to market. This tool will be of interest to entrepreneurs looking to advance their technology infrastructure, without having to invest in their own R&D environments. The program is run by CANARIE, with cloud computing support provided by Cybera and Compute Canada.

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Candle & Span Rooms, Atrium Building
Innovation Place, SASKATOON
Map: http://innovationplace.com/IPmap.pdf

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
SpringBoard West
120 - 2 Research Drive, REGINA
Map: http://innovationplace.com/IP-regina.pdf

Schedule:
11:30 - 12:00 Registration & Lunch
12:00 - 13:00 Presentation

No registration fees (lunch included)
Please RSVP to Ms. Virginia Tomas at virginia.tomas@trtech.ca, 306.668.9300 (Saskatoon)



Wide Area Monitoring, Control and Protection Using Synchrophasors
Friday, March 23, 2012

Presenter: Prof. Athula Rajapakse, ECE Department, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Room 2C61, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

No registration fees.
Please RSVP to Mrs. Ritu Chawla at rchawla@magnaelectric.com to get a count for refreshments.


Abstract:
Synchronized phasor measurement or synchrophasor technology enables real time monitoring of power system dynamics. This technology, combined with appropriate communication infrastructure, allows the development of Wide Area Monitoring, Control and Protection applications that improve the security and reliability of power systems. This tutorial will provide introduction to synchrophasor networks, and briefly discuss the different elements in the synchrophasor networks including Phasor Measurement Units (PMU), Phasor Data Concentrators (PDC), and communication requirements. The tutorial will also discuss some aspects of the recently approved new synchrophasor standards. Finally, some potential applications of wide area synchrophasor measurements for monitoring, control and protection will be presented.

Speaker's Biography:
Dr. Athula Rajapakse is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. His research interests include power system protection, distributed and renewable energy systems, and transient simulation of power and power-electronic systems. Dr. Rajapakse received his B.Sc. (Eng.) degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 1990, M.Eng. degree from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1998. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Manitoba, and a Senior Member of IEEE.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, please contact:

Mrs. Ritu Chawla
Secreatry, IEEE PES-IA Joint Chapter (IEEE North Saskatchewan Section)
Email: rchawla@magnaelectric.com

Click here to download a PDF for this tutorial.



Generator Protection and Analysis of Major Disturbances
Friday, March 16, 2012

Presenter: Dr. Mukesh Nagpal, Principal Engineer, BC Hydro
Date: Friday, March 16, 2012
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Room 0D26 (9:30am-12:30pm), Room 2C61 (1:30pm-4:00pm),
57 Campus Drive, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Costs
- IEEE Members: $40
- IEEE Student Members: $20
- Non-members: $60

Please RSVP to dkang@marchconsulting.com

Registration starts at 9:00am. Fees can be paid at the door by cash or check (payable to “IEEE North Saskatchewan Section”). Underground parking available in Agriculture Parkade (http://www.usask.ca/maps/).

Abstract:
This tutorial will be divided into two sessions. The first part will be a tutorial on generator protection and the second part will include two presentations on line protection responses during major system disturbances within the BC Hydro system. The tutorial will cover principals of generator protection and show how multifunction digital relays can be used to enhance protection reliability (3-4 hours). The new relays can capture waveform records of power system signals during system disturbances. The presentations on line protection responses (1-2 hours) will use disturbance records to demonstrate how these records enhance the art and science of protective relaying. The two disturbances discussed will illustrate the impact of a heavily loaded un-transposed line and single-pole open conditions on line protection performances.

Speaker's Biography:
Mukesh Nagpal received the Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 1990 and 1986, respectively. Dr. Nagpal is a member of IEEE-Power System Relaying Committee, a senior member of IEEE and a PES distinguish lecturer. He is part-time faculty at University of British Columbia and registered member of Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), Canada.

Currently, he is a Principal Engineer/Manager with the Protection and Control Planning Group within BC Hydro Engineering. He has more than 24 years of experience in electrical consulting, utility research and power system protection. Dr. Nagpal has written about 40 technical papers on power system relaying or related topics. His presentation received “Best-of-Show” award at BC Hydro’s 2007 P&C Telecom Annual Technical Conference. In 2007, BC Hydro also conferred him with a prestigious “Mentorship Award” for his commitment to training and development of new engineers within and outside the organization.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, please contact:

Rama Gokaraju
Chair, IEEE PES-IA Joint Chapter (North Saskatchewan Section)
Email: rama.krishna@usask.ca



Using Live Graphs In Your Production Environment
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Presenter: Melanie Cey
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Point2 (in the Playroom downstairs),
3301 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK (across from Jysk, in the same mall)

Cost: free!

Please RSVP on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/395275970498204/


There will be some refreshments and opportunities for networking. Please, come and bring a friend!

Abstract:
This talk will focus on helping to reduce mean time to discovery using live graphs in your production environment. Melanie will also touch on the topics of work-life balance as well as gaining and retaining respect as a female in the IT industry.

Speaker's Biography:
Melanie Cey has been working in the computer software industry for over 10 years. She has held several roles including software developer, release manager, project manager, team lead and systems administrator. Each role has added a different set of skills and perspective on the software life cycle. She currently spends her time at work diagnosing and escalating bugs and performance issues in the production environment at Point2.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, please contact:

Julita Vassileva
Chair of Women in Engineering Affinity Group, IEEE-NSS



HTML5 Hybrid Applications Seminar and Workshop
Friday, December 16, 2011

Sponsored by TRLabs, Presented by PushPort
Presenters: Richard Lomotey and Dan Merino
Please RSVP to general@pushport.ca

HTML5 is a W3C standard to build modern interactive web applications with the use of hypermedia. HTML5 introduces a new API which allow developers tap into modern web browsers as an operating system. While we have seen a lot of native apps in the past, the current integrating tools have made it possible for developers to build cross-platform apps using web technologies. This is a game changer as it allows us to build applications for computers, tablets, phones and even TVs with a single code base.

Seminar - HTML5 Hybrid Applications
Friday December 16, 2011 12:10-13:00
Candle and Span Rooms
Innovation Place
The Atrium - 111 Research Drive
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan

Workshop - HTML5 Hybrid Applications
Friday December 16, 2011 13:10-15:00
Candle and Span Rooms
Innovation Place
The Atrium - 111 Research Drive
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan

During this workshop you will build hybrid applications that behave like native application and are cross-platform. We will also look into tools that allow us to standardize our codebase, tap into internal storage, and do animations with ease.

Download the PDF poster for this event.


Lunch & Learn
"Free Cloud Resources Available for Developers"
December 12 and 13, 2011

Presented by CANARIE DAIR, SRnet, and TRLabs

Monday December 12, 2011, 12:00-13:00
Candle and Span Rooms
Innovation Place
The Atrium - 111 Research Drive
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan

Tuesday December 13, 2011, 12:00-13:00
Training Room
Springboard West Innovations Inc.
120 - 2 Research Drive
REGINA, Saskatchewan

Lunch and beverages are provided. Please RSVP to Ms. Virginia Tomas (virginia.tomas@trlabs.ca or 306-668-9309) to confirm your spot and indicate if you will be attending in Saskatoon or in Regina. Seating is limited.

Free for small-medium sized Canadian businesses, the CANARIE Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) program provides access to a Canadian cloud (compute and storage), high-speed network, and wireless (wi-fi and cellular) test-bed for development, testing and product demonstration. This Lunch & Learn will cover an overview of "The Cloud", describe the DAIR program, and demonstrate access to the DAIR cloud.


NSS Annual Reception & Annual Meeting

The North Saskatchewan Section of the IEEE will hold its Annual Reception & General Meeting on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Saskatoon. You are invited and encouraged to attend. Come and enjoy a social evening with fellow members and friends, and see an interesting presentation on the City of Saskatoon South Bridge project by Jayden Schmiess of Stantec.

Agenda
6:00 PM - Cocktails (cash bar)
6:30 PM - Delicious Chicken Supreme Dinner Meal
8:00 PM - Brief Announcements
- Dr. Om Malik, President of IEEE Canada
- Jayden Schmiess “City of Saskatoon South Bridge Project”
9:00 PM - Annual Business Meeting
- NSS Executive Election for 2012/2013 Term
9:15 - PM Adjourn

Costs
- Grad/Student IEEE Members (and guest): $10 each
- IEEE Members (and guest): $15 each
- Non-members: $25 each

RSVP on or before November 22, 2011 by registering here: http://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/9263.

Elections Information
Terms for IEEE NSS Executive positions are two years long. Being an election year, positions voted on during this year’s AGM are for service in 2012 – 2013. You are encouraged to submit nominations for an elected position, or express general interest in working with the IEEE NSS, prior to the elections.

IEEE NSS Executive Elected Positions
- Chair
- Vice-Chair
- Secretary
- Treasurer
- Membership Development

If you have a nomination or any related question, please contact Jeremy Gates (gatesj@ieee.org).

Important Notes:
- For a vegetarian option or special dietary requirements, please indicate your preference with your RSVP response.
- Guests may continue to socialize while members attend the brief Annual Business Meeting.
- The Hilton Garden Inn is located at the corner of 1st Ave. and 22nd Street in downtown Saskatoon. Paid parking is available immediately adjacent to the hotel (entrances on 22nd St., 23rd St. and Pacific Ave.).


Seminar: Progression to a Smarter Grid - Past, Present and Future

Presenter: Prof. Om Malik, President IEEE Canada
Date: Friday, November 25, 2011
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Room 2C61, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan

Registration Fees - FREE!

Please RSVP in advance to Rezaul Haque:
- Email: rhaque@marchconsulting.com
- Phone: 306.651.6339
- Fax: 306.651.6348 (Attn: Rezaul)

Abstract:
Despite “Smart Grid” being the talk of the town these days, there is no precise definition of smart grid. It is a broad concept that overlays the electricity generation, transmission and distribution grid infrastructure with communications and information infrastructure for improved energy management, efficiency and cost control. “Smart Grid"" has become the buzz word for what power systems engineers have been doing for over 125 years, i.e. improvements in power system planning, design, construction and operation by incorporating new enabling technologies as they developed. A general picture of smart grid with historical and global perspective will be provided in this talk with the view that it is a normal progression of improvements in power systems towards the ever present goal of making the power system smarter.

Speaker’s Biography:
Professor Om P. Malik has done pioneering work in the development of adaptive and artificial intelligence based controllers for application in electric power systems over the past 40 years. He has also done extensive work in the area of power system protection particularly digital and artificial intelligence based protection schemes, generation of electric power from wind, etc. He has published over 700 papers including over 360 papers in international Journals such as IEEE Transactions and IET (formerly IEE) Proceedings.

Professor Malik graduated in 1952 from Delhi Polytechnic, India. After working for nine years in electric utilities in India, he returned to academia and obtained a Master’s Degree from Roorkee University, India in 1962, a Ph.D. from London University and a DIC from the Imperial College, London in 1965. He was teaching and doing research in Canada from 1966 to 1997 and continues to do research as Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada. Over 80, including 43 Ph.D., students have completed their graduate studies under his supervision. He is an Associate Editor or on the Editorial Advisory Board of 7 international Journals and is listed in 13 Bibliographical Listings, such as Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Men of Achievement, etc.

At present he is Director, IEEE Region 7 and President, IEEE Canada. He is also actively involved in the IEEE Power and Energy Society and has also been actively involved with the International Federation of Automatic Control. Professor Malik is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of IET, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering and World Innovation Foundation. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Alberta and Ontario, Canada.

Rama Gokaraju
Chair, PES/IA Joint Chapter (North Saskatchewan Section)

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (University of Saskatchewan)


October 26, 2011

Tutorial: Wide Area Measurement Systems

Presenter: Prof. Anil Kulkarni, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 2C61, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan

Registration Fees (payable at the door)
- IEEE Student Members/Members - $10.00
- Non-Members - $20.00
- Registration starts at 12:45pm
- Tutorial concludes at 5:00pm

Please RSVP in advance to Rezaul Haque:
- Email: rhaque@marchconsulting.com
- Phone: 306.651.6339
- Fax: 306.651.6348 (Attn: Rezaul)

Abstract:
Wide Area Measurement Systems has emerged as an exciting technology in the Power Systems area. The time-synchronized phasor measurements made available due to this technology can be utilized for better real-time monitoring and control of power systems.

This talk will present several aspects of this technology including Phasor Measurement Units (PMU) and Phasor Data Concentrators. The talk will also present a simple example of a Wide-Area Synchronized Frequency Measurement system based on Network Time Protocol. Some interesting aspects of the wide area transients observed using this system will be discussed.

Some potential applications of wide area measurements for control and protection will also be discussed. These include Centre-of-Inertia Frequency based load tripping, damping power swings using global signals and stability prediction. The theoretical issues and practical challenges in these applications will be discussed.

Tutorial Format:
a) Wide-Area Measurement Systems Introduction
b) Wide-Area Frequency Monitoring : A simple example of a WAMS system
c) Synchrophasor Technology: Phasor Measurement Units, Phasor Data Concentrators
d) Examples of Possible Application of WAMS, Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker’s Biography:
Anil Kulkarni is a Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay India, and is currently at the University of Manitoba as a Visiting Professor. He obtained his BE degree in Electrical Engineering with Honours from the University of Roorkee, India and his ME and PhD degrees in 1994 and 1998 respectively, from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His broad areas of interest are in Power System Dynamics, HVDC and FACTS. Recently he has focused on SSR analysis, Dynamic Phasors and Wide Area Measurement Systems. He has worked on industry projects including Power System Stabilizer Tuning in the Eastern and Western Grids of India, SSR analysis of multiple series connected lines in the Eastern Grid and TCSC controller design for the 400 kV Kanpur- Ballabhgarh series compensation project.

Rama Gokaraju
Chair, PES/IA Joint Chapter (North Saskatchewan Section)


GOLD
October 7, 2011

Canadian Light Source Synchrotron Tour for GOLD

Date: Friday, October 28, 2011
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Canadian Light Source, 101 Perimeter Road, U of S Campus
Cost: FREE


The NSS GOLD Committee has organized a tour of the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron facility at Innovation Place. Depending on the work going on at the CLS at the time, we may also get a chance to look at some of the internal parts of the machine.

If you are interested in attending this tour, please RSVP to Cinnati at c.loi@ieee.org. There is a limit on the number of people they can take on the tour, so reply early to guarantee your spot on the tour!

*About the Synchrotron
The Canadian Light Source (CLS) Synchrotron is a particle accelerator and National research facility right here in Saskatoon. It is located at the north end of the University of Saskatchewan campus. Visit their web site for more details:


October 6, 2011

IEEE Senior Member Grade Elevation Night

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm


The IEEE North Saskatchewan Section and our corporate event sponsor ENGCOMP, are pleased to announce the IEEE Senior Member Grade Elevation Night on IEEE Day, October 6th, 2011 at 7:00 PM. This free event is being held to honor local IEEE members who have shown commitment to the IEEE through outstanding career achievements. The event will provide an opportunity to complete a Senior Member Upgrade application with the support of local Senior Members and Fellows who have previously completed this process. IEEE Senior Members are not only highly regarded within our own organization, but by technological industries and companies around the world. Senior Membership is a mark of career achievement and distinction.

Space is limited, so RSVP for this event is required by October 3rd, please email: jonchurko@ieee.org.

Information about the IEEE Senior Member grade can be found through the Senior Membership portal at www.ieee.org/seniormember. Through this portal, you will find the benefits of the Senior Member grade, as well as the elevation requirements and any documentation necessary for your application.

Jon Churko
Membership Development Chair


GOLD

July 4, 2011

GOLD Welcome to Industry BBQ

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Saskatoon Forestry Farm Gazebo

The IEEE Welcome to Industry BBQ, proudly sponsored by Littelfuse Startco, is meant to promote interaction between recent graduates of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and members of industry in and around Saskatoon. The BBQ is an informal affair, providing a relaxed atmosphere for you and your employees to network with new engineers, as well as technical professionals in general.

Burgers and beverages will be served at the BBQ. Vegetarian options will be available. Cost will be free for new graduates, $5 for IEEE members, and $10 for non-members. There is a $2 parking fee to enter. Tell the teller that you are with the IEEE GOLD BBQ, and the fee will be waved.

Please RSVP to c.loi@ieee.org by no later than Friday, July 8th, 2011. We look forward to having you at the IEEE Welcome to Industry BBQ!



May 3, 2011

Announcement: Dell EPP Promotion

Save up to 13% off* Dell Home and Home Office promotional prices. Log in with your IEEE Web Account to get the promo details and to obtain the member ID for the discount.

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April 27, 2011

Presentation: Mapping Floods with Ushahidi

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Time: 15:30 - 16:30
Location: Thorvaldson Building, Room 159, University of Saskatchewan

Presenter:
Dale Zak has a B.Sc. in Computer Science, and is now working as a mobile developer with the creators of Ushahidi - a nonprofit organization based in Kenya. Abstract: Ushahidi has been used to map wildfires in Russia, the Haiti, New Zealand and Japan earthquake responses, the Sudan election, the revolution in Egypt, and the ongoing crisis in Libya. In his talk Dale will explore the potential uses of crisis mapping in our province, whether to monitor flooding, report cycling incidents or mapping potholes in Saskatoon.

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