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DRONE FLY-IN

December 2, 2016
3:30 pmto6:00 pm

You are invited to join the IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section Robotics and Automation/Instrumentation & Measurement Society Chapter on Friday, December 2nd from 3:30 – 6:00 pm in Dalhousie’s Sexton Gym (1360 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2).

You’ll have the opportunity to meet IEEE members and learn to fly a quadcopter! Plus, Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Space is limited for pilots so register here for the event.

IEEE CAS 50th Anniversary Banquet and 2016 Annual General Meeting

November 25, 2016
5:00 pmto9:00 pm

The IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section wishes to invite you to attend the section’s 50th Anniversary Banquet and 2016 Annual General Meeting, taking place on Friday November 25, 2016 in the Courtyard Marriott at 5120 Salter St, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Banquet will feature Dr. Marlon Lewis as our keynote speaker, speaking about “Estimating the Past, Current, and Future State of the Ocean”. The keynote talk is co-sponsored by the Oceanic Engineering Society chapter, and special pricing for the banquet is available to OES members and student members.

IEEE Canada President and Region 7 Director, Dr. Witold Kinsner, will bring brief greetings from IEEE Canada.

The section will present our annual awards as we celebrate our 50th year. We will also recognize the many past volunteers that have been involved in the section.

Details of the event and of the guest speakers can be found below.

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday, November 25, 2016
Place: Courtyard Marriott
5120 Salter Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dinner: A 3 course, sit down meal will be provided to all attendees.
Options are: Tandoori Salmon, Beef Mushroom Stroganoff, or Vegetarian – Pasta Puttanesca
Registration is required!
RSVP: Deadline is November 15th at 11pm, but space is limited so register early!
Register here
Schedule: 5:30 – Cash bar reception
6:00 – Annual General Meeting (members). Reception continues for guests
7:00 – Dinner – 3 course sit-down meal
8:00 – Keynote Speaker
8:45 – 50th Anniversary presentation, recognition of past volunteers, and section awards
Cost: $40 for IEEE Members
$25 for IEEE Student Members
$25 for IEEE Graduate Student Members
$30 for Life Members or Spouse
$50 for Non-members
$20 for Oceanic Society Members
$15 for Oceanic Society Student Members
$15 for Oceanic Society Graduate Student Member
Payment: Register online, payment can be made electronically or by cash or cheque at the door

Keynote speaker: Dr. Marlon Lewis

Dr. Marlon Lewis
Senior Scientist, Satlantic

Title:

Estimating the Past, Present and Future State of the Ocean

Biography:

Dr. Marlon Lewis, Senior Scientist, is Satlantic’s founder and a professor of Oceanography at Dalhousie University. He received B.S. and M.S. (Ecology) at the University of Maryland, and Ph.D. in Biology from Dalhousie University in 1984.

Dr. Lewis is a recipient of the Lindemann Award from the American Society for Limnology and Oceanography, a Special Outstanding Achievement Award from NASA, a Killam Prize from Dalhousie University, and a Poste Rouge from the French Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique. His research interests span a broad range of oceanographic areas from upper ocean physics to phytoplankton ecology and bio-optical oceanography. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Technology category in Atlantic Canada, was named as one of the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada and is a Fellow of the Oceanography Society. He holds adjunct appointments at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, and the Ocean University of China. Dr. Lewis has published over 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and serves on numerous advisory councils to organizations and governments in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Opening speaker: Dr. Witold Kinsner

Dr. Witold Kinsner
IEEE Canada President and Region 7 Director

Title:

Greetings from IEEE Canada

Biography:

Witold Kinsner is Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He is also Affiliate Professor at the Institute of Industrial Mathematical Sciences and Adjunct Scientist at the Telecommunications Research Laboratories, TRLabs. Earlier in his career, Witold co-founded the first Microelectronics Centre in Canada, located in Winnipeg, and served as its Director of Research for eight years; he was also affiliated with McGill University, McMaster University and the University of Silesia, Poland. His research interests are related to the development of robust algorithms and computing engines for signal and data compression. He also teaches undergraduate courses in microprocessor and microcontroller interfacing and digital systems design, graduate courses on fractal and chaos engineering, signal and data compression, and switching and automata theory. He has authored over 500 publications, including nearly 300 conference papers and 9 patents. Witold Kinsner has served the IEEE for over 30 years as, among others, Winnipeg Section Chair, Computer Chapter Chair, and Co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a member of many boards and committees in professional organizations and has mentored young people regarding careers in technology.

September Networking Event – What you should know about Professional Misconduct Investigations

September 13, 2016
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

IEEE Logo TaglineOur monthly networking event is held the second Tuesday of the month. This is a great chance to meet your fellow IEEE members in a relaxed atmosphere out of the office.

The event will be at the Red Stag (www.redstag.ca) in the event room upstairs. The dress code is casual, jeans and a collared shirt minimum.

Registration

Registration is $5 for IEEE Members and $10 for non-members.

By adding this fee we are including free refreshments of all soda and a variety of appetizers, and a drink ticket.

We look forward to meeting you!

Title: What you should know about Professional Misconduct Investigations
Speaker: Sarah Marceau
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, September 13th, 2016
Place: The Red Stag, 1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
In the event room upstairs
Agenda: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Arrive, grab a drink and mingle
6:30 – 7pm Invited Guest – Sarah Marceau
7 – 7:30pm Mingle.
The meeting is officially over at 7:30, but everyone is welcome to continue downstairs in the main lounge area.
Cost: IEEE members – $5
Non-IEEE – $10
RSVP: Please register here for the event

Biography:

As an experienced regulatory and workplace investigator, Sarah has provided case management and investigation services for professional regulators, various levels of government, and private and public corporations. Sarah has a wide range of investigative experience, having addressed allegations of harassment, discrimination based on a prohibited ground, conflicts of interest, professional misconduct, sexual abuse, fraud, incapacity, and illegal practice.

In addition, Sarah helps her clients meet their legislated obligations for resolving complaints by ensuring timely and appropriate complaint dispositions and drafting committee decisions to withstand third party scrutiny and appeals. Sarah has earned a reputation for preparing clear, concise, and objective reports that help clients understand the significance and strength of the evidence gathered to make informed decisions and defendable actions. Sarah has spoken at industry conferences and provided in-house educational sessions on conducting successful investigations and effective interviewing. Sarah holds both Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees in Sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa.
 

CAS 50th Anniversary Family BBQ

August 20, 2016
12:00 pmto3:00 pm

The IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section will be holding a family BBQ in celebration of the section’s 50th Anniversary. Please come out and join your fellow IEEE members from the area to socialize, enjoy the BBQ and partake in activities for the kids!

We will be serving up complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs, soft drinks and coffee. Feel free to bring your own picnic lunch as well!

Title: CAS 50th Anniversary Family BBQ
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, August 20th, 2016
Place: Dalhousie University Sexton Field, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Cost: FREE
RSVP: While registration is not require to attend this event, it would be appreciated if you could register here to help us estimate the number of people planning to attend.

August Networking Event – NRC-IRAP Introduction

August 9, 2016
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Our monthly networking event is held the second Tuesday of the month. This is a great chance to meet your fellow IEEE members in a relaxed atmosphere out of the office.

The event will be at the Red Stag (www.redstag.ca) in the event room upstairs. The dress code is casual, jeans and a collared shirt minimum.

Registration

Registration is $5 for IEEE Members and $10 for non-members.

By adding this fee we are including free refreshments of all soda and a variety of appetizers, and a drink ticket.

We look forward to meeting you!

Title: NRC-IRAP Introduction
Speaker: Jeff Stockhausen
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, August 9th, 2016
Place: The Red Stag, 1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
In the event room upstairs
Agenda: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Arrive, grab a drink and mingle
6:30 – 7pm Invited Guest – Jeff Stockhausen
7 – 7:30pm Mingle.
The meeting is officially over at 7:30, but everyone is welcome to continue downstairs in the main lounge area.
Cost: IEEE members – $5
Non-IEEE – $10
RSVP: Please register here for the event

Biographys:

Jeff Stockhausen has made his career in the ICT, marine, aerospace and defence industries for the past 20 years in Halifax, working for companies both large and small, and focusing on satellite-based and sub-sea technologies, and big data.

Early in his career, Jeff worked on the development of transportable, tactical satellite ground stations and high-speed data processing systems, primarily for ship and wake detection and analysis. This allowed the opportunity for a range operational experience ranging from intelligence support for naval war games to drug interdiction in the southern Caribbean. Subsequent work has included the development of distributed spatial data management systems, underwater sensor data management and visualization systems, and a sniper detection system and, while also providing consulting services to various groups including DRDC, primarily related to satellite data analysis. Jeff represented Canada for several years on ISO Technical Committee 211, establishing a structured set of standards for digital geographic information.

Currently, Jeff stimulates knowledge and wealth creation for Canada, as an Industrial Technology Advisor with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program. His day-to-day efforts are on supporting small and medium sized enterprises to develop new and innovative technologies and grow their businesses, providing technical and business advice, and R&D funding.

Strategically, Jeff is engaged in ongoing collaborations to support the health and growth of the Atlantic Ocean Technology sector, including the development and launch of a new, annual Ocean Technology conference in Nova Scotia, called H2O: Home to Overseas, which had its inaugural date during Halifax Oceans Week 2016.

He has also spent almost a decade providing leadership and governance to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Nova Scotia Division, serving 5 of the past 9 years on the Executive, 2 of which as the Chair, as well as contributing to the review of cancer research funding proposals. In his spare time, Jeff works with local universities as a mentor to students developing entrepreneurial ventures, and contributed to the development the Nova Scotia Community College’s recently launched Ocean Technology program.

He has been a fan and patron of the Halifax independent theatre community for many years and has served as Chair of the local theatre company for the past 5 years.
 

 
 
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