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The Power of Distributed Architecture

April 7, 2016
8:30 amto10:00 am

The IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section Young Professionals (YP) is excited to invite you to attend a joint event with ECEGC (Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Conference). The ECEGC is held by Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie, to present and discuss the graduates’ academic achievements.

The joint event is the begining part of the whole day ECEGC, a keynote speech. The speaker is Peter Conlon, CEO of LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. He will give a tech talk about “The Power of Distributed Architecture”. He is excited to share with us his experiences in technology innovation, management, career management and more.

Registration is free for all IEEE members, and $10 for non-members, registration is also required for attendance.

We look forward to seeing you on April 7, 2016!

Title: The Power of Distributed Architecture
Speaker: Peter Conlon
CEO of LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am, April 7th, 2016
Place: Scotiabank Auditorium, McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building
Dalhousie University
6135 University Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Cost: Free for all IEEE members and $10 for non-members
Registration is required for attendance
RSVP: Please register here for the event.
Agenda: 8:30am – 8:45am Registration, separate from ECEGC
8:45am – 9:00am Opening remarks by the Dean of of Dalhousie Engineering
9:00am – 9:45am A keynote speech prsented by Peter Conlon about “The Power of Distributed Architecture”
9:45am – 10:00am Coffee and snacks
The event is officially over at 10:00, but everyone is welcome to continue to watch ECEGC grad presentations.


“The best way to consolidate your power is to give it away. To do this, you need to build leadership throughout your company.” – Peter Conlon

An award-winning business leader with an extensive history of fixing and growing companies, Peter Conlon is passionate about business. With 37 years in general management and leadership in Canada, United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia, he has significant experience in large corporations, small businesses, independent entities and subsidiary operations, including direct line management of marketing, sales, finance, operations, product management and strategic planning.

As President and CEO of Nautel Limited, he brought the company to a position of global leadership, including its selection as Exporter of the Year at the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards and as one of Canada’s Passion Capitalists. In 2014, Peter joined LED Roadway Lighting as Chief Executive Officer with the goal of transforming that exciting Nova Scotia green technology leader into a sustainable, disciplined enterprise.

He is not a subscriber to stylistic, prescriptive solutions to problems. He recognizes and appreciates that the challenges organizations face are deeply personal and need individual attention. Great leadership and communication are required to allow teams to work on the issues together in a safe, well-defined environment.

Peter was selected as Business Person of the Year at the 2010 Halifax Business Awards and was inducted into the Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame in 2014. He is often called on to speak about leadership, vision and team building.

April Networking Event

April 12, 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 ( in the event room upstairs. The dress code is casual, jeans and a collared shirt minmum.

Engineers Nova Scotia

Our guest speaker this month is from Engineers Nova Scotia and will be discussing the professional development program and recent improvements.

Kris Dove, P.Eng., Director of Professional Practice and Development, and Rosalie Hanlon, P.Eng., Professional Development Officer, of Engineers Nova Scotia will provide an overview of the professional development program requirements.

This brief presentation will be followed by a discussion on the requirement of licensure for engineers in the province.


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: April Networking Event
Speakers: Kris Dove, P.Eng., MBA, Engineers Nova Scotia
Rosalie Hanlon, P.Eng., Engineers Nova Scotia
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, April 12th, 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 Presentation by Engineers Nova Scotia
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


Kris Dove

Kris Dove is the Director of Professional Practice and Development with Engineers Nova Scotia, the regulatory body for engineers in the province of Nova Scotia. He has worked with the association for seven years, during which time he created and implemented a Professional Development program for professional engineers. Kris has also worked to implement a number of technology-based upgrades for the association, including a new database management system and electronic balloting for annual officer elections.

Kris holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie University. He was designated a Professional Engineer in 2004.

Rosalie Hanlon

Rosalie Hanlon is the Professional Development Officer with Engineers Nova Scotia. Since joining the association in 2014, she has expanded the professional development offerings at the annual conference and endeavored to offer lunch and learn opportunities in convenient locations. Rosalie is also responsible for expanding the outreach initiatives of the association through school visits and partnerships with organizations such as Girl Guides and Techsploration.

Prior to joining the association, Rosalie worked with foreign-trained engineers on the pathway to licensure through the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. She holds undergraduate degrees in Science and Environmental Engineering from Dalhousie University.

IEEE Section Booth at NEM Public Engineering Display

April 2, 2016
9:00 amto3:00 pm

Come represent the section at the Public Engineering Display at the Halifax Public Library. For more information see the event notice on the Engineers Nova Scotia website.

Title: IEEE Section Booth at NEM Public Engineering Display
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm, April 2nd, 2016
Place: Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1E9
RSVP: Registration is not required but information can be found here

Passive House Tour

March 30, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Natalie Leonard will lead a tour of a home built and certified to the Passive House standard, one of the highest energy efficient standards possible.

The location will be announced very soon. It will be a residential home within or close to HRM.

Registration is limited to 20 people. Students can register for free before March 17. After that, students should register at the regular IEEE member rate.

Title: Passive House Tour
Tour Leader: Natalie Leonard
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm, March 30th, 2016
Place: TBA, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Agenda: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Arrive and mingle (light refreshments provided)
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Tour and Talk
Cost: IEEE Members – $5
IEEE Life Members – Free
IEEE Student Members – Free (before early bird deadline)
Non IEEE – $10
RSVP: Please register here for the event


As one of the first Certified Passive House Consultants in Canada, Natalie is dedicated to promoting the Passive House Concept and creating cost effective, beautiful, super efficient home for the future.

She brings her engineering background, hands on design and construction experience, a practical and efficient approach to building and a commitment to reduce the energy footprint to her projects. She works with you to improve efficiencies while preserving the architecture of your project.electrical engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

IEEEx Social

March 10, 2016
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

A Dalhousie Student Branch social to connect engineering students with industry.

The speaker will be Dan Muldoon, Executive Vice President, Major Renewable and Alternative Energy, Emera Inc.

Title: IEEEx Social
Speaker: Dan Muldoon, Executive Vice President,
Major Renewable and Alternative Energy, Emera Inc.
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm, March 10th, 2016
Place: The T-Room, Dalhousie Sexton Campus, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1Z1
Agenda: 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Mingle and pizza.
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM Feature talk.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Mingle session.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please register here for the event


An informal talk about what it is like to work in an electrical engineering career, aimed at students and young professionals.


Dan was appointed Executive Vice President, Major Renewable and Alternative Energy, Emera Inc. in April 2014. Prior to that he has been President and Chief Operating Officer of CNG, Emera Inc., and President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Utility Services.

Dan has over 27 years of experience with Emera companies. In that time he has held a number of engineering, supervisory and management roles.

Dan is currently serving as a member of the executive committee for Cigre Canada – International Council on Large Electric Systems. Dan has previously served on both the Transmission and Distribution Councils for the Canadian Electricity Association and is a past Board Member of the Cape Breton Partnership.

Dan has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

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