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We released our latest newsletter issue to members on April 28, 2021. See the PDF here: CAS 2021 Newsletter, Issue 1

OCEANS 2024 Conference Set For Halifax

It was officially announced in late 2019 that Halifax was selected to host the OCEANS 2024 Conference. Earlier this year Christopher Whitt presented the conference to the local Ocean tech community as part of a virtual COVE Connector event. Check out the presentation here on Youtube.

2020 IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section AGM

Event: IEEE CAS Annual General Meeting
Location: Virtual via WebEx (Details available after registration)
Date and time: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 18:00h – 21:30h

18:00 – 18:45:  Networking
18:45 – 19:45:  Welcome address, and Technical Talk
19:45 – 20:00:  Awards
20:00 – 21:30:  Annual General Meeting

Full details can be found here

2019 IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section AGM

Event: IEEE CAS Annual General Meeting
Location: Saraguay House, 360, Purcell’s Cove Road, Halifax
Date and time: Thursday, December 5, 2019, 17:30h – 21:30h

17:30 – 18:00:  Networking
18:00 – 19:00:  Welcome address, and Technical Talk by John Wood and Tony Wright
19:00 – 20:00:  Dinner and Awards
20:00 – 21:30:  Annual General Meeting

IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section
Annual General Meeting 2019
Saraguay House, Halifax, December 5, 2019, 20:00h

Full AGM Agenda can be found here

Preliminary Agenda (Oct.29)

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Reading and Approval of AGM 2018 Minutes
  3. Chair’s Report
  4. Reports
    1. Student Branch Reports
    2. Affinity Group Reports
    3. Chapter Reports
    4. Committee Reports
  1. Old Business
  2. New Business
    1. [ Motions ]
  1. Final Call for Nominations for Executive Positions
  2. Election / Acclamations
  3. 2020 Budget Presentation and Acceptance.


Technical Talk: Perspectives on Tidal Energy Development in Nova Scotia

Speakers: John Woods (Minas Energy) and Tony Wright (FORCE)

Tony Wright’s presentation will provide a FORCE point-of-view on tidal power development and the challenge of  “working in water that moves over 20 kilometres an hour.”  John Woods will talk about two of the FORCE berths (A & C) from a developer’s perspective. These include a total of 21 x 420 MW units, connected in two arrays. He will highlight some points on interconnectivity.

More details on the AGM can be found at here.

Remembering Professor Mohamed “Mo” El-Hawary (1943-2019)

Earlier this year our Section lost one of its founding members and leaders, Professor “Mo” El-Hawary. We mourn his passing and express our condolences to his family. The Section Chair offered the following tribute at a Celebration of Mo’s life in Halifax on August 2, 2019. Remembering Mo – Tribute

The IEEE Spectrum recently published a tribute as well, which can be accessed at

A series of photographs and personal notes by friends and colleagues have been collated in the following collection: Mo Collections

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