Events

Oct
7
Wed
Antenna Arrays Seminar
Oct 7 @ 17:00 – 18:30
Antenna Arrays Seminar

Date: October 7th 2020

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT

Venue: Online – http://bit.ly/DJKYPAAS

Event Contact: Daniel J King (danieljamesking3@gmail.com)

IEEE Ottawa Young Professional Affinity Group presents an Antenna Arrays Seminar by MASc. Daniel J. King. Feel free to register and join us in this exciting event. Some of the topics covered are:

  • A basic introduction to the theory and practice of antenna arrays;
  • Information about current research opportunities and applications;
  • Specific examples in mm-Wave applications!

Register today to this virtual event!

More info here: https://www.ieeeottawa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/antennas.pdf

Nov
5
Thu
76th Annual IEEE Ottawa Section AGM
Nov 5 @ 18:30 – 20:30

This year due to the public health concerns and restrictions on public gathering due to the COVID-19, 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the IEEE Ottawa Section will be held using virtual meeting tools on 5th November 2020 at 6:30 PM.  Registration is required to attend the meeting and also for voting.  The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed one day prior to the meeting. The business of the meeting is to approve the budget and elect the section executive for 2021.

To vote at the AGM one has to be an IEEE member (Graduate Student level or higher) in good standing. Online registrations are now open until the midnight of 3rd November 2020 at:  https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/242973

IEEE membership number is required for the registration.

Meeting Agenda

Thursday 5 November 2020 @ 6:30 PM

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Review Agenda
  • Acceptance of the Minutes from the 2019 AGM
  • Budget for 2021
  • Elections for the 2021 IEEE Ottawa Section Executive:
  • Closing
Dec
2
Wed
Enviropreneurship: Bridging the Gap between Innovation and Function
Dec 2 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Enviropreneurship: Bridging the Gap between Innovation and Function

About this Event

Environmental Entrepreneurship: Bridging Gap between Innovation and Function

Abstract:

Environmental challenges of the current century are systemic threats
to the fabric of our civilization. In this context, environmental
entrepreneurship has emerged as a key mitigation concept that combines
economic and environmental dimensions by leveraging state-of-the-art
technology innovations. Seeing entrepreneurship through the lens of
engineering innovation is crucial to produce actionable theory for
sustainable technology. But what are the environmental entrepreneurship
elements, challenges, and success factors? How can researchers,
technology innovators, and entrepreneurs connect to this emerging field?

This seminar introduces environmental entrepreneurship as the process
of discovering, evaluating, and exploiting market forces that allow to
have effective and fast business cases in environmentally-relevant
markets. The seminar will also discuss views on bridging academic
innovation and technology productization to deliver pragmatic solutions
to environmental challenges of the planet.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi is the Senior Director of Technology at
BluWave-ai, an internationally award-winning startup offering
data-driven control and optimization solutions for smart grids. He has
10 years of experience in designing mission-critical grid solutions for
industry and academia, including technical leadership of a $6M
international consortium in Electric Grid Modernization, and Smart Grid
projects with Hatch and Canadian Solar. Mostafa has authored/co-authored
several high-impact technical papers and patents on intelligent control
and optimization of renewable-penetrated grids. Mostafa obtained his
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of
Waterloo. He has also studied and performed research in Sweden at KTH
and Germany at KIT. Mostafa has received multiple business, research,
and teaching awards, including the prestigious University of Waterloo
Doctoral Thesis Completion Award and Ottawa’s Forty Under 40. Currently,
he serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
and IEEE DataPort, and Secretary of IEEE Ottawa Section.

Dec
15
Tue
Quality Assurance of Power Transformers
Dec 15 @ 18:30 – 19:30

Quality Assurance of Power Transformers

by Ronnie Minhaz
Transformer Consulting Services Inc.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
DATE: Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
TIME: Webinar: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
LINK: Free. Registration required at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/250305

Flyer/PDF: IEEE_R_Minhaz_PES_Webinar_Flyer_15Dec2020

Abstract:
The manufacturing of Power Transformers is integrated into a global supply chain. With the advancement of technology, the design and manufacturing of Power Transformers is getting more aggressive, in terms of reducing clearance and use of pure mineral oil during Factory Acceptance Test to ensure the passing of tests. Temperature, moisture, and dust-controlled clean room and environmental conditions can be compromised during the manufacturing process, which can have impact on the life expectancy of transformers. This presentation will walk the attendees through the Quality Assurance of transformers during their manufacturing process. The principles of Quality Assurance of Power Transformers are also applicable to other electrical components and equipment. This webinar can, therefore, be of interest to electrical engineers and students of various profiles.

Speaker Bio:
Ronniee Minhaz received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Manitoba, Canada. Before founding his own company “Transformer Consulting Services Inc. (www.tc-servicesinc.com)”, Ronnie worked as Transformer Designer at Pauwels Canada (Manufacturer), as Equipment Engineer at SNC Lava Lin(EPCM) and Enmax Power(Utility), as Substation Lead Engineer at McGregor Construction(Substation Construction). Ronnie has the experience of performing Quality Assurance inspections in Transformer Manufacturing plants around the world. Besides providing services on Transformer as consultant, Ronnie has been instructor in training, workshop, conferences and seminars related to transformer around the world.

Ronnie is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta, Canada and an IEEE Senior Member. He held various leadership positions at the IEEE Section level and as a regular member of the IEEE PES Society. He is a member of several Working Groups and Task Forces in the IEEE PES Transformers Committee.

Admission: Free. Registration required at https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/250305
For any additional information, please contact: branislav@ieee.org or ajit.pardasani@ieee.org.

Dec
17
Thu
IEEE Canada Technology Leadership Webinar
Dec 17 @ 14:00 – 15:00

 

IEEE Canada Technology Leadership Monthly Webinar

Speaker: Alan R. Emery, Founder, The Stable Climate Group

Topic: Net Zero 2050? Canada’s Options in a Human-Caused Hot World

Registration Link: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/249205

Flyer/PDF: The-2020-IEEE-Canada-Technology-Leadership-Webinar-Series-VII

Summary

The sources of human-caused global warming will be presented briefly followed by overwhelming evidence that global warming is real and dangerous.  The speaker will position Canada in a global hot world context. Next, a synopsis of the scale required to get to net zero 2050 and the psychology of global fossil fuel “addiction” will be discussed.   A broad series of what could be excellent options for an innovative future Canada to lead the world by example with a focus on engineering opportunities combined with social and economic requirements will be outlined. Finally, the more probable trajectory for Canada and the world given the current Canadian and world governance in a predatory capitalistic world will be presented.  Even in this dangerous future probability, Canada has many favourable options, if it plans carefully.

Biography

Alan received his BSc. from the University of Toronto; MSc. from McGill University; and PhD from Cornell University and University of Miami.  His scientific specialty is ecology and evolution with a focus on marine sciences. He pioneered in direct observation
underwater at night on coral reefs and in fresh water. He was among the first to dive under the ice in the Arctic. He has led expeditions to the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. He was a research scientist with the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, the Ministry of Natural Resources in Ontario, professor at the University of Toronto, Curator and Sciences Coordinator at the Royal Ontario Museum, President of the Canadian Museum of Nature, and has been the governor, president, or director of many scientific organizations. When his brother fell terminally ill, Alan brought his engineering company back to a profitable position to be sold by his brother’s family.

He has published nearly 100 scientific, technical, and popular articles and books spanning subjects from marine biology to the management of academic organizations. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television interviews and has been the subject of, technical advisor for, or written over 150 television shows for CTV, Discovery, and the CBC.

As part of his work with indigenous people, he prepared policy papers for Canada, the World Bank and the UN. In addition, he has worked as a consultant with the Canadian Nuclear Waste Management Organization almost since its inception.

Recently, Alan has moved his primary attention from global biodiversity loss to the solution of human-caused global warming. In 2015, he initiated and is now leading an international group of scientists and engineers to help solve the global warming problems: The Stable Climate Group.

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