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IEEE Ottawa Section September 2020 Newsletter Continued
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September 2020 Newsletter Continued

Presented by the IEEE Canada - Region 7:

IEEE Canada Technology Leadership Monthly Webinar

Date: Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM EST

Speaker: Ken Coates, Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Topic: Technology-Enabled Indigenous and Remote Communities


As the COVID-19 Pandemic demonstrated, almost all Indigenous and remote communities suffered from serious infrastructure deficits.  With limited or unreliable Internet, poor quality electricity, and weak health care services, these communities were uniquely vulnerable to the disease and the economic and social challenges that accompanied the pandemic. But Canadians already knew that Indigenous and remote communities are poorly served and largely lift out of the so-called “innovation economy.” It is time to develop a strategy for bringing technology-enabled opportunities to Indigenous and remote communities. This webinar presents a model for digitally-enabled Indigenous and remote communities, explores the barriers to implementing this “inversion” of Canadian innovation and that contemplates strategies for addressing quality of life issues in collaboration with residents and local governments.

Speaker Bio:
Ken Coates is Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan. His work focuses on the development of strategies to promote 21st century well-being in small town, rural, Indigenous and remote Canada. Ken’s major project examines the potential contributions — and negative impacts — of emerging technologies on rural and remote communities.

For more information and speaking opportunity, please contact, Dr Kexing Liu, IEEE Canada Outreach and Partnership Committee Chair,
Presented by the IEEE Ottawa Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group:

Online Talk: From bees to Drones: Exploring bio-inspired machine vision applications for precision agriculture

Date: Wednesday, September 28th, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Location: Online


Bees are used as vectors for pollination and transport of agricultural chemicals in outdoor agriculture and greenhouses. However, in certain situations the use of natural pollinators is problematic. Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could serve as an alternate pollination vector in such situations and perform other functions. A step towards the deployment of such a tool is to bring the ability to locate, classify, and analyze flowers aboard a drone.

More info and registration:

A presentation by IEEE WIE Ottawa.

Presented by IEEE Ottawa Young Professionals (YP) Affinity Group:

Antenna Arrays Seminar

Date: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

Location: Online –

Event Contact: Daniel J King (

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:

Presented by IEEE Ottawa Women in Engineering Affinity Group:

WIE HACK613: The Ottawa Hackathon

Date: The event will be held online on September 26th and 27th, 2020

New to Hackathons? Are you interested in participating in IEEEXtreme 14.0 but do not have experience? IEEE WIE Ottawa presents the first-ever Mock Hackathon in Ottawa! Win Exciting Prizes and get experience with us. No need to think of an idea! The questions will be given to you. Our mentors will further help you to get ahead start on your Hackathon journey! WIEHACK613 is a practice event just for you!

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Presented by IEEE Ottawa Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB) Student Club:

Carleton University IEEE EMB Student Club awarded the Regional and Global Outstanding Student Chapter Awards

The Carleton University Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB) Student Club is honored to be recognized by IEEE EMBS with the North America Regional Award and the Overall Student Chapter Award. This is the second time in a row for the club to be recognized with the regional award and the second overall award in the past three years. It truly reflects on the hard work the club has been putting into growing the biomedical engineering community at Carleton University. This year, the club’s executives focused on expanding their outreach to the University of Ottawa and local Meet Up groups to bring students, researchers, and professionals together. Even though the club is receiving this award during an uncertain time, the executives plan to push forward and to continue to run events to make sure that biomedical engineering students remain connected to the community. The executives will build upon their previous success and increase the number of events by converting to virtual events. This change will allow the executives to reach out to speakers and experts across the world and be able to bring their expertise to the Carleton University biomedical engineering community.


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