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2017

20171207-399true1631316818040sejrandersen20171207-399/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20171207-399Electrical and Computer Engineeringsite://Electrical and Computer Engineering/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20171207-399melkink1512665569591melkink1525190331386priorityNavigation LevelDefaultCongratulations to the winners of the ECE 399 design competitionCongratulations to the winners of the ECE 399 design competitionDr. Alexandra Branzan-Albu ran the ECE 399 course this year with participation from Ocean Networks Canada. The top designs competed to see who had the best set of designs. Congratulations to the winners of the design competition.Yes
399 Design Winners 

Dr. Alexandra Branzan-Albu ran the ECE 399 course this year with participation from Ocean Networks Canada. The top designs competed to see who had the best set of designs.  Congratulations to the winners of the design competition.

1st Prize:

Project: Intelliplug

Team Members:  Riley Confrey, Alex Cote, Thomas Mastromonaco, Noah Rondeau, Sam Wheating

2nd Prize:

Project: Light Intensity over Time

Team Members: Zenara Daley, Gurjyot Grewal, Alex Fattouche, Cailan St Martin

3rd Prize:

Project: Detection of Bio-Fouling

Team Members: Chenchen Guo, Yukun Huang, Hamzah Mansour, Jake Runzer, Willy Su Yep

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20171204-gordontrue1631316818040sejrandersen20170223-bornemann/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20171204-gordonElectrical and Computer Engineeringsite://Electrical and Computer Engineering/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20171204-gordonmelkink1512431394492melkink1512431611785priorityNavigation LevelDefaultProfessor Reuven Gordon Receives 2017 Faculty of Engineering Teaching AwardProfessor Reuven Gordon Receives 2017 Faculty of Engineering Teaching AwardCongratulations to Reuven Gordon for receiving one of the Faculty of Engineering's Teaching Awards. Dr. Reuven Gordon has been an exceptional scholar and educator in our faculty since 2002. He is known for his dedication, leadership and effectiveness as a teacher.Yes
Professor Reuven Gordon 

Congratulations to Reuven Gordon for receiving one of the Faculty of Engineering's Teaching Awards. Dr. Reuven Gordon has been an exceptional scholar and educator in our faculty since 2002. He is known for his dedication, leadership and effectiveness as a teacher.

Dr. Gordon has worked hard to engage his undergraduate students. An example of this is seen in his work with the ELEC220 Electrical Properties of Materials course, a course that was historically considered a challenging course to teach. His efforts have ensured that the material developed for this course is engaging and involves real world examples. His student evaluations are consistently outstanding and involve highly positive comments.

Dr. Gordon has also brought funding and support for graduate training as a Program Director for the "Materials for Enhanced Energy Technologies" or MEET program. Through collaboration with co-applicants, Dr. Gordon has helped develop a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative course that involves using webinars across different departments from four universities (SFU, University of Waterloo and University of Toronto). The course has been highly praised for the excellence of the instruction and the high relevance of the skills and information for the graduate students' future careers.

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20170816-mtistrue1631316818040sejrandersen20170223-fahmi/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20170816-mtisElectrical and Computer Engineeringsite://Electrical and Computer Engineering/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20170816-mtismelkink1502924221661melkink1502924298301priorityNavigation LevelDefault4 MTIS teams among 10 finalists in SWIFT Canada Challenge4 MTIS teams among 10 finalists in SWIFT Canada Challenge4 MTIS teams among 10 finalists in SWIFT Canada Challenge Yes

Four MTIS (Master of Engineering in Telecommunications and Information Security) teams have been shortlisted for the SWIFT Canada Challenge (A national competition on new cyber security solution for the banking industry).

The teams will fly to and spend one week in Toronto this October (all expenses paid), attend the SIBOS conference (over 8,000 international delegates from the financial sectors), be trained and coached in various workshops, and compete in the final challenge against 6 other top teams from across Canada, vying for the $20,000 grand prize.

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20170713-payettetrue1631316818040sejrandersen20170223-fahmi/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20170713-payetteElectrical and Computer Engineeringsite://Electrical and Computer Engineering/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20170713-payettemelkink1499969678927melkink1499970147707priorityNavigation LevelDefaultElectrical and Computer Engineer Julie Payette is Canada's next Governor GeneralElectrical and Computer Engineer Julie Payette is Canada's next Governor GeneralOn July 13th, Julie Payette is Canada's next Governor General. She is best known as a member of Canada's Astronaut Corps but she is also an accomplished electrical and computer engineer. Yes

On July 13th, Julie Payette is Canada's next Governor General. She is best known as a member of Canada's Astronaut Corps but she is also an accomplished electrical and computer engineer. She earned a Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 1986 and obtained her Masters of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1990.  She has worked on high performance computing and voice recognition for IBM Canada and Bell Northern Research.

Payette holds an honorary degree from the University of Victoria (2002) and received the Engineers Canada Gold Medal - the highest honour from the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers - in 2010. 

Sources:

CBC Website, 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/julie-payette-governor-general-1.4202793
Accessed July 13, 2017.

CSA Website, http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/biopayette.asp
Accessed July 13, 2017.

Wikipedia entry, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Payette, Accessed 
July 13, 2017.

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20170223-bornemanntrue1631316818040sejrandersen20170223-bornemann/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20170223-bornemannElectrical and Computer Engineeringsite://Electrical and Computer Engineering/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20170223-bornemannmelkink1487888288473melkink1491504757848priorityNavigation LevelDefaultProfessor Jens Bornemann has been elected to receive an Engineering Institute of Canada FellowshipProfessor Jens Bornemann has been elected to receive an Engineering Institute of Canada FellowshipThe Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) has elected to make Professor Jens Bornemann a Fellow of their institute.Yes
Professor Jens Bornemann 
The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) has elected to make Professor 
Jens Bornemann a Fellow of their institute.  They have decided to award 
Dr. Bornemann this award to 'recognize his excellence in engineering and 
services to the profession and to society.'  The council of the EIC has 
since 1963 elected a limited number of people to the grade of Fellow. 
The institute currently elects a maximum of 20 engineers each year to 
Fellow grade.  To be elected as a Fellow of the EIC is to be recognized 
as one of the top engineering professionals in Canada.  Dr. Bornemann 
will be officially awarded his fellowship at a ceremony on April 1st in 
Gatineau-Ottawa, Quebec.
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20170223-fahmitrue1631316818040sejrandersen20170223-fahmi/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20170223-fahmiElectrical and Computer Engineeringsite://Electrical and Computer Engineering/ecs/ece/home/home/news/archive/2017/20170223-fahmimelkink1487888402916melkink1487888402916priorityNavigation LevelDefaultMaher Fahmi is recognized as a University of Victoria Distinguished AlumniMaher Fahmi is recognized as a University of Victoria Distinguished AlumniMr. Maher Fahmi who received his Masters of Applied Science from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1994 has been recognized as a University of Victoria Distinguished Alumni.YesMr. Maher Fahmi who received his Masters of Applied Science from the 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1994 has been
recognized as a University of Victoria Distinguished Alumni. This award 
is given to graduates of the University of Victoria who have made
significant contributions to education and their professions as well as 
to society in general. Maher Fahmi will be presented with his award
during a special event held by the university.

Maher received his BASc in Engineering Physics with Great Distinction, 
from the University of Saskatchewan. He served in the Canadian Navy as a 
combat systems engineering officer and was the recipient of the 
Westinghouse Award and Paramax Sword.

After leaving the Navy in 1992, Maher returned to university and 
received his MASc. in Electrical Engineering from UVic. Maher then
joined PMC-Sierra, and was the director of product development 
responsible for the design of semiconductor products for the
telecommunications markets, including SONET, ATM and PDH networks.

In 2004, Maher left PMC to co-found Teradici Corporation, a 
semiconductor company specializing in the thin client computing. In
2010, Maher is now VP of product development at Microsemi Corporation.

Maher holds several patents and has contributed to numerous standards 
bodies, including the International Telecommunications Union, the IEEE 
and the ATM Forum.
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Samosas for United Way

As part of UVic's United Way Campaign, you can purchase and enjoy delicious homemade samosas! Order by December 14 for pick up on December 16.

Labyrinth: walking meditation

Stressed by the run-up to the holidays and exams. Take time to slow down, catch your breath and contemplate by walking the labyrinth at the Multifaith Centre in December.

Thinking time series: The Golden Touch: (Neo)Extractivism and Necropolitics on Brazil’s Indigenous Territories

Organizer: UVic Graduate Student Law & Society Research Group
Series: Thinking time series
Title: The Golden Touch: (Neo)Extractivism and Necropolitics on Brazil's Indigenous Territories
Presenter: Professor Rebeca Macias Gimenez (University of Alberta)

Description: In the last few years, mainly since 2019, when Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as President, the federal government has revamped neo-extractivist policies targeting all protected areas inthe country, including Indigenous territories. The government gained the perfect excuse for boosting the country's mining economy when the pandemic hit. With the financial uncertainties caused by thepandemic, the international demand for gold increased, as the market regarded it as the most reliable form of investment. Brazil is one of the top ten producers of gold in the world. The country'smining sector has been at the forefront of colonization strategies for over four hundred years and has been one of the main threats to Indigenous and traditional communities. In the last decades, aneo-extractivist development model based on mining, agribusiness, and infrastructure building, such as hydropower dams, roads, and ports, led to the growth of social exclusion and violence in thecountry, especially in the Amazon region, among traditional communities that rely on the land and forests for their survival. The presentation will address some of the historical and conceptualfoundations of this government's discourse and actions against Indigenous peoples, as well as its attempts to make constitutional the occupation and exploitation of Indigenous territories.

Date: Dec 8, 2022 10:30 am (Vancouver)

Zoom Meeting: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/84869508420?pwd=eHpEaEcwcWRlNFNENVl4TlpCNnVhdz09

Meeting ID: 848 6950 8420
Password: 868872

Contact: estebanvallejotoledo@uvic.ca& evalinde@uvic.ca

Sustainability in geotechnical engineering - a research perspective

Join guest Dipanjan Basuof the University of Waterloo, in this ongoing e-series presented by UVic's Department of Civil Engineering.

Sustainability in geotechnical engineering - a research perspective

Join guest Dipanjan Basuof the University of Waterloo, in this ongoing e-series presented by UVic's Department of Civil Engineering.