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Webinar: Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Acquisition, Clinical Applications, and Advanced Hemodynamics

Webinar: Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Acquisition, Clinical Applications, and Advanced Hemodynamics

Presented by: Dr. Julio Garcia of Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta – Stephenson Cardiac Imaging Centre at the University of Calgary

Date: Thursday, June 18 at 2 pm (UTC-6)

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become a well-established clinical tool for the evaluation of cardiovascular diseases. MRI allows for high-quality images from the human heart anatomic and hemodynamics. This presentation will introduce basics for the acquisition of cardiovascular MRI, illustrate standard-of-care imaging and discuss novel techniques for the visualization and quantification of complex blood flow hemodynamics.

2020 Southern Alberta Section Scholarships

Active IEEE Student Members and Graduate Student Members studying at a post-secondary institution in Southern Alberta are invited to apply for the 2020 Southern Alberta Section Scholarships.  Applications are due September 30, 2020.  Download the application form here.

Webinar: Quality Assurance of Transformer

 

Webinar: Quality Assurance of Transformer
Presented by: Ronnie Minhaz of Transformer Consulting Services Inc.
Date: June 10, 2020, 12-1pm (UTC-6)
Register at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/230550 Advance registration only. Registration closes June 9 or once full.

The manufacturing of Transformer is integrated to global supply chain. With the improvement of technology, the design and manufacturing of transformer can be more aggressive such as reduce clearance and use of pure mineral oil during FAT to ensure the passing of tests during FAT. Clean room and environmental condition can be compromised during the manufacturing process which can have impact in the life expectancy of transformer. This presentation will walk through the quality assurance of transformer during the manufacturing of transformer.

Webinar: Preventative maintenance Partial Discharge testing of Switchgear and Cables

 

Webinar: Preventative maintenance Partial Discharge testing of Switchgear and Cables
Presented by: Tim Erwin of EA Technology LLC
Date: May 13, 2020, 12-1pm (UTC-6)
Register at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/229032  Advance registration only. Registration closes May 12 or once full.

This presentation will provide an introduction to different common methods of partial discharge testing of switchgear. It will cover a brief introduction to:

  • What is PD?
    • Surface
    • Internal
    • Corona Discharge
  • Common methods of testing:
    • Offline testing – VLF and Tan Delta
    • Online testing – Ultrasonic, Transient Earth Voltage, RF, Cable
  • Advantages and limitations of both
  • Examples from the field
  • Recommended testing practices and frequency

Call for Nominations: 2020 Southern Alberta PES Outstanding Engineer Award

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the power engineering profession at the local level. Contributions may be technical, leadership-related, educational, service or a combination of these. Two Outstanding Engineer awards will be presented annually, based on years of experience: 1 for 15 years or less and 1 for more than 15 years. An Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award will also be presented, recognizing outstanding service to the Southern Alberta PES/IAS Chapter. Awards will be presented at the Southern Alberta Section’s Annual General Meeting in November 2020. Nominations are due May 31 June 30, 2020.

Nominators must be IEEE members, and nominees must also be members of PES in addition to being IEEE members. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Submit a nomination at: https://forms.gle/2eKGfb5XXYy2gNkG7

Impact of New Networking Technologies on Industrial Communications

 

Impact of New Networking Technologies on Industrial Communications
Presented by: Ian Verhappen
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5:30pm to 9:00pm.
Location: TransAlta T1-Auditorium, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Register at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/218947 Advance registration only. Registration closes Mar 2 or once full.
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The adoption of IT / Ethernet packet-based communications in the OT or industrial space continues to accelerate. A wide range of wired and wireless technologies many developed by IEEE (TSN, APL, WiFi6, 6LoPAN, IEEE 802.x), ITU and others are all entering commercialization. These standards, associated protocols, and supporting consortia are working in parallel with the standards developing organizations to manage the delivery and content suitable for the industrial market within the next 2 years. This presentation will summarize the range of new and repurposed standards and how future control networks / control systems are likely to be impacted by these technologies.

2020 Women in Data Science (WiDS) Calgary Conference

 

Women in Data Science (WiDS) Calgary Conference
Date: Monday March 2, 9:00am to 7:30pm
Location: Hotel Alma at the University of Calgary, Senate Room
Register at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/218860  Registration is free and all genders are invited to attend.

WiDS Calgary is a conference event coinciding with the annual global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University (http://www.widsconference.org/) with an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. These events aim to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in this field. The conference provides opportunities to hear about the latest data science-related research and applications, connect with others, and celebrate the work of outstanding women in this dynamic field.

Registration is free and all genders are invited to attend.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/qVtkqaBWR1MRx8D26

See the registration link for the Call for Posters; abstracts are due Feb 17.

Authenticating Professional Work Products

Authenticating Professional Work Products
Presented by: Matthew Oliver and Pal Mann
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 5:30pm to 9:00pm.
Location: TransAlta T1-Auditorium, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Register at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/208605 Advance registration only. Registration closes Feb 3 or once full.
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The APEGA practice standard, Authenticating Professional Work Products, published 01 July 2019, explains the professional obligations and expectations of licensed professionals, Responsible Members, and permit holders for authenticating professional work products (PWPs). Areas addressed in the new standard include improved definitions, a method to determine what needs to be authenticated, acceptable methods for physical and digital authentication and validation of the PWPs, and the reintroduction of the Permit to Practice stamp.

In this talk, APEGA will discuss the themes of the new standard and respond to industry-specific authentication questions (control systems, automation, SCADA, and instrumentation). As part of the planned program of work to enhance the standard through industry-specific appendices, APEGA aims to better understand the unique challenges and concerns your practice sector faces regarding authentication.

Dynamic Thermal Line Rating: Using the Weather to Increase Transmission Line Capacity

 

Dynamic Thermal Line Rating: Using the Weather to Increase Transmission Line Capacity
Presented by: Leanne Dawson
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Doors open at 5:45pm.
Location: TransAlta T1-Auditorium, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Register at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/211758 Advance registration only. Registration closes Jan 16 or once full.
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As more renewable generation is being added to the grid, utilities are looking for solutions to integrate the new generation without adding new infrastructure. One potential solution is to use Dynamic Thermal Line Rating (DTLR). DTLR uses actual weather conditions to calculate a real-time thermal rating, compared to using conservative assumptions to calculate a static rating. This presentation will provide a brief overview of what DTLR is and the current state of the art, along with the DTLR research presently being conducted at the University of Calgary.