|June 2021||With deep sorrow, we inform to the IEEE Southern Alberta PES/IAS community of the passing of Charlie Hansen on June 6, 2021 in Calgary. He was among the original petitioning members to form The IEEE – Southern Alberta Section. He was a great contributor to the field of engineering by teaching and preparing young engineers at the University of Calgary. Charlie was a great volunteer with IEEE, always cheerful and promoting science. IEEE-PES/IAS sends our deepest condolences to his family. Thank you Charlie for all your involvement in IEEE, rest in peace, you will be missed!|
|January 2021||Outstanding Volunteer Award 2020 – Anakarina Alvarez BSE, P.Eng. SMIEEE is Sr. Electrical Lead Engineer at Worley. She has 24 years of international experience in EPC projects in Austria, Canada, USA, Mexico and Venezuela. Most of the professional career has been dedicated to the Oil and Gas industry. Her experience comprises conceptual, basic (FEED), detail engineering design, procurement, construction packages preparation and commissioning for oil and gas facilities including: Gas compressor stations, metering stations (mid streams), well pads (up-streams), crude up-graders, SAGD CPF, refinery and petrochemical process facilities (downstream). She has participated in specification and selection of major electrical equipment, electrical system evaluations, and factory acceptance tests.|
She has additional experience as construction superintendent, and participated in construction activities such as planning, field engineering support, mechanical completion and commissioning. She is currently a professional engineer registered in the following provinces: Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
|August 2, 2019||Outstanding Volunteer Award 2019 – Abra O’Leary, B Sc., MIEEE , received a B.Sc. in Public Health from the University of Colorado where she worked as a program coordinator and co-taught ethics and leadership with CU Denver’s Business School. She is also a certified foreign language teacher and has worked as a K-12th grade substitute teacher for core classes, computer science, physical education and as a paraprofessional/social worker in inner city schools. Abra is now currently back in school and pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and working as an intern in the power and energy industry.
|August 2, 2019||Outstanding Engineer Award 2019 – Tamer Abdelazim Mellik, P.Eng., Ph.D., (S’02-M’06-SM’14) received his BSc. degree from Suez Canal University in 1995, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Calgary in 2005. He has over 20 years of power system engineering experience involving 500 power system projects for Canadian and U.S. utilities, EPCs, construction companies, and some global consultants. He has co-authored 40 technical papers in international journals and conferences. He is the recipient of several awards, including the University of Calgary ENEL Best Teaching Assistant Award in 2005 and the IEEE IAS PCIC 2nd Best Paper Award in 2018. He acted as the IEEE IAS I&CPS 2019 Technical/Pub Chair and is currently participating in writing IEEE Transients and Datacentre standards. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba. His countries of work experience include the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, Egypt, Puerto Rico, Kuwait, and United Arab Emirates.
|April 3, 2019||Outstanding Engineer Award 2018 received by Ehsan Abbasi for his outstanding technical contribution to the power engineering profession and constant service, participation and support to the IEEE and PES/IAS Southern Alberta chapter.
|August 12, 2018||Congratulations to the following chapter members recently elevated to IEEE Senior Member:
|April 21, 2018||Our parent organization, the IEEE Southern Alberta Section, has won IEEE Canada’s Exemplary Section Award for the third year in a row! Congratulations to all past and present Section officers, volunteers and members, and thank you to all those who support and attend the events in our Section and help us develop a stronger electrical community.
|December 17, 2017||Congratulations to the following chapter members elevated to IEEE Senior Member in 2017:
|November 17, 2017||Congratulations to Danny Wong and Carl Moller, the 2017 recipients of the Southern Alberta PES Outstanding Engineer Award.|
|April 30, 2017||Our parent organization, the IEEE Southern Alberta Section, has won the 2016 IEEE Canada Exemplary Medium Section Award. Congratulations to all past and present Section officers, volunteers and members, and thank you to all those who support and attend the events in our Section and help us develop a stronger electrical community.
|December 15, 2016||Congratulations to the following chapter members elevated to IEEE Senior Member in 2016:
|September 29, 2016||Congratulations to Fred Ritter and Ronnie Minhaz, the 2016 recipients of the Southern Alberta PES Outstanding Engineer Award.
|September 1, 2016||Congratulations to Sidra Malik, who has received the Myron Zucker Student Travel Grant to attend PCIC 2016. Sidra has also been accepted to Track 2 of the 2016 Volunteer Leadership Training program (VOLT).|
|May 2, 2016||The Southern Alberta PES/IAS Chapter has received the IAS’s 2016 “Continued Outstanding Performance – Large Chapter” Award and the PES’s “High Performing Chapter” distinction. Congratulations to the Chapter Volunteers, and thank you to all who support the chapter by attending its events.|
|March 10, 2016||Congratulations to Dale Tardiff and Milada Majumdar, for completing IEEE’s 2015 Volunteer Leadership Training program (VOLT). Dale and Milada are 2 of only 3 people in Canada (IEEE Region 7) to complete the program in 2015.|
|March 10, 2016||Congratulations to Rasheek Rifaat, 2016 recipient of the IEEE Canada E.F. Glass Western Canada Merit Award.|
|December 15, 2015||Congratulations to the following chapter members elevated to IEEE Senior Member in 2015:
Jin Liang Han
Jeroen van der Windt
|May 7, 2015||The Southern Alberta PES/IAS Chapter is a runner-up for the PES’s “Outstanding Chapter” Award.|
|January 15, 2015||Congratulations to Bill Kennedy, 2015 recipient of the IEEE Canada Electric Power Medal.|
|December 15, 2014||Congratulations to the following chapter members elevated to IEEE Senior Member in 2014:
|November 24, 2014||Congratulations to Rasheek Rifaat, who has been elevated to IEEE Fellow.|
|November 15, 2014||Congratulations to Tim Driscoll, 2014 recipient of the IEEE Canada E.F. Glass Western Canada Merit Award.|
|November 15, 2014||Congratulations to Bill Kennedy, 2014 recipient of the IEEE Canada Outstanding Engineer Award.|
|June 25, 2014||The Southern Alberta PES/IAS Chapter has received 2nd place in the IAS’s 2014 Website Contest. Congratulations to Webmaster Ken Martyn.|
|June 25, 2014||Congratulations to Shan Pandher, 2014 recipient of the IAS’s Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award.|
|December 15, 2013||Congratulations to the following chapter members elevated to IEEE Senior Member in 2013:
Davide De Luca
|June 21, 2013||The Southern Alberta PES/IAS Chapter has received the IAS’s “Outstanding Large Joint Chapter” Award for our activities in 2012! Thank you to our members and volunteers whose enthusiasm for and participation in our program has contributed to this success.|