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|Honorary Chair||Denis POUSSART, Université Laval|
|General Chairs||André MORIN, Optelis|
|Xavier MALDAGUE, Université Laval|
|Technical Program Chairs||Hoang LE-HUY, Université Laval|
|Paul FORTIER, Université Laval|
|Tutorials & Panels Chairs||Amine MILED, Université Laval|
|Fabrice LABEAU, McGill University|
|Publications Chairs||Benoît GOSSELIN, Université Laval|
|Stéphane COULOMBE, ÉTS|
|Publicity Chairs||Georges FOUNIER, DRDC Canada|
|Samira A. RAHIMI, Université Laval|
|Finance Chairs||Yves DE VILLERS, DRDC Canada|
|Martin PETITCLERC, IBM|
|Patronage & Exhibits Chairs||Louis ROY, Optel|
|Martin THÉRIAULT, Eddify|
|Local Arrangements Chair||Jean-François LALONDE, Université Laval|
|Webmaster & Social Media Chair||Robin DROLET, FICO|
|Treasurer (ex-officio)||Ashfaq HUSAIN, Dillon Consulting|
|Registration Chair||Cathie LOWELL, CL Consulting|
|IEEE Canada Representatives||Raed ABDULLAH, CONAC|
|Witold KINSNER, President, IEEE Canada|
|CDS - Circuits, Devices & Systems||Amine Miled, Université Laval|
|Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh, York University|
|CRB - Control & Robotics||André Desbiens, Université Laval|
|David Saussié, Polytechnique Montréal|
|COM - Communications & Networking||Jean-Yves Chouinard, Université Laval|
|Claude D'Amours, University of Ottawa|
|BIO - Bioengineering & Biomedical Applications||Benoît Gosselin, Université Laval|
|Daniel Massicotte, UQTR|
|CSE - Computer & Software Engineering||Nadia Tawbi, Université Laval|
|Stéphane Coulombe, École de technologie supérieure|
|PWR - Power Electronics & Energy Systems||Hoang Le-Huy, Université Laval|
|Innocent Kamwa, IREQ|
|SPR - Signal Theory & Signal Processing||Paul Fortier, Université Laval|
|Benoît Champagne, McGill University|
|VIS - Machine and Computer Vision||Denis Laurendeau, Université Laval|
|Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau, Polytechnique Montréal|
|OPT - Photonics & Optoelectronics||Leslie Rusch, Université Laval|
|Wei Shi, Université Laval|
|GRN - Sustainable Energy||Morad Abdelazziz, Université Laval|
|Ehab El-Saadany, University of Waterloo|
|NDT - Non-Destructive Testing||Abdelhakim Bendada, Université Laval|
|Marc Genest, National Research Council|
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The Quebec Section of IEEE
Founded in 1958 the Quebec section covers a vast territory that emcompasses all of the province of Quebec east and north of Québec City. Very active for its membership size, the Quebec Section was the host of the 4th edition of CCECE 2008. It was also the host of the triennal Sections Congress was hosted for the 2nd time in Canada.
In 2005, the Quebec section obtained a historical milestone for the "First 735 kV AC Transmission System": Hydro-Quebec's 735,000 volt electric power transmission system was the first in the world to be designed, built and operated at an alternating-current voltage above 700 kV. This development extended the limits of long-distance transmission of electrical energy. On 29 November 1965 the first 735 kV line was inaugurated. Power was transmitted from the Manicouagan-Outardes hydro-electric generating complex to Montreal, a distance of 600 km.
The plaque can be viewed at the headquarters of Hydro-Quebec 75 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal, QC; and at the Manicouagan 2 Hydroelectric Generating station, on the south end of the Manicouagan Reservoir on highway 389 - 50.643474, -68.728927.
The large undertaking of building a 735 kV line was tackled by Jean-Jacques Archembault and the Quebec Hydro. In recognition of this great feat, the IEEE awarded Archembault the 1972 IEEE Habirshaw Award for pioneering the line. The line transported electrical power from the hydraulic centers of the Manicouagan River, in the North East of Quebec, to the load centers in the south of Quebec. It had important economic ramifications as well. the lines allowed the transmission of power from remote hydroelectric plants to load centers at a relatively low cost, thereby giving customers some of the lowest rates in the world. Due to the vast amount of materials required, including but not limited to insulators, spacers-dampers, and towers, it had an impact on national and international manufacturers.
The Montreal Section of IEEE
Founded in 1936, the Montreal section has over 2,000 members and 30 active chapters.