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IEEE Milestones in Canada

The IEEE began the Milestones program in 1983 to honour technological innovation and excellence in electrical, electronic, and computer engineering. To be approved for this award, a project must be at least twenty-five years old, must have involved a unique solution to an engineering problem, and must have had a regional impact. Some of the milestones in Canada are listed here.

  1. Landing of the Transatlantic Cable, 1866 (June 1985)
    IEEE Newfoundland-Labrador Section
  2. Reception of Transatlantic Radio Signal, 1901 (October 1985)
    IEEE Newfoundland-Labrador Section
  3. First Submarine Transatlantic Telephone Cable, 1956
    IEEE Newfoundland-Labrador Section
  4. Alouette-ISIS Satellite Program, 1962 (May 1993)
    IEEE Ottawa Section
  5. Decew Falls Hydro-Electric Plant, 1898
    IEEE Hamilton Section
  6. Nelson River HVDC Transmission System, 1972
    IEEE Winnipeg Section
  7. First 735 kV AC Transmission System, 1965
    IEEE Quebec Section
  8. First distant speech transmission in Canada
    IEEE Hamilton Section
  9. Pinawa Generating Station, 1906
    IEEE Winnipeg Section
  10. First External Cardiac Pacemaker, 1950
    IEEE Toronto Section
  11. Eel River High Voltage Direct Current Converter Station, 1972
    IEEE New Brunswick Section
  12. First TV Broadcast in Western Canada, 1953
    IEEE Vancouver Section
  13. Radio Astronomy Using VLBI, 1967
    IEEE Vancouver Section
  14. First 500 MeV Proton Beam from the TRIUMF Cyclotron, 1974
    IEEE Vancouver Section
  15. First Digitally Processed Image from a Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar, 1978
    IEEE Vancouver Section

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