2019 November, Regular Meeting



When: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Time: 6:45 pm
Where: Eaton Theatre, Room RCC204
Ryerson University
80 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario

Pre-Meeting Dinner

4:45 pm The Pickle Barrel (corner of Edward and Yonge, just north of Dundas, in the Atrium)

We’re expanding our networking time during the meeting, so you will have lots of opportunity to meet with fellow audio professionals while enjoying a light refreshment. But if you are having dinner beforehand and want to connect with other meeting attendees, this is an opportunity.


Be sure to plan to leave the restaurant with at least 10 minutes to get to the Eaton Theatre at Ryerson.

About the Event

John Vanderkooy is back once again to give us a review of select papers presented at this year’s AES convention in New York. For those who couldn’t attend the conventions, this is an excellent opportunity to get an overview of some of the papers presented in an informative and digestible format.

Joining John will be Jeff Bamford, providing a general review of the sessions, and Denis Tremblay, who will discuss papers related to “surround/binaural and related topics.”

If you attended the convention, and would like to tell us about what caught your interest, we’d love to have you join us.
Just let Jeff Bamford know, and he’ll slot you in. 


John Vanderkooy

John Vanderkooy

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo

John Vanderkooy was born in the Netherlands and emigrated to Canada with the family as a young boy. John received a B.Eng. degree in Engineering Physics in 1963 and a Ph.D. in physics in 1967, both from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. After a two-year postdoctoral appointment at the University of Cambridge in the UK, he went to the University of Waterloo.

For some years, John followed his doctoral interests in high magnetic-field low-temperature physics of metals. His research interests since the late 1970’s however, have been mainly in audio and electroacoustics.

He retired in 2006 and is still an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo. Over the years he has spent sabbatical research leaves at the University of Maryland, Chalmers University in Gothenburg, the Danish Technical University in Lygnby, the University of Essex in the UK, the Bang & Olufsen research centre in Struer, Denmark, Philips National Labs in Eindhoven, and the Steyning Research Establishment of B&W Loudspeakers, where he is returning again for the 12th time!

John is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society, a recipient of its Silver Medal and several Publication Awards. He served as editor of the Journal for six years. Over the years he has contributed a wide variety of technical papers in such areas as loudspeaker crossover design, electroacoustic measurement techniques, dithered quantizers, and acoustics. Together with his colleague Stanley Lipshitz and a number of graduate students they formed the Audio Research Group at the University of Waterloo, and it continues today although both of them have formally retired. His current interests are active acoustic absorbers and the acoustics of the trumpet.

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