IEEE Canadian Foundation

Special Grant Reports

At its September meeting, the IEEE Canadian Foundation Board of Directors approved the following Special Grants:

  • A team of engineering students at Simon Fraser University to design and build a Wireless Home Automation System
  • The Carleton University IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Student Branch Chapter to support student paper competition prizes at the 2016 IEEE International EMBS Student Conference being hosted by the Student Branch
  • The IEEE Carleton University Student Branch to continue their successful Stay Late and Make
  • The IEEE Carleton University Student Branch for an international Freescale Cup Competition

Important Dates and Grants, Prizes deadlines

McNaughton Centre Grant Applications (awarded once each year at the ICF December Board meeting)
Deadline: November 15.

IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
An IEEE Student Branch, an IEEE Section, an IEEE Canada Committee, a non-IEEE entity such as a high school, or in rare cases an individual, all in Canada.
To partially fund one-time new and innovative projects that advance IEEE's core purpose to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity.
Deadline: November 15.

IEEE Canada Vehicular Technologies Travel Grants
Two travel grants each year, each one not to exceed $1,200.
IEEE Student Members in good standing in a Canadian University or College (at a college, undergraduate or graduate level).
To support IEEE student members to attend and present a paper at a Vehicular Technologies Conference or other IEEE Conference related to Vehicular Technologies.
Deadline: November 15.

You Can Make a Difference - Donations to ICF by IEEE annual membership renewal

Your donation means so much to the success of projects, initiatives and awards reported here in the IEEE Canada Newsletter. During your upcoming IEEE annual membership renewal, please make use of the convenient option to donate to the IEEE Canadian Foundation to sustain and grow the range of IEEE activities supported across Canada. Direct donations are also welcome, online (
or by mail (

A Volunteer-Webmaster Needed for IEEE Canadian Foundation

The IEEE Canadian Foundation (ICF) is seeking a volunteer to maintain its bilingual website ( He/she will be part of a small committee whose duties include posting ICF meeting information and other related material, and coordinating French translation with the volunteer(s) handling that task. Some proficiency in French would be helpful/of value.

Experienced/knowledgeable and interested volunteers, please contact: John Mowbray, ICF Nominations Committee,

Webmestre bénévole recherché par la Fondation Canadienne de l'IEEE

La Fondation canadienne de l'IEEE est à la recherche d'un ou d'une bénévole pour maintenir son site Web bilingue ( Cette personne fera partie d'un petit comité chargé notamment d'annoncer l'information sur les réunions de la Fondation, de diffuser les documents connexes et de coordonner les travaux de traduction vers le français auprès des traducteurs bénévoles. Une connaissance du français serait utile et appréciée.

Les bénévoles compétents et expérimentés qui désirent occuper cette fonction sont priés de communiquer avec: John Mowbray, Comité des nominations de la Fondation canadienne de l'IEEE,

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