IEEE Canadian Foundation

Special Grant Reports

In Dec. 2014, IEEE Canadian Foundation provided a grant to the University of Laval Racing Vehicle Project. The University of Laval initiative to design a race car started in 1989 with the first prototype and it continues to date. Its mandate is to provide students from different disciplines with stimulating opportunities to enhance their skills. Student engineering competitions known as Formula Student are held annually. Student teams from around the world design, build, test, and race a small-scale formula style racing car. The ULaval Racing participated in three Formula Student competitions in Europe this summer: Formula Student Germany - Hockenheimring in Stuttgart, Formula Student Austria - RedBull Ring in Spielberg, and Formula Student Hungary - Port of Györ-Gönyü. In Austria, the ULaval Racing team finished their second competition on the 12th place overall. They received two prizes, one for the most innovative cooling system and the second place for the efficiency event.

Important Dates and Grants, Prizes deadlines

IEEE Canada Student Congress and IEEE Canada Executive Meeting will be held on September 18-20, 2015, at Delta Airport West, Mississauga, Ontario. The ICF speaker at the Congress will be David Whyte, ICF President.

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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