IEEE Canadian Foundation

Special Grant Report

In 2016, the IEEE Canadian Foundation provided a Special Grant to IEEE Student Branch at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) for their Automated Submarine Competition project. The students engaged in building an Automated Submarine for the robosub competition. Their project involved building the whole mechanical part of the submarine, the electronic components for the power supply, the motor control, the camera and the hydrophones. They have most of those subsystems working and are aiming to finalize the rest in the near future. They are planning to have a working submarine before the summer in order to enter the competition. In addition to learning a lot about electronic, mechanical and software engineering, the team members have learned how to work as a team on this exciting project.

IEEE Power & Energy Scholarship Plus Initiative

In Canada, the IEEE Canadian Foundation supports the IEEE Power & Energy Scholarship Plus Initiative. The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides scholarships and real world experience to qualified undergraduates who are interested in power and energy engineering careers.

Applications are due June 30th.

2016/2017 recipients are:
Jonathan Anderson, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Lianne de la Salle, University of Ottawa
Courtney Harnum, Memorial University
Nick Pant, McGill University
Alexandre Poersch, University of Manitoba
William Skinner, University of Calgary
Lukas Unruh, University of Manitoba
Yilin Zhao, University of Calgary

40th IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre

A news item on "The Institute" web site recognizes the 40th IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and the role of the IEEE Canadian Foundation in establishing the Centre:

IEEE Canadian Foundation - Grants

IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grants
Eligibility: Canadian IEEE Student Branches.
To enhance the learning experiences of IEEE student members at Canadian Universities and Colleges, as well as encouraging IEEE membership and activities, and interaction between the IEEE Student Branch and the local IEEE Section.
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: August 15, 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: August 15, and November 15.

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

The IEEE Canadian Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the IEEE in Canada, is happy to accept your contributions when you renew your IEEE membership in the fall each year.

Just select the IEEE Canadian Foundation as your choice when you complete your annual IEEE membership renewal form (paper or web version).

Please note that this method enables you to make a contribution to the IEEE Canadian Foundation General Fund only. To make a contribution to one or more of our other funds, please consider donating online or donating by mail.

If you are a Canadian IEEE Life Member and wish to participate in our Canadian Life Member Fund "Thank You" program, please view this web page.

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