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Success Stories - the Impact of IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants

Success Stories tell some of the achievements of our Canadian engineering students - encouraged and assisted by the support provided by IEEE student services, the IEEE Canada student activities committee, the IEEE Canadian Foundation, and donors who make the difference by providing that extra capability.

2012 Project GROW - Solar Energy
In May of 2012, Emily Landry, having just graduated from UBC Okanagan Electrical Engineering, traveled to a rural area of Ghana to conduct a solar energy feasibility study, and begin the first phase of implementation. An IEEE Canadian Foundation Humanitarian grant supported this initiative. Project GROW (Ghana Rural Opportunities for Women) is a community development initiative that connects UBC Okanagan with rural villages in Ghana.
2011 UBC & SFU Students Field Trip to Germany
During a twelve day trip to Germany in May 2011, 17 University of British Columbia (UBC) and four Simon Fraser University (SFU) undergraduate and graduate students visited companies and universities near Dusseldorf, Cologne, Ladenburg, Berlin, and Munich.
2010 A New McNaughton Centre at UBC Okanagan Campus
Third year UBC student Emily Landry secures funding for a new IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre at the new (2005) UBC Okanagan campus. This is a story of an exceptional young engineering student.
2010 Innovative Technology for the Betterment of Humanity
An IEEE Canadian Foundation Humanitarian grant enables U Calgary students to develop and run a design-based competetion to develop skills to apply technology towards global welfare.
2010 Traveling to a Conference in Shanghai
An IEEE Canada VT travel grant is critical in enabling a UWO student to present his paper at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.
2009 All Saints High School Robotics Team
An IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grant enables an Ottawa area High School to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competetion in Toronto. While initially having no IEEE connection, this sucess and a smaller subsequent grant in 2010 generated a connection with the local IEEE Section.
2009 Carleton University's IEEE Connects
Expanding a successful venture at Carleton to three schools during very difficult economic times and making it another success.
2008 University of New Brunswick's Robotics Competition
In 12 hours entrants must build a robot to perform a specific task - developing quick thinking and teamwork.
2007 Univ of Saskatchewan's Space Design Team - highlighted on home page A multidisciplinary team from the U of Saskatchewan wins first place in NASA's 2010 space elevator competition. Photo
2006 Carleton University's IEEE Connects
Students organize a very sucessful dinner event to bridge the gap between students and industry.
2005 Laval University's Robocup
These undergraduates enter a soccer contest for robots held in Atlanta, Georgia and were awarded third place.
2004 Winnipeg Section WIE Rosie the Robot
Rosie was constructed to showcase women in engineering and present engineering as a fun and interesting career choice for young people.
2003 Dalhousie Tour of Industries
An effort to keep highly educated Nova Scotian engineering students in the province after graduation.
Another Success Story
An IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Upgrade Grant
2002 Red River College McNaughton Centre Upgrade
An "upgrade" grant enables this Centre, established in 1984, to continue be highly relevant to current students and reflect IEEE quality.
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