Welcome to Waterloo Engineering Endowment Foundation (WEEF)

WEEF is the Waterloo Engineering Endowment Foundation. The foundation was founded in 1990 by two engineering students, Avi Belinsky and John Vellinga. The goal of WEEF is to continuously improve the educational environment for undergraduate engineering students and maintain our outstanding reputation.

The premise of WEEF is simple. WEEF collects donations and puts them into the fund. The interest earned on the fund is spent eaWEEF Logoch year on undergraduate laboratory equipment, student projects, computer upgrades, and academic tools/teaching facilities. The principle portion of the fund is never spent which allows the interest each year to grow, hence "The Gift That Keeps On Giving". The donations that build the fund come from three sources: student donations, Employer Matching Contribution (EMC), and engineering Alumni (including graduates' Plummer's Pledge).

There are two governing bodies guiding WEEF: the Funding Council and the Board of Directors. The Funding Council, which is made up of two student representatives from each on-stream class, reviews the requests for funding each term and recommends its distribution. The Board of Directors (which has 2/3 student membership) sets the policy and direction of the Foundation.

  1. Oct. 26, 2020Proposal Deadline Extension & Important Dates

    The Proposal Deadline has been extended to October 29th, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    The Presentation Dates are as follows:

    • Faculty Presentations | Monday, November 2nd, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    • Student Team Presentations | Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    • Decision Meeting | Thursday, November 5th, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    If you have any questions email the WEEF director at weef@uwaterloo.ca

  2. Sep. 24, 2020Proposal Deadline for Fall 2020 (F20)

    WEEF Proposals are being accepted yet again for the Fall 2020 term!

    Proposal deadline: Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

    The funding coucil/presentation dates have not yet been determined as they require special planning for those in different time zones. 

    To account for this, after the submission deadline, you will be emailed separately to choose a presentation slot on the TBA dates. (The presentation dates should be around early November)

  3. June 19, 2020Proposal due dates for Spring 2020 (S20)

    WEEF proposals are soon being accepted again for Spring 2020!
    The deadline for this semester will be Wednesday July 8th, 2020 at 11:00 pm.

    Proposals will open in the coming days so check the website frequently.

    The proposal link is: https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering-endowment-fund/proposals/proposal-submission

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