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. 17, 2021Fall 2021 Proposal Deadline & Council Meeting Dates

    WEEF Proposals for the Fall 2021 Term are now officially open!

    Proposal Deadline | Sunday, October 31st, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    The Presentation Dates are as follows:

    • Faculty/Miscellaneous Proposals | Monday, November 8th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Student Proposals | Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Decision Meeting | Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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

  2. Oct. 4, 2021Fall 2021 - Announcement

    Hi everyone,

    I would like to start by apologising to all student design teams and the faculty for the delay in reimbursements and meetings from last semester. However, the WEEF Board of Directors would like to remind everyone that we are students doing our best, but sometimes things happen, and mental health needs to come first. We really appreciate everyone’s patience and support!

  3. July 28, 2021Spring 2021 Proposal Deadline & Council Meeting Dates

    WEEF Proposals for the Spring 2021 Term are now officially open!

    Proposal Deadline | Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    The Presentation Dates are as follows:

    • Presentations | Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
    • Decision Meeting | Friday, August 6th, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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

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