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 each 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.
- June 2, 2020
To whom it may concern,
I want to provide an update for how WEEF will be running this term. After meeting with the Board of Directors recently, we have decided that WEEF will continue to run as usual this term. We owe it to the Waterloo engineering community to continue to provide educational funding to students and faculty who are counting on getting it.
- Feb. 3, 2020
For the Winter 2020 term, see important WEEF dates below:
Proposal due date: Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
First Funding Council meeting - Monday, March 2nd, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in E5-3102.
Second Funding Council meeting - Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 from 6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in E5-3102.
Funding Council decision meeting - Friday, March 6th, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in E5-3102.
Board of Director's meeting - Monday, March 16th, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in E7-7411
- Nov. 6, 2019
Over the last week, the WEEF funding council listed to presentations from people who submitted proposals. After 2 hours of deliberation between WEEF class reps at the funding decision meeting, the allocations for Fall 2019 were finalized. To view the allocations, visit the Documents Section of our website.