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, 2022Fall 2022 Proposal Deadline & Council Meeting Dates

    WEEF Proposals for the Fall 2022 Term are now officially open!

    Proposal Deadline | Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

    The Presentation Dates are as follows:

    • Faculty/Miscellaneous Proposals | Monday, November 7th at 6 p.m.
    • Student Proposals | Tuesday, November 8th at 6 p.m. 
    • Decision Meeting | Thursday, November 10th at 6 p.m.

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

  2. July 4, 2022Spring 2022 Proposal Deadline & Council Meeting Dates

    WEEF Proposals for the Spring 2022 Term are now officially open!

    Proposal Deadline | Friday, July 15th, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    The Presentation Dates are as follows:

    • Faculty/Miscellaneous Proposals | Monday, July 18th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Student Proposals | Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Decision Meeting | Thursday, July 21st, 2022 at 6:30 pm

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

  3. Feb. 2, 2022Winter 2022 Proposal Deadline & Council Meeting Dates

    WEEF Proposals for the Winter 2022 Term are now officially open!

    Proposal Deadline | Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    The Presentation Dates are as follows:

    • Faculty/Miscellaneous Proposals | Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Student Proposals | Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Decision Meeting | Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 at 6:30 pm

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

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