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. Nov. 6, 2019WEEF Donates $160,000 in F19 to Improve Undergraduate Engineering

    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.

  2. Sep. 30, 2019Presentation + Decision Dates Fall 2019 (F19)

    For the F19 term, see important WEEF dates below:

    Proposal due date: October 22nd at 11:00 p.m.

    Funding Council meeting 1 - Mon. October 28, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m in RCH 306.

    Funding Council meeting 2 - Tues. October 29, 2019 6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m in QNC 2502.

    Funding Decisions Council - Wed. October 30, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m in QNC 2501.

    Board of Director's meeting - Mon. November 4, 2019 6:30pm in E7 7411.

  3. Jan. 15, 2019Presentations + decision dates winter 2019 (W19)

    For the W19 term, see important WEEF dates below:

    Proposal due date: February 1 at 11:59 p.m.

    Faculty presentation dates: Monday February 4 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in E7-3353

    Student groups presentation dates: Tuesday February 5 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Engineering 7-3353

    Funding Council vote: Thursday February 7 in Engineering 5-3353 at 6:00 p.m.

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