Welcome to the Sandford Fleming Foundation at the University of Waterloo

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We are a charitable organization associated with the Faculty of Engineering with one major objective - to foster and create enriched academic learning experiences for engineering students at the University of Waterloo by offering program activities that enhance engineering education on campus and across Canada. 

The Sandford Fleming Foundation (SFF) is a co-organizer and sponsor of the Waterloo Engineering Competition held during the Spring and Fall terms. This competition consists of the Sandford Fleming Foundation Debates, the Sandford Fleming Foundation Technical Speaking Competition, the Junior Team Design Competition, the Senior Team Design Competition, and the Engineering Consulting Competition. These competitions are used to select students to participate in the Ontario Engineering Competition each year.