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Student Research Awards

Our awards recognize Ryerson students who have shown excellence in a project related to energy. Projects serve as a great experiential learning tool as students are given the opportunity to solve real-world industry problems. They must identify a problem, carry out the research and design, and demonstrate results.

The awards are made possible by our generous sponsors.

CUE–Toronto Hydro Corporation Student  Award Program

Deadline for Applications: 4:00pm on Friday, April 14, 2017

The purpose of the award is to enable new, innovative ideas for products, inventions and technologies that are relevant in tackling urban energy challenges. This is a team award, each team is to be made up of three members, preferably cross-disciplinary. Each team will receive up to a $2,500 financial assistance paid under the usual university disbursement.

In addition to financial assistance, the awardees and their team members will have access to the Centre for Urban Energy’s Clean Energy Zone and a range of programs which are geared towards building the entrepreneurship foundation and developing hands-on tangible skills through idea exchanges (student panels, showcases) and fundamental
entrepreneurial education.

Note: Four teams will be awarded this round. Fifty per cent (50%) of awards will be reserved for women when sufficient number of qualified women candidates are available.

For more information, please contact Lalitha Subramanian, Project Manager, Centre for Urban Energy.

Download application form and guidelines (pdf).



CUE–IESO Student Assistantship Award

Deadline for Applications: 4:00pm on Friday, April 21, 2017
Student Assistantship Award: up to $5,000

CUE calls for applications from full-time Ryerson University graduate or undergraduate students for the Student Assistantship Awards Program from May-August 2017. Up to six students will receive an assistantship award of up to $5,000 for reporting to one of the Research Fellows in the following streams of urban energy:

  • Integration of Urban and Energy Planning
  • Integrated Delivery of Electricity, Gas and Water Conservation
  • Energy Storage


All full-time graduate and undergraduate Ryerson students from any field of study are invited to apply.

For more information, please contact Karen Ho-Cespedes.

Download application form and guidelines (pdf).