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Student awards

Student award winners, sponsors, and CUE staff and researchers.

Our awards recognize Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly 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, Hydro One, the IESO, Toronto Hydro and Enwave, who have provided $1.1 million in student assistantship funding (2010–2019).

Current opportunities

Toronto Hydro Corporation Student Awards

Each student will receive up to a $1,250 financial assistance paid under the usual university disbursement. The award recipient may be subject to taxes and other Toronto Metropolitan University rules.

The purpose of the award is to enable new, innovative ideas for products, inventions and technologies that are relevant in tackling urban energy challenges.

In addition to financial assistance, the awardees 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 and showcases) and fundamental entrepreneurial education.

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

Application period: August 23, 2023 - September 23, 2023

Contact: Eleonora Achiluzzi, Project Manager