Student Council supports professional development, club activities and community initiatives through three methods of funding.

Student Council offers three forms of funding for student clubs, groups and individual students. All forms of funding may be requested using the funding request form.

Professional Development Funding

The Student Council endeavors to support the needs of the student body by providing the opportunity to apply for financial support when attending or presenting at professional events both domestically and abroad. Funds will be awarded to qualifying students upon submission of a satisfactory application to the Professional Development Funding (PDF) Committee. Once the professional development event has occurred, students who have been approved for funding will be instructed to submit a payment request and any required deliverable(s) for reimbursement up to the awarded amount.

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Note that for the 2020-21 academic year, only virtual professional development opportunities and events are eligible for funding. 

Club Funding

Student clubs are eligible to receive funding from the Student Council on an ad hoc basis. Student clubs must complete the Funding Request form in order to request club funding from the Student Council. Only approved clubs will be considered for Student Council funding. 

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Community Initiatives Funding

The Student Council encourages the academic, professional, and cultural interests of the Institute’s student body by supporting those students who wish to host a large-scale event such as a conference, speaker event, community gathering or panel. If faculty or staff are working with students to plan an event that directly benefits all students, they may also submit a request to this fund.

Community Initiatives Funding seeks to:

  • Support the academic and cultural interests of students by providing thought-provoking and insightful perspectives on international topics.
  • Bring together leading experts and professionals to share knowledge and experiences and provide opportunities to network.
  • Share the expertise of professional/accredited persons to speak or perform during an activity sponsored by an Institute department, Student Club or Academic Department (all activities must be student-led to qualify) 

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