Queen Elizabeth Scholarships in Water and Energy
Create social impact while gaining real world experience through the Canadian Queen Elizabeth (QE) II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The QE scholarship program aims to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders (QE Scholars) across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry and professional experiences. Managed through a unique partnership between the Rideau Hall Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada and Canadian universities, the program is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector.
The University of Windsor's Faculty of Engineering will send approximately 12 students for three to four month internships over the duration of the project (ending December 2018). The chosen QE Scholars will travel abroad to partner institutions in India and Wales to participate in activities and projects related to the provision of clean water and sustainable energy supplies.
Clean water and energy are needed to sustain economic, agricultural and societal growth, but they are also fundamental for maintaining basic human health and a standard of living. UWindsor is looking for motivated students with unique experiences, abilities and passion for working in the area of water or energy issues. QE scholars under this project will obtain specific training in one or more of the following:
- examine the effects of climate change on water resources management
- mitigate the impact of water pollution on clean water resources
- develop water treatment technologies to render it safe for human consumption
- develop renewable energy technologies with the intent of ensuring universal access
The project will train students to develop collaborative decision-making skills and formulate informed, thoughtful and responsible decision-making to develop outcomes affecting a global community through collaborative relationships with the following internationally renowned partner institutions in India and Wales.
- Aberystwyth University
- Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur)
- Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH)
- GITAM University
- Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA)
Other institutions willing to be a partner could be considered as long as the project/activity is related to water or energy.