Anna Simone poses in front of CEI.

Support Engineering

As engineers, educators, researchers, leaders and global citizens, we are shaping the future of our society.  Our decisions today will have a profound impac on our tomorrow.  Together, as a society, we can strive to be more than merely sustainable, progressing towards restorative and regenerative lifestyles. 

Currently, our faculty members now teach and mentor more than 1,000 undergraduate and 2,650 graduate students.  You can help shape the academic journey for these students, and provide access to a high-quality, hands-on engineering educaation while developing technologies that improve lives.  With your support, we can develop ethical and socially responsible engineering leaders who contribute to the betterment of society.  You will enable our students to quickly adapt to rapidly advancing technologies and address unforeseen challenges, whenever or wherever they arise. 

Your investments in our strategic funding priorities outlined below will advance innovative engineering research, enrich the student experience and allow us to continue to grow our expanding engineering programs for students of today and tomorrow. 

Thank you for being a part of the impactful journey our engineers are on, as they tackle some of the world's most pressing problems. 


Our Priorities

Undergraduate and graduate scholarships attract top students, financial awards recognize student leaders, and bursaries assist those with financial need. By investing in scholarships, you will help engineering students succeed and reach their full potential.

To create a scholarship fund, please contact, Brooke Spitse (contact information listed below). 



A bold new Faculty of Engineering initiative aims to elevate opportunities for equity-deserving groups in engineering to propel a culture shift in our workforce that better reflects the communities that we serve and belong to. 

The faculty has increased its undergraduate entrance scholarships for Black, Indigenous, and female students as well as students who identify as non-binary genders to $5,000 and topped them off with a guaranteed summer research position in the Faculty of Engineering following the completion of their first year.  This is valued at an additional $10,000 and unique among Canadian universities.  

Non-binary is an umbrella term that includes and is not limited to gender, non-binary, transgender, and two-spirit persons. 

To be eligible for consideration, students must complete the UWinAward Profile/Application.  Information on how to apply can be found under the Awards for 1st Year Entering Students tab on the Students Awards - Entering Students webpage. 

Female and non-binary students who also identify as Black or Indigenous are only eligible to receive one award. 



The University of Windsor is offering to match up to $500,000 in donations to the scholarships.  Help us elevate these students to be heights in their journey to become engineering professionals.  

Our faculty, departments, and graduate students are developing creative engineering solutions for challenges faced by today’s society. Make an impact by supporting advanced research. Select one of our innovative research groups or projects, or further invest in endowed Research Chairs to build on our existing strengths and provide enhanced training, unique expertise and international perspectives for our students, faculty, industrial partners, community, and beyond.

Gifts to the Dean’s Innovation Fund are undesignated to support projects with the greatest funding need, in real time, to foster innovation. This unique funding opportunity allows us to be proactive to challenges and opportunities as they arise. Donations will support all engineering departments, programs, infrastructure, and extracurricular student groups, including the Engineering Student Society, Women in Engineering, Engineers Without Borders, and more!


Investing in state-of-the-art laboratories ensures that students are learning with the most advanced technology and equipment. Bringing theory into practice, such hands-on learning and experiential education activities as capstone design projects help students gain the skills they need to successfully transition to industry.



Brooke Spitse

Acting Senior Development Officer 
519-253-3000 Ext. 5959 or