Undergraduate awards and funding

Scholarships, prizes and bursaries are available to undergraduate engineering students each year based on academic merit, extra-curricular involvement and financial need.

Scholarships and prizes are awarded according to academic performance in a given program, year or course. Each year, the Price Faculty of Engineering will notify all current students via UM email that scholarship applications are open early in the summer. Once a student has been selected for an award, Financial Aid and Awards will notify the recipient to accept or decline the award through their Aurora Student account. Students will be able to see the credit in the fee section of their Aurora Student fee account once the scholarship has been allocated.

Eligibility and application

Eligibility is determined by specific criteria listed on each award's details. You must meet the award criteria by the end of the registration revision period in the upcoming Fall term to retain the award as outlined in the award's terms of reference.

For scholarships that don’t require an application, there is no action you need to take to qualify. Eligibility is based on aspects such as program, year of study, gender, citizenship and academic performance. All Engineering students who meet eligibility criteria will automatically be assessed for these scholarships. To be eligible for most scholarships, new and returning students must have full-time registration (12 credit hours) in both the previous Fall and Winter terms.

Scholarships that require an application are awarded based on academic performance and some other criteria, such as community involvement, leadership or extra-curricular activities. These awards require you to write an essay, answer questions about your volunteer experiences or complete some other written input. If you want to be considered for any awards that require an application, apply through the engineering undergraduate awards database and follow these steps:

  1. Create a profile on the awards website
  2. Download the applicable form (PDF format) listed in the Supporting Files section of the Awards Details page.
  3. Complete the required sections on the application form and save (or "print-to-PDF" or "save-as-PDF" if necessary to ensure text saves).
  4. Upload the completed file to your My Files section of your awards profile. If you are applying for more than one award that requires the same supporting file, only one copy needs to be uploaded.
  5. Return to the Awards Details page and select "Apply for this award.”

Entrance awards

The Price Faculty of Engineering currently offers seven entrance awards. Five of the awards are competitive and based solely on the student's percentage as taken from the direct entry admission criteria of 85% average over Chemistry 40S, Mathematics (Pre-Calculus) 40S, and Physics 40S (or equivalent).

Entrance awards that require an application

Price Faculty of Engineering Entrance Awards for Technology Based Student Competitions

Value: $250

High school students (grades 9-12), placed 1st in any eligible individual or team competition that require participants to demonstrate technological excellence. Eligible competitions: Manitoba School Science Symposium; Manitoba Robotics Games; Canadian Manufactures and Exporters Discovery Program; F1 in Schools Formula One Technology Challenge, ($250 for each eligible competition for finishing first)

Learn more about the Price Faculty of Engineering Entrance Awards for Technology Based Student Competitions

Entrance awards that do not require an application

Brice Wightman Entrance Scholarship in Engineering

Value: $6,750

Enrolled full-time, minimum 80% course load (12 credit hours per term), achieved high standing (minimum 85% average) in the courses used for admission to the Faculty.

Learn more about the Brice Wightman Entrance Scholarship in Engineering

Doug Strang Memorial/Reid Crowther Scholarship

Value: $1,225

Entering student with the highest average in mathematics 40S, Physics 40S and Chemistry 40S.

Learn more about the Doug Strang Memorial/Reid Crowther Scholarship

Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Engineering Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,000

Achieved high admission average in the courses used for admission to the Faculty.

Learn more about the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Engineering Entrance Scholarship

Price Industries Limited Entrance Scholarships for Engineering

Value: $250

Achieved high admission average in the courses used for admission to the Faculty.

Learn more about the Price Industries Limited Entrance Scholarships for Engineering

Price Scholarships in Engineering

Value: up to $5,000

Enrolled full-time, minimum 80% course load (minimum 12 credit hours per term), achieved high standing (minimum 85% average) in the courses used for admission to the Faculty.

Learn more about the Price Scholarships in Engineering

Bursaries

Many bursaries are available to UM students, distributed on the basis of financial need. Most bursaries can be accessed through Financial Aid and Awards, while others can be found within the engineering undergraduate awards database.

To be eligible for bursaries, you must register for and complete at least 60 per cent of a full course load per term (minimum of 9 credit hours per term) over the regular academic year. There are a select number of bursaries offered for part-time students registered in both Fall and Winter Terms.

To be considered for bursaries that are available exclusively to engineering undergraduate students and require an application, you must complete the Financial Aid and Awards general bursary application and the applications through the engineering undergraduate awards database.

Please note that most engineering bursaries do not require an engineering application. All students who have completed a general bursary application and meet the criteria for bursaries that do not require application will be automatically considered.

Undergraduate research awards

Undergraduate Research Awards (URA)

Each summer, students have the opportunity to work alongside professors in the areas of research, scholarly work, or creative activities.

These awards are intended to stimulate the interest of undergraduate students by providing them with a valuable experiential learning opportunity in a scientific research environment. Students holding one of these awards will be exposed to research activities during their work period.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2023 at 4:30 PM CST

Summer 2023 Research Topics for URA Students

A list of faculty members and their associated research topics is included in the dropdown menus below. To contact a faculty member to discuss a potential URA partnership, visit the Contact Us page, select the department of the faculty member you wish to connect with from the menu on the right, and locate the faculty member's contact information in the list that appears.

Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education

Dr. Jillian Seniuk Cicek
Engineering education - scholarship of teaching and learning in engineering education

Civil Engineering

Dr. Marolo Alfaro
Geosynthetic-reinforced earth structures, ground improvement techniques, earthfill dams, northern infrastructure

Dr. Masoud Asadzadeh
Watershed Modeling, Model Calibration, River-Reservoir Systems Modeling, and applications of optimization and sensitivity analysis in water resources engineering

Dr. Mohamed Bassuoni
Infrastructure and building materials, durability of concrete, rehabilitation and sustainable concrete infrastructures

Dr. James Bartz
Deep foundations, landslides and slope stability, soil-structure interaction, in situ testing in geotechnical engineering

Dr. James Blatz
Geotechnical engineering including design of flood protection infrastructure, infrastructure management and planning

Dr. Young-Jin Cha
Smart sustainable structural systems using advanced structural health monitoring system and control technologies

Dr. Shawn Clark
River ice engineering, ecohydraulics, hydraulic structures

Dr. Karen Dow
River ice engineering, experimental fluid mechanics, computational hydraulics

Dr. Ehab El-Salakawy
Concrete structures, steel and FRP reinforcement, structural behaviour, seismic performance of FRP-RC frames and hollow-core slabs

Dr. Graziano Fiorillo
Bridge engineering, Structural Reliability and Risk, Structural Analysis of Extreme Events

Dr. Beata Gorczyca
Potable water treatment, particle analysis, disinfection, heavy metal removal, water chemistry

Dr. Gursans Guven Isin
Building information modeling, construction automation and digitalization, construction engineering and project management

Dr. Ricardo Mantilla
Hydrologic modeling, flood forecasting, flood frequency estimation, self-similarity in river networks, hydroinformatics, and data assimilation of remote sensing instruments

Dr. Babak Mehran
Optimization of traffic operations and public transportation systems, traffic flow modelling, intelligent transportation systems

Dr. Chandra Rajulapati
Statistical modeling of extreme events such as floods, droughts, and heatwaves, climate change impact assessment, hydroclimatic variability, risk assessment, and big data analysis

Dr. Jonathan Regehr
Freight transport systems, traffic engineering and modelling, traffic information systems, railroad engineering

Dr. Ahmed Shalaby
Pavement engineering, performance of highway materials, infrastructure engineering and management, design of sustainable infrastructure

Dr. Dagmar Svecova
Precast prestressed concrete bridge deck connections; Use of Ultra-high performance concrete in accelerated bridge construction; durability of concrete under temperature and fatigue loading

Dr. Chengjin Wang
Emerging contaminants, water reuse, advanced oxidation processes, natural organic matters, and environmental chemistry

Dr. Qiuyan Yuan
Nutrient removal and recovery, leachate & wastewater treatment, solid waste, biomass, fermentation, anaerobic digestion

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Udaya Annakkage
Power System Stability, FACTS, HVDC converters, wind energy systems

Dr. Ahmed Ashraf
Information & Computing Systems, Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Faouzi Bellili
Signal Processing and Wireless Communications

Dr. Gregory Bridges
Biomedical and Electrical Biosensors, Sensors, Applied Electromagnetics

Dr. Douglas Buchanan
Micro- Nano-electronic Materials and Devices, MEMs-based ultra-sonic transducers

Dr. Ken Ferens
Telecommunications, Embedded Systems, Distributed Computing

Dr. Shaahin Filizadeh
Power systems transient simulation; power electronics; electric and hybrid vehicles

Dr. Colin Gilmore
Applied Electromagnetics, Electromagnetic Inversion

Dr. Aniruddha Gole
Power systems simulation, flexible AC Transmission systems (FACTS), High Voltage DC Transmission

Dr. Carl Ho
Power Electronics, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Smart Grids and Micro Grids

Dr. Ekram Hossain
Wireless communication networks, cognitive radio systesm, multimedia communications over wireless and mobile networks

Dr. Dustin Isleifson
Electromagnetics and Remote Sensing

Dr. Ian Jeffrey
Applied and Computational Mathematics, High Performance Computing, Parallel Programming, Electromagnetics

Dr. Vahab Khoshdel
Artificial Intelligence and robotics

Dr. Witold Kinsner
Software/hardware computing engines for signal and data compression in cognitive systems

Dr. Behzad Kordi
Condition monitoring of high voltage apparatus, electromagnetic modeling of power transmission lines

Dr. Joe LoVetri
Time domain computational EM, modeling of EMC problems, ground penetrating RADAR, microwave tomography

Dr. Arkady Major
Laser photonics, biophotonics, solid-state lasers

Dr. Bob McLeod
Simulation and Modeling Complex Dynamical and Social Systems, Mobile Game Development

Dr. Dean McNeill
Embedded systems, structural health monitoring, adaptive signal processing, real-time and ubiquitous computing

Dr. Amine Mezghani
Wireless Communication, Joint Communication and Sensing, Large-Scale Signal Processing, Hardware Constrained Radio, Antenna Theory

Dr. Puyan Mojabi
Applied Electromagnetics

Dr. Zahra Moussavi
Biomedical Engineering, instrumentation, biological signal processing, and rehabilitation

Dr. Vladimir Okhmatovski
Computational Electromagnetics, High Performance Computing, Electronic Design Automation

Dr. Derek Oliver
Assessment of HV insulators, scanning probe microscopy, nanoscale and molecular electronics

Dr. Miloslaw Pawlak
Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, Statistical Signal Processing

Dr. Athula Rajapakse
Power system protection, monitoring and control, renewable energy integration, active distribution systems and microgrids

Dr. Elham Salimi
Microfluidics, Biosensors, and Bioelectromagnetics

Dr. Cyrus Shafai
Micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems, MEMS, micro-sensors, RF MEMS, MOEMS, adaptive optics

Dr. Sherif Sherif
Optical coherence tomography, optical and fluorescence microscopy, tissue optics, laser spectroscopy

Dr. Gabriel Thomas
Digital Signal and Image Processing. Ultrasound Non Destructive Testing

Dr. Douglas Thomson
Electronic Sensors of Dielectrophoretic actuation, Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring

Dr. Pradeepa Yahampath
Signal Processing and Communications

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Subramaniam Balakrishnan
Computer Assisted Industrial Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Robotics

Dr. Eric Bibeau
Kinetic turbines, biomass, wind turbine icing, plug-in electric vehicles, district Energy Systems

Dr. Madjid Birouk
Combustion of fuels and bio-fuels, fuel nozzles, droplets gasification, swirling flows

Dr. Vijay Chatoorgoon
Aerospace Engineering, Acoustic Wave Propagation, Supercritical Flow Stability

Dr. Chuang Deng
Atomistic modeling and simulations, yielding and plasticity in nanocrystalline materials, grain boundaries

Dr. Philip Ferguson
Satellite, Attitude Control, Navigation, Space Objects, Composites, Reaction Wheels, Drones, Simulation, Orbit Control

Dr. Raghavan Jayaraman
Polymer and Composite Processing, Durability & Interfaces in Polymers and Composites, Novel Composite Materials

Dr. Matt Khoshdarregi
Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Robotics, Machining, CNC Design, Instrumentation, Mechatronics

Dr. David Kuhn
Multiphase flow in complex geometries, modelling of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Dr. Xihui (Larry) Liang
System Dynamics, Condition Monitoring, Fault Analysis, Reliability, Intelligent Maintenance, Big Data, Machine Learning

Dr. Yunhua Luo
Biomedical Image Construction, Applied Mechanics and Design, Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Olanrewuju Ojo
Materials Science and Engineering, Processing-Microstructure-Property relationship studies

Dr. Scott Ormiston
Modeling of film condensation, heat exchanger shell-side flows, slab foundation heat loss, microchannels

Dr. Qingjin Peng
Virtual manufacturing, Sustainable product, Modeling and simulation, Product adaptability

Dr. Nariman Sepehri
Teleoperation and Robotics, Control Systems, Systems Modelling and Identification, Actuators and Fluid Power

Dr. Mark Tachie
Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Turbulent Flows Over Rough Surfaces, Laser Doppler Velocimetry, Particle Image Velocimetry

Dr. Igor Telichev
Fracture Mechanics, Nanomechanics and Computational Material Science, Mechanics of Composite Materials

Dr. BingChen Wang
Computational fluid dynamics, turbulent flow, convective heat transfer, bio-fluids, high-performance computing

Dr. Nan Wu
Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Repair and Enhancement, Energy Harvesting, Nano-technology

Dr. Malcolm Xing
Biomaterials, Nanomedicine, Tissue Engineering, 3D Bioprinting, Nanoenergy, Biosensor

Dr. Guozhen Zhu
Material Science and Engineering

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) are 16-week research appointments valued at $9,000 and awarded to Engineering undergraduate students each summer.

The Indigenous NSERC USRA award is a parallel program of undergraduate student research awards for Indigenous students. The Indigenous NSERC USRA award is non-competitive and any student applying for the award who meets the eligibility criteria will be awarded an NSERC USRA.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2023 at 4:30 PM CST

Candidates are ranked by their departments according to the number of NSERC USRAs allocated to the Price Faculty of Engineering.  There is an additional allotment of NSERC USRAs for Indigenous students.

Once selections are complete, successful candidates will be notified via email and will be required to confirm acceptance of the NSERC USRA by the deadline stated in the offer (instructions for completing the online NSERC USRA application form will also be provided at this time).

Unsuccessful candidates will also receive notification of their application outcome via email. If students do not receive an NSERC USRA for the upcoming session, they are encouraged to apply again in the next award cycle.

Eligibility

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) [as of the application deadline listed above]
  • Have completed at least one full year (two academic terms) of Engineering
  • Have achieved a Degree GPA (DGPA) of more than 3.0 (a DGPA of 3.5+ is recommended to be competitive)
  • Be registered as a full-time student, at the time of application, in a bachelor's degree program at an eligible institution
    • Students must have been registered in at least one of the two terms immediately prior to holding the award
    • Students who are registered as full-time throughout their program, but are registered as part-time in their final graduating term, are eligible to apply for and hold an NSERC USRA in the term immediately following completion of all requirements of their program (regardless of their graduation date)
    • Students who already hold a bachelor's degree, and are studying toward a second bachelor's degree, are eligible to apply for and hold an NSERC USRA
  • Have not started a program of graduate studies in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) at any time
  • Have not previously held another NSERC USRA during the fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) or three NSERC USRAs throughout the duration of their undergraduate career

How to apply

Do not wait until the last minute to apply. Earlier is better!

Students:

  • Step 1: Approach an Engineering faculty member to discuss a potential research partnership for the award
  • Step 2: Complete (save, but do NOT submit) Form 202, Part I - Application for an Undergraduate Student Research Award
  • Step 3: Print a PDF of the completed Form 202, Part I and a copy of your unofficial (Aurora web) transcript
  • Step 4: Submit these documents to the appropriate Department Representative (listed below) via email by the application deadline

There is an additional allotment of NSERC USRAs for Indigenous students (Status, Non-Status, Metis, Inuit); Indigenous students are encouraged to self-identify on their application.

Faculty Members:

  • Step 5: Complete (save, but do NOT submit) Form 202, Part II - Application for an Undergraduate Student Research Award in university
  • Step 6: Print a PDF of the completed Form 202, Part II and sign electronically in the appropriate section (bottom of page)
  • Step 7: Submit this document to the appropriate Department Representative (listed below) via email by the application deadline
    • This document will then be added to the student's Form 202, Part I and transcript submission to complete the student's application in consideration of this award

Department Representatives:

Biosystems: Nammy Nadarajah
Civil: Pat Fedirchuk
Computer & Electrical: Eddy (Wai) Cheung
Mechanical: Keverley Malawski

Graduate awards and funding

Master’s and PhD students in the Price Faculty of Engineering have access to thousands of dollars worth of scholarships and awards.

Travel funding

Price Faculty of Engineering graduate students can apply for funding to support travel for the purpose of conference attendance. The Dean's Office supports up to a total of $250 per student once for the Master's program and twice for the PhD program.

How to apply

  • Complete the travel funding application form (PDF): This form can be submitted to the Dean’s office either before or after attending the conference.
  • Attend the conference: Keep all original receipts related to registration, travel, accommodation, and meal expenses incurred. Email receipts for expenses incurred online (such as conference registration or travel/hotel bookings) are acceptable; please print these receipts directly from your email account. If you are unable to provide original receipts, we will not be able to reimburse you for these expenses.
  • Complete the claim form: To complete the Student Travel & Business claim form (PDF), you must first obtain a unique reference number from Financial Services. Complete the form by filling in all fields and listing the expenses with original receipt back-up only. If you are planning to ask for additional funding from your department and/or the Faculty of Graduate Studies, use the same form to indicate the distribution of reimbursement for expenses as agreed upon by each funding source. Print the completed form.
  • Obtain signatures and submit your documents: Obtain a signature on the claim form from the appropriate signing authority for each funding source. Submit your original claim form and receipts to the last person to sign the form. This individual will submit the claim to Travel Services on your behalf.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Celina Bonilla, Financial Assistant, Price Faculty of Engineering.

External opportunities

There are a number of external funding opportunities that the Faculty receives each year, however, these awards are not administered by the Faculty or the University. All inquiries related to external opportunities should be sent directly to the organization funding the award.

There are no external opportunities at this time. Please check back again soon.

Graduating Class Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Students in their graduating year in the Price Faculty of Engineering have the opportunity to nominate instructors who have shaped their academic learning experience for awards that recognize their teaching excellence.

Nominations for The Graduating Class Awards for Excellence in Teaching is now closed.

2020-21 Recipients

Biosystems Engineering Song Liu
Civil Engineering Shawn Clark
Common Core Courses Farhoud Delijani
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ian Jeffrey
Mechanical Engineering Sean O'Brien

Past recipients

2019-20

  • Jason Morrison (Biosystems)
  • Jillian Seniuk Cicek (Common Core Courses)
  • Doug Thomson (Electrical and Computer)
  • Matt Khoshdarregi (Mechanical)

2018-19

  • Danny Mann (Biosystems)
  • James Blatz (Civil)
  • Vern Campbell (Common Core Courses)
  • Puyan Mojabi (Electrical and Computer)
  • Megan Guyot (Mechanical)

2017-18

  • Mohammed Bassuoni (Civil)
  • Dean McNeill (Electrical and Computer)
  • Kathryn Atamanchuk (Mechanical)

2016-17

  • Kris Dick (Biosystems)
  • Peter Rasmussen (Civil)
  • Ian Jeffrey (Electrical and Computer)
  • Paul Labossiere (Mechanical)

2015-16

  • Karen Dow (Civil)

2014-15

  • Fariborz Hasemian (Civil)
  • Puyan Mojabi (Electrical and Computer)
  • Olanrewaju Ojo (Mechanical)

2013-14

  • Ehab El-Salakaway (Civil)
  • Shaahin Filizadeh (Electrical and Computer)

2012-13

  • Kris Dick (Biosystems)
  • Hugues Vogel (Civil)

2011-12

  • Jason Morrison (Biosystems)
  • Shawn Clark (Civil)
  • Paul Labossiere (Mechanical)

2010-11

  • Danny Mann (Biosystems)
  • Jeanette Montufar (Civil)
  • Dean McNeill (Electrical and Computer)
  • Igor Telichev (Mechanical)

2009-10

  • Tricia Stadnyk (Civil)
  • Shaahin Filizadeh (Electrical and Computer)

2008-09

  • Kris Dick (Biosystems)
  • Jan Oleszkiewicz (Civil)
  • Douglas Tomson (Electrical and Computer)
  • Yunhua Luo (Mechanical Engineering)

Endowment fund

The Engineering Endowment Fund (EEF) exists due to ongoing generous donations from students, staff and alumni.

Each year, interest from the fund is used to support projects that improve the quality and contribute to the excellence of the Price Faculty of Engineering. Projects may be initiated by students, staff, alumni or others associated with the Price Faculty of Engineering. Applications to the EEF are called for once per year by the Engineering Endowment Fund Advisory Committee, which reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Dean of Engineering regarding funding.

Contact us

Engineering Student Services
Price Faculty of Engineering
Room E2-262 EITC
75A Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6

204-474-9167
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm