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Fostering sustainability in students

 

This important organization has given many awards for students and helped support important research for student projects. Established in 2011 by Fondation 3E, these awards recognize the research, planning and design initiatives of students with the purpose of reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in urban development. These are awarded by a committee composed of representatives of TISED, the School of Architecture, the Department of Civil Engineering and the School of Urban Planning. In past years these awards were given for student research projects and research reports. Award recipients are listed below.

TISED's research and activities are designed to bring everyone with an interest in sustainability and design together, with the intention that we share in the enormous benefits of collaboration and exchange of ideas. Industry is a key player in this bridge-building process; industry’s social and economic goals are integrally related to advances in sustainability and design.

2012-2013 Research Projects

The Fondation 3E “Energy” Awards competition for research projects was open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a full-time program in the School of Architecture, the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and the School of Urban Planning. Funding was provided to students to carry out their research. An awards ceremony will be planned for Fall 2013 where award recipients will present their research results.

Award winners:

McGill student research lead Title of Project Department/School Project Supervisor
Gabriel Damant-Sirois
Edwin Horton
Chelsea Medd
Spencer Sloan
Cut five miles off your waistline: Creating McGill's energy efficient food supply future Urban Planning R. Tomalty
Sabreena Anowar
Amir Zahabi
Long term impact of Eco-driving in Quebec Civil Engineering
L. Miranda-Moreno
N. Eluru
Trevor Engel
Svetlana Zdanovich
Daniel Tarantino
Solar Decathlon: Team Montreal submission for 2016 (European) competition  Civil Engineering
 M. Meguid
Allana Mayer (Information Studies)
Lora Milusheva
Energy Use and the Urban Environment: A Review of Models and Indicators (Quartier de l'innovation)  Urban Planning
 R. Fischler

2011-2012 Student Reports

The Fondation 3E competition was open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a full-time program in the School of Architecture, the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and the School of Urban Planning. Research papers/projects were submitted outlining ways of reducing energy use and fostering the use of clean energy in urban/built environments. A cash prize was given to student for their completed and successful report. An awards ceremony was held on September 27, 2012. Our invited event speaker was Brent Gilmour, Executive Director, Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST). Gilmour presented: "Smart Energy Communities: What you need to know about the future of community building".
 

Award winners:

Student author(s) Title of Report
1st prize
Armi de Francia
Pauline Lambton
Edible Rooftops Project Proposal [pdf]
2nd prize
Mike Angrove
Stina Hanson
Kaela Schramm
Eco-Districts Ottawa: A Sustainable Neighborhood Strategy [pdf]
3rd prize
Milan Nevajda
Daniel Schwirtz
David Singh
Making the Shift: Passive-House Standards in Canada [pdf]
Honourable Mention Keharn Yawnghwe Road Pricing for Congestion Reduction and Sustainable Development [pdf]