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Special Project Fund

The Concordia Council on Student Life (CCSL) makes funds available to support projects that enhance or contribute to the quality of student life at Concordia. Events, projects or initiatives that enhance student life are ones that seek to positively raise awareness or engage the student body in a social, political, educational or cultural context. The fund is designed to support innovative and unique activities rather than on-going operating expenses of student groups and initiatives; after all, it is a special projects fund.

CCSL Special Project funding is awarded twice per year and is available to any student or student group.

Fall semester: Monday, October 4, 2021 5pm
Winter semester: Monday, February 7, 2022 5pm

To apply for funding: 

Previous Recipients of the Fund

Check out some of the previous recipients of the fund below and get inspired!

Let’s Talk Science
Let’s Talk Science is an initiative that is planning an outreach trip to deliver science activities to an Aboriginal elementary school, called Kitiganik School in Rapid Lake, Quebec. Through partnering with the LIVE Centre the projects goals are to assist the Concordia Aboriginal Centre to engage youth by collaborating with them to develop culturally sensitive hands-on science activities leading to increased involvement, youth volunteerism, and a sense of connectivity in the community and their other goal of promoting science and increase interest in the topic among Aboriginal Youth leading to aspirations to further their educational attainment.

McNaughton Series Tutorials and Workshops
The McNaughton series will provide student run instruction on a wide range of practical skills that students can learn related to electronics, robotics, sensing and digital Logic that spans across many disciplines. Taking place over the entire 2013-2014 academic year the project aims to help provide valuable skills that will help students find employment in a technical field when they graduate or help in graduate level thesis research. The IEEE website posts the dates of the events throughout the year and will be taking place at the SGW campus.

Four Seasons Grow Project
The Four Seasons Growing Project explores the idea of urban agriculture year-round through the Concordia Greenhouse producing microgreen salads, tropical and perennial fruit, and a container vegetable garden using an aquaponics system. Students can volunteer to help maintain this system and learn about food production and get hands on experience. The food that is produced goes back to the community through selling the produce at le Frigo Vert and Café X as well as donating it to volunteers for their help in the project. Students are able to work Mondays from 10 am – 2pm and Thursdays from 2 to 5 pm. 


The Society for Automotive Engineers Supermilage
Concordia Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE) Supermileage team is a group of dedicated students who strive to build a hyper fuel-efficient vehicle. Through the use of student-designed engine modifications, lightweight materials, aerodynamic body design and reducing friction of moving components, they optimize their fuel efficiency with the ultimate goal of beating the global fuel economy record.
The culmination of their work is seen at the Shell eco-marathon competition that is held in Houston, Texas every year in April. Over 100 teams from all over the Americas unite in this city to compete against each other to win the prestigious title of most fuel-efficient vehicle. Awards are also given for design, team spirit, safety, communications and friction reduction.
This year Concordia University clinched an outstanding 8th place out of 24 teams with a fuel economy of 577 miles per gallon in the SAE International Supermileage competition. This raised Concordia’s ranking by 2 places and they also improved their fuel consumption by over 125 mpg from last year. SAE Concordia also won the "Closest Predicted to Actual Fuel Economy" award, one of few achievements awarded apart from the top 3 rankings. 
In the Shell Eco Marathon, a competition that included over 100 teams across North America, Concordia SAE managed to place 22nd in our class of prototype gasoline vehicles. 

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