Student Bursaries

Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) is pleased to award Student Bursaries to women college or university students to attend Conferences throughout the year.  

With the generous support of each partner Association and WiRE, the Bursaries cover registration for the conference (and included meals). Additional expenses are not covered and are the responsibility of the recipient.  As part of each bursary, the recipient agrees to help manage the WiRE exhibiting booth at each conference for a small period of time.  The Bursaries are awarded based on demonstrated interest in renewable energy, academic achievement, work experience and potential for future contributions to the renewable energy community.  

Please see the below list for current Bursaries and Deadlines



Conference Date: October 3rd – 5th, 2017

Conference Location: Montreal, Quebec

Application Deadline: September 15th, 2017

Description: The Annual Canadian Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition is the meeting point for all members of the wind energy industry – top business executives, technical experts, decision and policy makers, and government representatives – to come together and address the key issues facing the industry today.

Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) – Power of Water Canada Conference and Trade Show

Conference Date: October 23rd – 25th, 2017

Conference Location: Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

Application Deadline: September 15th, 2017

Description: This event is the LARGEST HYDROELECTRIC conference in Canada. With more than 60 exhibitors, 400 delegates and several speakers sharing their knowledge and expertise, this event is the must attend hydroelectric event of the year!

Conference Bursaries for November and December 2017

Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO) – 29th Annual Power Conference and Networking Centre


Conference Date: November 20th – 21st, 2017

Conference Location: Toronto, Ontario  

Application Deadline: October 20th, 2017

Description: The Canadian Power Conference is the leading annual event of its kind in Canada, including two days of information sharing by the industry's most knowledgeable and expert speakers, stimulating discussion among the key players and innovators and prime networking opportunities at hosted events including the Power Networking Centre.

Solar Canada 2017 Conference and Exposition


Conference Date: December 4th – 5th, 2017

Conference Location: Toronto, Ontario

Application Deadline: October 27th, 2017

Description: Canada's Largest Solar Energy Event - it's must-attend event for solar energy professionals, stakeholders and advocates. Provincial governments and consumers are focusing more on renewable energy in an effort to lower greenhouse gases and utilize more affordable sources of energy. This has created a tremendous opportunity for companies to expand their market presence in Canada. Solar Canada Conference & Exposition 2017 will provide an excellent platform to connect with industry professionals and enter this growing market.

WiRE congratulates the recipients of Student Bursaries in 2016:

OWA Power of Water Conference: Aura Carballo - LinkedIn

CanWEA Annual Conference: Jessica Lof - LinkedIn &  Oksana Treacy - LinkedIn

CanSIA Solar Canada Conference: Claire Gao - LinkedIn & Katarina Neskovic - LinkedIn

 APPrO Canadian Power Conference: Kristy Mlakar - LinkedInMira Kim - LinkedIn & Anahita Jami - LinkedIn

Thanks to our association partner for their support of the WiRE Student Bursary Program: OWA, CanWEA, CanSIA and APPrO.