Canada 150 Student Fund @UofT (C150) - Students

***Round 2 Deadline Extended to October 8, 2016***

Canada is preparing for its 150th birthday (Sesquicentennial) on July 1, 2017. This milestone provides an opportunity for the University community to consider our nation’s history, while also reflecting on what it means to be Canadian as we move further into the 21st century.

Would you like to be part of U of T’s celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial in 2017?

Do you enjoy generating and developing ideas?

If so, apply for funding from the Canada 150 Student Fund @UofT. 16 student initiatives will be awarded up to $1,000 each.


U of T undergraduate students (including those in professional faculties) and graduate students from any campus are eligible.
  • You can apply as an individual or as part of a group of U of T students.


You must develop a proposal (250 words or less, plus a budget) for an initiative tied to the theme of Canada’s 150th birthday.
  • The format of the activity or event is up to you. It could be a visual display, a virtual panel discussion, a guest speaker, a YouTube video, etc.
  • All funded initiatives will be featured on U of T’s Canada 150 webpage.


In-person events must be held on the St. George, University of Toronto Mississauga, or University of Toronto Scarborough campus in the 2017 calendar year.


Round 1
8 student initiatives will be awarded up to $1,000 each.
Deadline for application: April 1, 2016

Round 2
8 student initiatives will be awarded up to $1,000 each.
Deadline for application: EXTENDED: October 8, 2016

Proposals must be submitted to .


This is your chance to explore, challenge, or celebrate the connection between the University and Canada’s past, present and future.


  • Proposals will be evaluated by a subcommittee of the Sesquicentennial Steering Committee on the basis of the following criteria:
  • Relevance to the Sesquicentennial
  • Links to one of President Gertler’s Three Priorities of urban engagement, leveraging international partnerships, or reinventing and re-imagining undergraduate education
  • Connection with a broad and diverse student community
  • Adds value to the internal and/or external U of T community
See the Guidelines and Application for details.
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