All team members must be IEEE student members (or provide proof of membership application
- i.e. copy of the IEEE membership application) at the time of registration for this competition.
The competition registration deadline serves as the deadline for applying for IEEE membership with
respect to participating in the TELUS competition.
A submission could be made in French only, but not all the judges are bi-lingual;
hence, I suggest to submit an English translation along with the French original. Also, should your team
be invited to make an oral presentation in the final round of this competition, the presentation would have to be in English.
Whereas, in principle, IEEE Canada is committed to deliver services in both official languages,
a submission entirely in French would restrict the judging to bi-lingual judges.
The reason for an exception clause is to invite student teams to participate who
may not have the opportunity to complete an eligible project as part of their course of study at all or in time for this competition.
If your university or college has a student branch and a branch counsellor, then the request for
an exception should be submitted to the branch counsellor as well as the TELUS award coordinator for consideration.
If your school does not have a student branch, please, submit the application for exception to the TELUS award coordinator for consideration.
Please, provide a detailed description of the project as well as information on the team members
Project Duration (start and end date)
Project Scope (Deliverables)
A 1 - page description of the project (abstract - including arguments indicating the relevance of your project to the goals of the TELUS Innovation Award)
Name,year and field of study, IEEE member number or intent to apply for membership
university and program
You may be required to submit further documentation indicating the relevance of your project to the goals of the TELUS Innovation Award.
Please, allow sufficient time (at least 7 days) before the registration deadline.
Most definitely. Multidisciplinary projects are encouraged for the TELUS Innovation Award,
in particular projects that include technical, human factors, business and marketing aspects.
In order to determine eligiblity for IEEE student membership for members of multidisciplinary teams,
please check the IEEE Designated Fields, here .
A letter from the professor supervising this activity would be best.
This letter should list the team members and that the project forms part of the academic requirements for the students' course of study.
Certainly this year, a team with more than 5 members can participate. It would be required to rank the team members
in terms of which team members will participate in the live competition, since between 3 and 5 team members
will potentially be invited to participate in the live competition.
Yes, it is acceptable to submit a revised report, in particular to add business plan and market aspects to the report.
Please, submit the revised report along with the original course report.