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Alafiya Grants 

This initiative is a grant funding program that aims to provide seed money for students to complete projects that address important issues related to health and the environment. The program is designed to support students as they work to develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our society today. Whether it's developing new technologies to improve public health, or working to protect our planet's natural resources, this initiative is dedicated to supporting the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers as they work to make a positive impact on the world around us.


The Alafiya Grant Program has specific funding rules that must be followed in order to be eligible for funding. Recipients of the grant must use the full amount of the grant and are not allowed to add any additional funds to their project. Additionally, the project must be completed within one semester from the date of the grant award. This means that the project must be fully developed and ready to be implemented by the end of the semester in which the grant was awarded. The program aims to support students as they work to develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our society today, with a main criteria is that the proposed project addresses an important issue related to health and the environment.

Bluff Scaping 

Join the Bluff Scaping Challenge and put your environmental design skills to the test! As a student, you'll have the opportunity to use natural resources like plants and landscaping to prevent bluff erosion and create beautiful outdoor spaces. You'll design fire pits, beach areas, and gardens for cottage sheds. The competition will award four grants to the most creative and effective designs, for students to implement their ideas .

The selected project will be featured in the  Resilience of Wheatley documentary 

Wave Energy 

The Waveline Magnet is a wave energy device that generates clean and sustainable power while also serving as an erosion control solution for Lake Erie Ontario. It uses an array of flexible assemblies connected to a power system that allows waves to pass through, generating power as the waves rise and fall. The device is designed to maximize energy potential by embracing the surface of the lake. It is a sustainable solution for power generation and shoreline protection.


Volatolomics is a relatively new field that involves the study of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in living organisms such as plants, animals, and microorganisms. It has applications in identifying disease biomarkers, monitoring environmental pollution, and developing new diagnostic and therapeutic tools. It's also used to study biochemistry and ecophysiology of plants and the impact of environmental factors on plant growth and development. The field is still under active development but has the potential to reveal new insights into the biology and biochemistry of living organisms.

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