• Second Round of DEP Grants for 2014/15  –
    Deuxième Cycle des Subventions du PCD Pour 2014/15

(French text follows. / Le texte français suit.)

The Defence Engagement Program (DEP) at the Department of National Defence is pleased to launch the second round of Targeted Engagement Grant applications for Fiscal Year 2014/2015. The DEP’s grants provide non-recurring financial support, up to a maximum of $25,000, to projects that can include conferences, roundtables, workshops, publications, and other scholarly activities.

The Defence Team’s Engagement Priorities are intended to provide guidance to applicants. The Priorities reflect the issues of primary importance to National Defence at this time. Grant applications should demonstrate consistency with at least one of the Priorities.

The application deadline for projects in the second round of funding for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 is January 23, 2015.

For more information, including instructions on how to apply, please consult the DEP website at the following link:


We encourage all interested organizations and individuals to apply. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to DEP-PCD@forces.gc.ca<mailto:DEP-PCD@forces.gc.ca>.


Le Programme de coopération de la Défense (PCD) au ministère de la Défense nationale est heureux de lancer le deuxième cycle de demandes de subventions de coopération ciblées de l’année financière 2014/2015. Les subventions du PCD offrent un soutien financier ponctuel, jusqu’à un maximum de 25 000 $, à des projets tels que des conférences, des tables rondes, des ateliers, des publications, et d’autres activités érudites.

Les Priorités en matière de coopération de l’Équipe de la Défense ont pour objet d’orienter les candidats. Les Priorités traduisent les dossiers revêtant une importance capitale pour la Défense nationale à l’heure actuelle. Les demandes de subvention doivent démontrer leur cohérence avec au moins une des priorités.

La date limite pour la présentation de demandes de subventions pour des projets dans le cadre du deuxième cycle de financement pour l’année financière 2014/2015 est le 23 janvier 2015.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, y compris des instructions sur la façon de présenter une demande, veuillez consulter le site Web du PCD, sous le lien suivant :


Nous encourageons toutes les organisations et personnes intéressées à présenter une demande. Si vous avez des questions ou des préoccupations, veuillez adresser un courriel à : DEP-PCD@forces.gc.ca<mailto:DEP-PCD@forces.gc.ca>.



  • Bridgeable is looking for Designership Interns for summer 2015!

Bridgeable is a design firm in Liberty Village that has hired and interned a number of SFI students over the years. We’re happy to recommend and support their annual call for a paid summer internship to work on projects over the summer period and gain invaluable design engagement and tools experience. See the call below from one of our alumni.

Bridgeable is a Toronto-based strategic design firm focused on helping organizations bridge the gap between what is known about a complex problem and how it can be solved. We describe this as bridging the “Know-Do Gap.” We research, translate, and design experiences for clients ranging from healthcare to financial services to the public sector. http://bridgeable.com/

Bridgeable’s Designership is our annual summer (paid) intern program that gives us the opportunity to teach and learn from bright minds in design, strategy and research.

If you think your students would be interested, please share the attached poster with them. More information about Designership — and our info session on January 13th — is on our website: http://bridgeable.com/designership

The deadline for applications is January 30th.

Check out career opportunities at Bridgeable here: http://bridgeable.com/careers/