BED Fund

Overview

Started in 1990, the Better Education Donation (BED) Fund is a student initiative that aims to improve engineering education at Queen’s by purchasing cutting edge equipment and technology for the use of undergraduate students. The money for the fund comes from a $60 “opt-outable” fee donated by each undergraduate engineering student. Students have the freedom to reduce their donation as they see fit. Approximately $65,000 is raised for new equipment each year. Each discipline elects a BED Fund Representative who reaches out to their peers to gather input and ideas for the year’s BED Fund proposal. The entire process is overseen by the BED Fund Coordinator, who reports to the Director of Academics. The BED Fund team for the 2014-2015 academic year is as follows:

Position Name E-mail
BED Fund Coordinator  
Apple Math Representative
Chem. Representative  
Mech. Representative  
Mining Representative  
Geological Co-Representative  
Eng. Phys. Representative  
ECE Representative  
Civil Representative

If you have input on how your discipline’s money should be allocated, contact your discipline’s representative.
For more information about the BED Fund in general, contact:

BED Fund Coordinator (See ‘Contact Us’ for current Coordinator)

News

The first BED Fund Roundtable meeting of all the representatives took place on April 7th, at 5:30 PM in Beamish-Munroe Hall Room 228.  The agenda may be found here.