In an attempt to grow the wind industry in Canada the Institute has made a concerted effort to attract students/interns from across the country for work terms at the Institute. This program has been very successful and rewarding for both the students and the Institute. This hands on opportunity gives the students/interns a chance to explore the wind energy field and gives them an opportunity to bridge the realms of academia and industry. The Institute also offers a Visiting Professional and Peer Review Program (VPPP) that allows for job shadowing at all levels of the organization, internships, co-op placements, peer review of papers, etc. The Institute strategically supports college and university wind energy programs and engages in outreach and public education efforts to support its mission. Compiled below is a list of students/interns who spent time at the Institute since 2008.
Jeremy Cadence graduated from Dalhousie University with a degree in mechanical engineering in 2020 and has been with WEICan since February of 2021. His duties have ranged from completing designs for a rooftop array on the WEICan electrical building, to running logistics during the Wind Energy Research Network's 2021 webinar series to developing calibration procedures for the new Tesla Powerpack battery. Jeremy has told us "I have really enjoyed my time here at WEICan, I've been given so many cool opportunities and I have been learning SO much about the industry that I love." Jeremy hopes to continue pursuing his dream of working developing sustainable microgrids for rural northern communities.