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.
Michael started at WEICan in November 2022. He graduated from UPEI with a bachelor’s degree in physics in 2021. At WEICan he is involved with data analysis and writing programs to deal with data. He is also testing our new electroluminescence camera to figure out how useful it is for identifying solar panel defects and degradation in the field.