About Us

Inspiring Canada's Future Technical Workforce

Providing access to quality, award-winning STEM education for students, expanding their knowledge in STEM concepts and preparing them to be the future generation of innovators

Since 1999, SAE Foundation Canada has been advancing math and science education at all education levels to ensure the technical competency of the future talent pool. Programs supported by the SAE Foundation Canada serve students from all economic areas, from coast to coast, beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through university.

SAE Foundation Canada support the distribution of SAE International’s Pre-Professional STEM Education Programs in Canada. These programs provide a continuum of K-16 learning experiences. Through a focus on scientific literacy, the SAE A World In Motion® (AWIM) program provides a forum to link industry and education in efforts to involve and excite young students (K-8) in STEM learning experiences. At the high school level, students engage in the IT-based F1 in Schools™ program designed to expand the STEM learning experience to include a technological focus on computer-based design and manufacturing, while simultaneously keeping them engaged in a cross-curricular STEM experience. The real world Collegiate Design Series™ (CDS) addresses the captive audience of students determined to pursue STEM careers. CDS is designed to build relevant professional skills needed for professional leadership in STEM fields. The continuum approach positions SAE as a unique organization that provides learning experiences for all grades K-16 which engage, educate and train students in STEM.

SAE Foundation Canada

170 Attwell Drive, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario M9W 5Z5

SAE Foundation Canada Board of Directors


Bruce R. Aubin
Retired, Air Canada
1993 SAE President


Dana M. Pless
Chief Financial Officer
SAE International

Executive Director

Lori Gatmaitan
Director, SAE Foundation
SAE International

Pierre Alegre, Jr.
Bombardier Aerospace

Dr. Peter Frise
Scientific Director & CEO

Phillip Kling, P.Eng.
Manager, Product Investigations
General Motors of Canada Limited

Stacey Marmara
Electrical Accessories Design Release Engineer
General Motors of Canada Limited

James E. (Ted) Robertson, P.Eng.
Magna International, Inc.
2005 SAE President

Brandon Taylor, P.Eng
Manufacturing Systems Audit Manager
Martinrae International


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