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Academic Liaison


To establish an academic liaison between the Canadian Process Control industry and academic institutions to provide students of engineering & technology as well as faculty members with greater knowledge of the role and contribution that process control plays in our industrial infrastructure.


To promote continued growth and development of the science and technology of instrumentation and automation technology by encouraging, promoting and supporting students and academic institutions.


Each year, the CPCA Academic Liaison & Education Committee accepts and reviews applications for scholarship and bursary awards with selected universities and educational institutions. The recommendations are then presented to the CPCA board for review and ratification. Typically the academic institution selected by CPCA selects the qualified students based upon CPCA criteria.

Student & institutional award applications are judged and awarded based on merit with the following general requirements:

  • Full time undergraduate engineering and technology students pursuing studies in instrumentation, automation and/or control systems.
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident of Canada


  • 1998 – CPCA established the Academic Liaison & Education Committee; provided a scholarship award to the University of New Brunswick (UNB)
  • 1999 – Provided 3 bursary awards to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  • 2000 – Continued support of both UNB and BCIT
  • 2001 – Continued support of UNB for 2 students
  • 2002 – Provided scholarship to Seneca College
  • 2003 – Provide scholarship to SAIT
  • 2004 – Scholarship to Vanier College
  • 2005 – Bursary to BCIT, Lambton College, Mohawk Collage, NAIT; scholarship to Vanier College
  • 2006 & 2007 – Scholarships to BCIT, SAIT, NAIT, Mohawk College & Lambton College
  • Current – 5 year agreements with NAIT, Lambton College and McMaster University to provide commitments for $2,500/year each

Student Letter

  • 2015 – Kamran Mirza
  • 2016 – Dustin Grainger

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