What We Do


Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities (fbsc), encourages self sufficiency and ecological lifestyles that lead to viable and resiliency in our communities.

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Feb 15, 2015
The Annual Durham DIY Showcase 2015 held on the 15th of February in Oshawa at UOIT commenced on one of the coldest days of the year , but it quickly heated up through the spirited interaction of thirty-six exhibitors sharing their passion to share their knowledge and excitement of all things STEM to young children.
The event sponsored by IEEE Toronto Section and the IEEE Canada Foundation was coordinated by the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities and the University of Ontario . Sponsorship for the event came from the IEEE Toronto section IEEE and the special grants from the IEEE Canadian Foundation. The prime objective of the day long event was to ignite and inspire children to take interest in topics such as Wearable Technology, Open Hardware, Humanitarian DIY and much much more.
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The vision of the free event started with a journey of discovery after participating in various Maker Faires and Maker Spaces and realizing that these events failed to connect the engineering professional to the excitement of the maker/hacker community. The culture shift from nerdism to educating the public on the importance of the engineering profession became a major core goal of the event . We have succeed making the event fun, engaging and educational All done as a free event to the public and the exhibitors. If your student branch or section is interested in learning more contact Glenn McKnight. Email glenn.mcknight@ieee.org

Feb 6-13
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Participated in ICANN 52 in Singapore including the DNS for Women session promoting technology for girls Speakers are from Public Interest Registry
Glenn is the NARALO ALAC member, sits on the accessibility working group and vice chair for Technology Taskforce

Dec 2014
Formal presentation to the City of Oshawa Accessibility Committee