The University of Ottawa has launched a scholarship fund to honour the three students who died in a plane crash near Tehran, Iran earlier this month. The scholarship fund is established in collaboration with the Canadian Science Policy Centre and the U of O will match all donations to the fund up to a maximum total of $100,000.

Keeping with the theme of the festival, students were able to apply for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting pieces of self-made art in one of three categories—visual art, sculptures, and costuming. Although it was not required, most of the art centered around fandom and geek related content, allowing applicants to share their love for the things they are passionate about through art.