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17
Nov

FIRST Alumni Careers: Jash Javeri

Recent graduate and FRC team 1241 alumni Jash Javeri has entered the workforce and is now a proud employee of Scotiabank. FIRST caught up with Jash to get an update on his job, experience, and advice for others looking to get into the industry. Q1: What is your job at Scotiabank? JJ: I am part of a program that Scotiabank

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31
Aug

DEEP Summer Academy Update

by Celeste Nantel The FIRST programs are often appraised on the diversity of skills the students involved can learn. Design, Programming, Electronics, Manufacturing, and more, and that’s only the technical skills! For the past three years, I have been a member of FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team 1360 Orbit Robotics. The conflict I faced was my interest in ALL of

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21
Apr

Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council – Interview with Bruce Wannamaker

Bruce Wannamaker is Vice President and Investment Counselor at RBC PH&N Investment Counsel. He’s also a supporter of FIRST Canada and a member of the Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council. FIRST talked to Bruce about supporting females in STEM. FIRST Robotics Canada: How and why did your daughter get interested in STEM fields?  Bruce: This is a great question and one that is hard to pin point.

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5
Apr

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 3996

Microsoft has generously offered grants for teams across Canada in 2017. During the months of January, February, and March, we’re highlighting Microsoft-sponsored teams! This week we talked to 3996 , Team RiKitik from Rimouski, Quebec. FIRST Robotics Canada: How do you feel about the 2017 game? Team 3996: FIRST Steamworks is a beautiful challenge to develop engineering skills. While amazing teams can

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14
Mar

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 6046

Microsoft has generously offered grants for teams across Canada in 2017. During the months of January, February, and March, we’re highlighting Microsoft-sponsored teams! This week we talked to 6046,  Team Tecking from King City, Ontario. FIRST Robotics Canada: How do you feel about the 2017 game? Team 6046: After watching the reveal video on kick-off day, everyone on the team was very

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8
Mar

The Math Guru – Vanessa Vakharia

FIRST Robotics Canada interviewed Vanessa Vakharia, The Math Guru, 2016 participant on Canada’s Smartest person, and one of today’s most notable young entrepreneurs. She had some very inspiring things to say about how she started to love MATH! FIRST Robotics Canada: How did you become The Math Guru? Vanessa: How did I become The Math Guru…what a question! Honestly, the truth is

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23
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 5015

Microsoft has generously offered grants for teams across Canada in 2017. During the months of January, February, and March, we’re highlighting Microsoft-sponsored teams! This week we talked to 5015, The SWAT Bots from Port Perry, Ontario. FIRST Robotics Canada: How do you feel about the 2017 game? Team 5015: The SWAT Bots, team #5015, are very excited about FIRST Steamworks. It is a

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10
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 5672

Microsoft has generously offered grants for teams across Canada in 2017.During the months of January, February, and March, we’re highlighting Microsoft-sponsored teams! This week we talked to 5672, a First Nation team from Wikwemikong Unceded Territory, Manitoulin Island. FIRST Robotics Canada: How do you feel about the 2017 game? Team 5672: We are excited for Steamworks 2017. Many of our team members are new

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8
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 6390

Microsoft has generously offered grants for teams across Canada in 2017. During the months of January, February, and March, we’re highlighting Microsoft-sponsored teams! We talked to Hephaestus Robotics Team 6390 in Surrey, BC, and asked them a few questions about the season so far. FIRST Robotics Canada: What are the biggest challenges your team has faced this season? Team 6390: Our biggest challenges are

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1
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 5031

Microsoft has generously offered grants for teams across Canada in 2017. During the months of January, February, and March, we’re highlighting Microsoft-sponsored teams! We talked to Downsview Robotics Team 5031 and asked them a few questions about the season so far. FIRST Robotics Canada: How do you feel about the 2017 game? Team 5031: Team 5031 is a very young team. We have

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