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17
Mar

FRC Ontario District Championship – This Isn’t a Robot

If you thought that the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) was just about robots, think again. This isn’t just about robots…it’s so much more. And you can experience it first-hand at the FRC Ontario District Championship at the Hershey Centre on Friday, April 14th (8:30 am until 5 pm) and Saturday, April 15th, 2017 (from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm). The Ontario Robotics Championship combines

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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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28
Jan

Epic battle of robots coming to Georgian

Robotics competition pits 35 robots, built and programmed by teams of Ontario high school students, against one another in an epic battle that combines sport, science, and teamwork   NEWS RELEASE GEORGIAN COLLEGE ************************* Georgian will host Barrie’s largest-ever robotics competition on Mar. 25 and 26 at the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre. The FIRST Robotics Competition will pit 35 robots, built and

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23
Jan

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 5630

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 Team 5630 and asked them a few questions about the robotics season so far. FIRST Robotics Canada: How do you feel about the 2017 game? Team 5630: The 2017 game looks promising. On the

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20
Jan

Dads of Daughters in STEM – Interview with Dr. Elliott Coleshill

by Kim Cooper As part of the Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council, I’m honoured to collaborate with a group of talented leaders—including Dr. Elliott Coleshill. After a few short minutes chatting with Dr. Coleshill, it was abundantly evident to me that this man has the background, knowledge, and experience that far surpasses even the notorious bearded man claimed to be the “most interesting man

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