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9
Jan

FIRST Robotics Canada Welcomes Afghan Robotics Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON, (January 9, 2018) – FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Canada is pleased to welcome the renowned all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan to Canada in 2018. The all-girls robotics team attracted international attention after team members journeyed 800 kilometers to the American Embassy in Kabul, only to have their visas rejected

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19
Dec

CTV Feature – North Bay FIRST LEGO League Tournament

CTV News North Bay featured the North Bay FIRST LEGO League Tournament hosted at Chippewa Secondary School. Check out the full news coverage below!

17
Dec

TD Grant Winners

TD is thrilled to announce the six (6) $2,500 grant recipients. These FRC teams were chosen for their demonstrable effort to encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in their communities. The winners are: FRC Team 1241 FRC Team 1325 FRC Team 1360 FRC Team 6070 FRC Team 6331 FRC Team 6865 Thank you to all who entered!

12
Dec

FIRST Alumni Careers: Alex Wigle

FRC team 854 alumni Alex Wigle started his engineering career at Hatch. Check out what Alex had to say about his experience so far. Q1. What’s your job at Hatch and how long have you been there? AW: I joined Hatch in June 2015 and I work as a Piping EIT within the High Pressure Metallurgy group designing autoclave pressure vessels. I

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5
Dec

FIRST Alumni Careers: Emily Haws

FRC team 1305 alumni Emily Haws entered an exciting career in journalism at The Hill Times. Emily shared some insight on her job and how FIRST experience has helped her along the way! Q1: Tell us about your job and exactly what you do? EH: I am a news reporter for The Hill Times, which is a twice-weekly newspaper that covers Parliament Hill.

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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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13
Nov

TD Grant Opportunity 2018

TD is thrilled to offer six (6) $2,500 grants to support teams in Ontario who are making a demonstrable effort to encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in their communities. FIRST Robotics Canada (FRC) Ontario teams can apply for the grants from TD by submitting a video that highlights how your team is encouraging STEM engagement and participating in outreach

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10
Nov

SHAD 2018 Scholarship Opportunity (Gr. 10-12)

FIRST Robotics Canada is proud to partner with SHAD for the second year in a row. One FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) student will be awarded a full scholarship to attend SHAD 2018, a value of $5500. SHAD is a summer enrichment program that provides the opportunity for high potential high school students (grade 10 – 12) to spend the month

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2
Nov

Crossing Bridges

Crossing Bridges – SHAD and FIRST Robotics by Kim Nguyen “FIRST” things first… did you get my lame joke? As comedic as I believe I am, let me give you a proper introduction. Hello! My name is Kim Nguyen, I am an International Baccalaureate (IB) Student enrolled at Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario and I have been involved in

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7
Sep

GSL Group sponsors BC Regional Robotics Competition in Victoria, B.C.!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre hosts FIRST Robotics Competition in 2018 Toronto, ON, (September 7, 2017) – FIRST Robotics Canada is proud to partner with GSL Group to present the B.C. Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in 2018. From March 14th until 16th, 2018, GSL Group will host approximately thirty robotics teams—along with their robots, built and programmed by high

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