News

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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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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30
Aug

Applications open for TKS Toronto’s Student Innovation Program

The applications for a new innovation and entrepreneurship program called The Knowledge Society (TKS) are now open. TKS is founded and led by successful entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, who have built and sold companies, and have advised Fortune 500 CEOs around the world. TKS is selecting ambitious students across Toronto to expose them to next-generation topics like Artificial Intelligence, Virtual

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11
Aug

Allies Advance Ideas and Innovation

by Kouthar Waled, FRC Team 772 — the Sabre Bytes Every year, there are more girls joining FIRST Robotics teams. There are still struggles, however, that females face when joining and participating in these teams. Females on teams are more likely to report not being taken seriously in discussions and when working on the robot, and are more likely not

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4
Aug

Huge Win For ‘The Hydrators’

It was in late May when Trot Insider featured a story about a group of eight youngsters from west of Toronto that were making significant strides in the field of equine hydration. The ‘E-Bots Hydrators’ team had won multiple competitions and was headed to a very exclusive world competition in Washington, DC, which Trot Insider has learned they won. The E-Bots Hydrators have designed a watering

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28
Jul

Afghan Girls Team Wins Silver Medal

FIRST Robotics Canada Update on “courageous achievement” by Afghan Robotics Team Toronto, ON, (July 19, 2017) – A renown team of teenage girls from Afghanistan proudly accepted a silver medal for “courageous achievement” at the FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, DC. The all-girls robotics team attracted international attention after team members traveled 800 kilometers to the American Embassy in Kabul,

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10
Jun

Registration for all Programs is Now Open!

As of May 11, 2017, teams in all programs can register for the 2017-2018 season. Visit firstinspires.org for more information on the season or click one of the links to find out how to register your team: FIRST LEGO League Junior (Aqua Adventure) FIRST LEGO League (Hydro Dynamics) FIRST Tech Challenge FIRST Robotics Competition

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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