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4
Nov

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE TEAM BLAST #8 (OCT 28, 2019)

Dear FLL Coaches, Please read below for information about preparing for your tournament and for resources and training opportunities that could benefit your team. Tournament Preparation: Event Guide & Webinar Upcoming Training Workshops Student Registration & Team Roster FLL Team Timeline Core Values Innovation Project Robot Design Tournament Preparation – Please click HERE to access the FL Event Guide for Teams, a comprehensive guide that

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25
Oct

2019 Youth Summit

FIRST Canada is proud to announce our first ever Youth Summit hosted by FIRST Canada’s Youth Council. This one day event will take place at the Kingbridge Centre in King City, Ontario. High school students who are currently participating in a FIRST Tech Challenge team or FIRST Robotics Competition team are invited to apply. A maximum of two students per team

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11
Sep

Bev Carmichael: Volunteer Super Star in the North

Bev Carmichael is a super star behind the scenes in the FIRST community volunteer world.   As treasurer of the North Bay District planning committee, she’s in charge of handling the finances of this well-run event that has a rockin’ poutine bar at the annual social.   She can also be found at the pit admin table during the event.

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30
Jul

Mikaela Corneil: The Robot Ref

FIRST Robotics Canada has a lot of amazing volunteers who work countless hours behind the scenes to keep our events running smoothly. We’re introducing some of them in a series of volunteer profiles. Thank you to talented writer and FIRST alumna Emily Haws for interviewing and writing this series. Being a referee can be difficult⁠—the weight of a team’s success is literally

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11
Jun

Kaushal Kapasi: The Gracious Professionalist

FIRST Robotics Canada has a lot of amazing volunteers who work countless hours behind the scenes to keep our events running smoothly. We’re introducing some of them in a series of volunteer profiles. Thank you to talented writer and FIRST alumna Emily Haws for interviewing and writing this series. Some say that home is where the wi-fi connects automatically. For Kaushal Kapasi,

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9
Jun

Upcoming Webinars!

Please join one of our upcoming brainstorms via webinar! Project Green Help us brainstorm ways to mobilize the FIRST community to make our communities greener. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 4 pm EST Sign up here: Registration URL https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2973392102188084749 Webinar ID 315-173-715 2. Technology for the Good How do we harness new technology and channel it for the good? With

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10
May

Alex Wilcox: The Problem Solver

FIRST Robotics Canada has a lot of amazing volunteers that work countless hours behind the scenes to keep our events running smoothly. We’re introducing some of them in a new series of volunteer profiles. If there’s a last-minute behind-the-scenes problem at one of the Ontario FIRST Robotics Competition events, there’s a good chance Alex Wilcox is fixing it. Alex (left)

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29
Mar

Annika Pint: Bringing Kids and STEM Together, One Robot at a Time

As adults, we understand that science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) are important. We know they’re the reason we have safe bridges, sleek skyscrapers, new cures for diseases, missions to outer space … and smartphones that take the perfect selfies. But for kids, these are just the end results. They’re thinking: learning this stuff is hard; is it really worth

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10
Mar

Event Recap: The 4th Annual Ontario Innovation Celebration

On February 24, FIRST Robotics Canada, in partnership with ventureLAB and Seneca, hosted the 4th annual Ontario Innovation Celebration. This exciting event brought 18 of the best teams from across Ontario together to pitch their ideas—solutions to this year’s INTO ORBIT theme—to a panel of judges. And wow, did the teams ever impress at this event. The winners of the

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8
Mar

Five Inspiring Keynotes from Women in STEM

March 8 is International Women’s Day. And to celebrate, we want to share five of our favourite keynotes from women in STEM. Was it hard to narrow it down to just five? Absolutely. Because, as we’re sure you’ll agree, the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are full of intelligent, innovative, and inspiring women. And yet, there is still

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