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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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8
Mar

Microsoft Team of the Week – The Pink Titans

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Competition! Throughout competition season, we will get to know Microsoft-sponsored teams. This week we profile FIRST team 5719, the Pink Titans, from David & Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute in Toronto. This group of enthusiastic students is having an excellent season so far. Read on to find out what they’re most excited about, their

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1
Mar

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team IDLX 15479

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Canada! This week we profile FTC Team IDLX from Kwantlen Park Secondary School in Surrey, BC. This all-girls team is just getting started in robotics. How’s they’re rookie season going so far? Here’s what they have to say… Let’s get to know the team—and they’re robot named George—a bit better. Who is

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22
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 5672

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Competition! Throughout competition season, we will get to know Microsoft-sponsored teams. This week we profile FIRST team 5672 from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island. Let’s get to know this all First Nations robotics team—and see the progress they’re making this year. When Wikwemikong High School decided to put a team together in

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15
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 6865

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Competition! Throughout competition season, we will get to know Microsoft-sponsored teams. This week we profile FIRST team 6865 from Manitoulin, Island. Check out the update they sent on their progress so far this year! In our second year, the 6865 Manitoulin Metal Robotics Team is busy at work getting ready for the Destination

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