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Show us your skills: Humber College Hosts Robotics Competition for High School Students

In partnership with FIRST Robotics Canada
March 6 to 8, 2020

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Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, the FIRST Robotics Competition is the ultimate sport for the mind.

In FIRST Robotics Competitions, all skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical and non-technical.

It gives high school students and their adult mentors the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem.

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Humber College to host the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition in partnership with FIRST Robotics Canada

During the competition students, along with their robots built in under six weeks, compete in Canada’s largest high school robotics competition that combines sport, science, and teamwork and gives them real-world engineering experience. Under strict time limitations, students design and build 120-pound robots that compete on a playing field to complete tasks. Students program and test their machines using skills in engineering, coding, and design. Teams also develop business and marketing plans, as well as outreach initiatives to fundraise and engage their local community.This year's robotics theme focuses on the power of the future with renewable sources of energy, INFINITE RECHARGE.

“Innovation is key to sustainability, building a healthy economy and tackling business and societal challenges,” said Chris Whitaker, president and CEO, Humber College. “This competition and the skilled and creative participants demonstrate that our future is in the very capable hands of the next generation of talented scientists, engineers and technologists.”

Highest ranking teams from district events will move onto the FIRST Ontario Provincials in Mississauga on April 8 to 11. From there, more than 25+ winning teams will move on to FIRST Championships in Detroit, Michigan, at the end of April 2020.


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international non-profit organization designed to inspire students to pursue further studies and careers in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics. Students develop skills in problem solving, innovation, leadership and teamwork as well as design, manufacturing, programming and testing. FIRST’s programs reach 300,000 students in 70 countries. FIRST Robotics Canada, a Canadian non-profit started in 2002, now reaches 20,000 Canadian students.

FIRST is grateful to its provincial sponsors including Magna International, Microsoft, SYNNEX, Hatch, the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Argosy Foundation, CenterLine (Windsor) Limited, and Scotiabank.

For more information about FIRST Robotics Canada, visit

Event Details

Date: March 6th - March 8th, 2020
Location: Humber College, North Athletic Centre, Building A, 205 Humber College Blvd.

Don’t miss the fleet of the most advanced intelligent robots and robotics teams from across Ontario. All FIRST Canada events are open to the public and free.

Humber College is an educational partner that recognizes the value and importance of giving high school students the unique opportunity to engage and excel in STEM through FIRST programs” - Mark Breadner, President of FIRST Robotics Canada