Faculty of Engineering

FIRSTĀ® Robotics Competition

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The inaugural FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) Western University District will be held in March. In 2017, 40 teams will compete at Western University for a chance to go to Mississauga, Ontario and compete at the FIRST® Regional Championships.

If you are attending the event as a visitor, please visit our Visitor Information page for visitor times, public parking and information about event streaming.

FRC Kick-Off

Western University, Faculty of Engineering hosted an official FRC Kick-Off event on January 7, 2017. Teams gather to watch the webcast, meet with other teams, and pick up their kit of parts.

Planning on attending? Please fill out the following registration form: FRC Western Engineering Kick-Off

Download kick-off schedule here.

Not sure of what to bring to kick-off? Download our checklist to be prepared! 

Team Social

The Western Engineering Team Social will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the end of match play. Food will be provided and classrooms wil be made available for teams interested in strategy sessions. Additional information can be found here: 2017 Western Engineering Team Social. 

Team Information

Information for teams is collected in the Team Information section of the website. This has important information on load-in, safety, the machine shop, and other important areas, to help facilitate the logistics of coming to Western University. It is particularly important for new teams to help orient themselves to the area.

Competition schedule available here.


Learn more about the Western University/FIRST Robotics Engineering Scholarship.

Website photos courtesy of FIRST® Robotics Canada/Eddy Gunawan.