Lassonde teams up with FIRST Robotics Canada

Lassonde will host the FIRST Robotics Competition March 23 to 25, 2018, when more than 30 robotics teams from Ontario high schools will compete and showcase their teamwork, creativity and technical abilities.

Under strict time limitations, students will design and build 120-pound robots that will compete on a playing field to complete tasks. Students will program and test their machines using skills in engineering, coding and design.

Teams will develop business and marketing plans, as well as outreach initiatives, to fundraise and engage their local community.

“We’re excited to bring young students across Ontario to learn how they can use science and engineering to change the world,” said Lassonde Interim Dean Richard Hornsey. “At Lassonde, our students learn by doing and it’s this creative ethos that we are delighted to support in FIRST Robotics Competitions.”

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.

To learn more about FIRST Robotics Canada, visit their website at