Carleton University is proud to announce that it has joined forces with FIRST Robotics Canada and will play host to one of Canada’s premier STEM competitions for high school students beginning in 2020.

Join us this spring and be one of over 800 students, volunteers, parents and sponsors to visit Carleton for Ottawa’s inaugural FIRST Robotics Canada District Competition!

Members of the general public are also invited (and encouraged!) to attend the competition at no cost to cheer on their favourite teams and their robots! No ticket purchase or registration is required for event visitors/spectators.

District competitions comprise a series of successive events run throughout Ontario by FIRST Robotics Canada. Teams must compete in at least two district events per cycle to accumulate points, with the top 80 teams in Ontario qualifying to compete at the District (provincial) Championship. The winners of that event then go on to represent Ontario in a FIRST Championship Event!

2020 Exclusive Presenting Sponsor

This 2020 season, Lucasfilm and parent company Disney are excited to team up with FIRST to inspire the next generation of heroes and innovators as part of the Star Wars: Force for Change philanthropic initiative.

FIRST RISE SM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, is setting out to inspire citizens of the galaxy to work together, strengthening and protecting the Force that binds us and creating a place where collaboration and collective wisdom can elevate new ideas and foster growth.

2020 Game - Infinite Recharge

What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin?

More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.