Category Archives: Announcements

ONTARIO POWER GENERATION ANNOUNCES 2018 Ignite Competition for $25K Seed Funding Award

For the second straight year OPG has partnered with the Spark Centre – an innovation center – to host a pitch competition. The competition features the unique opportunity to collaborate with OPG and potentially win $25,000 of seed funding! IRI 2018 Ignite Challenge: Optimize the Health and Performance of Canada’s Power Generation Systems Inspection & […]

Congratulations to Drone Delivery Canada on Receiving TC Approval for BVLOS Trials

USC congratulates Drone Delivery Canada on their announcement of gaining Transport Canada approval to commence BVLOS trials. These trials, conducted in close co-ordination with Transport Canada’s RPAS Task Force and three other selected consortia, will help pave the way for the commencement of commercial BVLOS operations in Canada. USC in partnership with LOOKNorth is pleased […]

16th Annual National Unmanned Systems Canada Conference & Trade Show

Join us at Unmanned Canada 2018: Innovating Canada by Air, Land & Sea Dates: October 30 – November 1, 2018 Location: Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC on traditional Coast Salish territory Early Bird Rate to Sept. 7th  Extended to Sept. 14th! Register Now to save $100 USC Members save an additional $100!  Join or renew to […]

Increasing Inclusion and Diversity in Canada’s Unmanned Systems Sector

USC is committed to increase inclusion and diversity in our rapidly growing sector! As a member of Unmanned Systems Canada’s volunteer Board of Directors, I’m excited to announce that we’ve got some ‘innovative ideas’ to increase Indigenous participation at the 16th Annual Unmanned Canada Conference and Trade Show coming to Vancouver and the traditional territories […]

Why join USC? Member Perks & Benefits

Become a Member of Unmanned Systems Canada It’s not every day that individuals, businesses and institutions can play a role in shaping emerging industries, especially in a sector that has the potential to impact so many lives. Unmanned systems are innovating operations farmers, foresters, energy companies, educators, media-makers and miners. The growing success of Canada’s […]

New USC Unmanned Ground Vehicle Contest Announced!

National Unmanned Ground Vehicle Student Competition Announced! Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to announce Canada’s first Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Student Competition, modelled after our very successful and long-running Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Student Competition. As with our UAV Competition, this new UGV Competition will allow students at post-secondary institutions across Canada to develop a scale […]

TC’s RPAS Task Force Releases Consultation Summary

Transport Canada’s RPAS Task Force has just released a summary of an information meeting held with UAS Industry members, on May 23 in Ottawa with both in-person attendance as well as participation across Canada via teleconference. The Task Force provided an overview of the almost 700 submissions that it received from consultion submissions received as […]

USC Training List Update

UAS Training List Update: Thank you to Eric Edwards and Welcome Kate Kienapple Here is latest list of UAS training service providers who have declared conformance to the Transport Canada knowledge requirements. On behalf of our entire industry, this is an opportunity to thank Eric Edwards who has led the development of the original TP, […]

(Un)certain Skies: Drones in the World of Tomorrow

“(Un)certain Skies: Drones in the World of Tomorrow’. ” OECD International Transport Forum has just published this report.  USC is pleased to have been invited to review and comment upon the document and thanks all of the contributors for their efforts.” (un)certain-skies-drones_ITF

UC 18 Call For Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED to 15 June

Call for Papers Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for Conference Technical Papers to be presented at this year’s UC18, being held in Vancouver, BC this fall, Oct 30 – Nov 1st, 2018. Abstracts for Technical Presentations are sought regarding all subject areas related to unmanned vehicle systems, research […]