Category Archives: Student News

Student UAS Competition – Phase 1 Design Paper Winners 2020 & 2021

Not even COVID-19 can lock down the two attempts of the 12th annual UAS-STC Student Competition. Although the the 2020 flying phase was grounded and the 2021 phase will be virtual, the design paper competition is complete. The judges were impressed! And the winners are….

The 12th USC-STC Student UAS Competition is Going Virtual

When COVID-19 forced the cancellation of last years UAS competition flying phase, the teams and committee collaborated on a plan to create a virtual competition for 2021. The original scenario to deliver medical supplies by drone, is more appropriate than ever. Teams from 10 universities will be up for the challenge from April 30 to […]

Students – Apply Before August 31st for the $2500 Mark Cuss Memorial Scholarship

USC-STC is honoured to support Canada’s rising stars contributing to the future of Unmanned Systems In December 2006, a young, gifted unmanned vehicles engineer working with CDL Systems named Mark Cuss passed away after a courageous 22-month battle with cancer.  At the time of his death, Mark was only 27 years old. However, during his short time, Mark made […]

Two Canadian Teams Win @ AUVSI Competition

Congratulations to the ETS Dronolab team from Montreal’s ÉTS – École de Technologie Supérieure. It placed FIRST at the AUVSI student competition this month, which had 75 global entries, of which 47 competed. Dronolab also placed First at this year’s earlier USC-STC Student UAS Competition, an incredible accomplishment and a testament to the talent and […]

Student UAS Competition Attracts 16 Teams from Across Canada

There is a power struggle shaping  up in the Lac Saint-Jean region of Quebec.  It is between the UAS teams representing 16 colleges and universities from across Canada who will be put to the test identifying the damage to and proposing solutions for a solar field. CED Alma will host the 11th annual event 3 […]

11th Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAS Competition 2018-2019

Coming in 2019! University and college teams from across Canada will test their team work and problem solving skills to assist a power utility company in Alma Quebec whose solar farm has been damaged by severe thunder storms.    This made in Canada SIMULATED BVLOS scenario will have teams identify the damage,  note significant changes […]

USC’s Autonomous Ground Student Competition gains Financial Support from Transport Canada

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Mark Garneau, Minister of Transport Canada, announced the Advanced Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System (ACATS) program and Clean Rail Academic Grant Program on August 29, 2018 at Carleton University in Ottawa.          Of the […]

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 […]