Don’t Miss Drone Safety Awareness Day – Nov. 13

Transport Canada is holding a National Drone Safety Awareness Day-Nov. 13, 2020 TC’s Drone Safety Day is aimed at educating the public about safe drone practices and highlighting the interesting and innovative ways drones are being used across Canada. As a valued member of the industry, we would like to extend an invitation to you […]

USC-STC Announces Peraton Canada as Platinum Sponsor for #UC20Remote

Ottawa: September 14th, 2020 Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is pleased to announce that Peraton has signed on as the Platinum premiere sponsor for this fall’s global Unmanned Canada.20 Conference and Exhibition. “We’re thrilled to have Peraton on board as our Platinum Sponsor,” says Declan Sweeney, USC-STC’s Executive Director. “The support from Peraton will […]

UnmannedCanada.20 Update: We’re Going Online and Remote!

May 20, 2020 – Ottawa – ON USC-STC today announces our decision to move our signature Unmanned Canada Conference and Exhibition online to hold it remotely in 2020. We are keeping our scheduled dates – with all events taking place the week of November 2-6. In this COVID-19 era, we wanted to ensure we could […]

New USC-STC Chair Michael Cohen Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 5, 2019  MICHAEL H. COHEN ASSUMES DUTIES AS NEW CHAIR OF USC-STC OTTAWA: Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is pleased to announce that Michael Cohen has been appointed as Chair of STC-USC, effective on the eve of #UC19Ottawa. Michael replaces outgoing chair Mark Aruja, who led the association a […]

USC-STC Recognizes DJI, Sylvie Lemay, Mark Aruja

A highlight of any USC-STC conference is our Annual Awards ceremony. This year was no exception. The USC-STC Organizational Award went to DJI, for its outstanding work behind-the-scenes to ensure that many of its RPAS aircraft satisfied new Transport Canada requirements in 2019.  It was terrific to have Romeo Durscher, DJI’s Director of Public Safety […]

$12.5M Announcement at #UC19Ottawa

By Scott Simmie There was a major announcement on the opening day of the #UC19Ottawa conference: Three Alberta-based companies in the #unmanned world are partnering with Peraton Canada on a five year, $12.5M project that will create 50 “high-value” jobs. The goal of “SkySensus” is to “advance the development and use of RPAS technology for […]

LOOKNorth: #UC19Ottawa’s Platinum Sponsor

By Scott Simmie  Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC) would like to express its gratitude to  LOOKNorth for taking on the extremely important role of Platinum Sponsor for UC19Ottawa.  Sponsors play an incredibly significant part at our annual Conference and Tradeshow, and we’re honoured that an organization with the capabilities and profile of […]

Peraton: A #UC19Ottawa Gold Sponsor

By Scott Simmie Any major conference is only as good as its content. And, it could be said with equal truth, as its Sponsors. Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada has been tremendously fortunate in attracting top-flight companies willing to share their generosity be sponsoring UnmannedCanada.19. One of those we are very grateful to […]

Federal RFI Invites Industry Input

In another sign that the role of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems will only continue to grow, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is seeking opinions from those active in the Industry. Specifically, PSPC is looking for input on the development of a proposed procurement for surveillance and inspection services that use RPAS capabilities. This RFI […]

AGM Takes Place October 29

Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is pleased to announce that its Annual General Meeting will take place October 29, at The Westin Ottawa. The AGM will start at 5:00 PM and run for 90 minutes. This is, of course, the evening before Unmanned Canada.19 opens. Please see the agenda below. Several documents members […]

New Unmanned Canada.19 Program

As you can imagine, any conference of this scope has a lot of moving parts. Agendas can change, speakers can opt-out (or in) – and the overall program can shift. It happens with every conference, and it has happened with UC19Ottawa. Today, we have issued our *final* Conference Program. We say *final* because, well, things […]

The #UC19Ottawa Countdown is On!

As you are likely aware, we’re heading into the home stretch leading up to Unmanned Canada 19 – the biggest and most influential annual gathering of its kind in the country. Our Conference and Trade Show takes place October 30 – November 1 in the nation’s capital, with three jam-packed days of keynotes, cutting-edge panels, […]

United States Postal Service issues RPAS RFI

As a service to USC-STC members, as well as the broader Canadian RPAS community, we are reprinting a Request for Information from the USPS. We encourage all eligible providers to consider making a submission. Reprint follows below; please note deadline of November 4, 2019. The United States Postal Service (Postal Service or USPS) is investigating […]

Arctic RPAS RFP Extended to October 17

Do you manufacture or operate a long-range RPAS suitable for Beyond Visual Line of Sight surveillance in the Arctic?  If so, you may well be interested in an RFP that’s still open (and, in fact, has just been extended), from Public Works and Government Service Canada. In a nutshell, the details read like this: “Transport […]

UC19Ottawa Sponsors & Exhibitor Opportunities Now Available

Sponsorships Now Available June 21, 2019 – USC-STC is pleased to announce our brochures outlining Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities for the Unmanned Canada 2019 Conference and Trade Show are now available for download! We hope you’ll join us in Ottawa for the 17th Annual National industry event running from October 30 through November 1, 2019. UC19Ottawa is […]

Share your feedback in a new National Drone/RPAS Industry Survey

Professional drone/UAV/RPAS operators, manufacturers, software developers, trainers, industry suppliers, students and academia are encouraged to respond before March 30th, 2019 to the new national ‘RPAS Environmental Study.’ March 19, 2019 – Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is encouraging our members and industry contacts to participate in a national research study that will provide […]

Transport Canada Updates at Manitoba Precision Ag Workshop

March 6, 2019 – USC-STC Industry Event Update USC-STC’s Mark Aruja and many of our national association members attended the Manitoba Precision Agricultural Workshop held at Southport, MB on March 5th. Representatives from Transport Canada provided some updates on the status of the new regulations. Thanks to USC-STC’ member Matthew Johnson from M3 Aerial for […]

Industry Events: Meet-ups, Workshops & More!

Our Marketing and Communications Committee heard your requests to help share event notices more regularly with our community. Through 2019, our Committee’s immediate and longer-term goals are to: Update this page every few weeks to add industry workshops, industry conferences, webinars, etc. Highlight in monthly issues of USC-STC News any events that USC-STC members, sponsors, […]

Flight Safety Checks: Everything You Should Know Before You Takeoff

On August 10 of this year, a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), operated by York Region Police, collided with a Cessna 172N which was on final approach to Buttonville Airport in Markham, ON.  According to a CADORS report published by Transport Canada on August 18, the aircraft was on final approach to Runway 15 at […]

Canada’s National Student UAS Competition 2021 – Results

Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC) is pleased to announce the 12th national Student UAS Competition flying phase and special prize winners. This year, the student teams were asking to design an unmanned system to deliver medications to remote communities in Canada, not accessible by road. Ryerson University’s RUAV team was declared the […]

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 […]

It’s time for Canada’s Women in Drones Committee

Increasing diversity and inclusion in any industry sector means more than just adopting ‘feel good’ strategies to recruit more women and people of different backgrounds into classrooms, show rooms and board rooms. Boosting diversity begins with a culture of inclusion.Creating respectful and productive spaces starts by inspiring ‘authentic participation’ of people from diverse social, cultural […]

Don’t Miss Drone Safety Awareness Day – Nov. 13

Transport Canada is holding a National Drone Safety Awareness Day-Nov. 13, 2020 TC’s Drone Safety Day is aimed at educating the public about safe drone practices and highlighting the interesting and innovative ways drones are being used across Canada. As a valued member of the industry, we would like to extend an invitation to you to […]

Open Board of Director Seats filled by Acclamation

In accordance with the By-Laws, as modified in 2019, USC-STC is holding an Election process for current openings on the USC-STC’s Board of Directors (BoD). As of the close of Nominations at 11:59 PM on September 15th, there were 8 candidates proposed by the USC-STC Nominations Committee as part of the Board recommended slate. No member supported Nominations […]

UPDATED: Nominations for the USC-STC Annual Awards: Deadline Oct 7th

UPDATED: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 7th, 2020 Every year, USC-STC asks association members to nominate community champions who deserve recognition for their work to advance Canada’s Unmanned and Remotely Piloted Vehicles Systems sector. Our Annual Achievement Awards celebrate the work of individual and organizational leaders in the aerial, ground and/or marine sectors of our industry. […]