15th Annual Aerial Evolution Association of Canada Student UAS Competition 2023-2024


Welcome to the prestigious 15th Annual National Student UAS Competition, proudly hosted by the Aerial Evolution Association of Canada (AEAC). We are thrilled to open the doors to this exhilarating event, extending a warm invitation to university and college teams from all corners of Canada. This remarkable gathering provides a platform for aspiring talent to shine as industry Bidders, showcasing their innovative prowess through sub-scale prototypes of Urban Air Mobility Systems (UAMS) tailored for Big City Urban Areas.


At AEAC, our values extend far beyond technological frontiers. We are steadfast in our commitment to fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within the commercial drone industry. Our dedication transcends mere technological advancements; we are resolute in constructing an inclusive and equitable platform that amplifies and celebrates the diverse talents and contributions of every individual.


Eligibility and Collaboration: Encouraging Diversity of Expertise

To be eligible for the competition, all competitors must be enrolled either part-time or full-time at a Canadian College or University for the Fall 2023 and/or Winter 2024 terms. We highly encourage teams to embrace diversity by comprising students from various academic years, ranging from first year to graduate programs. Our goal is to promote collaboration and diversity of expertise, encouraging a holistic approach to problem-solving.

Moreover, we welcome joint teams consisting of students from multiple institutions, enabling meaningful collaboration between universities and colleges. Embracing diversity in team composition strengthens the fabric of innovation, fostering an environment where different perspectives and backgrounds converge to create groundbreaking solutions.

We invite all participating teams to embrace our DEI focus as they prepare for this year’s competition. Let’s work together to build a more inclusive and equitable industry, ensuring that every voice is heard and celebrated in the journey of aerial evolution.

To learn more and register your team for this year’s competition, please contact us at [email protected]. For complete details check out the CONOPS below. 

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