Author Archives: susan-chapman

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 […]

Student UAS Competition – Action on the Flight Line

It’s day 2 of the 11th Unmanned Systems Student UAS Competition on location at CED in Alma QC. The sun is out, the wind is up, and the wind chill is above 0C! The checks and double checks are taking place on the flight line as 14 teams begin the mission of finding, then surveying […]

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 […]

Drone Education Program Launches in Manitoba School Division – Enabling Students’ Learning Using UAV Technology

Several northern and remote communities are getting a technological transformation using unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) as a learning tool in the classroom. The UAV Pilot Program, designed by Frontier School Division Science Coach Arif Kassum, is a teaching and implementation guide filled with curricular connections for teachers throughout the division.

LOOKNorth BVLOS Call For Proposals Issued

As announced at Unmanned Canada 18, LOOKNorth BVLOS call for proposals has been released.  The CFP and proposal template are attached.  For the latest updates please go to For further information contact  Neil Cater – Project Manager. T 709-864-7808 | C 709-687-2050 [email protected]  

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 […]

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 & […]