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FIRST Robotics: McMaster 2023

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McMaster University

Event Contact:

FIRST at Mac Planning Committee:

Katie Barker, Specialist, Events and Communications:

McMaster University will be hosting one of Canada’s premier science, technology and engineering competitions for high school-aged students on March 31 – April 2, 2023.


More than 1,000 students, volunteers, parents and sponsors are expected to come to campus for a FIRST Robotics Canada District Competition. The competition for high school students will pit the best young minds in a qualifying match to design and build robots to solve a problem.

The district competition is one of several successive events FIRST Robotics Canada runs in Ontario. Teams must compete in at least two district events where they accumulate points. The top 80 teams in Ontario will be invited to compete at the Ontario Championship. The event winners go on to represent Ontario at the FIRST World Championship.


In partnership with FIRST, McMaster University is offering six McMaster FIRST Engineering Scholarships each valued at $15,000 CAD to Grade 12 students planning to attend McMaster for any of the programs in the Faculty of Engineering (Bachelor of Technology; Computer Sciences; Engineering; Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences)

The application deadline has passed. Learn more here.


Team Social

We will be hosting a Team Social on Friday night. Enjoy tons of free pizza, video games and meet McMaster Engineering’s clubs & teams members! More information to be released closer to the event.

Dean’s List Lunch

Students nominated by their teams for the Dean’s List Award in 2023 will be treated to lunch with Engineering Faculty members on Saturday, April 1st. More information to be released closer to the event.

Get Involved!

Are you a current McMaster student looking to volunteer for the event? Let us know and we will keep you in touch regarding upcoming opportunities:

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Indigenous Travel Subsidy

Does your team have at least 3 Indigenous team members and are you located more than 350km from Hamilton? You could qualify for up to $10,000 in funding towards your travel expenses!

Apply for FIRST Robotics McMaster University District Competition Indigenous Travel Subsidy.

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