Congratulations to our Team for Taking The Big Win!
In 2015, Vanier College hosted Actimania! Thank you to all who joined our team as we compete against 30 high schools and CEGEPs on February 12th to 14th.
Starting over the summer break, a dedicated group of thirty-five Vanier students stemming from a number of different academic programs began a journey to design and build a robot, construct a kiosk, program a website and produce a video. In early February, Vanier finally competed. Vanier’s Robotics Team achieved the seemingly immpossible and came in 1st place overall against 30 different schools. In particular, our team won 1st place for video, web design, and web journalism; 2nd place for robot design, and kiosk; and finally, 3rd place for sportsmanship. In addition, the team’s fast moving tank-like robot made it to the semi-finals before unfortunately being knocked out due to stiff competition from the leading teams.
The CRC competition name has been announced and the team will be in full swing preparing for Pythagoreum 2016 after a few weeks of much needed rest. Finally, the team would like to extend a thank you to the following faculty and staff members for their guidance and support throughout the journey: John Lynch and the services team, Stephen Cohen, Rhys Adams, Stephen Newbigging, Mike Besner, Karl Laroche, Mauro Di Renzo, Didier Brulé-Champagne, Pamela Espinosa, Chris Amos, Bruce Coupethwaite, the VanierTV team, and Vanier Security Services for their patience during our long work nights. A special thanks also goes out to the Vanier College Student Association (VCSA), McDonalds Canada, Dev Team Bana, ExperEDU, Carrosserie Auto-Cité, Rona Pierrefonds, Multicade Canada, and the ISA for their sponsorship. We cannot wait to show you what we have in store for next year!