This was the second annual friendly engineering competition. It was a rare chance to see first-hand some of the incredible innovations from our bright local minds on the island.
Through a year-long mentorship and support of Rainhouse Canada staff, these talented students were ready to showcase their innovations and compete for the public’s vote.
This event showcased everything from robots, rockets to race cars, as well as a drone, a satellite, and even a submarine.
The student clubs have been working tirelessly to design and build innovative engineering projects for a chance to compete at a national and international level.
This year’s teams will be proudly showcasing the latest iterations of their ongoing projects:
AUVic is an interdisciplinary student club that builds an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for the annual RoboSub competition in San Diego. Come and check out Polaris, their most recent AUV and discover the world of underwater and marine engineering.
The UVic Rocketry Team designs and builds competitive sounding rockets. The team earned first place at the Payload Challenge during the 2017 Spaceport America Cup. Meet local rocket engineers and see firsthand a full rocket assembly.
UVic Satellite Design consists of dedicated students passionate about space and nanosatellite technology. Meet the team currently participating in the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC) and check out their competing satellite.
|2:00 PM||Event kickoff|
|3:00 PM||Special Announcements and Guest Speakers|
|2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Networking and Voting for the best project|
|2:30 PM – 5:30 PM||Media Interviews and photo opportunities|
|5:00 PM||Award Winner Announcement|
CEO of South Island Prosperity Project
Emilie is the CEO of South Island Prosperity Project (SIPP) whose mission is to promote the development of a strong, diversified economy on Vancouver Island.
She strives to maintain a global perspective on economic development while working with upcoming businesses, local families, first nations, and economic development projects.
CEO of JOL Consultants Inc.
Jack is an entrepreneur with almost 30 years of experience in the defence sector and with a strong track record working with government entities and large Canadian engineering companies.
Jack performed various roles from acting Commanding Officer at the Canadian Space Agency to secretariat officer for the Vice Chief of Defence Staff.
His expertise has been instrumental in the success of key projects in Victoria such as the submarine refit program, HMCS VICTORIA undocking, and the submarine commissioning team.
President of Babcock Canada
Mike is an experienced naval support specialist who has worked closely with Navies around the World for over 25 years. He has been involved in a wide range of projects for warships, submarines, systems and equipment, naval facilities and infrastructure management.
Mike is the president of Babcock Canada where he has responsibility for all Babcock personnel and business operations across Canada, including the Victoria class contract which provides in-service support services to Canada’s fleet of four diesel-electric submarines.
This event would not be possible without the incredible partnership with our amazing sponsors. Thank you for your continued support and generosity: