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 in a series of successive events FIRST Robotics runs in Ontario. Teams must compete in at least two district events where they accumulate points. The top 60 teams in Ontario will be invited to compete at the Provincial Championship. The winners of that event go on to represent Ontario in a FIRST World Championship Event in the USA.


McMaster University offers 8 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 deadline to apply is February 17th, 2023. For more information on our entrance scholarships and where to apply, click here!

2019 Photo Gallery

Here are some highlights from our 2019 FIRST Robotics event at McMaster!

Congratulations to the winners, Teams 2056, 1241 & 6070!



The event will held at the David Braley Athletic Centre on campus. The main competition will be held in the Burridge Gym.

A printable map with relevant event locations can be found here.

David Braley Athletic Centre (DBAC)
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4E8

Zoom in and out on the map to see descriptions of all the spaces being used.