Our competitive teams recruit new members at the beginning of each academic year. Each team has their own recruitment form, with information on application procedures and deadlines. Some teams leave applications open year-round, so make sure to check the forms associated with the teams that you’re interested in.
Joining a team
Why join a team
By joining a team, you’ll gain hands-on multidisciplinary experience and creative problem-solving skills that will make you stand out in the job market. Competitive teams also give you the opportunity to connect with industry partners and make lasting connections in your field.
Who can join a team
Competitive teams are mostly comprised of engineering students, but students from all faculties are welcome. Some teams even mentor high school co-op students.
Team member commitment
Team captains and sub team leads typically spend three to 10 ten hours every week working on their prototypes in the . All members are encouraged to put in the same amount of time and effort. Competitions are held between January and August and typically last two to four days. Students travel to destinations near and far across North America to represent the University.
BAJA (Rough Riders Racing)
Design and build a vehicle that is able to manoeuvre through any terrain in a fast, controlled and reliable manner.