For the last 24 years, Canadian universities are building concrete canoes and are evaluated on academic, technical and sports aspects. A special feature is that the canoe must float when completely filled with water and need to accommodate up to four people to do races.
Offer the opportunity to engineering students to apply the theories and concepts learned in class through a challenging project. For many future engineers, this is a first experience that contributes to their formation.
The Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition 23rd edition was hosted by Laval University in Quebec City from May 11 – 13, 2017. The next competition site si to be determined.