The Carleton University FIRST Robotics Alumni & Mentoring Association (CU FIRST) plays host to a number of events every year, ranging from membership social and networking events, to FIRST Ottawa community events bringing together teams from across the National Capital Region.


Ottawa FRC Kickoff

Each January, FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams from across the Ottawa area join CU FIRST at Carleton University as the new FRC game is revealed to the world and that year’s season officially kicks off! We watch the live broadcast from FIRST Headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire, and begin the 6 week-long Build Season by diving into the Rules of the Game, hosting Strategy Sessions, and uniting the teams from Ottawa and surrounding area in the spirit of cooperation and friendship. In recent years, with the generous sponsorship of the Carleton University Faculty of Engineering & Design, we’ve been able to offer a Pizza Lunch, Tim Horton’s Coffee, underground parking and more completely free to Kickoff attendees.

Learn more about the Ottawa FRC Kickoff


Social & Networking Events

Stay tuned for more information coming soon on Social & Networking Events!


General & Executive Meetings

General Meetings are held at least twice per year, and are scheduled for November and March. These meetings are open to everyone, and it’s where we will discuss and plan for upcoming events, vote on proposed Motions/Amendments, and hold elections

Meetings of the Executive are held at least once per month from September to April during the Fall and Winter semesters. A portion of each of these meetings is dedicated to presentations from members. If a member has an issue or idea they would like to discuss, we ask that they email us at to be added to the agenda.

Learn more about General & Executive Meetings