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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Game of Drones Hackathon



Think you have what it takes to conquer the throne? Try your luck and win a drone! Join your house and face the 4 challenges together to create and code your virtual drone. Will you have what it takes to conquer the Hackathon?

Session Details

Cost per Participant: Free
Location: Virtual
Program: Game of Drones Hackathon
Grade 7 - 12
Date Time (EST) Activity
Day 1: July 22, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Introduction, guest speaker, house sorting, sendoff, start your drones!
Day 2: July 23, 2022
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Second guest speaker, working on drone activities, mentor sessions, final submissions
Day 3: July 24, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Third guest speaker, judging of drones, winner announced, closing remarks
  • Meet our Speakers
    Meet Our Speakers
    Nicholas Varas


    Studying Mechatronics Engineering at Ontario Tech University, Nicholas works as an Engineering intern for the Paint Department at Honda of Canada Manufacturing, where he interacts with robots, machines and AI. In addition to his passion for robots and AI, Nicholas writes music and plays video games!


    Brianna Strong


    Brianna studied Electrical engineering at Ontario Tech University and graduated in 2021. She works as a Protection & Control Field Engineer in Training for Hydro One. In this position, she commissions, maintains and troubleshoots various devices in a power grid.

    Alishba Imran


    Alishba is a machine learning (ML) developer who has worked on computational approaches to accelerate rehabilitation tech, robotics, and energy storage to create smarter machines. Currently, she's working on putting ML models for perception and prediction at Cruise into production and doing research at NVIDIA on RL-based simulation for teleoperated surgical robotics. 


If you have any questions about the Hackathon, please email
We are pleased to offer Game of Drones Hackathon at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua