The Media

UBC Engineering Design Teams are great sources for exciting media stories. Because the work they do focuses on a tangible creation, such as a solar powered car or a soccer playing robot, there is huge potential for visually engaging footage. As well, since the teams are education based instead of for-profit, they’re able to collaborate about their developing work. The teams often compete in international competitions as well, which provide a wide reaching platform.

A few examples of UBC Engineering Student Teams in the news:

Sailbot – Global News (2018)

Rocket – CBC (2017)

Concrete Canoe – Burnaby Now (2016)

Sailbots – The Boston Globe (2013)

UBC Thunderbots – CityTV (2011)

Supermileage – Global TV (2006)

Supermileage – The New York Times (2006)

For media inquiries, please contact the team directly or send general questions to