Concrete Canoe

The McGill Concrete Canoe team is a design team run by undergraduate students, which competes, in the annual Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition. The challenge is to build a canoe completely out of concrete and then race it at the competition against teams from different Universities across Canada. Team members integrate engineering principles and project management skills to design a canoe that is as strong, light and hydrodynamic as possible. This design team showcases the versatility and utility of concrete as a building material.



Are you interested in making a 1-meter long bridge, only out of popsicle sticks, white glue and floss, that can withstand more than 1000 pounds? In McGill’s Bridge Building Team, we do just that. Every year, schools from around Canada and the United States use their engineering skills to build popsicle-stick bridges and compete against each other in the Troitsky Bridge Building Competition.

For more information on the competition, you can visit the Troitsky website:

If you wish to join the team, please email