We are a team of dynamic, hard-working Concordia students preparing to compete in the 2020 edition of the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) to be held in Toronto. The team is composed of more than 30 undergraduate students in Civil, Building, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as well as Fine Arts. We are all volunteers, and are selected according to experience, knowledge and passion!
Executive members of the Concrete Toboggan Team 2019-20 (left to right): Ronaldine Brazier, Alexander Spinali, Samantha Leger, David Burton, Bruna Guarino, Shaan Popowich, Courtney Hargray, Marc Gedeon, Caroline Schyle, Manuel Tapia. Missing: Raphael Cininni
The Concrete Toboggan Team is responsible representing Concordia in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), the largest and longest running Canadian Undergratuate Engineering Competition. We must design and manufacure a toboggan that carries five passengers, and includes concrete skis, a structural frame, braking and steering systems.
This year our design theme is Boggtor Seuss - The ConcoCat in the Hat!
Last year we competed at the GNCTR 2019 in Edmonton, placing 7th overall out of 21 competing teams. We placed in a variety of categories, including an award for the Most Sustainable Team, 1st place in Top Speed, 2nd place in Best Performing Toboggan, 3rd in King of the Hill, 1st in Steering Performance and 3rd in Safety.
Concrete Toboggan on Exhibit!
For a limited time only, last year's competing toboggan will be on display at 4th SPACE, Concordia's venue for sharing innovative research questions, projects and activities with the public.
Part of the NextGenCities programming, the diplay includes prototypes, artworks, and experiential learning initiatives developed by students and researchers across the university.
Come see how the concrete toboggan highlights the creative ways Concordians incorporate sustainable problem-solving practices in everything they do.
On display until December 1 in the Webster Library, located at 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Why we need your help
Your donations will help us buy the material required for the construction of the toboggan, including the concrete skis, superstructure, braking and steering systems.
We also need help covering the costs of shipping the toboggan to and from Toronto, as well as registration, travel, and acommodation for team members.
This year we hope to bring 30 people to the competition to represent Concordia, tripling the number of representatives from last year and reaching the maximum number of participants allowed.
With this, we hope to provide even more students with the invaluable opportunity for professional development, and an extra-curricular atmosphere that fosters advanced cooperative skills and school spirit.
To learn more, follow us on Facebook at Concordia Concrete Toboggan Team, on Instagram at concordia.concrete.toboggan or email us at email@example.com.