COVID Contingency Planning

The Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) team will be keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 landscape both federally and provincially, as we approach the competition in March. The decision date for moving to an online format is Monday, February 7th, 2022. Competitors will be informed directly from the Organizing Committee on February 7th. It is highly recommended that competitors book refundable travel options after February 7th as the situation may continue to evolve.


Factors of this decision include: 

  • Travel restrictions for each province we expect delegates from
  • New Brunswick travel restrictions 
  • Current Public Health guidelines 
  • Potential for universities not allowing students to travel out of province 


We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging and uncertain times.  

Preliminary Information

Online Delivery

  • The competition and all of its components will be delivered via Zoom with live interpretation for competitor presentations. Competition presentations will still happen live.
  • Slack will be used in parallel for communication between competitors and the Organizing Committee throughout the weekend.
  • The schedules will run similarly to an in-person competition with time zones taken into consideration. For example, days will start later for Atlantic teams compared to Western teams.
  • Competition presentations during the weekend will be scheduled with time zones in mind.

Junior and Senior Design

Materials for these categories will be shipped to one address per team. It is not expected that competitors work together in person for this competition. This is dependent on the COVID-19 restrictions in the team’s province.


If you have any questions about our COVID-19 contingency planning, please reach out to Caroline Stephen (Chair) at [email protected] or Cassie Pitchford (VP Logistics) at [email protected]

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. You can select who you would like to contact below. If you are unsure, the Chair can always point you in the right direction. 

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