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Catamaran volant Rafale

Students committed to promoting Quebec student expertise through a competition previously only open to professional teams

When a group of around twenty students at the École de technologie supérieure decided to build a Class-C catamaran from the ground up and enter it in the famous Little Cup competition held every two years on the waters of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, they knew that they’d have to really put their knowledge and skills to the test. Because prior to their participation, only professional teams funded by private investors had ever vied for honours in this championship. Despite having a budget up to 20 times lower than that of the other teams, their goal was to reveal to the world the expertise and ingenuity of Quebec students. Drawing on their creativity and passion, they built the 7.5 metre (25 foot) flying catamaran Rafale, which placed 6th out of 7 at the 2015 competition. The team earned the respect of their rivals and have pledged to return stronger than ever in 2017… armed with Rafale II.


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AgroCité

Students committed to improving food self-sufficiency on campus through urban agriculture

It was to address food waste often caused by the distance between producer and consumer, as well as the disappearance of farmland resulting from urban sprawl, that students at Université Laval decided to set up the AgroCité urban agriculture project. The organization set itself the mission of growing garden produce on campus in order to supply the university’s main cafeterias and, since the project was launched in December 2014, has produced 1,000 heads of lettuce using hydroponic and aquaponic systems. These vertical farming techniques take up less space, and reduce the water consumption and amount of time needed to grow the produce. Thanks to the high-energy efficiency installations soon to be set up, AgroCité hopes to raise awareness and educate the public about the advantages of urban agriculture.


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