In homage to the first users of concrete in ancient times, the 2005/2006 team adopted a Roman theme. Vitruvius was a vaunted engineer for Julius Caesar, and his namesake canoe encapsulates the elegant form and strength distinctive of Ancient Roman engineering. Some of the most extensive concrete testing was conducted to determine the optimal mix proportions, while computational modeling was used to design and analyze the hull’s final shape. The year was capped off with toga clad teammates cheering on our paddlers and presenters at the finals in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

  • Mike Lacourt
  • Paul Radcliffe
  • Sara Clark
  • Lyle Gordon
  • Dave Ruggiero
  • Iliya Sigal
  • Owen Melville
  • Vadim Smolyakov
  • Tom Pickles
  • Mark Ngo
  • Tim van Putten
  • John McLeod
  • Steph Whitehurst
  • Alex Sues
  • Emma Brisson
  • Cece Pang
  • Angela Hsu
  • Topaz Chiu
  • Chi-Hay Tong
  • Colin Liu
  • Vivian Law
  • Mike Kranz
  • Dan Zaide


Project Details

Class Year: 0T9

Status: Decommissioned

Theme: The Romans

Placement at CNCCC 2006: 6th

Length: 6.1 m

Weight: 81.6 kg


Project Managers: Cam Fraser [NSCI0T7], Kim Rose [CHE0T6]

Recent Builds

704 Spadina

(2019 - 2020)


(2018 - 2019)


(2017 - 2018)


(2016 - 2017)


(2015 - 2016)


Each year, the UofT Concrete Canoe design team design, test, and construct our own canoe and pit it against other universities in national competitions.

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Sandford Fleming Building - Room B740
10 King's College Road,
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3G4