About Us

What We Do

We are an engineering student team from UBC that competes in the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR).

It is the oldest and largest engineering student competition in Canada. The goal is to design, construct, and race a toboggan with a sliding surface made of concrete. Toboggans must be under 300 pounds and carry five riders. Toboggans must have a braking system, steering system, and roll cage. The first race was held in 1974 in Red Deer, Alberta. The team is an opportunity for students to practice technical skills that they have learned in their classes while improving teamwork and planning skills in a supportive atmosphere. Technical experience includes concrete design, steel design, construction safety, and lab techniques.  Nontechnical experience includes teamwork, organization, communication, and scheduling. This is especially true for team members who choose to take on a lead planning or design task. This could come from planning activities, writing reports, calling meetings, coordinating with event organizers, and more.

Contact Us

Team Captains 2018/2019

Kayla Robinson
(403) 852-8826

Paulina Buskas
(702) 505-5371

Our skills

Concrete Mix Design

Reports and Presentations


Our Goals

  • Improving mechanical aspects
  • Construction methodologies and quality
  • Develop experimental sustainable concrete mix designs

Our values

  • Mentoring new members
  • Learning the design process
  • Building a sense of a camaraderie with other schools at competition



Edmonton, Alberta

January 30 – February 3, 2019

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    Our Achievements

    UBC Concrete Toboggan has been competing at the GNCTR since 1977. Read our blog to see past competition photos, technical displays and more.

    Our Team

    We are a multidisciplinary student team, predominantly composed of students in the Civil, Mechanical, Integrated, and Geological engineering programs.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Our team is currently seeking sponsors for the 2018-2019 season to help us compete in Edmonton. If you’re interested in sponsoring our team, please email ubc.tbog@gmail.com.