Our Values

Our values have guided us to be successful in previous EcoCAR competitions and get us to where we are today.

Open

We keep an open and flat structure where any student can join and learn. We will never require an application for a student volunteer to join the team.

Agile

We strive to have an agile development process where we can move, learn and develop quickly.

Teamwork

We ensure that all our team members get along, work together to achieve our goals and create everlasting connections with one another.

Contribute to the future of driving

This year we are redesigning a 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ. It will be a hybrid vehicle with connected and autonomous features dedicated to providing users with the best driving experience. We want you to be a part of this year’s success.

DEI Statement

UWAFT pledges to create a welcoming learning environment that is inclusive and reflects the broader Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) objectives of the industry. The team is committed to increasing the representation of underrepresented minorities (URM) in STEM by partnering with on-campus organizations that focus on female, Black, and Indigenous university students, respectively. These partnerships help increase the team’s visibility within the URM community as well as provide an avenue of recruitment for students represented by these organizations. UWAFT also hosts community outreach workshops at local secondary schools in diverse neighbourhoods in order to encourage the next generation of professionals to pursue a career in STEM. As the only EcoCAR team to win every single Women in STEM Rookie Award (4 years in a row) as part of the Mobility Challenge, UWAFT recognizes that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team leads to strengthened research efforts and superior results.