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Troitsky Bridge Building Competition - 2023

Friday March 3rd - Monday March 6th


The Engineering and Computer Science Association of Concordia University is proud to present its 39th annual Bridge Building Competition.

Held annually since 1984, the Troitsky Bridge Building Competition is a competitive event held at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Open to all bachelor’s in engineering students, the competition consists of designing and building a model bridge out of ONLY popsicle sticks, toothpicks, white glue and dental floss. Participating teams of engineering students come from universities across Canada and the United States.

Today, the competition is the largest model bridge building competition on a university level in Canada. Spanning three days, the competition includes an assembly period, presentations in front of a judging panel of industry professionals, networking events and a closing ceremony. What started as a class project proposed by Dr. Michael S. Troitsky of Sir George Williams University (later Concordia University), turned into a large-scale competition with over 200 participating students every year.


After 3 years of online competitions, Troitsky is finally back in-person! Our 2023 team is committed to making this an event that will positively shape your engineering future and develop the skills needed in the workforce. Troitsky is an interactive learning experience that will put your teamwork, foresight, and dedication to the test. Our goal this year is for students to feel more at ease working in a fast paced environment, socialize with like-minded peers, and most importantly, have FUN!

This year, to get back in the rhythm we will be introducing a team spirit activity where each group will have to prepare a special performance showcasing their unique talents and synergy. We will also be hosting a career fair to introduce industry experts to our innovative contestants , as well as give students the chance to explore the fine details of the industry.

We are looking forward to welcoming all the new and returning faces to Concordia for another great competition! Wishing you all the best!

Troitsky Committee 2023


Here is an insight into the logistics of this year’s competition. We have everything covered from social events to workshops and after-parties! 

2023 Troitsky Team

Meet the 2023 Troitsky Team!

Esinti Baskak - Vice-President of Competitions
Gloria Anastasopoulos - Director of Competitions
Aarthi Poopalasingman - Director of Competitions
Nora Kasem - Director of Technology
Nour Ben Amor - Director of Rules and Regulations
Marie Suzette - Director of Communications
Lama Azzam - Director of Sponsorship


The official Troitsky 2023 competition rulebook will be released in the next few months!



The Engineering and Computer Science Association would like to recognize all of their amazing supporters. Without them, our efforts to better student life and experience would not be as effective.

Interested in helping the ECA achieve our goals? Contact our Vice-President of External Affairs to learn more about how you can be a part of our vision for a more enriching experience as a student at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Access the Troitsky 2023 sponsorship package by clicking here.