Student Paper Competition
The CTRF Student Paper Competition is an annual event to
award prizes for student papers dealing with transportation. Papers are written by the student applicant only. Prizes
are awarded for the best papers at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The best papers in each category
may be published in the CTRF Proceedings.
2012-2013 Concours pour
Prizes may be awarded in each of the following categories.
Past President's Award
Albert Stevens Award
Jim Davey Award
About Jim Davey
Jim Davey was
the Programme Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office during Trudeau's
first Government (1968-1972). In late 1974, he was appointed Senior
Advisor to the Minister of Transport (Jean Marchand). Within a month of
his appointment, he assembled a number of people who formed a policy
review task force with a mandate to conduct a wide-ranging review of
transportation policy in Canada and report back in 1975. He was
subsequently appointed Senior ADM at Transport Canada, reporting
directly to the Minister. The report was completed in the spring of
1975. Before he had a chance to fully establish a new group at Transport
Canada, he died on August 17, 1975 from injuries sustained from falling
off a ladder at his home.
In 1976, CTRF accepted the responsibility of awarding the Jim Davey
Award for the best Doctoral paper. The fund was established by friends
and colleagues of the late Jim Davey.