Canadian Transportation Research Forum, January 2013
North American Competitiveness in Global Trade:
TORONTO – The Canadian Transportation Research Forum 48th Annual Conference in Halifax will focus on the role of transportation in North American trade competitiveness. The conference is to be hosted by the Dalhousie University Centre for International Trade and Transportation at The Lord Nelson Hotel in the heart of historic Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 10-12, 2013.
CTRF has a reputation for open dialogue, stimulating exchange of ideas, challenging debate and forward-looking consideration of transportation research presented by Canadian and international participants. The target audience for participation includes: academics, governments, transport carriers, shippers, shipper associations, professional service firms, industry analysts, and trade press—all within a lively forum that has become a tradition in Canada.
In addition to papers, plenary and panel sessions, the conference features special luncheon speakers, an Oxford-style debate, networking opportunities, a companions’ program, and a lobster dinner onboard the Harbour Queen, a replica of a Mississippi sternwheeler steamboat, which will tour Halifax Harbour.
We invite authors and presenters to submit their work to our 48th annual conference, with a particular focus on North American Competitiveness in Global Trade: The Role of Transportation.
The deadline for abstracts has been extended to January 31, 2013.
For additional information on the conference program, call for papers, and for registration details, please visit the CTRF website: http://www.ctrf.ca.
Vijay Gill, President CTRF (416) 350-8872 x2222
Carole Ann Woudsma, Secretary CTRF (519) 421-9701
March 15, 2012
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Economic, Social and Environmental Perspectives
CALGARY – The Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) 47th Annual Conference in Calgary brings together leaders from the private sector, government, and academia to present and debate industry leading research in the transportation and logistics sectors, with a focus on approaches to sustainability that balance environmental, economic and social needs. The conference will be held on June 3-6, 2012 at the Roderick Mah Centre, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada.
The June 4th opening plenary will feature executives from Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian Freightways and WestJet discussing topics related to sustainability in the transportation industry. The June 5th plenary will explore market access and sustainability issues related to pipeline and maritime transportation of Canadian energy products, with representatives from Alberta Energy, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and The Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia providing insights and analysis. In addition to the plenary sessions, the conference will feature over 40 different speakers on a wide range of topics related to current transportation issues. Attendees may also participate in technical tours and a variety of social events which will provide opportunities for networking with members of the transportation community.
The Canadian Transportation Research Forum is a non-profit association of more than 300 transportation professionals from a variety of private sector and government organizations and academic institutions. For additional information on the conference program and registration details, please visit the CTRF website: http://www.ctrf.ca.
Transport durable :
La 47e conférence
annuelle du Groupe de recherches sur les transports au Canada (GRTC) à
Calgary rassemble les dirigeants du secteur privé, du gouvernement et des
milieux universitaires pour présenter les recherches de pointe de
l’industrie dans le domaine des transports et de la logistique et en
débattre, en se concentrant sur les approches pour la durabilité qui
trouvent un équilibre entre les besoins environnementaux, économiques et
sociaux. La conférence aura lieu du 3 au 6 juin 2012 au Roderick Mah Centre,
Université Mount Royal, Calgary, Canada.
Vijay Gill, President
(416) 350-8872 x12
Carole Ann Woudsma, Secretary
January 30, 2012
Discovery Air Innovations announces the first annual Hybrid Air Vehicle Student Paper Competition
Yellowknife, NT January 30, 2012 - Discovery Air Innovations (DAI), in collaboration with the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, is pleased to announce the first annual Hybrid Air Vehicle (HAV) student paper competition. DAI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air, is sponsoring the event to help foster the academic development of Heavy Lift Hybrid Air Vehicles in North America.
The 2011-2012 competition, open to all full-time University Graduate students, will focus on the humanitarian application for Heavy Lift Hybrid Air Vehicles (HLHAV). The students will examine the capabilities and operating characteristics of HLHAV and determine their ability to offer a solution to global suffering. The analysis should match or consider strengths and weaknesses of Heavy Lift solutions applied to specific humanitarian missions and result in clear and logically derived conclusions.
“Discovery Air Innovations is thrilled to sponsor the HAV student competition,” said DAI’s Director of Business Development, Stephen Newton. “Heavy Lift Hybrid Air Vehicles are a promising technology for the future with significant application in circumstances such as humanitarian missions where conventional modes of transportation may not be feasible. Getting students involved in the developmental phase of this technology is essential for the future of this technology.”
The Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) a non-profit association that promotes the development of research in transportation “has a long history of encouraging students to pursue transportation-related studies through student paper competitions and scholarship awards,” said Vijay Gill, President of CTRF. “We are proud to be able to extend that history through our collaboration with DAI.”
“We are very pleased that our students will have the opportunity to engage in innovative ideas with meaningful applications,” commented Dr. Paul Earl, Director, Transport Institute, I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. “The trauma of natural disasters is accentuated by disruptions to the transportation systems that limit humanitarian logistics efforts. This initiative provides an opportunity to explore the role that hybrid aircraft could play in saving lives and relieving suffering when conventional logistical services are interrupted."
The deadline for the competition is March 31, 2012 and all submissions are being judged by the CTRF. Winning authors will be awarded $500 and $250 for first and second prize respectively. For more information about the 2011-2012 Hybrid Air Vehicle Student Paper Competition and how to submit an entry, please visit the Discovery Air Innovations website at www.da-innovations.com .
ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
Discovery Air Inc. is a Canadian specialty aviation company, operating over 140 aircraft with our 850 team members. We deliver airborne training to the Canadian military; airborne fire services; VFR helicopter operations; fixed-wing air charter services; expediting and logistics support; and a range of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, engineering and certification services.
Discovery Air’s shares and debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Symbols DA.A and DA.DB respectively).
ABOUT THE CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH FORUM
The Canadian Transportation Research Forum is a non-profit association of professionals and students dedicated to research in transportation and related fields. CTRF provides a forum for networking and discussion and supports education in transportation related fields through publication of research papers, conferences, scholarships and student competitions.
For further information, please contact us at:
Discovery Air Innovations
Director, Business Development
Canadian Transportation Research Forum:
Carole Ann Woudsma, Secretariat
PO Box 23033
Woodstock, Ontario N4T 1R9
November 18, 2011
Sustainable Transportation: Economic, Social and Environmental Perspectives
TORONTO – The Canadian Transportation Research Forum 47th Annual Conference in Calgary will focus on sustainability in transportation. The conference will bring together leaders from the private sector, government, and academia to discuss current issues in the transportation sector, with a focus on approaches to sustainability which balance environmental, economic and social needs. The conference will be held on June 3-6, 2012 at the Roderick Mah Centre, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada.
The quest for sustainable approaches to transportation goes beyond traditional cost reduction strategy by taking a holistic view in which environmental, social and economic perspectives are intertwined to identify and research creative approaches. The emphasis for this conference is on forward looking, relevant and thoughtfully presented applied research and policy recommendations of interest to the private sector, academia, and all levels of government.
For additional information on the conference program, and for registration details, please visit the CTRF website: http://www.ctrf.ca.
Vijay Gill, President
(416) 350-8872 x12
Carole Ann Woudsma, Secretary