Students

Welcome students! Here is all of the student-related information for the ITE Canada/CARSP 2023 Joint Conference, including registration, student competitions, awards, events, and much more.

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Conference Registration

Full-time post-secondary students who are members of CARSP or ITE Canada are eligible for a significantly reduced registration rate of $100 to attend the conference. Proof of membership or full-time enrolment may be requested. Registration will open in early 2023.

CARSP: Annual dues for student members of CARSP are only $15/year. Learn more and join CARSP here.

ITE Canada: ITE membership is free for both full time undergraduate and graduate students and gives you access to free transportation career professional development from ITE as well as reduced rates for training, Section events, and more! See the benefits and become a student member of ITE here.



CARSP Student Competitions & Awards

The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) hosts a number of student competitions and awards. This year we offer three ways students can showcase their work on a road safety topic, and earn cash prizes and free registration. Click each of the award names below to learn more or find a full summary here.

Student Paper Competition

The Student Paper competition requires that students produce their paper on any road safety topic using a strict list of requirements. Here are the benefits of submitting to this option:

  • Opportunity to write a paper and receive feedback from experts in the field
  • Opportunity to present your work to an audience of road safety professionals
  • Opportunity to receive complimentary conference registration and win cash prizes:
    • $1000 for first place
    • $600 for second place
    • $400 for third place

    Sponsored by: Western Ergonomics

Vehicle Safety Enhancement Award

This Special Award competition requires that students produce their paper on a topic related to vehicle safety enhancement. Here are the benefits of submitting to this option:

  • Opportunity to write a paper and receive feedback from experts in the same field.
  • Opportunity to present your work to an audience of road safety professionals.
  • Opportunity to receive complimentary conference registration and win up to $2,000 in prize money.

Sponsored by: D.J. Dalmotas Consulting and roadsafetyresearch.ca

Student Poster Competition

The Student Poster Competition requires that students complete an abstract outlining the content of their poster. Abstracts accepted are invited to attend the conference, and the posters are judged at that time. The benefits of this option are as follows:

  • Opportunity to discuss your work with road safety professionals
  • Opportunity to receive complimentary conference registration and win cash prizes:
    • $500 for first place
    • $300 for second place
    • $200 for third place

CARSP Student Travel Award

This year, Western Ergonomics is sponsoring a Student Travel Award ($250-$400) to offer support for travel and accommodations for students attending the ITE Canada/CARSP 2023 Joint Conference. Submissions will open on April 11, 2023. The deadline for submission is April 18, 2023, one week after the finalists of the Student Competitions are announced. All students wishing to attend the conference are eligible for this program. However, preference will be given to presenters and those with financial need. Recipients of the Student Travel Award will be announced on May 2, 2023, via email. Awards will be dispersed after the conference.

Sponsored by: Western Ergonomics

Important Dates for CARSP Student Competitions


ITE Canada Student Awards & Scholarships

ITE Canada offers numerous scholarships and awards annually for students at accredited Canadian universities and colleges. The 2023 winners will receive complimentary full registration and financial travel support to the ITE Canada/CARSP 2023 Joint Conference. Winners will also be recognized at the Awards Ceremony during the conference.

Dr. Michel Van Aerde Memorial Transportation Scholarship
$3,000 for students in a doctorate-level program

John Vardon Memorial Transportation Scholarship
$3,000 for students in a master’s-level program

ITE Canada Undergraduate Scholarship
$3,000 for an undergraduate student in planning, geography, or engineering

ITE Canada/WATT Consulting Group “Transportation in a Sustainable World” Student Award
$1,000 awarded based on the quality of writing and demonstrated appreciation of interdisciplinary collaboration in a 1,000+ word paper. Sponsored by WATT Consulting Group.

Student Paper Competition
$1,500 for students in accredited transportation programs, awarded based on the quality of a paper addressing a transportation engineering subject. Sponsored by Stantec.

Canadian Capacity Guide (CCG) Competition
An undergraduate student competition based on the Canadian Capacity Guide for Signalized Intersections (CCG). Cash prizes of $1,000 for first place, $300 for second, $100 for third. Sponsored by Jim Gough, PTV Group & BA Group.

Student Presentation Competition
Participate in your local ITE Canada section competition, and you could be chosen to attend and/or present at the ITE Canada Annual Conference.


Student Events

While the entire ITE Canada/CARSP 2023 Joint Conference is welcoming to students, there will be some events where you are the focus!

ITE Canada Collegiate Traffic Bowl

Date: Monday, June 5, 2023
Time: 15:30 – 17:00
Location: RBC Convention Centre, York 1

This annual Jeopardy-style competition pits teams from ITE Canada Student Chapters across the country against each other for the title of Canadian champion. Teams from ITE Canada Student Chapters receive travel support to participate in the Traffic Bowl. Learn more at here. Registration will open in early 2023. Contact the student chapter at your institution to learn more and join their team.

Student Mixer

Date: Monday, June 5, 2023
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Location: TBD

This casual evening event offers an opportunity to mix and mingle with industry members. Food and drink will be provided.



Accommodations

UWinnipeg Downtown Hostel

The University of Winnipeg offers budget-friendly accommodations minutes from the conference venue. For more information and booking, please visit uwhostel.com

Downtown Delta Hotel

There will be special room rates at the Delta Hotel which is attached to the conference venue, the RBC Convention Centre.


Get Involved

Connect with the ITE Student Chapter at your post-secondary institution. These active student groups host networking and social events, technical seminars, and serve as a hub for students interested in transportation as a career. Find contact info for each Student Chapter here.

Get involved with the CARSP Young Professionals Committee. Learn more at carsp.ca/our-association/ypc.