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2017 Winners

Since the TAC Foundation began awarding scholarships in 2005, a total of 494 scholarships valuing $2,002,000 have been provided at the graduate, undergraduate (university and college) and entrance level in transportation-related disciplines.

In 2017, a total of 38 scholarships valued at $165,500 are being awarded through the Foundation's internally-administered program.  Another five scholarships were awarded through the partnership with the Norman Esch Foundation to students at the University of Windsor.  

Congratulations to all recipients!

Recipient Level Pursued Institution Amount Award
Benjamin Bédard Bachelor Mechanical Engineering Université de Sherbrooke $6000 Esch Foundation
Glen Chua Masters Civil Engineering University of British Columbia $6000 Esch Foundation
Suliman Gargoum PhD Transportation Engineering University of Alberta $5000 407 ETR
Abid Tabassum PhD Civil Engineering University of Waterloo $5000 Amec Foster Wheeler
Syed Imam Bachelor Applied Science, Civil Engineering University of Toronto $5000 ATS Traffic
Derek Albert PhD Psychiatry, Transportation Psychology McGill University $5000 CCMTA Road Safety
Md Sami Hasnine PhD Transportation Engineering University of Toronto $5000 CIMA+
Pasquale Basso Trujillo PhD Civil Engineering Université Laval $5000 Canadian Council for Independent Laboratories (CCIL)
Emily Grise PhD Urban Planning McGill University $5000 Dillon Consulting Limited
Antoine Gagnon PhD Civil Engineering Université Laval $5000 Dr. Ralph Haas
Matthieu Goudreau MScE Transportation University of New Brunswick $5000 EllisDon Corporation, Civil Division
Gabriel Lefebvre-Ropars PhD Civil Engineering, Transportation Polytechnique de Montréal $5000 Golder Associates Ltd.
Amanda Gadowski BSc Civil Engineering, Cooperative Program University of Alberta $5000 Guild Electric Ltd.
Caleb Offert MSc Civil Engineering, Transportation University of Manitoba $5000 HDR Corporation
Seiran Heshami PhD Philosophy, Transportation Engineering University of Calgary $5000 ISL Engineering, in recognition of Gary W. Mack
Matthew Sjaarda PhD Civil Engineering University of Waterloo $5000 Morrison Hershfield Limited
William Wilson PhD Civil Engineering Université de Sherbrooke $5000 Parsons, in recognition of W.J. Malone
Michelle Liu Bachelor of Applied Science, Faculty of Engineering University of Waterloo $5000 Peto MacCallum
Jack Gillies Bachelor Technology McMaster University $5000 SNC-Lavalin
Yuxin (Leo) Chen MSc Transportation Massachusetts Institute of Technology $5000 Stantec Consulting, in recognition of Dr. Frank Meyer
Kate Beck Masters City Planning, and Masters Public Health University of California, Berkeley $5000 Stantec Consulting, in recognition of Dr. Ralph Haas
Auja Ominski Master of Science Civil Engineering University of Manitoba $5000 Tetra Tech Canada
Aaron Manuel MSc Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering University of Calgary $5000 WSP Canada
Soheila Aalami PhD Transportation Engineering University of Calgary $4500 3M Canada, Bob Margison Memorial
Christopher Harding PhD Civil Engineering University of Toronto $4500 IBI Group
Jeff Allen  MA Geography  University of Toronto $4000 Provinces/Territories
Georgiana Madar PhD Civil Engineering, Transportation  University of Windsor  $4000 Provinces/Territories
Alireza Mohammadi  PhD  Concordia University $4000 Provinces/Territories
Dahlia Malek  MASc Transportation Engineering  University of Waterloo  $3000 TAC Foundation
Dylan Stafford  MSc Civil Engineering  University of Manitoba  $3000 TAC Foundation
Alec MacDonald BSc Civil Engineering University of New Brunswick $3000 Municipalities
Ali Al-Abbasi  MSc Civil Engineering  University of Manitoba  $3000 Provinces/Territories
Tyler Donovan  MSc Civil Engineering  University of Alberta $3000 Provinces/Territories
Daryl Roldan Civil Engineering Technology Diploma Southern Alberta Institute of Technology $2500 Colas Canada
Khang (Brian) Le Transportation Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma Mohawk College $2500 Colas Canada
Ivan Balaban Transportation Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma Mohawk College $2500 EllisDon Corporation, Civil Division
Eric Bentzen-Bilkvist Transportation Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma Mohawk College $2500 Powell Contracting Ltd.
Stacey Neves Diploma Civil Engineering Technology British Columbia Institute of Technology $2500 The Miller Group