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Call for Nominations – 2018 TAC Technical Excellence and Young Transportation Professional Awards

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has launched the Call for the 2018 Technical Excellence and Young Transportation Professional Awards.

Technical Excellence Awards

A representative of any TAC member may make a nomination in any of the Technical Excellence Awards by December 4, 2017:

Those submitting project abstracts will be contacted by January 10, 2018 however only those with accepted abstracts will be asked to produce a full submission. Full submissions must be received at the TAC Secretariat by 15:00 EST on February 21, 2018.

Awards will be presented at the 2018 TAC Conference and Exhibition, Innovation and Technology: Evolving Transportation, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 30-October 3. Notice will be given to recipients at the end of June.

Finalists are expected to present highlights of their submissions during designated conference sessions, and make travel arrangements to attend the conference.  Accordingly, presentations will be included in the TAC 2018 conference papers section of the website.

Young Transportation Professional Award

Nominees for the 2018 Young Transportation Professional Award must be no older than 35 as of December 31, 2018. The award is open to employees of all TAC member organizations.

If you wish to nominate someone, submit a nomination form by February 21, 2018, accompanied by a nominee profile. The profile should describe, in 500 words or less, how the nominee meets each of the criteria described below, using specific examples whenever possible. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

  • Professional accomplishments (e.g., outstanding achievements in transportation practice, evidence of continuing formal or informal professional development and education, significant career advancement, outstanding contributions to their own firm/agency/institution)
  • Industry contributions and advancement of the transportation profession (e.g., contributions, memberships, achievements in TAC and other professional/technical societies)
  • Leadership (e.g., leadership within their own firm/agency/institution, within TAC or other professional/technical societies)

The winner will be contacted in early July. The award will be presented at the 2018 TAC Conference and Exhibition, and will include a travel stipend of up to $2,000 to offset the costs of travel to the conference.

If you have any questions regarding the above, contact Julie Walker by email or by phone at 613-736-1350 ext. 221.