2021 TAC Young Professional Awards

Monday, June 28, 2021

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is committed to supporting and recognizing the next generation of transportation professionals, through our Young Professional Awards.

Each year, we recognize outstanding achievements made by young professionals in transportation who made notable contributions to TAC and the industry in Canada, through TAC’s Young Professional awards.

TAC Young Transportation Professional Award

This award recognizes an employee of a TAC member organization who is 35 years old or younger, and who has demonstrated personal accomplishments, industry and professional contributions, and leadership.

Congratulations, Dr. Liraz Fridman, City of Guelph

Liraz is a Transportation Safety Specialist with the City of Guelph, Ontario. She used research and community engagement to develop a new Community Road Safety Strategy. Liraz has published ten peer-reviewed research papers and co-authored a book chapter on children and road safety. She has attracted more than $500,000 in funding for road safety research and actively fostered linkages between academic and municipal organizations.

Allan Widger Consulting Corporation Grant for Young Geotechnical Engineers in Transportation

This grant provides financial support to a young geotechnical engineer who is 35 years old or younger with a master’s degree and three years of work experience in the transportation field. The grant enables its recipient to attend TAC’s spring and fall technical meetings, and the annual conference.

Congratulations, Jean-Pascal Cloutier, Ministère des transports du Québec

Jean-Pascal obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering from Université Laval. He was recently made Head of the Interim Soil and Aggregates Sector, with ten technical staff. Since 2017, he has worked for the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) in sustainable infrastructure. Jean-Pascal has participated as a young professional on PIARC technical committees, and looks forward to contributing to the work of TAC committees.

Congratulations to all of our 2021 award winners and finalists. 

Learn more about the Young Professional Awards.


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