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Grant for Young Innovators in Transportation

This award provides an allowance up to $5,000 to help a young professional participate in TAC’s technical meetings and annual conference. It is made possible through the generosity of Scott Stewart & Associates.

Terms and Conditions

Applicants must:

  • Be not more than 35 years old on December 31 in the year of the award.
  • Be employed by a TAC member organization (not a full-time student), have at least three years of work experience developing or applying technology in Canada’s transportation sector, and hold a university degree in a related field.
  • Submit a CV and describe (up to 1,000 words) their work accomplishments, their vision for the beneficial use of technology in transportation, and their reasons for wanting to attend TAC’s conference and technical meetings.

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee, which may not approve any recipient in a given year. Previous recipients may re-apply, but will only be considered if they are presenting in a technical session at the TAC conference.

The recipient will:

  • Attend the spring (online) and fall (in-person) meetings of the Technology Council and one or more of its committees, as well as the TAC Conference & Exhibition, in the year of the award.
  • Receive a personal coaching session with Scott Stewart (CEO and President of Scott Stewart & Associates, former CEO of Arcadis IBI Group, former Chair of ITS Canada, and 2023 TAC Distinguished Service Award recipient).
  • Submit a report (500 to 750 words, suitable for publication on TAC’s website and social media) by December 31 in the year of the award, with event highlights and comments about how participation benefited their professional development.
  • Submit a post-conference claim for reimbursement of eligible expenses including conference registration, hotel accommodation, economy air/train/bus fare or car mileage, local transportation, and meals not supplied at TAC events (receipts are required for all expenses).

Past Recipients


Jacob Malleau, Arcadis