TAC welcomed the following organizations as members from October to December 2021:
TAC also gained 6 new individual members in the student category. Learn about TAC memberships.
We are saddened to learn of the death of Ted Gill. Ted was an active member of TAC’s Sustainable Transportation Standing Committee from 2002 until his retirement in 2015 (including two years as Chair), and for a shorter period on the Urban Transportation Council. His kind, soft-spoken bearing and his rock-solid belief in the importance of sustainable transportation as a tool to improve people’s lives, made a deep impression on many. Ted was a truly remarkable person, and his contributions to the profession, his community, and the causes that were important to him are contained in his full obituary.
Dirk Nyland, former BC Chief Engineer, long-standing Chief Engineers Council member and past chair, and a TAC award recipient, has been recognized with a professional services award in BC. View video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJERHHWFC_c
Effective December 6, Rob Taylor was named Deputy Minister in New Brunswick, replacing John Logan. Rob heads to NB from an ADM position in Manitoba Infrastructure. Learn more: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.10.0739.html
The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards were announced on October 28th. The top prize, the Schreyer Award, went to McElhanney for its Trans Canada Highway Avalanche Mitigation project at Rogers Pass in BC. A total of 20 awards of excellence were given (including the Schreyer), including two others related to transportation projects:
Sarah Wells, TAC Executive Director, served as a judge on the awards panel this year, and found the process quite interesting and engaging. Learn more: About Canadian Consulting Engineer Awards - Canadian Consulting Engineer
Taso Koutroulakis retired from Halifax Regional Municipality at the of 2021. Taso has represented Halifax as a key player on TAC committees and technical projects for more than a decade.