Names in the News | June 2022

Monday, June 13, 2022

Updates about people working in, or organizations serving, the transportation and road-related industries.

TAC welcomed the following organizations as members from March through May 30, 2022:

  • Town of Edson
  • Town of Niverville
  • Roadway Traffic Products (Alberta branch)
  • Transpo Industries
  • Sojourn Signs
  • Town of Morinville
  • Town of Stony Plain
  • GEI Consultants Ltd.
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
  • County of Brant
  • Engtec Consulting Inc.
  • Advanced Mobility Analytics Group
  • J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd.

TAC also gained four new individual members in the student category. Learn about TAC memberships.

Jim Gough retired from his role as Department Manager, Transportation Planning at WSP in March. Jim offered extensive experience relating to urban development, addressing complete streets and relevant disciplines such as traffic engineering, active transportation, and transit modes. Jim managed the Hurontario/Main Street Transit, Urban Design and Land Use Master Plan, which received the Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Excellence in Transportation and Infrastructure.

Associated Engineering (AE) has appointed Judy Yu, P.Eng., as discipline lead for data management and intelligent transportation systems. Yu studied civil engineering, transportation, and ITS before starting her career at ISL Engineering in Edmonton. She has worked for the City of Calgary and AE for the past 10 years. Yu has also participated in such organizations as Data Management International and the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC).

We are saddened to learn of the death of Nick Mulder. A passionate, dedicated public servant and economist, Nick served as Deputy Minister of five different federal departments. His many contributions to Canada were recognized with his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1998. Good public policy and sound public administration, notably in the transportation domain, remained a love of Nick's that kept him busy up to his last days. Nick mentored many people in both the public service and the private sector. Read the obituary.

Denis Thivierge has been named CIMA+’s new President and Chief Executive Officer by unanimous consent of its board of directors, following a process conducted by a special committee of the board and assisted by a consultant in accordance with the highest standards of governance. Learn more about this news online.

Provost and vice-president (Academic) Susan Tighe received the Sandford Fleming Award, Canada’s top civil engineering award in transportation, from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Read the article.

Saskatchewan Premier, Scott Moe announced changes to the cabinet in May. Among those changes, Jeremy Cockrill becomes Minister of Highways with responsibility for the Water Security Agency. Read the Press release for details.


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