TAC Educational Achievement Award

Winner of the 
2018 Educational Achievement Award
British Columbia Institute of Technology 
Virtual Automotive Engine

Past award winners


The TAC Educational Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions by a TAC member organization in education and/or training through an in-house or external program. The program should include one or more noteworthy elements of innovation, demonstrable payoff, widespread recognition, improved skills sets, improved practices, or provide the foundation for future and better business practices of members or the transportation community.

This award reflects TAC's commitment to the importance of education and training. It showcases outstanding achievements, recognizing those responsible and providing an incentive for others in the transportation community.

Application Requirements

TAC member organizations may apply by submitting an Abstract Form by November 20, 2018.  All applicants will be contacted by December 8, 2018 and finalists will be invited to submit a detailed application by February 8, 2019. Detailed applications will be in PDF format and no more than 12 pages long, plus photos and diagrams.

Submit Abstract Form


A selection committee appointed by TAC's Education and Human Resources Development Council evaluates all abstracts and detailed applications and makes recommendations to the Council, who provides final approval.

Each application will be evaluated on:

  • contributions made to the education/training of the people involved in the program;
  • degree of innovation in the approach and execution of the program;
  • payoff or benefits achieved, and
  • overall applicability to improved practices, better skills sets and to the Canadian transportation community as a whole.


  • Applicants submit abstracts to TAC: November 20
  • Review Panel completes screening of abstracts: November 30
  • Screening results communicated to applicants: December 8
  • Finalists deliver detailed applications to TAC: February 8 (prior to 15:00 EST)
  • Finalists notified of results in June

Award Presentation

As a means of promoting education and training, finalists are expected to present their respective projects at the 2019 TAC Conference & Exhibition in Halifax NS, September 22 - 25. Accordingly, these presentations will be included in the Conference Papers section of the website.


By submitting my abstract to TAC for consideration I understand that, if accepted, my detailed application will become the property of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), which is entitled to publish the final version. I also give distribution rights to my presentation post-conference.

I confirm that approval from my employer and/or client(s) has been received.  TAC reserves the right to pull a submission if it has been submitted on false premises. Any and all costs related to travel to the conference are the sole responsibility of the author.


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