Building SAFER Communities Through
the Safe SYSTEM Approach
We are pleased to announce the International
Conference on Urban Traffic Safety Conference and the TransCanada Yellowhead
Highway Association conference in Edmonton will be combined to optimize
resources and enhance learning. The TransCanada Yellowhead Highway
Association represents communities that surround the Yellowhead Highway,
from Winnipeg to Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
To showcase world class best practices
in the use of the Safe System Approach towards creating safer communities
for all road users.
Increase public awareness of traffic
safety issues in our communities and provide a focus on vulnerable road
Showcase innovative ideas, technologies and strategies to deal with
current and emerging traffic safety issues;
Create a strong culture of traffic safety through the use of social
research and social media, and;
Provide an opportunity for traffic safety stakeholders to network, develop
skills and forge connections with the global traffic safety community.
is now OPEN
This event will host over 300 national and international
delegates who are working together to improve traffic safety in our communities.
Designed for law enforcement, engineers, legal professionals, community
partners, academics and researchers, students, and professionals interested
in the latest traffic safety strategies around the world.
Guest Speakers, past and present, from around
Over 24 Concurrent Sessions
Network with over 300 Canadian and International
Run Walk Ride 4 Traffic Safety
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Announcement: Leadership Awards
We are pleased to announce two Road Safety Scholarships
for this year. The two awards are intended to support outstanding graduate
students who are engaged in full-time research in a graduate school and
are building their research careers in transportation engineering with
a focus on safety and leadership.
Senior Executive, Private and Public Sector
Cross-Functional and Industry Expertise
Visionary, collaborative and entrepreneurial executive with 20 years
of experience leading operations, marketing, business development efforts
for transportation and technology oriented companies and government.
A proven performer instrumental in short-term turnaround situations, as
well as long range strategic planning and execution to achieve market growth
and dominance in highly competitive environments. Successful at building
and developing world class management teams quickly, and building consensus
with disparate stakeholder groups, particularly elected officials, community
groups and investment partners.
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry - Federal
University of Rio Grande do Sul
Coordinator, Collaborating Center on Alcohol and Drugs HCPA/SENAD
Dr. Pechansky has an MD in Medicine by the Federal University of Rio
Grande do Sul (UFRGS) , Brazil. He was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (93/94), received his MSc and PhD
with honors at UFRGS, and is currently tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry
at the Department of Psychiatry at UFRGS. He is the Director of the Center
for Drug and Alcohol Research at UFRGS at Hospital de Clinicas of Porto
Alegre (HCPA),Chief of the Addiction Psychiatry Servides at the same hospital,
and Coordinator of the Collaborating Center on Alcohol and Drugs of HCPA/SENAD.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
City of Edmonton Assistant Professor of Urban Traffic Safety, Department
of Civil & Environmental Engineering, School of Mining and Petroleum
Engineering, University of Alberta
Dr. Karim El-Basyouny is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental
Department at the University of Alberta. He is also the inaugural City
of Edmontonís Research Chair in Urban Traffic Safety. Dr. El-Basyouny is
an expert in issues of traffic injury prevention, crash modeling, and safety
intervention analysis. His research is focused on applying transportation
engineering principles and research evaluation methodologies to improve
urban traffic safety in the areas of traffic operations and planning, geometric
and roadside design, enforcement, and speed management.
Victoria, BC, Canada
Author, "No Accident: Eliminating Injury and Death on Canadian Roads"
Neil Arason is passionate about making change in road safety, has contributed
to numerous publications and studies in the field, and served as co-chair
of a national task force on pedestrian safety. Given that road trauma is
fundamentally a human-made problem with human-made solutions, Neil asserts
that it is ludicrous to think we could not eliminate injury and death from
ordinary land-based transport in the twenty-first century. In fact, we
can start today by making road safety a top national priority in line with
the scale of the problem and the breadth of available solutions.
No Accident probes what safe system thinking really means, and identifies
the most meaningful large-scale changes within reach. The book, which includes
a foreword by Ralph Nader, has been featured on radio, by CBC BC; CKNW
Vancouver; C-FAX Victoria; CBC Alberta; CBC Ottawa; and CBC Sudbury, and
by Macleanís magazine and the Ottawa Sun. It has also been reviewed by
Blacklockís Reporter (Ottawa), Literary Review of Canada, and Canadian
Association of Road Safety Professionals.