CSCE E-Bulletin
Dec. 3, 2014

CSCE Annual Conference 2015
May 27 - 30, 2015
Regina, Saskatchewan

The 1st Annual Conference on Innovation in Engineering Practice is what you've been asking for – an annual conference that offers a stream of papers and presentations that takes applied research and puts it into practice. The intent is with your support and participation, this will become an annual component within our conference.

Call For Abstracts!

The time has arrived…
the 2015 CSCE conference Call for Abstracts is open. We encourage you to put on your thinking caps and submit an abstract for what will undoubtedly be an extremely exciting technical program.

From the traditional topics such as structures, transportation and environmental engineering to the first of its kind, non-juried, Innovation in Engineering Practice specialty conference, we are certain you will find a topic that showcases the work you are doing with universities, industry and the public and private sectors.

Don't wait too long to think about it. Please click here to go to the abstract submission page right away. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014.

Regina is no longer the place to be from, it is the place to be. Come be a part of the excitement!More


October 31st, 2014 - "We will continue building, but we will never forget," is the inspiring message from engineer Nathalie Provost, who was wounded on December 6, 1989, the day the formerly peaceful lives of Polytechnique students turned tragic.

Even though 25 years have passed since the Polytechnique massacre, when the lives of 14 young women were ended by bullets fired by a crazed gunman, the event will never fade into the past for the victims' families, nor for those who were wounded or the witnesses to this horrible tragedy. More


31 octobre 2014 - « On continue de bâtir, mais on n'oublie pas », voilà le message inspirant que livre l'ingénieure Nathalie Provost, blessée le 6 décembre 1989 quand la vie, jusque-là paisible des étudiants de Polytechnique, a tourné au drame.

Même si 25 années se sont écoulées depuis la tragédie de Polytechnique, au cours de laquelle 14 jeunes femmes ont péri sous les balles d'un tueur fou, l'événement n'appartiendra jamais au passé pour les familles des victimes, les blessés et les témoins de cet horrible drame.More

The 22nd Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference
April 29th - May 2nd, 2015
Montreal, Canada

The main theme of this conference will focus on sustainable management of water resources in the context of climate and environmental changes. Abstract submission deadline: January 8, 2015More

Fourth Climate Change Technology Conference
May 25 - 27, 2015
Montreal, QC

The Climate Change Technology 2015 conference in Montreal will be featuring a Leeding Green course. More

5th International / 11th Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC15)
June 8 - 10, 2015
University of British Columbia, Vancouver CampusMore

Engineers Canada

Engineers Canada is seeking nominations for the 2015 awards. Terms of reference and nomination forms for each award category can be found on our website:

The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. EST on Friday, January 9, 2015.

Ingénieurs Canada lance son appel de mises en candidature des prix 2015. Les critères d’admissibilité ainsi que les formulaires de mises en candidature pour chaque prix sont disponibles sur note site Web :

La date limite de réception des mises en candidature est le vendredi, 9 janvier 2015, à 16 h, HNE. More

1st International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete
Storrs, Connecticut, USA
Submission of abstracts is due by January 31, 2014More

International Conference on Water Management Modeling
Wednesday, February 25th and Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Location for 2015 Conference: The Marriott Courtyard Toronto Brampton More

New GO Train Station on the way for York Region
Government of Ontario
Ontario's transit agency, Metrolinx, has started building a new GO station in York Region to make it easier for commuters to take public transit, reduce congestion, and create jobs by getting people moving.More

Opinion: Quality infrastructure will pay dividends
Edmonton Journal
In the late 1990s, when I was a twentysomething undergrad at the University of Alberta, my bike was my car, providing me with a cheap, efficient, and fun way to get around. I'd ride to class on residential streets, down back alleys to do my shopping, and duck down to the river valley when I could.More

Stephen Harper earmarks $5.8 billion for federal infrastructure
Toronto Star
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced an additional $5.8 billion over three years in additional spending by Ottawa on museums, research centres, parks and other federally-owned infrastructure across Canada.More

16th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering
July 19-22, 2015
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA More

The Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineers (CAEE)
July 21 - 24, 2015
Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaMore

Annual Student Competitions
Every year there are a number of student competitions that you can get involved with to put your education into action. Put together a team or join an existing one at your school to meet some new people and to have a whole lot of fun.

Jan 21 - 25, 2015 -- Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race -- UBC Okanagan (Kelowna, BC)

Mar 5 - 8, 2015 -- CSCE Troitsky Bridge Building Competition -- Concordia University (Montréal, QC)

May 8 - 10, 2015 -- CSCE Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition -- University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)

May 26 - 30, 2015 -- CSCE Capstone Competition -- CSCE Annual Conference (Regina, SK)

Visit the CSCE Student Affairs Committee webpage for more competitions and scholarships.More

Concours étudiants annuels
Chaque année, vous pouvez participer à plusieurs concours étudiants afin de mettre en pratique vos apprentissages. Formez une équipe ou bien joignez-vous à une équipe existante de votre école pour de nouvelles rencontres et du bon temps.

21 - 25 janvier 2015 -- Grande course de toboggan de béton du nord-- UBC Okanagan (Kelowna, C-B)
5 - 8 mars 2015 -- Concours Troitsky de construction de ponts de la SCGC -- Concordia University (Montréal, QC)
8 - 10 mai 2015 -- Concours national canadien de canoë de béton de la SCGC -- University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)
May 26 - 30, 2015 -- Concours Capstone de la SCGC -- Congrès annuel de la SCGC (Regina, SK)

Visitez la page web du Comité des affaires étudiantes de la SCGC pour des informations sur d’autres concours et bourses.More

Let's Get Social
Do you want to keep track of what's going on in the world of Civil Engineering online? Why not join the conversation? Follow us, like us, and join us! We're on Facebook, Twitter (@csce2), and LinkedIn. Search for #csce2014 to see dialogue from the conference. See you in cyberspace!More

Soyez branchés!
Voulez-vous être au fait de ce qui se passe dans le monde du génie civil en ligne? Prenez part à la conversation. Suivez-nous, aimez-nous et joignez-vous à nous! Nous sommes sur Facebook, Twitter (@csce2) et LinkedIn. Recherchez #csce2014 pour suivre le dialogue sur le congrès. Au plaisir de vous voir dans le cyberespace!More

Toronto to narrow traffic lanes to slow drivers, increase safety
CTV News
Several of the city's traffic lanes will soon be narrowed in an attempt to increase safety by slowing down drivers. Wide lanes make drivers feel comfortable speeding, because they have a large cushion around their vehicles. Reducing lane width would make drivers automatically slow down, as they have less room to move to either side, a city official told CTV Toronto. More

Class action trial over Canada Line construction starts
Journal of Commerce
A class-action lawsuit launched by Vancouver businesses alleging that the Canada Line construction unnecessarily caused financial hardship has gone to trial. They argue that SNC-Lavalin and TransLink saved millions of dollars using a cheaper construction method, knowing it would hurt local merchants.More

At long last, after all the turmoil, the Airport Parkway pedestrian bridge officially opens
Ottawa Citizen
The bridge was over budget, years behind schedule, the basis for a multimillion-dollar lawsuit and one of the walking paths leading up to it was the scene of the city’s latest homicide.More

UPEI unveils plans for new engineering school
The Guardian
It's a good time to be an engineering student on the Island as UPEI announced plans for construction of its new school of sustainable design engineering. Andrew Simmons is one of those students. He is in his second year at UPEI and said he was excited to hear about the plans for the new engineering school.More

U.K. plans Stonehenge tunnel as part of major roads upgrade
Toronto Sun
Britain plans to bore a road tunnel near the prehistoric Stonehenge monument to ease congestion and remove most vehicles from view of the ancient stone circle that has puzzled visitors and scholars for centuries. The single-carriageway A303 road in southwest England that runs alongside the monument has long been plagued by traffic jams.More