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CSCE 2015 Annual Conference
Conference registration is now open!
Take advantage of the special early bird rates to secure your place at the best civil engineering conference of the year!

Please click HERE for more information on special rates and to register today!

Les inscriptions à notre Congrès annuel sont ouvertes!
Profitez des tarifs préférentiels pour réserver votre place au meilleur congrès de génie civil de l’année.

Cliquez ICI pour plus de détails sur les tarifs spéciaux et vous inscrire dès aujourd’hui!
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Board of Directors Update / Mise à jour conseil d'administration
Your Board of Directors is committed to a strategic planning and implementation process that is consistent in theme from year to year but that also adapts to our opportunities and challenges. Go to the Strategic Directions page on the CSCE website to review the strategic progress we are making - see what we accomplished in 2014 and what we are committed to accomplishing in 2015

Votre conseil d'administration s'est engagé à mettre en place un processus de planification et de mise en oeuvre stratégique sur des thèmes récurrents mais qui s'adapte à nos opportunités et nos défis. Allez à la page Orientations stratégiques du site web de la SCGC pour consulter les progrès que nous réalisons. Voyez ce que nous avons accompli en 2014 et ce que nous nous sommes engages à accomplir en 2015.

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2015 CANCAM Award
This biannual award from Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM) recognizes outstanding achievements in the area of Applied Mechanics by a Canadian or non-Canadian researcher who has worked in Canada for a minimum of five years. All areas of Applied Mechanics (e.g., Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Computational Mechanics, Biomechanics) are considered. The award, which includes a medal, a certificate, and some travel support, will be presented at the 25th CANCAM to be held at Western University, London, Ontario in May 31-June 04, 2015.
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Technical Publications Committee wants to hear from you
The Technical Publications Committee wants to know what issues and concerns you have regarding CSCE technical publications. To have your say, follow the link to our short 10 question survey. We want to hear from you!
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 CSCE Programs and Events / Programmes et événements de la SCGC

Event Location/Date Updates
The 22nd Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference Montreal, Canada
April 29 - May 2, 2015
Paper submission deadline: March 6, 2015
The main theme of this conference will focus on sustainable management of water resources in the context of climate and environmental changes.
14th Global Joint Seminar on Geo-Environmental Engineering Montreal, Canada
May 21 - 22, 2015

Fourth Climate Change Technology Conference Montreal, Canada
May 25 - 27, 2015
The Climate Change Technology 2015 conference in Montreal will be featuring a Leeding Green course.
5th International / 11th Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC15) University of British Columbia
Vancouver Campus
June 8 - 10, 2015
Welcome to the 5th International/11th Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC 15). The conference provides the opportunity for researchers and practitioners of construction around the world to share the most recent innovations and developments in the construction industry.

  PaveDrain- A Permeable Paving Solution
Nilex’s PaveDrain® system is a revolutionary, permeable articulating concrete block/mat developed to effectively manage stormwater runoff. It combines a patented arch design in a concrete block to create an internal storage chamber. The arch forms a reservoir for stormwater runoff while simultaneously providing strength for heavy vehicular loads.

Programs and Events from Partner Organizations / Programmes et événements d'organisations partenaires

Event Location/Date Updates
International Conference
on Water Management
The Marriott Courtyard Toronto/Brampton, Ontario
February 25 - 26, 2015
The 5th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering Vancouver, Canada
July 15 - 17, 2015
16th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
July 19 - 22. 2015

The Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineers (CAEE) Victoria, British Columbia
July 21 - 24, 2015
1st International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete New York City

Abstracts deadline: March 15, 2015

Moose Jaw watermain infrastructure to be replaced
Times Herald
The City of Moose Jaw has approved a cast iron watermain replacement program to begin this year. The 20-year replacement process is expected to cost the city $117 million, including $5.85 million this year, 70 per cent of which the city has already committed.

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Toronto cold weather wreaks havoc on city infrastructure
Toronto Star
Toronto's cold weather is wreaking havoc on the city's infrastructure, with several days in the deep freeze being blamed for burst pipes and transit delays.

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First Nation fire safety hurt by lack of standards, chief says
CBC News
First Nations children living on reserve are likely to continue dying at a rate of 10 times greater than other Canadians until standards for fire safety are enacted, says the Assembly of First Nations Ontario regional chief.

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Growing with Youth / Croître avec les jeunes

Let's Get Social! / Soyez branchés! 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!

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!

Popsicle stick bridges, spirit, and a whole lot of fun!
The 31st Annual CSCE Troitsky Bridge Building Competition is happening at Concordia University in Montreal on March 5 - 8, 2015. Registration is still open for student teams. Check to see if your school already has teams or if they are holding a qualifier competition and get involved! You don't want to miss this fun event!
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University of Calgary wins the CSCE Cup
The University of Calgary were the top winners at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race in Kelowna this weekend, taking home the CSCE cup as well as first place in the King of the Hill race. Click the link to read the entire article and to see photos from the event.
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    CSCE 2015 Annual Conference (CSCE)
2015 CANCAM Award (CANAM)
Why engineering should be a woman's game (BBC)
Ontario and GTA Engineering Professionals Wanted (CSCE)
Province doles out money for Kelowna's cycling infrastructure (Kelowna Cap News)
Technical Publications Committee wants to hear from you (CSCE)

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Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure / Leadership en infrastructures durables

Too often, building public infrastructure is simply not the best way to invest money
National Post
Although details are still sketchy, public spending on capital projects looks to play a major role in the Liberal policy platform as we head into the federal election. This isn’t exactly a wedge issue: Everyone agrees that infrastructure brings benefits. But this general consensus can lead to some sloppy thinking, along the lines of the Politician’s Syllogism: “We must build infrastructure; this is infrastructure; therefore, we must build this.” This seductive line of reasoning can end up in disaster — remember the Mirabel Airport? The economics of public infrastructure are more subtle than that.
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BC Ferries is locked out of federal infrastructure funds
Vancouver Sun
The B.C. government is lobbying Ottawa to change the "baffling" funding rules that have shut out BC Ferries from federal financial support for its terminals and ships. Transportation Minister Todd Stone said Monday he continues to press his federal counterparts to alter eligibility criteria for the $53-billion New Building Canada fund, so that BC Ferries and the province can make a joint pitch for federal money.
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Caisse eyes 'substantial infrastructure opportunities' in the U.S.
The Globe and Mail
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has already helped Canadian investors become the single largest foreign buyer of U.S. commercial real estate since 2010. Now, the Caisse has its eye on another big bet south of the border: infrastructure, from airports to bridges.
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