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Call for nominations/Appel aux candidatures:
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CSCE is soliciting nominations for our annual Fellowship and Career Awards.

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Inner Harbour Boat Cruise
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CSCE Toronto Section
September 12, 2014
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5th International / 11th Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC15)
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstracts due September 16, 2014
June 8-10, 2015
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

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CSCE Annual Conference Halifax 2014
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We are pleased to inform you that electronic versions of the final papers are available and can be accessed here.
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Travelling to Hong Kong?
CSCE
The CSCE is looking for volunteers to make technical presentations to members of the CSCE Hong Kong Branch and (or) the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). This is strictly on a volunteer basis, with no payment for spent time or travel expenses. If interested, please send an outline of your presentation and brief resume at least three months in advance of your trip to Doug Salloum, CSCE Executive Director, or Brian Burrell, CSCE VP-International.
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Programs and Events from Partner Organizations / Programmes et événements d'organisations partenaires


Conferences/Conférences

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

CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th Annual Conference on Construction Materials

Submission of Abstracts will be accepted up until Sept. 30, 2014

Fourth Climate Change Technology Conference
Call for Papers: Sept. 15, 2014
Montreal, QC

GeoRegina 2014
Date: Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014
Delta Regina Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan


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Infrastructure cracks as Los Angeles defers repairs
NY Times
The scene was apocalyptic: a torrent of water from a ruptured pipe valve bursting through Sunset Boulevard, hurling chunks of asphalt 40 feet into the air as it closed down the celebrated thoroughfare and inundated the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. By the time emergency crews patched the pipe, 20 million gallons of water had cascaded across the college grounds.

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Crews removing historic pipeline from underside of bridge
CBC News
Sask Energy crews will begin the long process of removing a 61-year-old piece of Saskatoon's energy history from underneath the University Bridge.

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How to get girls into engineering? Let them build toys
Wall Street Journal
When Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen met in 2010, both were in engineering master's programs at Stanford University — mechanical and electrical, respectively. But there weren't many other women around.

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 Growing with Youth / Croître avec les jeunes


CSCE Activities Are Getting Into Full Swing
CSCE
September is here and CSCE student chapters across the country are starting up again. Make sure to keep an eye out for your chapter's upcoming events and to renew your membership with them. Click here for a CSCE Student Chapter contact list. You don't want to miss out on any opportunities. Student membership gives you access to the CSCE Member Directory and includes a print subscription to "Canadian Civil Engineer", Canada's only magazine dedicated exclusively to Civil Engineering. Did you know that you can also take part in events held by the local section in your city? Get in touch and network with both students and engineering professionals in your area. You can find the list of CSCE sections from the "Sections & Regions" tab on http://csce.ca.
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Let's Get Social
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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!
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You are cordially invited
Concordia University
Concordia University's Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair & Reception Tuesday, September 30th or Wednesday, October 1st 2014.
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Vous êtes cordialement invités
Université Concordia
Université Concordia - Journée carrière et réception génie et informatique Mardi le 30 septembre ou mercredi le 1 octobre 2014
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Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure / Leadership en infrastructures durables


Reg Andres: Premiers Council of the Federation
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CSCE President, Reg Andres, participated in the Premiers Council of the Federation meeting on infrastructure on August 6. Please see the document presented by the Premiers, on the CSCE website
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Samsung's engineering and shipbuilding firms to merge
BD Live
Samsung Heavy Industries will absorb Samsung Engineering for about $2.5bn, the latest step in a restructuring at South Korea’s largest conglomerate that has grown since the controlling Lee family's patriarch was hospitalised in May. Investors are closely watching how control of the group will be transferred to heir apparent Jay Y Lee and his two sisters.
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When art, architecture and engineering collide
Sourceable
The Engineers Australia Freefall Experience Design Ideas Competition invited engineers, designers and other creative professionals from around the country to design a major sculptural installation for the Engineers Australia Freefall Pin Oak Forest at the 250-hectare National Arboretum in Canberra.
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Second engineering degree accredited at Conestoga College
The Record
A second engineering degree program at Conestoga College has received accreditation from Engineers Canada, the college announced. Conestoga College's electronic systems engineering degree received a seal of approval from the body representing Canada's licensed engineers, which will allow graduates of the four-year program to become licensed engineers.
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Ontario establishes Ring of Fire infrastructure development corporation
Government of Ontario
Ontario has taken another step to drive progress in the Ring of Fire region, delivering on its July 3, 2014 commitment to establish a development corporation within 60 days. With headquarters to be located in Thunder Bay, the ROF Infrastructure Development Corporation will work to bring First Nations and the public and private sectors together to create partnerships and facilitate investment decisions in strategic transportation infrastructure.
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Why America should privatize its infrastructure
Forbes
Barry Ritholtz has a nice piece today talking about how American, and American conservatives especially, should be coming around to the idea of spending more money on the nation's infrastructure. As ever with Ritholtz though it's a good idea to look at his information source rather than his conclusions: the first might guide you to the right path, the second quite probably won't.
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Massive Toronto rail track separation complete
Daily Commercial News
After approximately eight years of construction, a major bottleneck in passenger train movement in west end Toronto was removed.
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Civil engineering, explained
Live Science
Civil engineering is the design and construction of public works, such as dams, bridges and other large infrastructure projects. It is one of the oldest branches of engineering, dating back to when people first started living in permanent settlements and began shaping their environments to suit their needs.
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