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Dr. Todd Chan awarded China Friendship Award
CSCE via China Daily
On Sept 29 of this year Dr Todd Chan was given the China Friendship Award by Vice Premier Ma Kai in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. This award is China's most prestigious accolade for "foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social progress."
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Dr. Todd Chan: Ma Kai le Prix de l'amitié de Chine
CSCE par China Daily
Le 29 septembre dernier, Dr. Todd Chan a reçu du vice-premier ministre Ma Kai le Prix de l'amitié de Chine au Palais de l'assemblée du peuple à Beijing. Ce prix est le plus prestigieux qui soit décerné aux "experts étrangers qui ont apporté une contribution exceptionnelle au progrès économique et social du pays."
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CALL FOR ARTICLES
CSCE
The International Affairs Committee (IAC) of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) invites you to submit articles for a special issue of the Canadian Civil Engineer (CCE). The theme of this special issue of the CCE is "Lessons from India." Limited number of articles will be published in this issue. The focus of this issue is to showcase the major advancements that have taken place in India in the Civil Engineering field and to highlight lessons for Canadian Civil Engineers. The articles are typically only 3-4 pages long.

Abstracts of articles should be sent to guptar@uvic.ca by December 1st, 2014. Limited number of authors will be invited to submit full articles. Full articles due by January 31st, 2015.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Rishi Gupta, P.Eng.
University of Victoria,
Email: guptar@uvic.ca
Ph.: 250-721-7033

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APPEL AUX ARTICLES
CSCE
Le Comité des affaires internationales (CAI) de la Société canadienne de génie civil (SCGC) vous invite à soumettre des articles pour un numéro spécial de L'Ingénieur civil canadien (ICC). Le thème de ce numéro spécial est "Les leçons de l’Inde." Un nombre limité d’articles sera publié dans ce numéro dont le contenu sera axé sur les avancements majeurs réalisés dans le domaine du génie civil en Inde et sur les leçons à tirer pour les ingénieurs civils canadiens. Les articles sont de 3 à 4 pages.

Les résumés des articles doivent être adressés à guptar@uvic.ca au plus tard le 1er décembre 2014. Un nombre limité d’auteurs sera invité à soumettre des articles complets. Ceux-ci doivent être reçus au plus tard le 31 janvier 2015.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter :
Dr. Rishi Gupta, P.Eng.
University of Victoria,
Email: guptar@uvic.ca
Tel.: 250-721-7033

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HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE NEXT CONCRETE DESIGN HANDBOOK!

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is conducting research for the development of the next edition of the Concrete Design Handbook (CDH) through means of an online survey. We'd love to hear from CDH users to better appreciate their needs. This will help us make any necessary improvements or changes to the next edition of the Concrete Design Handbook.

The survey should take less than 5 minutes and responses are completely anonymous. The survey will run until November 28th.

The online survey can be accessed at http://fluidsurveys.com/s/cdh/english/ or through the CAC website at www.cement.ca.

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PROCHAINE ÉDITION DU CONCRETE DESIGN HANDBOOK : À VOUS LA PAROLE!

L'Association Canadienne du Ciment (ACC) effectue une recherche, au moyen de sondage en ligne, pour le développement de la prochaine édition du Concrete Design Handbook (CDH). Nous aimerions obtenir des commentaires des utilisateurs du CDH pour obtenir une meilleure compréhension de leurs besoins. Cela nous aidera à apporter des améliorations à la prochaine édition du Concrete Design Handbook.

Le sondage devrait prendre moins de 5 minutes et les réponses sont anonymes. Le sondage sera accessible jusqu’au 28 novembre.

Accéder au sondage en ligne au http://fluidsurveys.com/s/cdh/french/ ou à partir du site web de l’ACC au www.ciment.ca/fr.

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 CSCE Programs & Events / Programmes et événements de la SCGC


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

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The CSCE 2015 Regina Conference Organizing Committee heard your feedback. For the first time ever, the host city is introducing a new applied science stream in Regina.

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.

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

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

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

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


Journée technique sur le bois : Projet NEWBuildS de 20 étages et atelier sur les techniques d'assemblages
CECObois
12 novembre 2014
Hôtel Intercontinental de Montréal

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2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE)
ASME Conferences
November 14 - 20, 2014
Montreal, QC

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Canadian Value Symposium 2014
CSVA
November 17 - 18, 2014
Toronto, ON

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

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

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

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Attracting foreign infrastructure capital with cross-border tax incentives
Financial Post
Canada's government has long focused policy efforts on better ensuring that working Canadians approach retirement with sufficient income supports in place. Among the provisions are Registered Pensions Plans, RRSPs, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplements.

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Ontario government is holding up infrastructure plan funding
CP24
Finance Minister Joe Oliver says the Ontario government is causing delays in the federal government's plan to devote nearly $11 billion to infrastructure investments in the province over the coming years.

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Engineering firm found guilty for building problems that led to condo evacuations
Calgary Herald
A provincial court judge has found an engineering firm guilty of building code infractions that endangered the structural integrity of a downtown Calgary condominium complex, forced the evacuation of several businesses and caused millions of dollars in damage.

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Growing with Youth / Croître avec les jeunes



Annual Student Competitions
CSCE
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.

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Concours étudiants annuels
CSCE
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.

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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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Soyez branchés!
SCGC
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!
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Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure / Leadership en infrastructures durables



Update to Canadian Infrastructure Report Card is Underway
CSCE
The first Canadian Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC) was released in September 2012. Work has begun on the 2015 edition, including the release of the CIRC Asset Management Primer which aims to clarify the importance of asset management as well as sharing best practices. The CSCE is a proud sponsor of this initiative and is represented by President Reg Andres and Chair of the Infrastructure Renewal Committee, Nick Larson on the project steering committee.
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La mise à jour du Bulletin de rendement des infrastructures canadiennes est en cours
CSCE
Le premier Bulletin de rendement des infrastructures canadiennes (BRIC) fut publié en septembre 2012. Les travaux ont commencé sur l’édition 2015, y compris la publication du Document d’introduction à la gestion des actifs–BRIC qui aidera à comprendre les avantages de la gestion des actifs et des meilleures pratiques qui y sont liées. La SCGC est fière de parrainer cette initiative. Son président Reg Andres et le président du Comité du renouvellement des infrastructures, Nick Larson, la représentent au sein du comité directeur du projet
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Civil engineering: Global Industry Guide
PR Newswire
Global Civil engineering industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.
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Canada adds 43,000 jobs in October, jobless rate down to 6.5 per cent
CBC News
The Canadian economy added 43,000 jobs in October, pushing the jobless rate down to its lowest level since November 2008. Statistics Canada said that Canada has now produced 182,000 jobs in the past year. But two-thirds of those jobs have come in the past two months.
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Western premiers ask Ottawa for $1 billion transportation infrastructure investment
Edmonton Journal
Canada's western premiers joined ranks to ask the federal government for more than $1 billion in funding to ensure their transportation systems can keep up with export demands from emerging Asian markets.
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Business Council of B.C. calls for strategic infrastructure spending plan
Vancouver Sun
British Columbians might think the province has racked up enough debt building capital projects such as the Port Mann Bridge replacement and major expansion of Surrey Memorial Hospital, but a key business lobby group is pushing Victoria to ramp up strategic infrastructure spending.
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UBC Engineers without Borders sending students to help build clean water facilities in Malawi
The Ubyssey
UBC student Franny Varty has spent the last four months volunteering with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) to bring clean water facilities to Malawi. In its efforts to improve living standards in developing countries around the globe, EWB's UBC Chapter has recently launched a new initiative called the Junior Fellowship Program.
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Go Engineering Girl event making inroads after 10 years
Daily Commercial News
The chair of the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE) recalls asking some Girl Guides during an event what they thought an engineer looked like. The nine and 10-year-olds went to work drawing their visions. When asked to show their illustrations, Mary Wells says the pictures that came back were of men, typically in some sort of uniform, carrying tools and appearing like a mechanic or train engineer.
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Engineering firm lands $1.5 million contract to probe Mount Polley mine spill
Vancouver Sun
The B.C. government has awarded engineering firm Klohn Crippen Berger a $1.5-million contract to help with the investigation into Imperial Metals' Mount Polley mine tailings dam collapse.
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