September 9, 2019

UBC International Road Safety Symposium~Nov 7-8


Following great feedback from the Vision Zero Summit, UBC’s Bureau of Integrated Transportation Safety and Advanced Mobility, in partnership with BC Centre for Disease Control, will host an International Road Safety Symposium to continue supporting expertise and knowledge exchange for road safety across BC. Renowned international experts from the Netherlands, Australia, and Canada will join municipal and provincial experts to discuss and share their experience and recent research with a focus on application, implementation and equity at the local level. The symposium will provide a forum for dialogue with all attendees to allow for focused discussions on specific issues and solutions.

The two days will cover:

International Expert Presentations followed by discussions on:
Road Safety Challenges in the Smart Mobility era
Causation and Prevention – how to best develop a crash prevention program
Road User Distraction
Transportation and Health
The Safe Systems Approach and critical success factors

Interactive Attendee Panel Discussions:
Active Road User Safety
Speed Management
Legal and illicit substances and road safety
Data Driven Transport safety -“linchpin” data issues, big data, and data-sharing opportunities
New and Advanced Mobility (e.g. ride-hailing, e-scooters)

Our distinguished line-up of international experts include:

Dr. Ben Beck – Deputy Head of Prehospital, Emergency and Trauma Research at Monash University (Australia)
Dr. Ezra Hauer – Emeritus Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto (Canada)
Dr. Tarek Sayed – Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, UBC (Canada)
Dr. Simon Washington – Professor and Head of School, Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (Australia)
Dr. Fred Wegman – Emeritus Professor, Traffic Safety at Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

The symposium will be held on November 7-8, 2019, at the Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre, 711 W. Broadway, Vancouver.

To join us, go to the registration page here.


Space is limited, so register asap!

Any questions can be forwarded to  Clark Lim at


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