October 4, 2022

Conference: UBC International Road Safety Symposium, Oct. 31-Nov. 1

If you want to attend a conference in Vancouver that is a master class on the latest  mobility thought, here is your chance. The first conference held in 2019 brought together world renowned experts on the Safe Systems Approach. This year the symposium offers leading edge education on research and road safety.

2022 UBC-BCCDC International Road Safety Symposium – October 31st and November 1st, 2022

UBC International Road Safety Symposium
October 31 – November 1, 2022
Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel
1180 W Hastings St, Downtown Vancouver 

You can read about this conference and register by clicking this link.

The UBC Bureau of Integrated Transportation Safety and Advanced Mobility (BITSAM) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) invite you to take part in the UBC International Road Safety Symposium from October 31 – November 1, 2022. This symposium is also supported by Parachute through sponsorship from Desjardins Insurance and the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit.

Prof. Tarek Sayed, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Transportation Safety and Advanced Mobility, is excited to co-host this event with BCCDC to share research and practice critical to advancing road safety. Renowned experts from North America will join local 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.

Day 1 (Oct 31)
Presentations Topics followed by Discussions:

Road safety challenges and opportunities in the smart mobility era
Cycling Safety – Now and Into the Future
Equity and Road Safety
Autonomous Vehicle Safety
Advances in Autonomous Vehicles
Day 2 (Nov 1)
Interactive Panel Discussions:

Road Safety and Reconciliation
Improving Active Road User Safety
Successful Safety Initiatives in BC
How big data analytics is shaping the future of safety initiatives and auto insurance
Understanding the Impact of Advanced Vehicle Technology on Safety

Keynote Speaker

Bowinn Ma, MLA P.Eng.
MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale; Minister of State for Infrastructure

Bowinn Ma has served as MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale since May 2017 and was appointed Minister of State for Infrastructure in 2020. She is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with a degree in civil engineering (BASc), a masters from the UBC Sauder School of Business (MM), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Dr. Johnathon Ehsani
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Ehsani is an injury prevention researcher with over 50 peer-reviewed publications in road safety. He did a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and joined Johns Hopkins in 2016 to lead the transportation research group at the Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Dr. Susan Handy
Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, DavisDr. Susan Handy is the Director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at the University of California, Davis, where she also chairs the graduate program in Transportation Technology and Policy.

Dr. Alain Kornhauser
Professor, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University Prof. Kornhauser has now completed his 50th year as faculty at Princeton. He serves as Director of the Transportation Program where he continues his research in transportation, focused on the real-time operation of large fleets of driverless vehicles and on the development of Deep-Learning Neural Networks that safely drive road vehicles.

Dr. Tarek Sayed
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia Dr. Sayed is a distinguished professor and the Tier Canada Research Chair of Transportation Safety and Advanced Mobility at UBC. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.

Dr. John Scanlon
Senior Safety Research Engineer, Severity and Safety Impact Team, Waymo. John leads multiple projects that estimate the potential for the Waymo technology to improve roadway safety.level. The symposium will provide a forum for dialogue with all attendees to allow for focused discussions on specific issues and solutions

 

Day 1 (Oct 31)

Presentations Topics followed by Discussions:

  • Road safety challenges and opportunities in the smart mobility era
  • Cycling Safety – Now and Into the Future
  • Equity and Road Safety
  • Autonomous Vehicle Safety
  • Advances in Autonomous Vehicles

Day 2 (Nov 1)

Interactive Panel Discussions:

  • Road Safety and Reconciliation
  • Improving Active Road User Safety
  • Successful Safety Initiatives in BC
  • How big data analytics is shaping the future of safety initiatives and auto insurance
  • Understanding the Impact of Advanced Vehicle Technology on Safety

 

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