Student Presentation Competition

First Annual Student Presentation Competition

Call for Abstracts

The University of Waterloo ITE (UW-ITE) student chapter was established 37 years ago and was one of the first student chapters in the Canadian District. The UW-ITE is proud to launch its first Annual Student Presentation Competition scheduled for the Fall 2017. The competition offers students a great opportunity to present and share a topic of interest related to transportation engineering to their peers and professionals. While technical competence is an important element, the main focus of the competition is on the ability to present and communicate effectively to one’s peers and the public.

Students are invited to submit a one-page abstract that includes title, name, affiliation, supervisor (if any), email address of the presenter, and a brief (up to 250 word) abstract. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Transportation management systems
  • Transportation Infrastructure Management
  • Sustainability
  • Public transit
  • Traffic engineering
  • Transportation planning
  • Transport systems analysis
  • Transport economics
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Technology for transportation application
  • Transportation safety and risk analysis

The competition will be held at the University of Waterloo in Fall 2017. The selected students will give a 10-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute question and answer period. The three best presentations will be selected for awards.

Sponsorships for one or all three best presentations awards are also now open. Associated benefits to our sponsors in terms of advertising opportunities include: Recognition during the event, online and print recognition, and a feature in our quarterly issue “WatMoves”. For information contact our chapter via e-mail.


  • Abstract Submission: September 25, 2017 *extended due to requests
  • Notice of Acceptance: October 2, 2017
  • Presentation Submissions: October 16, 2017
  • Competition Date: November 3, 2017 (Location E2-2350)

The website is open to accepting submissions between now and the submission deadline. Abstracts can be uploaded here or by e-mail  at

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