Since 2016, Shadi, our founder and CEO, has dedicated his time to mentoring at UofT’s Hatchery, Building AI systems with York University and supporting young talent through the Capstone program.
In early June, Jeff presented a research poster regarding his Masters research at the 2019 CITE Conference in Ottawa. His research examined the relationships between road user and roadway characteristics with the severity of pedestrian crashes. Through his research, Jeff compiled a list of roadway features, including factors such as traffic signal and median presence, that are significant in severe pedestrian injuries. Jeff hopes to apply the findings of his research to improve pedestrian safety across Canada.
In May, our noise and vibration E.I.T Joseph volunteered at HotDocs film festival. He helped with scanning tickets, participating in street marketing and assisting with the virtual reality and augmented reality experience; and on the industry side, helping distributors access the movies.
On Saturday, March 23, Trans-plan participated in the "Blueprint for Change" conference, organized by the United Nations Association in Canada, Toronto Branch (UNACT), and hosted by The Glendon School of Public and International Affairs.
Trans-plan was invited to attend the Environmental theme workshop as a sector expert to inform development of the UNACT committee's understanding of key issues and challenges in transportation - one of the four topic areas discussed. Others topics discussed in the workshop were buildings, ecological values, and waste.
The workshop began with the Consuls General of France (Mr. Marc Trouyet) and Peru (Mrs. Ana Cecilia Gervasi Diaz) discussing environmental concerns and solutions in their countries. Then there was an opportunity for participants to focus on any of the four environmental themes. Organizers had prepared posters with background information and questions to discuss, leading us towards developing better solutions to our environmental challenges.
Trans-plan thanks the organizers and host for the opportunity to participate in drafting a "Blueprint for Change".
Luke Nolet, Trans-Plan's IT professional, is helping to keep the Cadence program alive in Guelph, ON. A graduate of this high school program for at-risk youth, he is an active advocate though fundraising and public awareness.