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(left to right): Auja Ominski, Michael Olfert, Karalee Klassen-Townsend, Michael Sanderson (ITE International President), Abby Scaletta, and Giuseppe Grande

ITE Student Chapter takes home top prize at International Competition

August 27, 2018 — 

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, five University of Manitoba students accepted the international Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter Award out of over 150 student chapters worldwide. The award is presented to a student chapter that:

  • promotes the advancement of the transportation profession,
  • educates students on various transportation topics through presentations and tours, and
  • hosts events for student members to network with professionals.

The University of Manitoba ITE Student Chapter accomplished these objectives through coordinating and planning 78 events, meetings, and liaison during the 2017-2018 school year. Highlights of the year include:

  • fundraising, purchasing, building, and delivering Christmas hampers to six families;
  • planning a four-day educational/outreach event with middle school students on various transportation topics;
  • networking events with peers and professionals;
  • technical speaking events where professionals present on their projects and companies to student members;
  • Ciclovia and bike tours in Bogota, Colombia, a tour of the Port of Cartagena in Colombia, and a tour of the Transportation Management Centre in Winnipeg;
  • representation at four transportation conferences in North America;
  • over 30 liaison activities, meetings, or publications with transportation professionals;
  • co-organizing the first Canadian ITE Student Leadership Summit in Edmonton to provide learning and networking opportunities to students across Canada; and
  • an industry workshop on building public transportation systems with presentations from Bjorn Radstrom from Winnipeg Transit and Bob Hastings from Trimet based in Portland, Oregon.

The annual report detailing the Chapter’s activities for the 2017-2018 year is located here.

Congratulations to the University of Manitoba ITE Student Chapter on their international recognition!

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