Technical activities offer our members the opportunity to gain knowledge on various transportation related topics. Our members are encouraged to seek out industry professionals to educate the student chapter with a guest lecture or technical tour of their facility. We also provide a large number of webinars through the many professional organizations that our members are associated with.


Our Student Chapter members are heavily involved with professional events and meetings. If you wish to attend a conference contact our president, Abby Scaletta ( for possible funding from the student chapter. Here are some of the events that our members have either been to or are looking forward to attending this school year.

  • Excite Youth Summit: Cities of Tomorrow Conference, Calgary - June 18 - 20, 2017
  • Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE)/ Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Annual Conference, Toronto - July 30 - August 2, 2017
  • Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington D.C. (January)
  • North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference (NAMTEC), Miami, USA (May)
  • Wheel-Rail Interaction Conference (May)

Student Chapter members at ITE Toronto 2017

CITE/ITE Conference 2017

The Student Chapter sent nine students to the conference this past week. The Traffic Bowl team came in second in the CITE Traffic Bowl and we were awarded the Student Chapter of the Year Award for CITE. Technical sessions and evening events provided students with opportunities to learn and network on an international level.


  • The U of M Student Chapter won the Student Chapter of the Year Award at the 2017 CITE Conference.
  • Our Faculty Advisor, Dr. Jeannette Montufar, won the Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award Award for CITE.
  • Caleb Olfert (our Treasurer), won the Student Paper Competition and the Transportation in a Sustainable World awards at the 2017 CITE Conference.

Technical Tours

February 20-26th, ten Student Chapter members from both undergraduate and graduate levels travelled to Portland, Oregon to visit and learn about their Traffic Operations Centre, have a tour of the Tri-Met system (LRT, busses, and streetcars), and have a bike tour from a Portland State University student using Portland's bikeshare program. It was a successful trip in teaching the students about transportation systems in other cities.

On Thursday, April 13th the Student Chapter visited Winnipeg's new Traffic Management Centre for a tour of the facilities and to learn about traffic operations in Winnipeg. Thank you to Ryan Patrick for giving us the presentation and tour!

Technical Workshop - Planning for Public Transportation

On Wednesday, April 12th, we held a technical workshop for industry and students on Planning for Public Transportation. It was a successful event and thank you to Bjorn Radstrom from Winnipeg Transit and Bob Hastings from Trimet (Portland, Oregon) for presenting.

Technical Speakers

On Friday, November 17 Steven Florko from Stantec gave a presentation on the CPR Yards Functional Design Crossing Study that was completed by Stantec Consulting. Here's a simulation video for the new bridge: Arlington Bridge!

On Thursday, October 26 the City of Winnipeg's Active Transportation Coordinator, Stephanie Whitehouse presented on the City's pedestrian and cycling strategies as well as some current and planned AT infrastructure.

On Monday, October 23 Gareth Rempel from MORR Consulting presented on TRAINFO, a technology developed to predict the time and location of at grade rail crossings. The student chapter learned about the many ways this technology is able to reduce the impacts of train crossings!

On Monday, March 27 Janice Lukes, the City Councillor for South Winnipeg - St. Norbert, came to speak to the Student Chapter about active transportation in the City of Winnipeg.

On February 16 CITE president, Jen Malzer presented to the Student Chapter and to industry about CITE and the City of Calgary Pedestrian Strategy. The event was a first for a joint luncheon between the Student Chapter and the ITE MB Chapter.

On Tuesday, February 7 Orly Linovski, a professor from the Department of City Planning here at the UofM, discussed the relationship between transportation and city planning. Thank you to Orly and those who came out!

On Tuesday, November 29 Terry Shaw from Manitoba Trucking Association presented on trucking and its importance in Manitoba, as well as discussed regulations and how they impact the trucking industry.

Wednesday, November 16 Mark Hearson from Fireseeds North Infrastructure presented on video collection, video conflict analysis, intersection safety and surrogate safety measures.

Steven Florko Luncheon (above)

Janice Lukes Luncheon (above)

Jen Malzer Luncheon (above)