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2nd International Road Safety Symposium – Oct 31 to Nov 1, 2022

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On behalf of co-hosts Prof. Tarek Sayed and Megan Oakey, UBC and the BC Center for Disease Control are excited to announce the 2022 2nd International Road Safety Symposium to be held in Downtown Vancouver.

The two days will cover:

International Expert Presentations followed by discussions on:

  • 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

Interactive Attendee 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:

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

Our distinguished line-up of international experts include:

  • Dr. Johnathon Ehsani – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Dr. Susan Handy – Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis
  • Dr. Alain Kornhauser – Professor, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University
  • Dr. Tarek Sayed – Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. John Scanlon – Senior Safety Research Engineer, Severity and Safety Impact Team, Waymo


  • Tony Churchill – Leader Traffic Safety, City of Calgary
  • Dr. Marie-Soleil Cloutier – Professor, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Dr. Karim El-Basyouny – Associate Professor, University of Alberta
  • Clark Lim – Principal, Acuere Consulting
  • Kenedee Ludwar – Executive Director of Traffic and Highway Safety Engineering, BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Michele Martin – Seniors Business Insights Advisor, ICBC
  • Dr. Chris Monsere – Professor, Portland State University
  • Lucy Sager – CEO, All Nations Driving Academy
  • Rafael Villarreal – Manager – Transportation Division, City of Surrey
  • Chad Williams – Senior Transportation Planning Engineer, City of Kelowna
  • Dr. Meghan Winters – Professor, Simon Fraser University

October 31 – November 1, 2022 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel (1180 W Hastings St).

To join us, go to the registration page here:


Coast Coal Harbour Hotel 

1180 W Hastings St. 

Vancouver, BC, Canada 


Early Bird: $350 (until Sep 30) 

Regular: $450 

Student: $200 

Written by Stephen Rees

September 29, 2022 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Transportation

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