2021 ITS Essay Competition

2021 ITS Essay Competition

ITS Canada is pleased to announce the ITS Canada 2021 Student Essay Competition. 

Applicants are invited to submit an essay of 1200 to 2000 words.  It must describe the applicant’s experiences (research and development) and knowledge pertaining to the ITS Canada 2021 June Conference theme “Creating Connections That Matter”. Submission topics are left open to suit your choice. 

Candidates must demonstrate the following qualities in their essays: 

  • A well-structured document: The text must highlight the context, problem, and the solutions and trends defined in the literature, experience of the candidate and finally a conclusion based on their reflection and analysis on the presented theme 

  • Correct technical knowledge: Introductions of new technical terms must be referenced. A list of references deemed relevant should be presented at the end of the document. 

  • An analysis and personal reflection: The text should not be limited to facts. You are encouraged to address technological advances and their future uses, how these solutions will enable a high quality and resilient transportation system and the EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) aspect of the solutions. 

  • Career plan envisaged: Describe clearly its motivations for the transport world in general and particularly for ITS. What roles are anticipated in the transport world of tomorrow? 

  • Competition winners will present their essays at the ITS Canada 2021 Conference November 29-30.

The essays can be summited in either written French or English.  The linguistic and presentation skills are important and will be integrated into the evaluation criteria of the essays that will be submitted.

Prizes:
First Prize: $2000 cash 
2nd Prize: $1000 cash
3rd Prize: $500 cash

Important Dates: 
Announcement Date:   March 4, 2021 
Submission Deadline:  June 25, 2021NEW
Date of decision:         July 2021    

Eligibility: 
Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant. Students already registered in graduate studies program in civil engineering or information technology related to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at a Canadian university.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to Prof. Bilal Farooq, Chair, ITS Canada 2021 Student Essay Competition. 

Click here to view 2020 essays winners.

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