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Ontario Ministry of Transportation - Canadian Automobile Association

CARSP Conference 2017

Call for Student Papers

Student Paper Competition

The competition is now open!  Deadline for submissions is Friday April 21st.

Students are invited to submit papers on a road safety topic for presentation at the 2017 conference. See the full Call for Papers Notice: Student Paper Competition Notice 2017

Insurance Bureau of Canada


CARSP's Young Professionals' Committee with support from The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is sponsoring a student paper competition for papers written on any aspect of road safety by students registered in a Canadian university or college.


The theme for the 2017 Conference “Technology and Road Safety” was chosen to highlight current and emerging technologies which impact road safety both positively and negatively.  While the theme is on technology and road safety, we welcome submissions from a variety of road safety topics. For a list of possible topics please look at the “Topics” section at CARSP Conference Call for Abstracts.

Paper Stream Choices

  1. Policy and Practice
  2. Research and Evaluation

Please include required sections as per the CARSP Conference Call for Abstracts.

Monetary Awards

Authors of the top three papers will receive the following monetary awards:

$1000 for first place

$600 for second place

$400 for third place

The three winning authors will also receive complimentary conference registration and up to $1,000 for travel expenses expenses (depending on where the student is residing at the time of the conference). Winning authors must present their papers at the conference to receive their award.


Authors should upload their papers, using the link to the submission form below, by April 21, 2017. All entries will be judged by an expert panel of road safety professionals from across Canada and the winners will be announced on May 18, 2017 via email (please note that all candidates will be notified, regardless of whether they have won or not).

Note that students that have already submitted their papers in response to the general CARSP Conference Call for Abstracts are still eligible for this competition, however they must still go through all the steps for this competition to be eligible. Please indicate somewhere on the abstract that it has already been submitted to the Call for Abstracts for the general CARSP Conference.

Details on past CARSP Student Paper Competitions Winners, including the titles of their papers, can be found at Winners of Student Paper Competition.

Papers should be written and formatted according to CARSP requirements using the Instructions to Authors.

For more information, contact : Matthew Mulkern Chair, CARSP's Young Professionals' Committee or Brenda Suggett Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals

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