Co-hosted by:
City of Calgary

CARSP Conference 2019

Speaker Bio’s

  • Neil Arason

    Panel Discussion III – Collaboration to ensure success of Vision Zero in a Canadian context
    Making Vision Zero happen: The critical role of cities from a provincial perspective

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    3:05pm – 4:35pm

    Neil Arason
    Province of British Columbia

    Neil Arason is a public health director in the BC Ministry of Health. In a previous role in government, Neil was instrumental in the development of the British Columbia Road Safety Strategy. Neil is the author of No Accident: Eliminating injury and death on Canadian roads - published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2014. The book has been featured in Maclean's magazine and in many other media. In 2015, he received two road safety awards - one from the Transportation Association of Canada and the other from the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.

  • Paul Boase

    Panel Discussion I – Risky Driving Behaviour and Road Safety
    Impaired Driving in Canada

    Monday, May 27, 2019
    9:20am – 11:00am

    Paul Boase
    Chief, Road Users
    Transport Canada

    Paul Boase graduated from York University in Toronto with a BA in Sociology/Psychology in 1979. In 1982, he graduated from University of Toronto with a Masters Degree in Psychology. In 1987, he joined the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Ontario as Assistant Research Officer, and in 1990, was promoted to Senior Research Analyst. In this capacity he worked on the annual collision statistics as well as a number of safety related projects such as graduated licensing, administrative license suspension and photo radar. In 1999, Paul joined Transport Canada as Chief, Road Users where he is responsible for research related to road user behaviour.

  • Panel Discussion I – Risky Driving Behaviour and Road Safety
    A Synthesis of the Risks of Using Cell Phones while Driving and Countermeasure Effectiveness

    Monday, May 27, 2019
    9:20am – 11:00am

    Jeff Caird
    Professor, Department of Psychology
    University of Calgary

    Jeff K. Caird is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has co-edited four books on human-machine systems, including the Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine and Psychology and The Handbook of Teen and Novice Drivers: Research, Practice, Policy and Directions. He is a member of a number of national and international committees in Canada and the U.S. His broad areas of research are in transportation and health care human factors. Integral research and translation goals include the design of devices, environments and systems that reduce injuries and fatalities, and improve the quality of life.

  • Tony Churchill

    Panel Discussion II – Vulnerable Road Users

    Applying Vision Zero principles to create safer cycling infrastructure

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    9:20am – 10:50am

    Tony Churchill
    Leader, Traffic Safety Operations
    City of Calgary

    Mr. Churchill obtained a civil engineering technical diploma from SAIT Polytechnic prior to studying at the University of Calgary where he completed BSc. and MSc. degrees in civil engineering with a focus on road safety. Following the completion of his MSc. Degree, Mr. Churchill worked for a year at the SWOV in the Netherlands where he contributed to and managed research projects and road safety analyses. He was lured back to Canada by EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd. where he spent over 5 years completing road safety audits, in-service road safety reviews, safety evaluation studies, research, functional planning studies and traffic engineering studies. In 2013, Mr. Churchill began working at the City of Calgary where he is the Leader of Traffic Safety. Mr. Churchill is responsible for the coordination of efforts across the City using a multi-disciplinary approach as outlined in the Calgary Safer Mobility Plan.

  • Johan Diepens

    Keynote Speaker
    Vision Zero: Everybody has the right to come home

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    2:15pm – 3:05pm

    Johan Diepens
    Founder and CEO
    Mobycon, Delft, the Netherlands

    For over 30 years, Johan has shaped sustainable mobility best practices in the Netherlands and Europe. Early in his career, Johan was part of a national taskforce that developed the Dutch safe systems approach known as Sustainable Safety. This integrated approach to implementing Vision Zero considers potential for human error when designing “forgiving” infrastructure to protect all road users. He also worked with TU Delft to create the Star Analysis method for developing cycling networks and collaborated with Hans Monderman on the first Shared Space pilot projects. He has researched child behavior in traffic situations and conducted a pilot on intelligent speed adaptations in school zones. Currently, Johan is developing new methodologies for designing multimodal transportation networks, prioritizing active modes and public transit. In 2016 Johan and his team opened a North American office in Ottawa, Canada. This was in response to the growing interest among local governments to explore how Dutch expertise can support local innovation in shared mobility and traffic safety. Johan is a frequent visitor to Canada and is passionate to help cities embrace a multimodal future which is less dependent on traditional automobiles.

  • Autonomous Vehicle Lunch Panel
    Highly Automated Vehicles in Canada
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    12:40pm – 2:00pm

    Wendy Doyle
    Executive Director, Office of Traffic Safety
    Alberta Transportation

    Wendy Doyle is the Executive Director of the Office of Traffic Safety in the ministry of Transportation in Alberta. This office is dedicated to initiatives and tactics to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on Alberta’s highways through research and evaluation, education and awareness, policy, legislation, and community mobilization. Wendy has been involved with the development of policies related to highly automated vehicles since 2014. She currently serves as co-chair to the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators Automated Vehicle Working Group, is a member of the Federal/Provincial/Territorial AV/CV Working Group, and is one of two Canadian members on the AAMVA AV Best Practices Working Group. Wendy contributed to the jurisdiction guidelines for the safe testing and deployment for highly automated vehicles for both the U.S. and Canada.

  • Pamela Fuselli

    Opening Ceremonies
    Vision Zero: The Canadian Landscape – Momentum is Building

    Monday, May 27, 2019
    8:00am – 9:20am

    Pamela Fuselli, MSc
    Vice President of Knowledge Translation & Stakeholder Relations

    Pamela Fuselli, MSc is the Vice President of Knowledge Translation & Stakeholder Relations at Parachute. Prior to this, she was the Executive Director at Safe Kids Canada and one of the four leaders that led and co-founded the Injury Alliance that, through a process of national consultation and visioning, created a plan to move from collaboration to amalgamation of operations of the four NGOs, resulting in the formation of Parachute. Pamela received her BSC in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1992, her BHA (2002) from Ryerson University and MSc (2010) in Creativity and Change Leadership from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.

  • Paul Godmark

    Autonomous Vehicle Lunch Panel
    The Status of Autonomous Vehicles in Canada
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    12:40pm – 2:00pm

    Paul Godsmark
    Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

    Paul Godsmark is the Chief Technology Officer, and Co-Founder, of CAVCOE (formerly the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence). He is a Professional Engineer in Alberta (APEGA) and a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK). Paul has over two decades of experience as a road designer, project manager, road safety and ITS specialist in 9 countries on four different continents. Since 2011 Paul has become a self-taught specialist in emerging technologies in transportation and particularly automated vehicles and their socio-economic impacts. He has written numerous papers, articles and blogs on automated vehicles and has been interviewed for Canadian TV, radio and various syndicated articles. When he retires he muses that he is going to buy a pimped-out fully self-driving RV and tour North America along with a large community of like-minded itinerant snowbirds. He has had malaria at least six times.

  • Trevor Hall

    Panel Discussion I – Risky Driving Behaviour and Road Safety
    Using Technology to Combat Risky Driving

    Monday, May 27, 2019
    9:20am – 11:00am

    Trevor Hall
    Managing Director
    Road Safety Research, UK

    Trevor Hall is one of the world’s leading experts in the development and operation of roads policing enforcement technology. He is well-known on the international stage and has organised, run and addressed many international road safety conferences in the USA, Australia, India, Germany, Dubai and the Netherlands. In 2007, following his retirement from the police, Trevor set up and became Managing Director of Road Safety Support (RSS). The not-for-profit company provides a range of services to safer roads partnerships, the police and highway authorities. RSS is also a recognised IQ training centre, which has the ability to deliver international road safety and police formal qualifications. In the same year, Road Safety Support International (RSSi) was also set up to provide British enforcement and road safety expertise overseas. In 2017, RSSi received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category, which was presented by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent at a special ceremony at the company’s office. In 2018, RSS’s facility for calibrating and testing road traffic speed measurement devices was awarded ISO 17025 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), this is an internationally recognised standard which is the single most important standard for calibration laboratories across the world.

  • Shewkar Ibrahim

    Panel Discussion III – Collaboration to ensure success of Vision Zero in a Canadian context

    Edmonton's Approach to Vision Zero

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    3:05pm -4:35pm

    Shewkar Ibrahim
    Vision Zero Program Manager
    City of Edmonton

    Shewkar Ibrahim is simultaneously working towards obtaining a PhD degree, from the University of British Columbia, in the area of Transportation Engineering with a focus on Traffic Safety. An engineer by day and a researcher by night, Shewkar is very passionate about finding ways to improve traffic safety for all road users. Her work and research is focused on moving towards adopting a proactive approach to improve safety in the areas of traffic safety, planning, geometric design as well as speed management.

  • Kerri Murray

    Panel Discussion II – Vulnerable Road Users

    Stepping Toward a Safer Tomorrow through Active School Travel

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    9:20am – 10:50am

    Kerri Murray, BSc.
    Director of Projects
    Ever Active Schools

    Kerri has a background in health physiology and has worked in the field of health promotion in both the private and public sectors for the sum of her career. She has a special interest in population health strategies for school-aged children and youth, with experience in facilitating a comprehensive school health approach. She currently oversees projects with Ever Active Schools, a provincial initiative that aims to improve health and learning outcomes of Alberta students.

  • Jennifer Oxley

    Keynote Speaker
    Safer walking and cycling: Current challenges and strategies for change
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    8:20am – 9:20am

    Jennifer Oxley
    Associate Professor
    Monash University Accident Research Centre, Victoria, Australia

    Associate Professor Oxley is a leading internationally renowned academic in injury prevention research, particularly addressing injury amongst vulnerable populations. Her main research interests are in health promotion, injury prevention and trauma and investigating the role of human behaviour and performance in injury occurrence, focusing on the assessment and management of risk and a human factors approach to understanding the human machine interface in safety systems. Jennie also has a keen research interests in promoting healthy lifestyles, injury and health outcomes following crashes, assessment of performance, as well as evaluations of behavioural and technological interventions and has made a significant contribution to the safe mobility of vulnerable population. She is also responsible for managing major projects in the areas of assessment of risk of learner and novice drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, elderly road users, child injury prevention, and unlicensed and offender drivers.

  • Panel Discussion III – Collaboration to ensure success of Vision Zero in a Canadian context
    How Media can impact the Vision Zero message

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    3:05pm – 4:35pm

    Lauren Pullen
    Global Calgary

    Lauren Pullen is a seasoned journalist with nearly a decade of reporting experience. At Global Calgary, she specializes in live, breaking news and is often one of the first on scene of serious incidents and accidents as they’re unfolding. Though she’s been doing it for almost 10 years, every tragic story still hits close to home. Hearing from heartbroken families and loved ones is incredibly emotional, knowing their lives have changed forever. Lauren strives to not only share those stories, but echo safety information in hopes preventable tragedies don’t happen again. She is honoured to be invited to share her experiences at the CARSP 2019 Conference.

  • Liliana Quintero

    Panel Discussion II – Vulnerable Road Users
    Pedestrian safety initiatives in Vancouver

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    9:20am – 10:50am

    Liliana Quintero
    Transportation Engineer
    City of Vancouver

    Liliana Quintero is a Transportation Engineer working at the City of Vancouver since 2015. She currently works implementing the City’s Moving Towards Zero safety program and the school active travel planning program. Her work at the City of Vancouver has focused on developing a strategy to reach Vancouver’s zero transportation related fatalities & serious injuries target. Including exploring alternative sources of data such hospital and ambulance data, revamping the existing school program, prioritizing safety upgrades, piloting new items such as the rectangular flashing beacons and the leading pedestrian interval. Additionally , finding new innovative solutions for safety including organizing the VANquish Collisions Hackathon Liliana grew up in Bogota, Colombia and moved to Vancouver in 2008 to complete a masters degree in Transportation Engineering focused on Transportation Safety at the University of British Columbia.

  • Debbie Rawson

    Panel Discussion III – Collaboration to ensure success of Vision Zero in a Canadian context

    Moving out of departmental silos to achieve Vision Zero in our communities

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    3:05pm -4:35pm

    Debbie Rawson, M.Sc.
    Transportation Integration and Safety Advisor
    Strathcona County, Alberta, Canada

    Debbie brings a public health perspective to the Transportation Planning and Engineering department in Strathcona County, a specialized municipality located just east of Edmonton. Debbie has a diverse academic and work background, with degrees in physical therapy, human geography and health promotion. She has a specific research interest in the intersection of public policy, the built environment and health. She is a strong believer in Vision Zero. Debbie also has a passion for community building and is a certified IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) practitioner. In 2014, Debbie led the development of Strathcona County’s Traffic Safety Strategic Plan 2020. In her role, Debbie coordinates the integration of the 5 E’s of traffic safety (engineering, enforcement, education, evaluation and engagement) in the municipality. Debbie collaborates with many stakeholders in the County and the Capital Region to put the Safe System philosophy into practice.

  • Linda Rothman

    Panel Discussion III – Collaboration to ensure success of Vision Zero in a Canadian context
    Municipalities and Researchers working together to evaluate Vision Zero Interventions: Challenges and Solutions

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    3:05pm – 4:35pm

    Linda Rothman
    Senior Research Associate
    Hospital for Sick Children

    Dr. Linda Rothman trained and worked as a pediatric occupational therapist. After completing a Masters in Community Health at the University of Toronto, she worked for many years as an injury prevention research manager at Sickkids Hospital. She completed a PhD in 2014 at the Institute of Medical Science, U of T, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University in conjunction with CHES at Sickkids. Her research is on unintentional childhood injury, with a focus on child pedestrian injury prevention related to school travel and the built environment. She strongly believes that children have the right to safe active transportation to school. Her research projects involve many partners including those from academia, hospitals, not-for-profit organizations, the private sector, school boards and all levels of the government. Dr. Rothman’s research has been presented at many local, national and international conferences.

  • Anders Swanson

    Panel Discussion II – Vulnerable Road Users
    Pent Up Desire: How the bicycle - and a National Cycling Strategy - can solve the top 4 transportation issues in Canada

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    9:20am – 10:50am

    Anders Swanson
    Canada Bikes

    Anders Swanson is a multi-disciplinary designer and sustainable transportation policy expert who has made an impact on walking, cycling and all other forms of human mobility. His unique approach combines old fashioned community organizing with citizen science, innovative technology with a curiosity about children’s mobility, practical considerations with a unique understanding of worldwide human activity in the winter and a penchant for combining science and the art of telling a story. Anders leads the development of BikeWalkRoll and CounterPoint and is co-founder of the Plain Bicycle project. He started the Winter Bike to Work Day event which grew in an international annual phenomenon. He's written policy documents and guidelines for the City of Calgary, the Province of Manitoba. He is a mapper with dozens of maps to his name. He enjoys creating capacity and well-run organizations. He currently chairs Canada’s national cycling advocacy organization (Canada Bikes) and is secretary of the international Winter Cycling Federation. At home, he is a founding board member of organizations like Bike Winnipeg and The WRENCH. He works as the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Trails Association. He is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and the Manitoba Eco Network individual of the year. His favourite method of transportation will always be the canoe.

  • Evelyn Vingilis

    Panel Discussion I – Risky Driving Behaviour and Road Safety
    The Need for Speed - How Can We Curb it?

    Monday, May 27, 2019
    9:20am – 11:00am

    Evelyn Vingilis, PhD
    Director of the Population and Community Health Unit
    Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

    Dr. Vingilis is a psychologist and Director of the Population and Community Health Unit and Professor with the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Previously as Senior Scientist at the Addiction Research Foundation, she directed the Drinking Driving Research Program. Her research interests are injury prevention and control, at-risk youth, mental health, knowledge transfer and program evaluation methodology. She has received 12 research grants in the last five years and has over 200 publications. In 2010, she won the prestigious Widmark Award bestowed by the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding, sustained, and meritorious contributions to the international field of alcohol, drugs, and traffic safety and in 2018 the Canadian Association for Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) Lifetime Achievement Award.