The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) Young Professionals’ Committee is excited to hosting a student paper competition sponsored by Western Ergonomics. Students are invited to submit papers on any road safety topic and must be actively registered in a Canadian university or college. 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 to the 2023 ITE Canada/CARSP Conference Joint Conference. Authors are required to present their papers in person via a slide deck presentation at the conference to receive the monetary award. In addition to these three winners, two honorable mention prizes will also be awarded. Honorable mentions will receive complimentary registration to the conference and be invited to participate in the Student Poster Competition, which will be judged at the conference. Please see below for important dates:
|April 1, 2023||Deadline – Full Papers & Poster Abstracts due. Submitted to your speaker portal.|
|May 1, 2023||Winners of the top 3 Student Papers, Vehicle Safety Enhancement Award, and honorary mentions are released. Reviewer comments are provided to authors. Accepted posters are announced.|
|Three weeks for students to revise papers (if needed- based on reviewer feedback), create a slide deck for oral presentation, and/or create a poster (if invited or accepted).|
|May 19, 2023||Final slide deck presentation and poster must be submitted.|
|June 4-7, 2023||2023 ITE Canada/CARSP Joint Conference, poster judging, and awards ceremony.|
Papers should be written and formatted according to 2023 Conference requirements, which can be found below. This year only English entries will be accepted. Authors should indicate whether their paper falls within the Policy and Practice Stream or the Research and Evaluation Stream. Note that students that have already submitted their papers in response to the general Conference call for papers are still eligible for this competition but will need to submit their papers again using the link provided. Details on past CARSP Conference student paper competitions, including the range of topics that have been chosen as previous winners, can be found here.
Online Submission Form Coming Soon!
If you have any questions, please contact Vikas Ravada at YPC_events@carsp.ca