Ontario Road Safety Forum

Date(s) - October 11, 2018
9:00 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT


University of Toronto – Galbraith Building
35 St George Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1A4

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Dear Colleagues,

Three Ontario Road Safety Forums were held in the past 18 months and were each attended by over 50 people representing a broad range of road safety interests (e.g., MTO, Transport Canada, City of Toronto, Region of Waterloo, Peel Region, Hospital for Sick Children, public health, Traffic Injury Research Foundation, MADD, CAA, Parachute, graduate students and professors of Ryerson, Toronto, Waterloo, Lakehead, Western, York, consultants).  The 3rd Forum presentations can be accessed at http://uttri.utoronto.ca/news-events/events/ontario-road-safety-forum-3rd-meeting-presentations/

The Forum’s objective is to create a networking event with an emphasis on evidence-based road safety. The feedback has been very positive and now we are organizing another forum to take place on Thursday October 11, 2018. This 4th Forum will once again take place in the Galbraith Building, at the University of Toronto, Room GB 202.

We are in the process of preparing the agenda, and your participation is most welcome.



In the morning, we plan on having eight 5-minute presentations on a subject of the presenter’s choice (interest, projects, work, organization, etc). Please send me (genibahar@navigats.com) an email if you would like to deliver a short presentation with the topic name and a short description by August 15th. Following each presentation, a short discussion time will be allowed in the agenda. The first eight proposed presentations will be added to the agenda.

If you are interested to deliver a longer 15-20 min presentation on an evidence-based road safety study or project, please provide me with a description prior to August 15th so that we can consider it during the planning of the other meeting sessions.

Guidance for the slides will be sent out to the speakers; slide presentations to be submitted to Geni (genibahar@navigats.com) by September 28th.



To make the best use of our time, lunch will be served in the room. There will be a $35 cash registration fee to cover morning coffee and pastries, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon juice and pop (whether you consume them or not). Receipts will be provided at the registration time.

Please indicate if you plan to attend as soon as possible (space is limited) and by September 21st at the latest, so that we can arrange the lunch, and feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in October,



Geni Bahar, NAVIGATS Inc. (genibahar@navigats.com)

Alison Smiley, Human Factors North Inc.

Ezra Hauer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

Bhagwant Persaud, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University