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Educational Sessions

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We are pleased to be holding educational sessions* again in 2019. Subject matter experts will present on a variety of road safety initiatives including emerging issues our members are facing.

The educational sessions will be held on Monday, June 3.

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 Silmutaneous interpretation services will be offered for all educational sessions. 

Educational Sessions Descriptions*

Earning Trust for Automated Driving

Automated driving will be an important part -- but only a part -- of our rapidly changing world. Effectively preparing for that change will require treating automated driving not as a goal but, rather, as a tool toward the goals of greater safety and opportunity. This also means we should focus less on whether the public "trusts" automated driving and more on whether the companies developing and deploying these technologies are actually worthy of that trust.

Bryant Walker Smith, University of Carolina

The Future of Roads and Road Safety

The introduction of autonomous vehicles and other technologies to Canadian roadways are changing the transportation ecosystem. This session will explore the unique road safety opportunities and challenges for vehicle manufacturers, insurance and industry as we continue to work towards zero fatalities and serious injuries on Canada’s roads. Representatives from industry will also have an opportunity to speak to the approaches their companies are taking to manage the safety of new vehicle technologies, including automated driving systems (ADS). The panel will be asked to describe methods used to validate the safety of new automation features and explain how they are managing new safety challenges posed by automated and connected vehicles, such as cybersecurity and after-market vehicle maintenance of advance sensor suites and vehicle software.

Ryan Stein, Insurance Bureau of Canada;
Nicole Barranco, Volkswagen Group of America;
Julie Washburn, General Motors of Canada;
Martin Gray, Uber

Impaired Driving: What Research Can Tell Us

Drug impaired driving is a road safety priority for governments and stakeholders in transportation, health, enforcement and road safety. With cannabis fully legalized in Canada, there is need for continued research and surveillance to monitor the impact of cannabis on Canada’s roads. This session will highlight current research and key findings that will help inform approaches to drug impaired driving.

Doug Beirness, Beirness & Associates;
Christine Wickens, Insitute for Mental Health Policy Research

Dealing with the Tsunami of Demographic Change

The upcoming century will see a fundamental shift in the change in the nature of the employer-employee relationship as organizations seek to attract and retain talent in a seller’s market for labour. While it will be challenging in this market to get skilled employees, there will also be an increasing pool of people who cannot get work. In her talk Dr. Duxbury will look at this situation through a generational cohort lens, focusing on what organizations need to do to get and keep talented employees within three groups: Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials. She will also give employers information on how to adapt to meet the needs of these different groups of employees.

Dr. Linda Duxbury, Carelton University

* Sessions subject to change