Ahead of next year’s event in Kelowna, a team of School of Engineering students competed in the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) Collegiate Traffic Bowl in Regina, Sask., on June 10, 2015. The Traffic Bowl is an annual competition amongst ITE student chapters, similar to the TV game shows such as Jeopardy, but with transportation planning and engineering topics for the clues, questions, and answers.
Adam Lee (MASc student), Abdulrahman Masoud (MASc student), and Karen Reinmann (BASc student, 3rd year) from the School of Engineering’s Civil Program were coached by MASc student Ellen Morrison.
UBC Okanagan’s team participated against the University of Toronto and the Quebec Student Chapter (Concordia and McGill) in the preliminary round. Although UBC Okanagan took the early lead, they were unable to hold off a late challenge from their competitors. Ultimately, U of T won this round of the competition.
The objectives of the Traffic Bowl are “to encourage students to become more active members in ITE, enhance their knowledge of the traffic/transportation engineering and planning profession, and of ITE itself, and to strengthen the programs of the ITE student chapters.”
Next year’s CITE Annual Conference takes place June 5-8, 2016 on the School of Engineering’s home turf in Kelowna, BC. The program theme, “Connecting Lifestyles,” will focus on how the transportation profession is proactively connecting our lives with our communities and economies.
The prime focus of the conference is the exchange of technical information through the presentation of papers and various discussion formats.