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Smart Freight Centre thanks Louis-Paul Tardif

Louis-Paul Tardif has stepped down from his position as Director, Economic Analysis and Research at Transport Canada. On the occasion of his retirement, the Smart Freight Centre says “thank you” to Louis-Paul Tardif for his leadership, support and vision for freight transportation in Canada and for his championship of the formation of Smart Freight Centre. …

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Dr. Miguel Jaller presents “Who shops online and how sustainable is the delivery process?” for Smart Freight Leadership Seminar Series

Dr. Miguel Jaller, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Sustainable Freight Research Center at the University of California, Davis, presented “Who shops online and how sustainable is the delivery process?” on February 12, 2021 for the Smart Freight Centre Leadership Seminar Series.  The presentation was followed by Q & A moderated by Smart Freight Centre …

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Region of Peel receives UN designation

The Region of Peel has been designated as one of the United Nation’s Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE), a global network that promotes sustainable development. There are 175 RCEs worldwide, and just six of them are in Canada. Peel is among four regions added to the RCE, by a committee of peers at a recent virtual …

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Smart Freight Symposium 2020 showcases research, partnerships, and innovation in goods movement

The 2nd annual Smart Freight Symposium presented by the Smart Freight Centre was hosted by the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University the mornings of November 20 and 27, 2020. This year’s Symposium was held remotely on Zoom and was attended by over 100 invited guests. Thirty-seven speakers and moderators from government, NGOs, universities, …

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Freight sector missing from plans to scale up zero-emissions vehicle use: Pembina

New report identifies gaps in Canada’s goods movement system as deliveries, emissions rise A new report evaluating the uptake of zero-emission vehicles in Canada’s freight sector says there are considerable policy and investment gaps that must be filled in order to scale-up efforts to transition to a clean transportation system. The report, Building a zero-emission …

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Smart Freight Centre welcomes new partner Ryerson University

Ryerson joins York, McMaster and U of T at centre of excellence for goods movement The Smart Freight Centre welcomes Ryerson University, its first new university partner since the centre was established. “Ryerson has a rich research community actively engaged in projects that are related to the scope of the Smart Freight Centre,” says Smart …

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Ewing on emissions impact of freight activity

“Freight’s carbon footprint soaring” (Today’s Trucking, November 23, 2020) reports on a Smart Freight Symposium presentation by Maddy Ewing, Analyst at Pembina Institute, on November 20, 2020. Ewing’s presentation “Urban Freight Electrification in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area” will be shared on the Smart Freight Centre website soon. The 2020 Smart Freight Symposium continues …

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Mousavi presents “Stochastic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping and Mobile Depots” at INFORMS

Kianoush Mousavi, PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, presented “Stochastic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping and Mobile Depots” on November 13, 2020 at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) 2020 Annual Meeting. View the videorecording on YouTube: Kianoush Mousavi “Stochastic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping and Mobile Depots.” Abstract – This study …

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Smart Freight Leadership Seminar Series features Dr. Alison Conway “Freight and Complete Streets: Moving Goods in Shared Urban Space”

Dr. Alison Conway of the City College of New York presented “Freight and Complete Streets: Moving Goods in Shared Urban Space,” as the inaugural event of the Smart Freight Centre Leadership Seminar Series, on November 6, 2020. Professor Matthew Roorda, Chair of the Smart Freight Centre, introduced the session and moderated the Q & A following …

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