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Third annual Smart Freight Symposium showcasing the state of art research and Best Student Presentation

The 3rd annual Smart Freight Symposium presented by the Smart Freight Centre was hosted by the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University on November 19 and 26, 2021. The Symposium was once again held remotely on Zoom. It was attended by more than 150 guests from government, NGOs, universities, industry and non-profits, and featured …

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Yanling Zhuang wins the Student Presentation Competition Award

Congratulations to visiting PhD student, Yanling Zhuang, of McMaster University, for being awarded the Smart Freight Symposium Best Student Presentation on November 26, 2021.  The award comes with a $1,000 cash prize made possible by the generous sponsorship of Kinaxis Canada. Yanling Zhuang is a fourth-year PhD candidate student in Management Science at Dalian University …

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Jing Li and Sara Wagner win 2021 WTS Toronto Area Chapter Scholarships

Congratulations to PhD students Jing Li of McMaster University and Sara Wagner of the University of Toronto, who were awarded scholarships by the WTS Toronto Area Chapter. Li and Wagner are each supervised by a faculty affiliate of the Smart Freight Centre. Jing Li is a PhD student at McMaster University’s Department of Civil Engineering …

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Announcing the SFC Freight Data Warehouse (FDW)

The Smart Freight Centre (SFC) is pleased to announce the Freight Data Warehouse (FDW). The Freight Data Warehouse will make private freight data available for evidence-based research that improves goods movement in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. It consolidates, manages, and distributes freight data in a secure environment to enable freight analytics, modeling, monitoring …

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Saiyed a finalist for 2021 TAC Sustainable Mobility Award

Dr. Sabbir Saiyed will speak on June 29 at 1 p.m. EDT at a Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) webinar as one of six finalists for the 2021 TAC Sustainable Mobility Award. His talk “Smart Freight Centre: Innovative Concept to Promote Safe, Efficient and Sustainable Goods Movement” will discuss the important and timely research, spearheaded …

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Shang Zhang wins CTRF paper award

Congratulations to Shang Zhang, whose paper, “Potential Crowd-Shipper Commute Pattern in the Toronto Area: Analysis from a Household Travel Survey,” co-authored with Smart Freight Centre Chair, Professor Matthew Roorda, won the first runner-up award in the Conference Paper Competition at the 2021 Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) Annual Conference. Zhang is an MASc Candidate at …

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Call for Papers: TRR Focus Issue on Freight Transportation Automation, Logistics and Supply Chains

Professor Matt Roorda, Chair of the Smart Freight Centre, will be a guest editor for the Transportation Research Record (TRR) journal’s “Special Issue on Freight Transportation Automation, Logistics, and Supply Chains,” covering both the private and public sectors. He encourages paper submissions. Paper submission is open now and will close November 30, 2021.  The first …

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Giuliano and panelists draw from research and practice for a comprehensive look at reducing freight emissions

The Distinguished Lecture Series of the University of Toronto Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, the Smart Freight Centre, and UTTRI proudly hosted a virtual visit from Professor Genevieve Giuliano on May 5, 2021. Professor Giuliano is Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government, and Director of the METRANS Transportation Center at USC …

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