CARSP Conference 2024 – Student and Young Professional Information

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CARSP Student Competitions

Welcome Students and Young Professionals! This page will provide all the information regarding the student competitions, awards, events, and much more related to the 2024 CARSP Conference. We look forward to seeing you there!

This year, we’re offering two ways students can showcase their work on a road safety topic, gain expert feedback, and earn cash prizes (including complementary conference registration).  In addition to the CARSP Student Paper Competition, now in its 19th year, we are once again offering the Student Poster Competition! More information and links to each competition are below.

CARSP Student Travel Award

This year, Western Ergonomics is sponsoring a Student Travel Award to offer support for travel and accommodations for students attending the 2024 CARSP conference. Our sponsor is awarding five prizes of up to $250 each to assist with expenses incurred to participate in the conference. To be considered for the program, please fill out the information on the forms below.

The deadline for submission is May 24th, 2022. Recipients of the Student Travel Award will be announced after June 1st, 2024, via email.

All students attending a Canadian University/College and attending the conference in person are eligible for this program, not just those presenting and/or award winners. However, preference will be given to presenters and those who demonstrate a financial need.

Application Form:

Western Ergonomics

Student Paper Competition

The CARSP Young Professionals Committee is excited to host a student paper competition, sponsored by Western Ergonomics. Students actively registered in a Canadian university or college (including post-docs) can submit papers on any road safety topic. Authors of the top three papers will receive complimentary registration and the following monetary awards:

    • $1000 for first place
    • $600 for second place
    • $400 for third place

More information on the Student Paper Competition can be found here

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Student Poster Competition

The Student Poster Competition requires that students complete an abstract outlining the content of their poster. Abstracts accepted are invited to attend the conference, and the posters are judged at that time. The benefits of this option are as follows:

  • Opportunity to discuss your work with road safety professionals
  • Opportunity to receive complimentary conference registration and win cash prizes:
    • $500 for first place
    • $300 for second place
    • $200 for third place

More information on the Student Poster Competition can be found here

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Mentorship Program

The CARSP Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is thrilled to announce the commencement of the 2024 'YPC Mentorship Program', a unique initiative aimed at fostering meaningful connections between students and seasoned road safety professionals. This program takes place at the 2024 CARSP Conference, where students will be paired with mentors in related field. This program is a great opportunity for students to learn, grow, and get support as they navigate their way into the road safety field. This will also provide seasoned professionals with an opportunity to share their wealth of knowledge and experiences with the next generation of road safety professionals. We're excited to see the positive impact and professional development that will come from these mentorship connections.

Registration is required. The registration deadline is June 1st.

Note: upon registering for the conference, you will be asked a question about participating in the mentorship program. If you click yes, we will contact you with the mentorship application form. If you haven’t received the form and would like to participate, you can access it here:

Networking Mixer for Road Safety Enthusiasts and Professionals

Get ready for an evening of camaraderie and connection at the young professionals and 'young at heart' mixer, hosted by the CARSP YPC! Join us for a casual gathering where conference delegates come together to unwind and network in a relaxed atmosphere. Whether you're looking to forge new friendships, discuss shared interests, or simply enjoy good company, this event promises to be a highlight of your conference experience.

The mixer will be held at Three Brasseurs Microbrewery, located on Sparks Street (5-minute walk from the conference venue). Appetizers will be provided.

Charting a Path: Insights from Road Safety Experts - A Career Panel for Aspiring Road Safety Professionals - by the CARSP Young Professionals' Committee

Come join the CARSP YPC for an enriching professional development event, spotlighting a career panel designed specifically for students and young professionals in the field of road safety. Benefit from invaluable insights and guidance offered by road safety experts, helping you navigate and shape your path towards success. Engage in interactive discussions in a 'Fireside chat' format, where your questions drive the conversation.

More information to follow.


 UOttawa Summer Accommodation

The University of Ottawa offers budget-friendly accommodations not far from the conference venue. For more information and booking, please visit: