We are pleased to announce that three of our professionals were recently honoured at the Transportation of Canada (TAC) and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Conference and Exhibition.

WSP professionals received several awards at the 2019 TAC-ITS Joint Conference and Exhibition held in Halifax on September 22 to 25 including the TAC Individual Contribution Award, TAC Leadership Award, and Distinguished ITS Canada Member of the Year Award.


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TAC Individual Contribution Award: Richard Tebinka

Richard Tebinka, Manager, Manitoba Transportation, won the TAC Individual Contribution Award. Richard has over 35 years of engineering consulting experience and specializes in transportation planning and engineering. He has volunteered on TAC committees since 1988, most recently on the Sustainable Transportation Standing Committee. Richard also volunteered on technical projects relating to transit planning and public engagement. Other professional organizations that he has contributed are the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Canadian Parking Association.

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TAC Leadership Award: Clark Gunter

Clark Gunter, Environmental Specialist, won the TAC Leadership Award. For 15 years, Clark has been a valuable contributor to TAC committees, technical projects and conferences. Since 2006, Clark has participated in the Environmental Advisory and Legislation Standing Committee, Environment Council, Joint Roundabouts Subcommittee, Climate Change Task Force, and Integrated Committee on Climate Change. He has been involved in several committee executives, including as chair, and has contributed to the organization and delivery of many TAC conference sessions, as well as a seminar and webinar. Clark remains a key force behind TAC’s work to strengthen the transportation sector’s consideration of environmental issues.

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Distinguished ITS Canada Member of the Year Award: Mara Bullock

Mara Bullock, National Manager, ITS & Technology Planning Practice won the Distinguished ITS Canada Member of the Year for her contributions to the ITS industry and ITS Canada. Mara has over 25 years in the ITS industry and has stewarded an attitude of excellence in her work, involvement with industry associations (including ITS Canada, Advancing Women in Transportation (WTS)), and her relationship with industry partners.

During the past year, Mara advocated for the next generation of engineers by discussing the idea of an ongoing Young Professionals Committee for ITS Canada and promoting STEM fields to secondary school students.

Beyond her involvement with the board of ITS Canada, Mara served as a board member with WTS Toronto to advocate for women in the transportation industry, co-wrote a white paper on gender equality for TAC, and conducted research on intelligent infrastructure systems and technology.

About WSP

As one of the world's leading professional services firms, WSP provides technical expertise and strategic advice to clients in the Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Energy sectors, as well as offering project and program delivery and advisory services. Our experts include engineers, advisors, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. With approximately 49,000 talented people in 550 offices across 40 countries—more than 8,000 in Canada and 9,500 in the U.S.—we are uniquely positioned to deliver successful and sustainable projects, wherever our clients need us.


About TAC

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is a not-for-profit, national technical association that focuses on road and highway infrastructure and urban transportation. Its 500 corporate members include all levels of governments, private sector companies, academic institutions, and other associations. TAC provides a neutral, non-partisan forum for those organizations to come together to share ideas and information, build knowledge, and pool resources in addressing transportation issues and challenges. www.tac-atc.ca


About ITS Canada

Intelligent Transportation Systems Canada is the national thought leader on advanced technologies and their application to the Canadian transport system. It actively supports the use of these technologies by advocating their benefits; by showcasing and demonstrating the expertise of our members through their skills, products and services; and by providing the necessary tools, and platforms for networking, learning and collaboration. ITS Canada will ensure that its own internal governance structures and financial operations will sustain the organization into the long-term. www.itscanada.ca