Ontario Road Safety Forum – 5th Meeting

March 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Galbraith Building, Room 202
35 St George St
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
Geni Bahar

Ontario Road Safety Forum March 27, 2019 – Draft Agenda

Dear Colleagues:

Four Ontario Road Safety Forums were held in the past 2 years and were attended by over 50 people, each representing a broad range of road safety interests (e.g., MTO, Transport Canada, City of Toronto, Region of Waterloo, Peel Region, Hospital for Sick Children, public health, Traffic Injury Research Foundation, MADD, CAA, Parachute, graduate students and professors from Ryerson, Toronto, Waterloo, Lakehead, Western, York, consultants).

The Forum’s objective is to create a networking event with an emphasis on evidence-based road safety. The feedback has been very positive and now we are organizing another forum to take place on March 27, 2019, with registration from 8:30-9:00 a.m. This 5th Forum will once again take place in the Galbraith Building at the University of Toronto, Room GB202.

We are in the process of preparing the agenda, and your participation is most welcome.

Presentations and Speakers

We plan on having ten 5-minute presentations, each followed by a 5-minute discussion period, on a subject of the presenter’s choice. Please send me (asmiley@hfn.ca) an email if you would like to deliver a short presentation with the topic name and a short description by January 18th. Following each presentation, a short time for discussion will be allowed in the agenda. The first ten proposed/appropriate presentations will be added to the agenda.

If you are interested in delivering a longer 15 – 20 minute presentation on an evidence-based road safety study or project, please provide me with a description prior to January 18th so that we can consider it during the planning of the other meeting sessions.


There will be a $35.00 registration fee to cover morning coffee and pastries, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon juice and pop (whether you consume them or not). Please pay by Interac E-transfer (see your on-line banking) to Human Factors North Inc. at hfn@hfn.ca. Enter “Fee from your name for Ontario Road Safety Forum” in the Message box (so we can record receipt of your fee) and then click on “print” when you complete your E-transfer to produce a receipt. If you need to create a security question, it can be “name of city forum held” with answer “Toronto”.

Please enroll as soon as possible; enrollment will close on March 6th, 2019. Please note that if room capacity is reached, enrollment may need to be closed earlier.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on March 27th, 2019.

Alison Smiley, Human Factors North Inc.

Geni Bahar, NAVIGATS Inc.

Ezra Hauer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

Bhagwant Persaud, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University