As I reflect on the last few months, I am proud of CUIIC’s achievements to date and excited about the future. Our membership continues to grow with nearly sixty member organizations across Canada and the US with all members committed to advancing knowledge, sharing ideas, and pushing innovation. The results of an engaged and active membership are evident in the success of events and in the ideas and opportunities that are quickly developing.
This spring’s education events included the Pipeline Rehabilitation Academy hosted in Mississauga in March and the Innovation Forum in Edmonton in May. Both events were well attended and provided excellent learning and networking opportunities. In addition, our monthly webinar series continues to engage members with forward thinking, informative presentations. Registration for webinars is free: to see information about upcoming webinars or to register, please visit CUIIC Academy.
CUIIC is actively engaging with partners to develop research opportunities. One that we are in the process of applying for is a pool fund grant with a focus on sustainability and lowering greenhouse gas emissions through the lifecycle of underground infrastructure. There are a few remaining spots available for contributing partners and I encourage any members who are interested to contact CUIIC for more information on how you can get involved.
Registration for the CUIIC Safety Academy is now open. It promises to be an excellent education and networking event focused on underground construction safety, regulation, challenges, and innovation. For more information and to register, please visit the 2023 Safety Academy page.
The success of CUIIC reflects an active and engaged membership and I am grateful for your continued support.
- Ali Bayat, PhD, PEng
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta