CTRF Awards Program

For all competitions, CTRF encourages students to apply and submit work in either English or French.
Le GRTC encourage les étudiants à postuler et soumettre un projet de recherche soit en français ou en Anglais.

Scholarships for Graduate Study in Transportation
Bourses en transport pour étudiants diplômés

2022-2023 Graduate Scholarship Competition /Bourses en transport pour etudiants diplomes

This competition is now closed

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Student Paper Competition
Concours pour étudiants

2020-2021 Student Paper Competition / 2020-2021 Concours pour étudiants

This competition is now closed

The CTRF Student Paper Competition is an annual event to award prizes for student papers dealing with transportation. Papers are written by the student applicant only. Prizes are awarded for the best papers at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.  The best papers in each category may be published in the CTRF Proceedings.

About Jim Davey

Jim Davey was the Programme Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office during Pierre Trudeau’s first Government (1968-1972). In late 1974, Jim Davey was appointed Senior Advisor to the Minister of Transport (Jean Marchand). Within a month of his appointment, he assembled a number of people who formed a policy review task force with a mandate to conduct a wide-ranging review of transportation policy in Canada and report back in 1975. He was subsequently appointed Senior ADM at Transport Canada, reporting directly to the Minister. The report was completed in the spring of 1975. Unfortunately, before he had a chance to fully establish a new group at Transport Canada, Jim Davey died on August 17, 1975 from injuries sustained during a fall at his home.

In 1976, CTRF accepted the responsibility of awarding the Jim Davey Award for the best Doctoral paper. The fund was established by friends and colleagues of the late Jim Davey.