National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation

The National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation features experts from across Canada converging at the UTIAS Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation (CRSA) to discuss the future of environmentally friendly aircraft.

Since developing environmentally sustainable airplanes requires a very wide spectrum of expertise, a broad array of academics and industrial practitioners is invited to speak on their subjects of specialisation. It is important to note that many experts work on fields related to sustainable aviation, though it may not be their primary focus. For example, many engineers work in the area of composite materials. While they may not view themselves as working on sustainable aviation, their expertise is necessary for making airplanes lighter: this is essential for improving the environmental performance of aircraft.

The diversity of expertise relevant to sustainable aviation exhibited at the colloquium complements the in-depth and themed focus of the annual Summer School on Sustainable Aviation, which will be held June 14 – 15, 2017. On even numbered years, the National Colloquium has an international equivalent, the International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change.

The previous Colloquia were highly successful, attracting members of the academic, industry, and government sectors from across Canada.

2013 National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation
2015 National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation

Follow the link below to register:
2017 Registration

Accepting Poster Submissions:

Please provide a one-page abstract describing the prospective poster in pdf form or alternatively a pdf of the poster itself. Submit abstracts or posters to


Date: June 21 – 23, 2017 


Michael Benner, Ph.D., Director R&D, Aerodynamics, National Research Council Canada

Gilles Bourgeois, Chief, Environmental Protection and Standards, Transport Canada


***Colloquium Dinner for Speakers.



All sessions will take place in the main lecture hall at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.

Lecture Hall
Institute for Aerospace Studies
University of Toronto
4925 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON
M3H 5T6

Tourist Information

Please contact the CRSA administrator for more information on attending or speaking.