National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation 2015

The National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation features 16 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 compliments the in-depth and themed focus of the annual Summer School on Sustainable Aviation, which is held the two days preceding the National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation. On even numbered years, the National Colloquium has an international equivalent, the International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change.

The previous National Colloquium was highly successful, attracting academics and engineers from across Canada. While most speakers are invited by the Director of the CRSA, there are several speaking slots available to other external guests with relevant expertise.

2013 National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation
2017 Registration will open in Fall 2016

2015 Academic and Industrial Experts:

May 27th, 2015
09:00 09:30 David Zingg University of Toronto
09:30 10:00 Omer Gulder University of Toronto
10:00 10:30 Kimberly Strong University of Toronto
10:30 11:00 BREAK
11:00 11:30 Damiano Pasini McGill University
11:30 12:00 Ryan Pitre Queen’s University
12:00 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 14:00 Olivier Robin University of Sherbrooke
14:00 14:30 Stephen Colavincenzo Bombardier Aerospace
14:30 15:00 BREAK
15:00 15:30 Alireza Najafiyazdi McGill University
15:30 16:00 Bradley Saville University of Toronto
16:00 17:30 ROUNDTABLE


May 28th, 2015
09:00 09:30 Alis Ekmekci University of Toronto
09:30 10:00 Andrew Waterston Pratt & Whitney Canada
10:00 10:30 Elsa Piollet École Polytechnique de Montréal
10:30 11:00 BREAK
11:00 11:30 Benny Pang Bombardier Aerospace
11:30 12:00 Stuart McIlwaine NRC Aerospace
12:00 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 14:00 Michael Kokkolaras McGill University
14:00 14:30 Marlene Sanjose University of Sherbrooke
14:30 15:00 BREAK
15:00 15:30 Heather Clark University of Toronto
15:30 16:00 Ted McDonald Transport Canada
16:00 17:30 ROUNDTABLE

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