National Lecture Tours

Infrastructure is traditionally designed with the assumption that the climate is stationary. Given the broad scientific consensus that global climate change is now occurring on a time scale shorter than the life of most infrastructure, it is clear that our design criteria must be adapted to take climate change into account. This presentation will provide a picture of future climate projections across Canada and the expected impacts of climate change on our infrastructure.

Presenter: Jean-Luc joined the firm Lasalle | NHC in 2018 as a project engineer. He has a Ph.D. in hydrology and climate change from the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). He has published scientific papers and presented his research at international conferences. Jean-Luc serves on several boards and committees in addition to teaching fluid mechanics and water resources to ÉTS undergraduate students.

Dates & Locations:

Date Location Time Section Contact Or register at:
Oct. 29, 2019 Montreal 6:00 PM Jennifer Tran  
Nov. 13, 2019 Quebec 6:00 PM Francis-Olivier Biron  
Nov. 26, 2019 Toronto 7:00 PM Alexander Andrenkov  
Nov. 27, 2019 Whitby 12:00 PM James Garland  
Nov. 27, 2019 London 6:00 PM Julian N. Novick  
Jan. 15, 2020 Calgary 12:00 PM Annie Wang  
Jan. 16, 2020 Regina 12:00 PM Harold Retzlaff
Jan. 17, 2020 Thunder Bay 12:00 PM Gerald Buckrell  
Feb. 11, 2020 Fredericton 7:00 PM Robert K. Praeg  
Feb. 12, 2020 Moncton 7:00 PM Jérémie Aubé  
Feb. 12, 2020 Charlottetown 12:00 PM Laird Ferguson  
Feb. 13, 2020 Halifax 7:00 PM Eric Tynski  
Feb. 14, 2020 St. John’s 12:00 PM Helen Zhang  
Mar. 10, 2020 Saskatoon 6:00 PM Roanne Kelln  
Mar. 11, 2020 Victoria 12:00 PM Jonathan Reiter  
Mar. 12, 2020 Vancouver 6:00 PM Oscar Luis Amezcua  
Mar. 13, 2020 Edmonton 6:00 PM Hazel Battad

National Lecture Tours are proposed by the Technical Divisions and organized by the National Lecture Tour Coordinator in collaboration with National Office. They provide members with an opportunity to meet and listen to prominent Civil Engineers who have earned wide recognition and respect amongst peers lecture on topics of special importance and interest.

Lac-Megantic’s Human and Environmental DisasterAvailable as recorded video in e-Learning
Lac-Mégantic: Research Advances on Unconventional Petroleum Hazards and Impacts
CIRC 2016 – Available as recorded video in e-Learning.
CSCE Advocacy Memo in response to CIRC
Development of Sustainable Infrastructure – CSCE Policy Statement and White Paper

For a list of NLTs since 2001, please click here: Past CSCE NLTs