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Cities of Tomorrow Student Competition Gains Momentum

Posted on July 21, 2015
The Canadian Urban Institute is collaborating with the Large Urban Mayors Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), led by its chair, Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, to provide an opportunity for Ontario students to enter the policymaking process with proposals for improving Ontario’s urban centres. The goal of Cities of Tomorrow, supported financially by IBM Canada, is to identify an urban technology, process, policy, or program that can address problems unique to large cities. Thirty multi-disciplinary teams representing ten different university programs have submitted [...]

WSP Expands with Acquisition of Levelton

Posted on July 9, 2015
WSP Global Inc. has acquired Caravel Investments Ltd. and Levelton Consultants Ltd., its wholly owned subsidiary, a leading consulting engineering firm based in British Columbia and Alberta. Levelton provides a diverse range of specialized engineering solutions in the areas of environment, geotechnical, building science, and materials engineering and testing. This acquisition adds 215 employees to WSP’s workforce and strengthens its leading position in professional environmental services in Canada, growing the environmental group to 1,100 employees across [...]

Riva Makes Strategic Partnership with UMS Group Europe

Posted on June 25, 2015
Toronto-based Riva Modeling Systems Inc., a provider of software applications for long-range asset management, has made a strategic partnership with UMS Group Europe B.V., an international utility management consulting firm. The partnership focuses on delivering comprehensive asset management solutions to asset-intensive organizations across Europe and the Middle East. The collaboration combines the computing power of Riva’s RivaAMP application with UMS Group’s asset management expertise and solution delivery qualifications. The combined capabilities [...]

Report Highlights Water Priorities for Sustainable Communities

Posted on June 23, 2015
In Canada, water touches every facet of our lives—connecting our economy, our ecosystems and the health of our communities. Addressing each of these areas through a "water lens" can lead to integrated approaches that can achieve more sustainable and resilient communities. A new report, issued by Canadian Water Network's (CWN) Canadian Municipal Water Consortium, leads the national discussion on what municipalities need, want, and can address in order to collectively move forward as sustainable water communities. "Canada has the potential to be a global [...]

Canada Launches Oversight of Defence Procurement

Posted on June 3, 2015
Canadian defence procurement will now be subject to a new independent, third-party challenge function with this week’s announcement of the first Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisition, a core component of the Government of Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS). The panel brings together the right combination of knowledge, experience, and expertise to help validate the requirements for major military procurement projects and to provide independent, third-party advice to the Minister of National Defence. The establishment of this panel [...]

Study Assesses 15 Canadian Cities’ Flood Preparedness

Posted on May 25, 2015
A new study assesses the level of preparedness of 15 major Canadian cities to limit flood damage. Commissioned by The Co-operators and written by Dr. Blair Feltmate from the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, the report aims to motivate cities to increase efforts to build resilience against flooding, and to provide a benchmark against which their progress can be measured. Researchers examined the cities’ preparedness for flooding caused by extreme rainfall, relative to 16 areas of flood vulnerability. It identified four key areas [...]

Hydropower Contributes $37B to Canada's GDP

Posted on May 15, 2015
The Canadian Hydropower Association released a report at its 2015 Forum on Hydropower that captures and reflects the hydropower industry's most recently available contributions to the Canadian economy. Canada's hydropower industry generates more than 60 per cent of Canada's electricity. In addition to the environmental and social benefits associated with hydropower, the industry also generates substantial ongoing contributions to economic activity in the form of gross domestic product (GDP) and employment. The economic study—Hydropower and the Canadian [...]

Energy Workshops to Engage Communities Across Canada

Posted on May 15, 2015
The Community Energy Association, Sustainable Prosperity, and QUEST—as partners in the Community Energy Planning – Getting to Implementation in Canada (GTI) Initiative—have kicked off a workshop series engaging community energy leaders from across Canada. GTI is a multi-year national initiative that is empowering communities to take a leading role on energy, including innovative energy projects like renewable electricity, district energy, biomass, landfill gas capture, clean transportation, electric vehicles, and others. Engaging with local and [...]

P3 Consortium Chosen for St. Lawrence Bridge Project

Posted on April 22, 2015
Signature on the Saint-Lawrence Group has been selected as the preferred proponent for construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence, under a public-private partnership. The project includes a new bridge for theSt. Lawrence, a new Île-des-Soeurs bridge, reconstruction of Highway 15 on Île-des-Soeurs, and reconstruction and widening of Highway 15 on the Island of Montréal. The groups consists of: SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc.; ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc.; HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America Inc.; SNC-Lavalin Major Projects Inc.; Dragados [...]

SNC-Lavalin Announces Major Organizational Changes

Posted on April 16, 2015
SNC-Lavalin has appointed Neil Bruce to the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO) to further improve and drive operational execution. This appointment is effective immediately and the position is headquartered in Montreal. Bruce will continue to report to president and CEO Robert Card. This appointment will also further streamline operations across all our markets with a goal of further improving operational efficiency. In addition, the regional structure—called Global Operations—will be integrated into the business, while maintaining [...]
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