Why the conference?

The purpose of the conference is to celebrate the graduate students of the Structures Group. The conference will provide a nice and relaxed environment for all the students to present their work to their peers and to the industry. The conference will provide networking opportunities between different research groups within our Structures Group and the industry partners.

The emphasis throughout the conference is on sharing ideas, experiences and building a bridge between the students in the Structures Group and the industry.

A call for abstracts is to be released June 19th, 2019.

The conferecne is to be held at the following location:

Royal Glenora Club

11160 River Valley Road Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5J 2G7


Deadline for registration to the conference is August 11th, 2019.

The cost of registration for students is free and all meals are included. Tickets for your spouse or partner, and industry are available at the cost of $50.00. For this and all other inquiries, please contact

Tentative program:

08:00 AM – 08:30 AM Registration + Breakfast

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM Opening Remarks

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Keynote 1: Mark Hagel

09:30 AM – 10:45 PM Oral Session 1: Masonry

09:30 AM – 10:45 PM Oral Session 2: Concrete

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Oral Session 3: Steel

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Oral Session 4: Pipeline

12:30 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch

01:30 PM – 02:30 PM Poster Session

02:30 PM – 03:00 PM Keynote 2: Carla Dickof

03:00 PM – 04:45 PM Oral Session 5: Timber

03:00 PM – 05:15 PM Oral Session 6: Bridge/Biomechanics

05:15 PM – 07:00 PM Dinner and Awards

Conference Sponsorship


Event Coordinators

Conference Chairs: Md Abdul Hamid Mirdad, Brittney Lopushinsky

Technical Committee: Abolfazl Ashrafi, Qipei Mei, Odin Guzman Sanchez, Mehsam Tanzim Khan

Marketing Coordinator: Eziolu Ilozumba, John Spencer, Harsh Vrajeshkumar Patel, Michael Manarin

Activities Coordinators and Treasurers: Sheldon Twizell