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Rebecca Peterniak elected ITE MB Treasurer | Fireseeds North

This month's ITE Manitoba Section meeting, held at Winnipeg's Mason Memorial Centre on December 12th, featured an annual general meeting, a mid-cycle election for a new treasurer, and presentations from WSP's Mark Vogt and HTFC's James Hudson on the Northeast Exchange Study and Winnipeg's first 'Woonerf'-based street, John Hirsch Place.

FNI's Rebecca Peterniak was elected the new ITE Manitoba Section treasurer in a by-election with three nominees. Her term as treasurer will be one year in length, followed by the biennial ITE Manitoba Section executive elections to be held in December 2018.

Rebecca has been actively involved in ITE since first joining the U of M ITE Student Chapter in 2009. During her BSc and MSc in civil engineering at the U of M, Rebecca served in various positions of the Student Chapter Executive, including as President in 2013. During her time as President, the U of M Student Chapter became the first student chapter outside of the U.S. to win the ITE International Student Chapter Award, after having more than doubled its annual number of activities. Since her recent appointment at the U of M as a Sessional Instructor in Transportation Engineering, Rebecca has enjoyed working with students and seeing their interest in transportation engineering grow. At the national level of ITE, Rebecca helped launch excite in 2016, which is a CITE initiative formed to help empower and connect emerging professionals in the transportation profession. She has written feature articles in CITE’s Transportation Talk quarterly publication, on Vision Zero in Canada, and on gender-equity in the transportation profession. At the international level of ITE, Rebecca is a member of the recently formed ITE International Task Force on Women in Transportation.

Mark Hearson