TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - Metrolinx is proud to announce the
recipients of its inaugural Rob MacIsaac Fellowship program. This
program is a unique opportunity for post-secondary students in the
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Recipients are given the
opportunity to demonstrate leadership and innovation in the
transportation area, while developing and applying research in a public
sector setting that positively impacts the region.
"I am proud to be associated with these highly talented students through
this fellowship program. The recipients will make a great contribution
to broadening the horizons of knowledge in the field of public
transportation," said Rob MacIsaac, who served as Metrolinx's first
Chair from 2006 to 2009, and helped shape the development and adoption
of the GTHA's first ever regional transportation plan - The Big Move.
The 2012 recipients of the Metrolinx Rob MacIsaac Fellowship program
Victor Cheng, enrolled in a Master's of Engineering Design program at McMaster
University, will examine the implementation of solar power shades in GO
Keith Cochrane, enrolled in a Master's of Applied Science in Transportation
Engineering program at University of Toronto, will study the impacts
and challenges of moving freight on transit.
Yi Luo, enrolled in a Master's of Science in Planning program at University of
Toronto, will determine how public-private partnerships can impact the
creation of mobility hubs.
Each of the fellowship recipients will conduct their research on a
transportation-related issue over a four-month period with guidance
from senior Metrolinx staff and, following their studies, transition to
an internship at Metrolinx related to their research. For more
information about the Rob MacIsaac Fellowship program, visit www.metrolinx.com/fellowship.
Prior to his work at Metrolinx, Rob MacIsaac served as mayor of the City
of Burlington from 1997 to 2006. Currently, Rob MacIsaac is President
of Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology in Hamilton.
Metrolinx is the Province of Ontario's regional transportation agency
for the GTHA. Follow Metrolinx on Facebook or Twitter. For more information, please visit www.metrolinx.com.
Disponible en français
SOURCE GO Transit
For further information:
For media inquiries, please contact Vanessa Thomas: 416-874-5974 or Malon Edwards: 416-874-5945.