Transport Canada Lunchtime Seminar

You are invited to attend SAE Alberta’s October Technical Meeting over the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 via a virtual Zoom meeting. There is no cost to attend the event.

Our guest speakers, Mr. Benoit Anctil and Mr. Dominique Charlebois of Transport Canada, will discuss Transport Canada’s crash avoidance test program including automatic emergency braking (AEB) testing, automatic emergency steering, lane support systems, collision reconstruction, and low speed automated shuttle testing.

Please register your involvement by 11:59 PM, October 13th at the Zoom meeting invitation here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkd-2vpzIrHdzftJTMKPEUue3St9KGje9j

If you have any questions about the meeting format or agenda, please let us know at info@saealberta.org.

AGM 2021

SAE Alberta held our Annual General Meeting from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021, via a virtual Zoom meeting. We had some informal networking at the start of the session followed by our annual business meeting and a short presentation on the Alberta Zero Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) by the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA).

At the AGM, we reviewed the past year and looked forward to next year’s plans. We also elected board members for another one-year term.

The meeting agenda, minutes of last year’s meeting, and details of the executive roles are on our Media and Uploads page.

Lyft and Toyota Mirai Presentation

The SAE Alberta Section teamed up with the SAE British Columbia on a technical presentation on May 19, 2021. Lyft Inc., Toyota Canada Inc., and the Hydrogen Technology and Energy Corporation gave a seminar on their initiative to provide ridesharing using a fleet of Toyota Mirai(s): hydrogen-powered zero-emission vehicles.

The presentation focused on the viability of using hydrogen-powered zero-emission vehicles from the perspectives of an industry-leading ridesharing company, the vehicle manufacturer, and the supplier for hydrogen-related infrastructure.

The presentation took place over Zoom and there was no recording. Please note that the purpose of the event was to further individual technical knowledge and discussion only: this was not a forum for larger issues.

SAE Alberta AGM – June 25, 2020

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held over the lunch hour (11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) on Thursday, June 25, 2020, via a virtual Zoom meeting. There will be no cost as we will be gathering from the safety of our own homes. We will have some informal networking at the start of the session followed by our annual business meeting and a short presentation on SAE Connections and our SAE Alberta micro-site. 

Schedule:

11:45 a.m. Zoom Meeting opens – meet and greet

12:00 p.m. AGM business starts

12:40 p.m. SAE Connections & Micro-site Overview

1:00 p.m. Meeting Ends

At the AGM, we will review the past year and look forward to next year’s plans. We will also elect board members for another one-year term. Although most of our current executive plan to continue in their roles, all positions will be open for nominations. There will also be an opportunity to create new roles on the board for those interested in getting involved. We encourage those interested to attend the AGM and put their names forward.  

Please REGISTER your involvement by 11:59 PM, June 19th at the Zoom link provided directly to you in the email notification. If you did not receive the link, please send an email to info@saealberta.org to request an invite.

If you have any questions about the meeting format or agenda, please let us know at info@saealberta.org. Also, feel free to reach out to us at this email with any questions you may have about getting involved on the SAE Alberta executive. 

A meeting agenda, minutes of last year’s meeting, details of the executive roles and other information will be circulated in the next two weeks.

SAE-Alberta Section Structural Analysis of Baja and Concrete Toboggan Frames March 14, 2019

Please join us for an evening to learn about structural analysis on Baja vehicle and toboggan frames. This event will feature a presentation by Dr. Nikolay Bukharin of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).

In this presentation, Dr. Bukharin would like to discuss the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), different software used at SAIT with FEA simulation options. The presentation will feature several case studies based on stress analysis of Concrete Toboggan and Baja frames using SolidWorks, Inventor, Fusion 360 and NASTRAN.

Date And Time
Thu, March 14, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
Location
The Winston Golf Club
2502 6 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 3Z3
The agenda items for the event are:
  • Networking: 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6:15 p.m.
  • Speaker presentation: 7:15 p.m.

The meeting includes a plated dinner. Parking is free at the Winston Golf Club.

If you are travelling from the University of Calgary, bus route 31, transferring to route 303 can take you to the event.

If you are travelling from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, bus route 303 can take you to the event.

Pricing of the tickets are:

  • $10 for SAE student members or current students.
  • $25 for SAE members, and
  • $35 for guests.

TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE

Seating is limited. Please register by 11:59 PM on March 7th, 2019 (Thursday). Please contact us at info@saealberta.org if you have any questions.

SAE Alberta Meeting – Natural Gas for Heavy-Duty Tractors – Feb 20, 2019

Please join us for the February 2019 SAE Alberta meeting in the Papaschase Room at the University of Alberta Faculty Club. We are pleased to have both Dr. Daniel Handford and Dr. David Checkel to jointly present on Natural Gas Vehicle technology (see abstract attached below).

Date And Time

Wed, 20 February 2019

5:00 PM – 8:30 PM MST

The agenda will include:

  • 5:30 p.m. Doors open & networking
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. Speakers’ presentations
  • 8:00 p.m. Closing remarks

Seating is limited. Please register your attendance as we need to confirm numbers for the meal in advance with the Faculty Club by February 17, 2019. Vegetarian meal option is also available.

Parking is available in V-Lot at the University of Alberta.

Pricing of the tickets are:

  • $10 for SAE student members or current students.
  • $25 for SAE members, and
  • $35 for guests.

GET TICKETS HERE

Please contact us at info@saealberta.org if you have any questions.

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Dr. Checkel has 29 years of combustion and emissions research experience at the University of Alberta before going into full time consulting. Dr. Handford is currently the lead engineer at Innovative Fuel Systems (IFS), a startup that is focused on developing natural gas dual-fuel technology for heavy-duty Diesel tractors. Their presentation will focus on dual-fuel natural gas technology as an attractive alternative in the heavy-duty diesel engine market to reduce fuel costs.

SAE Alberta Section – Renewable Energy Technology Trends and Market Outlook

Date And Time

Thu, January 17, 2019

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM MST

Please join us for an evening to learn about emerging advancements in renewable energy. This event will feature a presentation made by John Rilett, the Director of Energy Solutions at ENMAX Energy Corporation.

Renewable energy projects are now the fastest growing segment of the global electricity supply chain and are predicted to be so for many years to come. Additionally, renewables now carry the distinction of being some of the lowest cost forms of electricity generation when compared to traditional technologies. This session will provide an overview of how renewable generation technology has advanced over the last decade, how new technology such as energy storage will play a role in the future, and how these technologies fit within our electricity systems.

The agenda items for the event are:

  • Networking: 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6:15 p.m.
  • Speaker presentation: 7:15 p.m.

The meeting includes a plated dinner. Parking is free at the Winston Golf Club.

If you are travelling from the University of Calgary, bus route 31, transferring to route 303 can take you to the event.

If you are travelling from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, bus route 303 can take you to the event.

Pricing of the tickets are, and can be booked at the link below:

  • $10 for SAE student members or current students.
  • $25 for SAE members, and
  • $35 for guests.

Eventbrite – Book Tickets Here

Seating is limited. Please register by 11:59 PM on January 10th, 2019 (Thursday). Please contact us at info@saealberta.org if you have any questions.