What is it?

Jenn & Jan Voss at the
Consulting Engineers of BC banquet in 2015

CITE is pleased to announce the inaugural Jenn and Jan Voss Travel Bursary for Women in Transportation Engineering. Starting in 2022, this new annual travel bursary will provide funding support for women in transportation engineering through five (5) bursaries valued at $1,000 each. This bursary is intended to encourage women who are in the early stages of their career and no longer in school to actively participate at CITE conferences.

The annual $5000 travel bursary is being funded by the estate of Jenn and Jan Voss in memory of Jenn Voss, P.Eng., who lost her battle with cancer at the age of 52. Jenn worked in Ontario and BC for both the public and private sectors and, over her 28-year career, encountered various barriers and inequities which, in her view, made career advancement for female engineers more challenging than for men. The goal of this new annual travel bursary is to help bridge the gender gap at CITE conferences.

Who is eligible?

Eligible candidates for this annual travel bursary will include but not be limited to CITE conference speakers whose abstracts have been accepted, those who have never had the opportunity to attend a CITE conference before, transportation engineers who may be on maternity leave or unemployed, and elected officials at the Section level in Canada.

How to Apply

Send a maximum 2-page letter via email to Julia Salvini, CITE President, outlining your need for the bursary no later than February 1st, 2022. If you are a presenter with confirmation of acceptance of your abstract at the CITE/QUAD Joint 2022 Annual Conference or you are participating in the conference in some other way, please indicate that in your letter. Questions may be sent to Julia Salvini directly.