Jenn and Jan Voss Travel Bursary for Women in Transportation Engineering

What is it?

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

ITE Canada is pleased to again offer the Jenn and Jan Voss Travel Bursary for Women in Transportation Engineering. This annual bursary provides travel funding support for women in transportation engineering to attend the ITE Canada Annual Conference. The five (5) bursaries, valued at $1,000 each, are intended to encourage women who are in the early stages of their career and no longer in school to actively participate at ITE Canada conferences, including the ITE Canada/CARSP 2023 Joint Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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 ITE Canada conferences.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to apply if you are:

  • a woman in transportation engineering
  • no longer a student
  • traveling to attend the ITE Canada conference 

Eligible candidates for this annual travel bursary will include but are not be limited to ITE Canada conference speakers whose abstracts have been accepted, those who have never had the opportunity to attend a ITE Canada 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, ITE Canada Past President, outlining your need for the bursary no later than March 1st, 2023. If you are a presenter with confirmation of acceptance of your abstract at the 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.