Ignite an informed discussion on Motor vehicle related health data and highway safety.
Join experts in highway design and public safety for a discussion on how highway safety and motor vehicle injury data influence transportation planning.
Vern Janz - Director, Transport Services, and Registrar of Motor Vehicles for the Government of Yukon, Highways and Public Works
With the exception of a brief two-year hiatus, he has made Whitehorse his home since 1990. His background includes:
- a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Transportation and Logistics from the University of British Columbia;
- three years as a Cost Analyst for Yukon Alaska Transport;
- 10 years as a Transportation Analyst for Government of Yukon, Transportation Engineering Branch, including functional planning and asset management;
- two years as a Policy Advisor, for Government of Alberta, Infrastructure Policy and Planning Branch; and
- 13 years as Director, Transport Services for Government of Yukon, including the past seven years as the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.
He has managed a number of legislative amendment projects, including implementation of the National Safety Code Regulations for commercial carriers, and distracted driving legislation. He is currently working full-time on the complete replacement of the Motor Vehicle Act and regulations project.
Vern has two sons, Daryk age 28, and Brandon, age 22, and is married to his lovely wife, Kathryne.Dr. Samantha Salter - Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
Samantha has been working for the Government of Yukon in the field of public health since 2016. A veterinarian by training, Samantha is passionate about ecosystem approaches to health, and learning more about how the health of animals, humans, and the environment interact and influence each other. While she still occasionally picks up her stethoscope as a locum veterinarian, Samantha’s work in public health currently focuses on chronic disease and injuries epidemiology, evaluation, and health research. Outside of work, Samantha loves to mountain bike, paddle, hike, and play hockey, and is an active volunteer with Contagious Mountain Bike Club (CMBC).
Dr. Paul de Leur - de Leur Consulting Ltd.
Dr. de Leur has had extensive experience, both in the public an private sectors as well as links to academia. This diverse experience allows the company to effectively address the needs of clients from a wide variety of backgrounds.
De Leur Consult Ltd. offers a wide range or road safety engineering services including road safety audits, safety modelling, collision prediction techniques, research, training and expert witness services, clients of de Leur consultant ltd. Include transportation authorities from several Canadian provinces, territories and municipalities as well as other Canadian agencies in interested in road safety such as ICBC and Edmonton’s office of traffic safety.
Paul De Leur carried out a road side safety review and in service audit of the Alaska Highway as well as modelling to predict safety improvements with various design scenarios.
An example of his work - https://www.urbantrafficsafetyconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Paul-De-Leur-Cycling-Road-Safety-Audits.pdf
Staff Sergeant Brad Kaeding - Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Staff Sergeant Brad Kaeding has been working for the RCMP for 30 years. The last 6 of those years has been in Yukon as the supervisor of all detachments outside of Whitehorse.
He previously worked in Yellowknife, Saskatchewan, Alberta, NWT, Labrador, and Manitoba in general duty policing and traffic services. In his time with working in Yukon, he works with community detachments preparing traffic plans in response to community expectations that traffic enforcement remains a priority.
Join us Wednesday October 9, 2019 from 7pm - 9pm
Seating is limited so please register
for this FREE event.
Beringia Centre Theater
KM 1423 Alaska Highway
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6