Hamilton, Ontario – A team of student researchers from the University of Calgary has won first place in the AUTO21 Highly Qualified People Poster Competition, defeating more than 80 student teams from 28 Canadian universities.

The competition is open to student researchers within the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence program. AUTO21 is Canada’s national automotive research program, supporting more than 200 researchers and over 500 graduate students at 45 universities across the country.

Supported by AUTO21 funding as they complete graduate and post-graduate degrees, each student’s research contributes to one of AUTO21’s 52 automotive research projects. The winning team, led by Professor Jeff Caird and including Amanada Ohlhauser, Andrew Mayer, Shaunna Milloy, Aimee Pearson and Sebastian Siwiec, contributes to the Teen and Novice Driver project.

The annual poster competition is held each spring and includes a total prize purse of nearly $20,000.

The top-ranking teams, in order, were the University of Calgary, University of Waterloo (Ontario), Universite Laval (Quebec), Queen’s University (Ontario), and the University of Toronto.

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