News and Events

News and Events


September 2014

Dr. Ralph Haas Honoured at UofA Alumni Awards


Article  written by Richard Cairney, featured in the Spring 2014 edition of UofA Engineerig



Dr. Ralph Haas was honoured this past fall at the UofA’s annual alumni awards. Earlier this year, the IRRF was lucky enough to have Dr. Haas share his knowledge of pavement engineering as the keynote speaker of its first annual Symposium in the spring. Dr. Haas has greatly influenced the work and education of IRRF Co-founder Dr. Alireza Bayat, who was the first recipient of the Ralph Haas/ Stantec Fellowship in 2012.

See Dr. Bayat discuss Dr. Haas and the Fellowship in this short video celebrating Dr. Haas’ accomplishments.





August 2014

IRRF on CBC Radio’s What a Waste

On August 18, 2014, IRRF Co-Founder and researcher Dr. Alireza Bayat was interviewed on CBC Radio’s weekly summer radio program What a Waste. Featured on the series’ episode Lefovers! Dr. Bayat and show host Torah Kachur discussed the use of waste tires in road construction and the implications it has on the environment.

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July 2014

DSCN0266IRRF Hosts First Annual Research Symposium

On May 6th, the IRRF hosted its first annual Research Symposium at the University of Alberta. The free one-day event offered participants an in-depth look at the IRRF and its activities. Researchers treated participants from across Canada to presentations highlighting the innovative work done at the facility…

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