UMTI Speaker Series
The UMTI Speaker Series was established in 2016 with the objective of encouraging distinguished and emerging scholars, public policymakers, and industrial practitioners in transport and logistics to share research findings, knowledge, and experience with faculties, staff, and students of Asper, The University of Manitoba, and the transport and logistics industries as a whole. Also, it strives to promote research collaboration between UMTI staff and associates, as well as other researchers and professionals inside and outside Canada.


The Attitude of Port Organizations Towards Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
Yile He, Department of Supply Chain Management, Transport Institute, University of Manitoba
Wednesday, March 14, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Drake Center 539

Life Without Railway in Churchill: The Impact of Rail Disruption on a Remote Community
Yufeng (Travis) Lin, Department of Supply Chain Management, Transport Institute, University of Manitoba
Thurday, March 8, 2:30-4:00 pm, Drake Center 530

Accidental Release of Oil in The Arctic - Are We Ready?
Mawuli Afenyo, Transport Institute

February 2, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, CEOS Theatre


Direct from Mexico: CentrePort Canada’s New Initiative for FDI
Jose Manuel Castellon, Manager of MarketPort
December 5, 14:30-16:00, Drake Center 343

Disaster Adaptation Investment with Inter- and Intra-port Competition and Cooperation
Prof. Dr. Anming Zhang, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
November 24, 10:00-12:00, Drake Center 106

Port-logistics in Prince Rupert and Northern BC: lessons and questions for development in remote urban regions
Prof. Dr. Peter Hall, Professor of Urban Studies, Simon Fraser University
November 14, 14:30-16:00, Drake Center 343

Planning, financing and management of ports and terminals
Prof. Dr. Bart Wiegmans, Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology
November 7, 13:00-14:30, Drake Center 108

Challenging traditional beliefs – A reflection on the state and strategies of the liner shipping industry

Prof. Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier, Kühne Professorial Chair in Logistics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá Colombia
October 10, 14:30-16:30, Drake Center 107

Ice roads and Cargo Airships – State of the Technology and Opportunities for the North
Dr. Barry E. Prentice, Professor, University of Manitoba
Ms Judy Klassen, Interim Leader, Manitoba Liberal Party and MLA for Kewatinook
May 17, RBC Convention Centre, Room 2H

Improving the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Crop Straw Utilization in China Through an Ecological-Economic Model
Dr. Hairong Huang, Department of International Trade, School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China
April 3

Cascading Feeder Vessels and the Rationalization of Small Container Ports
Dr. Jason Monios, Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
March 30

Rail in Circumpolar and Thin Markets: Opportunities or Non-Starter?
Al Phillips, A.J. Phillips and Associates, Transport Institute, University of Manitoba
March 14

Canton-Hong Kong-Macau: Intercity Competitions and Commercial Interactions Before the 20th Century
Dr. Ka-Chai Tam, Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
February 28


Stimulating Transformational Thinking for Maritime Systems Climate Risk Adaptation: Port of Providence (RI) Demonstration Project
Dr. Austin Becker, Department of Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island, USA
March 4

Competition Between Multiproduct Airports
Dr. Tiziana D'Alfonso, Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy