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Trevor Hanson

Professor

Civil Engineering

Gillin Hall D106

Fredericton

thanson@unb.ca
1 506 452 6374



Other titles

Coordinator, UNB Transportation Group

Background

Education: BScE (2002), MScE (2004), PhD (2010), University of New Brunswick

Specialization: Transportation

Classes

  • CE2973 Civil Engineering Design 1
  • CE5203 Transportation Planning
  • CE5232 Transport Facility Design (Rail Engineering Component)
  • CE6283 Transportation Policy
  • CE6293 Transportation Seminar

Dr. Hanson has also taught courses in Team Design, Numerical Methods, Pavement Management, as well as supervising several special study courses and Research Theses.

Research interests

  • Older person transportation mobility and safety
  • Community and shared transportation
  • Civil engineering and universal design
  • Low-cost mobile transportation data collection

Current research: Dr. Hanson is originally from rural New Brunswick and his research is informed by the transportation challenges he observed while living there and working as a volunteer in a community development group. These challenges include finding alternatives for older adults that are looking to transition from driving, and local governance mechanisms that create challenges for funding sustainability of programs. His research, funded through a 5-year NSERC Discovery Grant, explores planning and forecasting tools for age-friendly rural transportation planning, with an initial focus on volunteer transportation.

Through this work, he hopes to give planners another tool in their toolkit for estimating and planning for rural transportation, while also helping volunteer transportation operators in their work. His team of graduate and undergraduate students has a number of projects on the go including how health data can help with transportation planning for rural older adults to health facilities (NB-IRDT); modelling how individuals use rural volunteer transport; modelling active transportation infrastructure use; and estimating demand for a new volunteer transportation service.

Dr. Hanson also has a growing interest in civil engineering infrastructure and universal design and is supervising a study looking at what a “VisitAble housing policy for Fredericton” would mean. He participates with the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) President’s Task Force on Accessibility and, with his colleague Dr. Katy Haralampides, introduced Accessibility as a Design Lens into the 2nd year UNB Civil Engineering design course.

Awards and recognition

  • 2022 - Winner of the Bison Transport Debate, Canadian Transportation Research Forum
  • 2018 - Winner of the Bison Transport Debate, Canadian Transportation Research Forum
  • 2017 - Visiting Professor (1 month), University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute
  • 2017 - Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan Public Health
  • 2013 - APEGNB Young Professional Achievement Award
  • 2012 - Best Technical Poster Award from the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Pavements Standing Committee at TAC Annual Conference, Fredericton
  • 2012 - Dobbin Scholar, Ireland-Canada University Foundation
  • 2012 - Eric Garland Award for Excellence in Teaching (UNB Civil Engineering)

Dr. Hanson has also served on a number of local boards and committees relating to transportation, rural planning, and local governance.

Special certifications and fellowships

  • Diploma in University Teaching (UNB CETL, 2012)
  • Policy Analyst/Engineer, NB Department of Transportation (2004-2007)
  • Eno Transportation Fellow (2004)
  • Professional memberships:
    • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of NB
    • Institute of Transportation Engineers
    • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

Professional affiliations and other titles

  • Coordinator, UNB Transportation Group
  • Senator for Fredericton, UNB Faculty of Engineering
  • Director, Development and Engagement, UNB Department of Civil Engineering
  • Executive Vice President, Canadian Transportation Research Forum
  • Member, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) President’s Task Force on Accessibility
  • Committee Research Coordinator, AME50, Standing Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility, Transportation Research Board (USA)
  • Dr. Hanson has also served on a number of local boards and committees relating to transportation, rural planning, and local governance

Dr. Hanson has also undertaken independent research contracts and consulting projects primarily focused on rural and community transportation development.

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