This year, the destination of the study tour of student association ‘Transportkunde’ was Canada. On the 8th of may a big group of 22 students of the master Transport Engineering & Logistics (TEL) and two staff members went to Toronto. This report gives an overview of all the activities that have taken place during this study tour.

In the area between Toronto and Montreal, 6 companies were visited. This varies from a visit to the biggest hardwood sawmill of North-America to a large gas-turbine factory in Hamilton. It was nice to see that we were so welcome in the companies, as the nice lunches and interesting presentations showed us.

In the middle of the Financial district of Montreal the campus of the McGill University is situated. The Graduate Association for Mechanical Engineering Students (GAMES) gave us a tour in the building of Mechanical Engineering and over the campus. It was nice to see the differences between the McGill University and the TU Delft.

Besides the visits to the companies and the university, there was some time to discover the Canadian life. First of all, the wonderful nature as seen by the Niagara Falls and during the trip to the Big Chute Marine Railway. Another experience was climbing the CN Tower, with a height of 553 meters. And of course some sportive activities, like rafting on the Rouge River (Québec) and visiting the baseball match between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees.

After months of preparation, we can look back on a very successful tour! We want to thank our board of recommendation, our sponsors, the visited companies and last but not least our enthusiastic participants for their contribution to this tour!

The study tour committee:

Steven Goudswaard, Martijn van der Pouw, Robin Voorend, Sander Kleinheerenbrink and Jos van der Geest

Download the final report!