Summer Corrosion Science Institute

The Summer Corrosion Science Institute (CSI) is a multi-day interdisciplinary training and collaborative event for CORRECT trainees, followed by Corrosion Awareness communication Training (CAT). 

CSI-CAT 2023: Western University, June 12 – 23, 2023  videos of select workshops now available!

CSI 2024: University of British Columbia, June 18 - 21, 2024   registration now open!

CSI 2024: June 18-21, 2024 - UBC
Tuesday 06.18 Wednesday 06.19 Thursday 06.20 Friday 06.21
9:00am - 10:30am Corrosion Entrepreneurship: Zoë Coull (ICE Dragon Corrosion, Inc.)

9am-10am: Decoding Corrosion and Failure: Understanding Causes, Cases and Solutions: Fuad Khoshnaw (DMU)

10am-11am: Failure Analysis in the Pulp and and Paper Industry: Victor Padilla (FPInnovations)

11am-12pm: Research ethics: Co-authorship, Cheating, and the Many Ways to Destroy Public Trus in Science and Engineering: Yolanda Hedberg (UWO)

CREATE CORRECT CRTE Awardee presentations
10:30am - 10:45am Check-in Break Break
10:45am - 12:15pm Welcome & Program Overview: Ed Asselin (UBC) & Yolanda Hedberg (UWO) Tour: Corrosion @ UBC & Scavenger Hunt Science & Public Data Repositories: Ed Asselin (UBC) & Yolanda Hedberg (UWO)
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Farewell Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm Energy Tranisition in B.C. and Beyond: Ferenc Pataki (FortisBC) Authentic Industry - Smelter Corrosion Audits: Maysam Mohammadi (UBC) UBC Tours: Thermal and Wood Waste Energy Plants
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break Break
2:45pm - 4:15pm Hydrogen Blending Projects: Hailey Martens (ATCO) Cathodic Protection Case Studies: Spencer Easthope (Trans Mountain)

 Trainees will receive instruction in electrochemistry, instrumentation, corrosion simulations, surface analysis, metallurgy, oxidation, environmental testing, corrosion protection, modelling and assessment, and more! Training across these areas will increase interdisciplinary corrosion skills, cross-corrosion communication and leadership skills and provide students with exposure to future employers and networking.

This training is delivered in-person annually at rotating host universities, with remote participation options.






We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.
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