New Professionals Network


CNAM’s “New Professionals Group” held their inaugural event at the 2014 conference in Toronto, Ontario. The objective of the New Professionals Group is to provide a comfortable forum for new professionals to actively contribute to the growth of CNAM and the Asset Management profession. The group will also play an active role in supporting and introducing more young professionals to the field of Asset Management.


Support the activities of the Canadian Network of Asset Managers by creating networking opportunities and fostering relationships between young professionals in the field of Asset Management.


  • Provide a forum for new Asset Management professionals to network & build relationships
  • Provide support for young professionals in the field of Asset Management
  • Outreach to educational institutions
  • Increase the foundation upon which CNAM can rely for support
  • Provide a comfortable forum for idea generation
  • Work towards ensuring skilled Asset Management resources are available long into the future


  • Target: Capture ~10% of the CNAM membership base
  • People working in municipal, provincial, federal and private sector settings are eligible
  • Membership option to be included in CNAM registration, no additional fee
  • Indivduals who are 35 years of age and under are eligible to participate in the NPN


Congratulations to this year’s participants

The CNAM NPN Student Research Symposium is a platform to showcase asset management research in Canadian universities.  It provides a forum for communication and collaboration among young researchers and experienced practitioners in the field of asset management. This year five proponents attended the event at the 2016 CNAM Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia and showcased their work to a record breaking number of conference participants.  Over the course of two days the students had the opportunity to promote their work and network with their future peers.  Poster presentations were presented to and evaluated by a panel of past CNAM Chairs who judged each submission on the basis of its novelty, practicality, need, candidate abilities and overall poster quality.  Mike Benson, a Masters student from University of New Brunswick received the top prize for his innovative work on combining cost-benefit and multi-criteria analysis results to quantify sustainable performance of public infrastructure projects.  Each contestant received a certificate and monetary prize for their participation.


Special thanks to the 2016 sponsors Robinson Consultants.

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Research Presenters:

1st Prize

Mike Benson, UNB – Combining Cost-Benefit Analysis and Multi-Criteria Analysis Results to Quantify Sustainable Performance of Public Infrastructure Projects

1st Runner Up

Amin Ganjidoost, Waterloo –Integrated Asset Management of Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems

Runners Up

Hamed Fardi, Waterloo – Life cycle energy analysis of water and wastewater asset management plans

Brandon Searle, UNB – Developing a Preliminary Pavement Management Plan for a University Campus in Fredericton, NB

Hadi Ganjidoost, Waterloo – Capital Renewal Planning for Water Distribution Networks based on an Integrated Strategic-Tactical-Operational Infrastructure Asset Management Model

For more information

Jason Davies, City of London
Iain Cranston, CH2MHILL




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