Soo Infrastructure Tour

Dialogue Hosted by Lake Superior State University 

The fifth of six stops in the URC Infrastructure Innovation Tour, the Sault Ste Marie roundtable convenes a discussion with legislators, business leaders and URC experts on emerging challenges with maritime shipping, updates planned for the Soo Locks–the largest waterway traffic system on earth–and the research underway to meet these challenges.

Launched after publishing Foundation for the Future: URC Contributions to Infrastructure Improvement, this tour is built to continue conversations about infrastructure needs, promote innovation and foster future collaboration.


Agenda for Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Crow’s Nest at Lake Superior State University | Walker Cisler Student & Conference Center

650 W Easterday Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

11:00 AM           Reception with local business leadership, researchers and legislators

11:30 AM            Lunch is served

11:35 AM            Welcome: Dr. Rod Hanley, President of Lake Superior State University

11:35 AM            Issue Overview

  • Moderator: URC Executive Director Dr. Britany Affolter-Caine
  • Presentation: Dr. Jen Read, Water Center Director at the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan

11:50 AM            Dialogue with participants

12:40 PM            Event Close