Dr. Kyle Tousignant

Assistant Professor

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Email: kyle.tousignant@dal.ca
Phone: 902 494-3080
Fax: 902 494-3108
Mailing Address: 
Department of Civil and Resource Engineering
Dalhousie University, Sexton Campus
1360 Barrington Street, Rm 215 Bldg D
Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Steel Structures
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Hollow Structural Sections
  • Connections
  • Welding

Research Interests

Dr. Tousignant’s research interests lie primarily in the field of steel structures, including member, connection and system behaviour, design, and construction. His past research activity includes development of design rules for hollow section connections and fillet welds, which have been incorporated into Canadian and American national steel design standards. Recently, Dr. Tousignant is the recipient of the 2019 International Symposium on Tubular Structures Young Researcher Award, the 2019 Canadian Institute of Steel Construction H.A. Krentz Research Award, and the 2018 International Institute of Welding Henry Granjon Prize.

The Steel Structures Research Group at Dalhousie is well-versed in small- and large-scale experimental, numerical (finite element), and analytical research. They actively pursue research projects related to steel buildings, bridges and offshore structures. For more information, please contact kyle.tousignant@dal.ca

Teaching Assignments 2020-2021

  •  CIVL 3705 Mechanics of Structural Materials and Components
  •  CIVL 4525 Design of Steel Structures
  •  CIVL 6102 Tubular Steel Structures


  • PhD in Structural Engineering, University of Toronto
  • BASc in Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Certificate in Preventive Engineering & Social Development, University of Toronto


  • Structural Designer & NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholar, Blackwell Structural Engineers
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
  • Term Adjunct, Queen’s University
  • Lecturer, University of Toronto

Professional Affiliations

  • Engineers Nova Scotia (P.Eng.)
  • Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Steel Tube Institute

Prospective Students

The Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie offers excellent laboratory and computing facilities for the pursuit of academic research. Students (undergraduate or MASc) who are interested in joining the Steel Structures Research Group, and who fulfil Dalhousie University’s admission requirements, can submit their CV and transcripts to kyle.tousignant@dal.ca. Applicants of high academic standing with relevant experience will be given preference.