CIV Talks are a forum for graduate students in the Civil Engineering Department to share and discuss current research at the University of Toronto. These talks allow students to pose important questions, discuss problems that they may be facing, and gain feedback from peers who would otherwise not be aware of such research. Speakers are therefore encouraged to focus on the purpose and goals of their research, while engaging the audience in a high-level discussion regarding social implications. This allows students from all civil engineering backgrounds to join in on discussions. Each talk will focus on a different theme or aspect (such as materials, structures, environment, etc.). The seminars take place over the lunch hour, and students are encouraged to bring their lunches.