The GeoEngineering Centre Seminar Series, Sponsored by Golder Associates

Fall 2018

Our Seminars are spondered by: Golder logo
the schedule will be updated as information becomes available...





Tues, Sept 11

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Dr Evert Hoek “ Evaluating Acceptability of Designs in Rock Slope Engineering”  

Miller Hall, Room 105

Weds, Sept 26


No seminar – CGS conference


Tues, Oct 2

7:30 – 9:00 am

CGS Cross-Canada Lecture Tour:

Dr Alex Sy (Klohn Crippen Berger) “Lessons Learned from Geotechnical Failures”

Donald Gordon Conference Centre

Wed, Oct 10

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Dr Ryan Mulligan (Queen’s University)       “Landslide generated waves”

Miller Hall, Room 105

Wed, Oct 17

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Daley Clohan (Golder Associates) “ Homogeneous non-Newtonian and Hyperconcentrared Slurry Fluids as Proxies to Tails Flows in Tailings Dam Breach Assessments”

Miller Hall, Room 105

Weds, Oct 24

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Dr Nina Stark (Virginia Tech) “In-situ Geotechnical Investigation of Coastal Sediments with regards to Sediment Remobilization Processes and Sediment Stability”

Miller Hall, Room 105

Weds, Oct 31


No seminar – Halloween


Mon, Nov 5

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Dr Daichao Sheng (University of Newcastle, Australia) “Frost heave in dry coarse soils and its implications to high-speed rail embankments"”

Stirling Hall, Room A

Weds, Nov 7

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Dr Dan Jones (Golder Associates) “Tales of the impossible; three short stories of landfill construction that 'never' happen"

Miller Hall, Room 105

Weds, Nov 14

4:30 - 5:30 pm 

Dr Jean Hutchinson (Queen's University) "Engineering geology considerations for stability assessment of rock slopes adjacent to infrastructure"

Miller Hall, Room 105

Weds, Nov 21

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Dr Simon Dickinson (BGC Engineering)   “Applied soil mechanics, from laboratory testing to practice”

Miller Hall, Room 105

Weds, Dec 5

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Dr Guy Dore(Université Laval) “Adaptation of transportation infrastructure in Northern Quebec and Canada: Problem assessment and development of solutions"

MacCorry D201

Weds, Dec 12

4:30 – 6:00 pm

2018 Victor Milligan Lecture:

Dr Rudy Bonaparte (Georgia Tech) “ Geotechnical Stability of Waste Fills – Lessons Learned and Continuing Challenges”

MacCorry B201