Ryley Ryley Beddoe , Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering,
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, K7K 7B4, Canada
Office:  S2414
 613-541-6000 ext 6162
Email:  ryley.beddoe@rmc.ca
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Dr. Beddoe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Royal Military College, in Kingston Ontario.  Ryley received her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, as well as her B.Ed., M.Sc., and Ph.D. at Queen’s University.  Dr. Beddoe is a member of the Canadian Geotechnical Society, the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and the International Permafrost Association.


Dr. Beddoe’s time at RMC is focused on teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and conducting research.  Her overall research focus is the overarching geotechnical impact of climate change in Canada’s Arctic, including understanding permafrost degradation and its impact on infrastructure, triggering and mobility of thaw slumps and landslides, geotechnical hazard and susceptibility mapping, and in-situ and remote sensing techniques and technologies.  Dr. Beddoe most loves being in remote and northern locations, most recently examining the bearing capacity of ice roads in the Northwest Territories, and on thaw and slope deformations using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

  • Cold regions geotechnical engineering, and the impact of permafrost degradation.
  • Landslides and liquefaction.
  • Geotechnical physical modelling.
  • In-situ sensors and remote sensing development.
  1. Pk, S., Bashir, R., Beddoe R.A. (2018) Effect of Climate Change on Soil Embankments. Environmental Geotechnics. Submitted May 2018. Accepted with minor revisions August 2018. Revisions submitted September 2018.
  2. Beddoe, R. A., & Take, W. A. (2016). Loss of slope support due to base liquefaction comparison of 1g and centrifuge landslide flume experiments. Soils and Foundations. 5(2), 251 – 264. doi:10.1016/j.sandf.2016.02.008  
  3. Beddoe, R. A., & Take, W. A. (2015). Influence of slope inclination on the triggering and distal reach of hydraulically-induced flow slides. Engineering Geology. 187, 170-182 doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.01.006
  4. Take, W.A., Beddoe, R.A., Davoodi-Bilesavar, R., and Philips, R. (2014) Effect of antecedent rainfall conditions on the triggering of static liquefaction landslides. Landslides. 12(3), 469-479 doi:10.1007/s10346-014-0496-7
  5. Take, W.A. and Beddoe, R.A (2014) Base liquefaction: a mechanism for shear-induced failure of loose granular slopes. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 51(5), 496 – 507. doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2012-0457
  6. Beddoe, R.A., Take, W.A., and Rowe, R.K. (2011) Water Retention Behaviour of Geosynthetic Clay Liners. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.137 (11):1028-1038. doi: 10.1680/gein.2010.17.5.301
  7. Beddoe, R.A., Take, W.A., and Rowe, R.K. (2010) Development of suction measurement techniques to quantify the water retention curve of GCLs. Geosynthetics International 17(5):301-312. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000526.