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Rock Mechanics
About the Rock Mechanics Division
The Rock Mechanics Division (RMD) strives to develop, maintain and promote communications and cooperation between practitioners of rock mechanics and geotechnical rock engineering. It provides its members with opportunities to present the results of professional activities by organizing events and activities to facilitate knowledge, experience and information transfer and exchange. It also provides its members with opportunities to upgrade and update their professional knowledge and skills.
Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the Rock Mechanics Division consists of the following members:
Chair
Mohsen Nicksiar
SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Burnaby, BC
mohsen.nicksiar@snclavalin.com
Past Chair
Sam Proskin
Thurber Engineering
Calgary, AB
sproskin@thurber.ca
Secretary
Eliane Cabot
Amec Foster Wheeler Mississauga, ON
eliane.cabot@woodplc.com
Member
Andre Bom
Golder Associates
Sudbury, ON
abom@golder.ca
Member
Marc-Andre Brideau
BGC Engineering
Burnaby, BC
MBrideau@bgcengineering.ca
Member
Jin Dong Du
SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Toronto, ON
Jindong.du@snclavalin.com
Member
Erik Eberhardt
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
eeberhardt@eos.ubc.ca
Member
Brad Forbes
Queens University
Kingston, ON
9bjf@queensu.ca
Member
Charlie Harrison
Knight PiƩsold Ltd.
Vancouver, BC
charrison@knightpiesold.com
Member
Charles Hunt
Tetra Tech Canada
Vancouver, BC
charles.hunt@tetratech.com
Member
Derek Kinakin
BGC Engineering
Vancouver, BC
dkinakin@bgcengineering.ca
Member
Li Li
Polytechnique Montreal
Montreal, QC
li.li@polymtl.ca
Member
Matthew Perras
York University
Toronto, ON
mperras@yorku.ca


Affiliations with Other Organizations

The Rock Mechanics Division is affiliated with the Canadian Rock Mechanics Association (CARMA). CARMA is the Canadian representative of the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM). Becoming a member of the CGS Rock Mechanics Division automatically makes you a member of CARMA and the ISRM. CARMA members have access to past conference proceedings and other material through the CARMA website. Benefits given to ISRM members include:

  • 1 copy of the ISRM News Journal
  • ISRM Newsletter
  • Access to the members area in the website (download of Suggested Methods and Reports, Rock Mechanics lectures, videos, slide collection, etc.)
  • Right to participate in the ISRM Commissions
  • Registration with a 20% discount in the ISRM Congress, International and Regional Symposia and Specialized Conferences
  • Personal subscription to the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences at a discounted price (see details).
  • Personal subscription to the Journal Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering at a discounted price.
  • Free download of up to 100 papers per year from the ISRM Digital Library at OnePetro.

 

If you are a CGS Rock Mechanics member and have not received your access information from CARMA and the ISRM, please contact admin@cgs.ca

 

John A. Franklin Award

Established in 1993, the Award honours the past President of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), John A. Franklin, for his outstanding contributions to the Canadian and international rock mechanics community, and to the Canadian Geotechnical Society. 

The award recognizes an individual who has recently made an outstanding and published technical contribution in the fields of rock mechanics or rock engineering in Canada and/or internationally. The eligibility for the award is restricted to either CGS members (need not be resident in Canada) or other individuals, resident in Canada, who have provided an outstanding service to the Canadian geotechnical community.

Nominations

John A. Franklin Award presented in odd-numbered years, and will not be awarded in 2018.

Previous Recipients of the John A. Franklin Award

 1994 P.K. Kaiser
 1996 Derek Martin
 1998 Maurice Dusseault
 1999 Michel Aubertin
 2001 John Hadjigeorgiou
 2003 Jean Hutchinson
 2005 R. Paul Young
 2007 Mark S. Diederichs
 2009 Douglas Stead
 2011 Peter F. Stacey
 2013 Erik Eberhardt
 2015 Hani Mitri
 2017 Ming Cai

 

Announcements

Minutes from the ISRM Council Meeting May 2015

Upcoming Events

Year:

JUN
17-20
2018
ARMA 2018 Seattle
Location:
Seattle, WA
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JUN
20-22
2018
Second International Discrete Fracture Network Engineering Conference, DFNE 2018
Location:
Seattle, WA
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SEP
23-26
2018
GeoEdmonton 2018
Location:
Edmonton, AB
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Dr. Ming Cai received the 2017 John A. Franklin Award at the 70th Annual CGS Conference - GeoOttawa 2017.

Latest News
Reports / Documents
Rock Mechanics Division 2016 Annual Report
Rock Mechanics Division 2015 Annual Report
Please contact the Rock Mechanics Division at rockmechanics@cgs.ca if you have any comments or suggestions.