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.
The 2012-2013 Executive Committee of the Rock Mechanics Division consists of the following members:
|Chair:||Jim Hazzard||Itasca ConsultingGroup, email@example.com|
|Past Chair:||Chris Hawkes||University of Saskatchewan|
|Member:||Derek Kinakin||BGC Engineering, Vancouver.|
|Student Liaison:||Matthew Perras||Queen's University|
Affiliations with Other Organizations
The Rock Mechanics Division is affiliated with the Canadian Rock Mechanics Association (CARMA). Through CARMA, the RMD interacts with the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM). The chair of CARMA is rotated between the CGS-RMD and the Canadian Institute of Mining's Rock Engineering Society (CIM-RES). In 2012, CARMA is being chaired by the CIM-RES chair, John Hadjigeorgiou. Both Chris Hawkes and Jim Hazzard of the CGS-RMD are members of the 2012 CARMA executive.
The Rock Mechanics Division is now accepting nominations for the John Franklin Award. This is awarded every two years and 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. More information on the nomination procedure can be found here
Please submit nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 1, 2013.
Please contact the Rock Mechanics Geotechnical Group at email@example.com if you have any comments or suggestions.
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