See the Geoenvironmental Division's page to view the ISSMGE TC215 Update. The Update is posted under Latest News Reports/Documents and includes details on both past and upcoming events in the field of Environmental Geotechnics.
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CGS Past President (2001-2002), Kerry Rowe, Queen's University, will be giving the 2017 ASCE Terzaghi Lecture on March 14, at the ASCE-GI (Geotechnical Frontiers 2017) in Orlando, Florida. http://www.geoinstitute.org/event/2017-03-12geotechnicalfrontiers
This year, because it’s the 150th anniversary of Canada and the 70th Anniversary of the CGS, we are compiling a list of “Canadian Geotechnical Achievements” from any period of Canadian or pre-Canadian history. Please submit any and all suggestions (as many as you would like) to Lisa McJunkin at the CGS National Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1, 2017. (Please contact for submission details). A number of the submitted achievements will be showcased this fall, during GeoOttawa... [read more]
Natural disasters are expected to increase as climate change pushes global temperatures higher, and some scientists believe [read more]
Iraq's Mosul Dam could collapse at any minute 'killing a million people' - January 2017
Iraq's biggest dam could collapse without warning and kill up to a million people, the engineers involved in building it have urgently warned.
There are grave concerns the dam could collapse in the near future as winter snow melt puts the already impaired structure under even greater strain.
“The dam is in a very dangerous situation now,” Dr Nasrat Adamo, the dam's former chief engineer, told the Independent.
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Look to the second article for one of the Canadian Science Publishing, Editor's Choice articles this month, “Improved image-based deformation measurement for geotechnical applications” by S.A. Stanier, J. Blaber, W.A. Take, and D.J. White [read more]
Registration for cYGEGC 2016 is now open! - April 2016
Registration for cYGEGC 2016 is now open!
Visit the "Registration" tab on our website for details cYGEGC 16
Check out this update from Canadian Science Publishing. This Virtual Compilation highlights 2015 papers of particularly high caliber and topical importance that were selected by the Editors of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal and featured on the journal’s homepage.
Original Post: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6103303393365815296
Nominations for the 2017 CGS Geotechnical Colloquium, to be presented during the GeoOttawa 2017 Annual Conference,have been extended to February 29, 2016. Any CGS member can submit a nomination.
Established in 1977, the CGS Geotechnical Colloquium is an annual, commissioned presentation and paper. Its purpose is to encourage and provide an opportunity for a younger member of the CGS to pursue studies required for its preparation. It is accompanied by a $... [read more]
The CGS would like to announce the newly re-branded Geohazards Committee replacing the Landslides Committee in response to a broadening of the interests and scope of committee members and activities. For more information please see http://www.cgs.ca/geohazards_committee.php?lang=en. There are currently seven active, standing committees: Education, Heritage, Professional Practice, Transportation Geotechnique, Mining Geotechnique,... [read more]
Following the very successful 18th ICSMGE held in Paris, France in 2013, the 19th Conference of the
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE), http://www.icsmge2017.org/, will be in Seoul, Korea, September 2017. The method of abstract and paper submission is different than for many international conferences. Abstracts must be submitted to&nbs... [read more]
Jean-Pierre Tournier (Hydro Quebec) Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal ‘in recognition of leadership and service over many years at the regional, branch, section or equivalent levels, within the Institute or its Member Societies.’
Gordon Fenton (Dalhousie University) Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada
David Woeller (ConeTec Investigations Ltd) Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada... [read more]
Starting this month you will begin to receive reminders from CGS Headquarters to renew your CGS membership for 2016 – simply login at https://www.cgs.ca/login.php?lang=en to get started. There are no increases in membership fees for 2016 and, in fact, fees for international members have decreased!
Membership benefits include:
online access to the monthly Canadian G