BC Interior Section (Kelowna Geotechnical Group)

The Interior Geotechnical Group has active participants from across south central British Columbia, particularly from Kelowna and surrounding areas. Five technical presentations were organized in 2010-2011 and the Group assisted with the 5th Canadian GeoHazards Conference that was held in Kelowna in May 2011.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the Interior Geotechnical Group consists of the following members:

Chair: Sumi Siddiqua, UBC - Okanagan
Past Chair: Dwayne Tannan, UBC - Okanagan
Vice Chair: Norm Williams (retired)
Secretary: Glen Rutherford, Golder Associates

Please contact the Interior Geotechnical Group at Kelowna@cgs.ca if you have any comments or suggestions.

BC Interior Section 2015 Annual Report

Upcoming British Columbia Events


Date Region Location Event Contact
Mar 01, 2016British ColumbiaPan Pacific Hotel - Crystal PavilionMarch 1st: The Sustainable Road to Prosperity in Latin America Seminar
Our upcoming Expoplaza Latina seminar in partnership with GLOBE 2016 is focused on initiatives in clean tech business and sustainable practices.
See Website or Contact paolavm@latincouver.ca
May 09-10, 2016British ColumbiaVancouver, British ColumbiaTwo-Day Short Course on Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering
The Vancouver Geotechnical Society is hosting a two day short course on Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering presented by Dr. Gordon Fenton (Dalhousie University) and Dr. Vaughan Griffiths (Colorado School of Mines).
See Website or Contact mbosse@thurber.ca
Sep 29 - Oct 01, 2016British ColumbiaWhistler, BC5th Canadian Young Geotechnical Engineers & Geoscientists Conference
CYGEGC is targeted towards young engineers and geoscientists who are looking to exchange technical information with their peers and build meaningful networks in a relaxed, supportive, and motivational environment.
See Website or Contact Chair@cygegc2016.com
Oct 02-05, 2016British ColumbiaWestin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC, CanadaGeoVancouver 2016
The Canadian Geotechnical Society's 69th Annual Conference takes place October 2-5, 2016 in Vancouver, BC, featuring the theme History and Innovation. The abstract submission deadline is January 29, 2016.
See Website or Contact secretariat@geovancouver2016.com
Nov 18, 2016British ColumbiaWebcast (Noon Pacific)Lunch Webinar (PST): Cut Off Walls for Seepage Control and Containment (Thinking Inside the Box)
45 minute free webinar on cut-off wall construction techniques, data needs, design insights and relative strengths, weaknesses and capabilities.
See Website or Contact rpcraig@geo-solutions.com
Dec 09, 2016British ColumbiaWebcast (Noon Pacific)Lunch Webinar (PST): Permeable/Passive Barriers (Going with the Flow)
45 minute webinar on the major construction methods for permeable/passive in-ground reactive barriers, including relative strengths, weaknesses, data requirements and costs.
See Website or Contact rpcraig@geo-solutions.com

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