Ottawa Section (Ottawa Geotechnical Group)

The Ottawa Geotechnical Group of the Canadian Geotechnical Society has active members from across Eastern Ontario, particularly from the Ottawa area. The dedicated executive committee has been successful in organizing well-attended monthly presentations and annual student competitions.

Please go to for detailed Ottawa Geotechnical Group information.

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

Chair: Paul Simms, Carleton University
Vice-Chair: Julio A.I. Sedano, University of Ottawa
Past-Chair: Baolin Wang, Natural Resources Canada
Secretary: Bruce Campbell, EFI Global
Members: Sean Sterling, Geofirma Engineering
Nell van Walsum, BluMetric Environmental
Clive Kamichaitis, Public Works and Government Services Canada
Mamadou Fall, University of Ottawa
Student Representative: João Renato R. Prandina, University of Ottawa
Advisor: Gerry Webb
CGS Regional Director: Mohammad Rayhani, Carleton University

Please contact the Ottawa Geotechnical Group at if you have any comments or suggestions.

Ottawa Section 2015 Annual Report

Upcoming Eastern Ontario Events


Date Region Location Event Contact
Apr 11, 2016Eastern OntarioShaw Centre, OttawaIntegrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development - Professional Development Workshop
This workshop will cover background and use of Engineers Canada’s PIEVC tool that systematically assesses risks of current and future climate on public infrastructure.
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Oct 16-18, 2016Eastern OntarioShaw Centre, Ottawa, ONTunnelling Association of Canada 2016 Conference
With the theme Capitalizing on Underground Infrastructure, the 2016 TAC Conference will include plenary presentations, technical sessions, and a trade exhibition all designed to highlight advancements in tunnelling design, construction and delivery – in Canada and around the world. Early delegate registration pricing ends on August 14, 2016.
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