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About the Professional Practice Committee
The Professional Practice Committee's mandate is:

• To Highlight and Educate CGS Members on Professional Practice Issues Facing Geoprofesionals.
• Communicate CGS’s views on issues relevant to "Geoprofessionals" belonging to the society, and
• To address other aspects of professional practice that are of interest or concern to society members.
Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the PPC consists of the following members:
Member
Kent Bannister
Trek Geotechnical
Member
Dylan Hill
Malroz
Member
André Bom
Golder Associates
Member
Bob Patrick
Tetra Tech
Member
Imteaz Bhuiyan
Water Security Agency of Saskatchewan
Member
Suzanne Powell
Thurber Engineering
Past Chair
James Blatz
Trek Geotechnical, University of Manitoba
Chair
Seán Mac Eoin
Tetra Tech
Member
Kristen Tappenden
Alberta Transportation
Member
Pierre Boulanger
Tetra Tech
Member
Rob Kenyon
KGS
Member
Roger Skirrow
Alberta Transportation
Member
Michael Snow
Golder Associates
Member
Sylvia Dooley
Stantec
Member
Olaide Ojomo
University of Texas


Specialty Sessions

The Professional Practice Committee regularly hosts specialty sessions at the annual CGS conference. Presentations from recent specialty sessions are provided below:

 

2015

Why don't we learn from experience? A simple process for improving your process delivery and profitability
Presented by: Wilma Schreuders and Robert vanArsdall – XL Catlin

 

2012

Projects Gone Wild Session
An Engineer’s Professional Liability “Horror Story”
Presented by: John Seychuk, Golder Associates


Alternate Dispute Resolution by Reverse Engineering – A Case History 
Presented by: Fred Matich, MAJM Corporation Ltd.,

 

2011

Expert Witness or Litigant Expert
Presented by: Neil Abbot, Partner in Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

 

2010

Don’t Rely on My Advice a Practical Guide to Disclaimers
Presented by: Neil Abbot, Partner in Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Alliancing / Partnering in Geotechnical Engineering
Presented by: Roger Olds and Michael Norman, Coffey Geotechnics

 

2009

Lawyers are From Venus, Experts are From Hell
Presented by: Neil Abbot, Partner in Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Projects Gone Wild Session
Two Lessons Learned From the Construction of the Mactaquac Dam in New Brunswick
Presented by: Arvid Landva, TerrAtlantic Engineering Ltd.


Projects Go Wrong Because…
Presented by: Jack Crooks, Golder Associates


When Clay Attacks
Presented by: James Blatz, University of Manitoba

Reports / Documents
Upcoming Events

Year:

SEP
26-29
2021
GeoNiagara 2021: 74th Annual Canadian Geotechical Society & 14th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference
Location:
Niagara Falls, Ontario
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Please contact the Professional Practice Committee at info@cgs.ca if you have any comments or suggestions