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Monday October 3, 2016
R.M Hardy Keynote Address by Harvey McLeod
History Of Tailings Dam Design And Innovation And Practice Changes Required In The Wake Of The Mount Polley Mine Tailings Breach
Harvey McLeod is a geotechnical engineer with a B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering from The University of British Columbia and a Diploma from The University of London – Imperial College in Soil Mechanics.
Recipient of the 2013 Association of Mineral Exploration (AME) – Robert R. Hedley Award for “Excellence in Social and Environmental Sustainability”.
Tuesday October 4, 2016
CGS Colloquium Abstract by Jasmin Raymond
Assessment Of The Subsurface Thermal Conductivity For Geothermal Applications
Mr Raymond is a hydrogeologist and he teaches geothermal energy basics at Institut national de la recherche scientifique in Quebec City. He obtained his Ph.D. at Laval University and a B.Sc. at McGill University.
During his young career, he received numerous prices such as a Banting Scholarship for his postdoctoral research.
COURSES & TOURS
GeoVancouver 2016 is pleased to be offering short courses as part of the official conference program.
SC1 – Geotechnical Remote Sensing: Case Studies and State-of-the-Art Developments from Underwater to Satellite Based Platforms
SC2 – Grouting
SC3 – Fundamentals of Geosynthetics
SC4 – Update of Dam Safety Guidelines
For more information on Short Courses click here!
How were geotechnical engineers instrumental in the phenomenal success of the 2010 Winter Games?
What are some of the engineering opportunities and hazards associated with living in, or even just travelling through, mountainous terrain?
How has BC Hydro applied geotechnical engineering innovations to upgrade one of its historical assets, the Ruskin Dam, so it can continue to provide a safe and secure source of power well into the 21st century?
Visiting Vancouver in early autumn can be a lovely experience. The summer travelers have already headed back home and temperatures have dropped but the city has yet to go into hibernation and has a lot to offer.