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  • 2018 Annual Report / Rapport annuel

    (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)

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    Table of Contents 2018 Awards and Honours 2 Board of Directors 5

    President’s Annual Report 10 Vice-President Technical Annual Report 16 Vice-President Finance Annual Report 22 Vice-President Communications and Member Services Annual Report 26 Young Professional Representative Annual Report 29 SECTION REPORTS Sections Representative Annual Report 31 Vancouver Island Geotechnical Group 33 Vancouver Geotechnical Society 35 Prince George Geotechnical Group 37 Interior BC Section 38 N Alberta, Yukon & NWT Section 40

    (Geotechnical Society of Edmonton) Southern Alberta Section (Calgary Geotechnical Society) 42 Saskatoon Geotechnical Group 44 Regina Geotechnical Group 46 Manitoba Section 47 Thunder Bay Section 49 Sudbury Section 51 London Section 52 Southern Ontario Section (Toronto Group) 53 Kingston Section 56 Ottawa Geotechnical Group 57 Ouest-du-Québec / Western Quebec Section 59 Est-du-Québec / Eastern Quebec Section 61 New Brunswick Section 65 Nova Scotia Section 66 St John’s NL Section 67 TECHNICAL DIVISION REPORTS Technical Divisions Representative Annual Report 70 Cold Regions Geotechnology Division 71 Engineering Geology Division 73 Geoenvironmental Division 76 Geosynthetics Division 78 Groundwater Division 79 Rock Mechanics Division 80 Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division 82

    COMMITTEE REPORTS Education Committee 84 Heritage Committee 85 Geohazards Committee 88 Mining Geotechnique Committee 90 Professional Practice Committee 92 Sustainable Geotechnics Committee 93 Transportation Geotechnique Committee 95 Membership Committee 97 OTHER REPORTS Geotechnical Research Board 99 Canadian Geotechnical Journal 101

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    CANADIAN GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY – AWARDS AND HONOURS 2018

    R.F. Legget Medal Michel Aubertin, Professor Emeritus at École Polytechnique de Montréal, CGS Executive

    Director R.M. Quigley Award Lisa N. Wheeler, W. Andy Take, Neil A. Hoult, “Performance assessment of peat rail subgrade

    before and after mass stabilization”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2017, 54(5): 674-689.

    P.J. Pells, Z.T. Bieniawski, S.R. Hencher, S.E. Pells, “Rock quality designation (RQD): time to rest in peace”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2017, 54(6): 825-834

    Honourable Mentions R.K. Rowe, R.W.I. Brachman, M.S. Hosney, W.A. Take, D.N. Arnepalli, “Insight into hydraulic

    conductivity testing of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) exhumed after 5 and 7 years in a cover”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2017, 54(8): 1118-1138.

    Ariane Locat, Pascal Locat, Denis Demers, Serge Leroueil, Denis Robitaille, Guy Lefebvre,

    “The Saint-Jude landslide of 10 May 2010, Quebec, Canada: Investigation and characterization of the landslide and its failure mechanism”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2017, 54(10): 1357-1374.

    G. Geoffrey Meyerhof Award Jean-Pierre Tournier, Hydro-Québec Thomas Roy Award Iain Bruce, BGC Engineering John A. Franklin Award Not in 2018 Robert N. Farvolden Award Larry Bentley, University of Calgary (Joint award with IAH-CNC) Robert Schuster Medal Scott Burns, Portland State University (Joint award with AEG) Graduate Student Paper Award 1st Prize Bradley Forbes, “The application of distributed optical strain sensing (DOS) to Optimize Underground

    Support Design”, Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering, Queen’s University, Dr. Mark Diederichs & Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos

    2nd Prize Scott P. Coombs, “Observed Increase in Mobility of Dry Granular Landslides, Corresponding to Increased Collisional Activity, Quantified by a Smart Rock Sensor”, Civil Engineering, Queen’s University, Dr. Andy Take

    Undergraduate Student Report (Individual) 1st Prize Jonathan Mole, “Validation de la méthode pseudo-statique spectrale dans le logiciel SVSLOPE de Soil

    Vision”, Université Laval, Dominique Turmel 2nd Prize Faria Ahmed, “Prediction of Resilient Modulus Using a Simplified Technique”, Civil and Environmental

    Engineering, University of Ottawa, Dr. Sai K. Vanapalli Undergraduate Student Report (Group) 1st Prize Margie Banda, Dazy Gosal, Adam Mickey, Casey Watamaniuk, “Abundante Open Pit Design”,

    Geological Engineering Program, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), Susan W. Hollingshead 2nd Prize Foamenom Tabou, Gisèle Umuhire Dushime, Kenneth Onyekachi Omenogor, Qichen Liang, Saif El

    Husseini, Yu Bai, “Design of a Sustainable Condominium Complex in Ottawa Region Soils”, Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Dr. Kris Dick

    Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique Michael Bozozuk National Graduate Scholarship

    Campbell W. Bryden, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick A.G. Stermac Awards

    Mamadou Fall, University of Ottawa Paul Simms, Carleton University

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    Michael Porter, BGC Engineering Inc. CGS R.M. Hardy Keynote Address C. Derek Martin, Canadian Rail Research Laboratory, University of Alberta Canadian Geotechnical Colloquium Matthew Lato, BGC Engineering Inc. Cross Canada Lecture Tours Dr. Tom O’ Rourke (Spring 2018), Dr. Alex Sy (Fall 2018) AWARDS FROM ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF CANADA (EIC) John B. Stirling Medal Catherine Mulligan, Concordia University K.Y. Lo Medal Delwyn G. Fredlund, Golder Associates Canadian Pacific Railway Medal D. Jean Hutchinson, Queen’s University Fellowship of the Institute (FEIC) Dharma Wijewickreme Fellowship of the Institute (FEIC) Michel Julien Fellowship of the Institute (FEIC) Richard Brachman Fellowship of the Institute (FEIC) Kevin Biggar Fellowship of the Institute (FEIC) Robert Kenyon

    LA SOCIÉTÉ CANADIENNE DE GÉOTECHNIQUE – PRIX ET DISTINCTIONS 2018

    Médaille R.F. Legget Michel Aubertin, Professeur Emeriteà l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, Directeur général de la SCG Prix R.M. Quigley Lisa N. Wheeler, W. Andy Take, Neil A. Hoult, “Performance assessment of peat rail subgrade

    before and after mass stabilization”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2017, 54(5): 674-689.

    P.J. Pells, Z.T. Bieniawski, S.R. Hencher, S.E. Pells, “Rock quality designation (RQD): time to rest in peace”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2017, 54(6): 825-834

    Mentions honorables R.K. Rowe, R.W.I. Brachman, M.S. Hosney, W.A. Take, D.N. Arnepalli, “Insight into hydraulic

    conductivity testing of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) exhumed after 5 and 7 years in a cover”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2017, 54(8): 1118-1138.

    Ariane Locat, Pascal Locat, Denis Demers, Serge Leroueil, Denis Robitaille, Guy Lefebvre,

    “The Saint-Jude landslide of 10 May 2010, Quebec, Canada: Investigation and characterization of the landslide and its failure mechanism”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2017, 54(10): 1357-1374.

    Prix G. Geoffrey Meyerhof Jean-Pierre Tournier, Hydro-Québec Prix Thomas Roy Iain Bruce, BGC Engineering Prix John A. Franklin Pas attributé en 2018 Prix Robert N. Farvolden Larry Bentley, University of Calgary (Prix conjoint avec AIH-SNC) Médaille Robert Schuster Scott Burns, Portland State University (Prix conjoint avec AEG) Prix de la présentation des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs 1er prix Bradley Forbes, “The application of distributed optical strain sensing (DOS) to Optimize Underground

    Support Design”, Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering, Queen’s University, Dr. Mark Diederichs & Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos

    2e prix Scott P. Coombs, “Observed Increase in Mobility of Dry Granular Landslides, Corresponding to Increased Collisional Activity, Quantified by a Smart Rock Sensor”, Civil Engineering, Queen’s University, Dr. Andy Take

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    Prix du rapport des étudiants du premier cycle (individuel) 1er prix Jonathan Mole, “Validation de la méthode pseudo-statique spectrale dans le logiciel SVSLOPE de Soil

    Vision”, Université Laval, Dominique Turmel 2e prix Faria Ahmed, “Prediction of Resilient Modulus Using a Simplified Technique”, Civil and Environmental

    Engineering, University of Ottawa, Dr. Sai K. Vanapalli Prix du rapport des étudiants du premier cycle (groupe) 1er prix Margie Banda, Dazy Gosal, Adam Mickey, Casey Watamaniuk, “Abundante Open Pit Design”,

    Geological Engineering Program, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), Susan W. Hollingshead 2e prix Foamenom Tabou, Gisèle Umuhire Dushime, Kenneth Onyekachi Omenogor, Qichen Liang, Saif El

    Husseini, Yu Bai, “Design of a Sustainable Condominium Complex in Ottawa Region Soils”, Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Dr. Kris Dick

    Bourse aux études graduées Michael Bozozuk de la Fondation canadienne de géotechnique

    Campbell W. Bryden, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick Prix A.G. Stermac

    Mamadou Fall, University of Ottawa Paul Simms, Carleton University Michael Porter, BGC Engineering Inc.

    Allocution R.M. Hardy C. Derek Martin, Canadian Rail Research Laboratory, University of Alberta Colloquium canadien de géotechnique Matthew Lato, BGC Engineering Inc. Tournée transcanadienne de conférences Dr. To

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