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GENG840 GeoEngineering Seminar Course Schedule

Our seminar series is sponsored by Gartner Lee Ltd

Fall 2006

All NEW Graduate students are required to take the following course:

CHEM 801
September 27, October 4 and 11
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Room CHE117
Instructor: Rick Boswell.

Date Time Presenter/Subject Location
Sept 20


Greg Siemens, assistant professor Civil Engineering RMC, "Examination of Boundary Condition Influence on Hydraulic-Mechanical Behaviour of an Unsaturated Swelling Soil"

Kingston 208
6:00 - 7:00 BBQ
Sept 27 5:00-6:30PM

No seminar

Oct 4   CGS Vancouver Conference  
Oct 11 5:00-6:30PM Pete Quinn M.Eng., P.Eng., Civil Engineering, Queen's University, Landslide Hazard in Sensitive Clays in Eastern Canada Kingston 208
Oct 18 5:00-6:30PM Richard Brachman P.Eng., Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Queen's University, 2006 Canadian Geotechnical Colloquium: Physical response of landfill geosynthetics Kingston 208
Oct 25 5:30-6:30PM Dr. Paul Simms, Assistant Professor, Carleton University, "Properties of Thickened Mine Tailings" Kingston 208
Nov 1 5:00-6:30PM

Dr. K.J. Reimer, Director Environmental Sciences Group, RMC, "Examples from the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line Cleanup Project"


Dr. R.J. Bathurst, Professor GeoEngineering Centre, "A Geocomposite Barrier for Hydrocarbon Containment in the Arctic"

Kingston 208
Friday, Nov 3 2:00-3:00 PM Lukas Arenson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Geotechnical Centre, University of Alberta, "Ice lens formation during one-dimensional freezing of non-saline and saline soils"
Ellis 212
Nov 8 5:00-6:30PM

Kerry Rowe, Civil Engineering Queen's University, "Design Implications from the Almere, Sackville, Bloomington and Hubrey Road Reinforced Embankments"

Kingston 208
Nov 17
10:00-11:30 am

Dennis Becker, Golder Associates, AB, "Slope Stabilization of a section of the Welland Canal"

Watson 217
Nov 22 5:00-6:30PM No seminar Kingston 208
Nov 29 12:00 Noon First Local CGS meeting, Darwyn Sproule, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, “The Diaphragm Wall: Ontario's Largest "Reverse Bathtub" Kingston Brewing Co.
34 Clarence St, Kingston downtown
Dec 6 5:00-6:30PM

Steve Usher, Gartner Lee, Environmental Consequences of Engineering Actions: the 16th Avenue Trunk Sewer Example, Markham, Ontario.

Kingston 208

Dec 19

11:00-12:30PM Dr David N Chapman
BSc(Hons), DIS, PhD, CEng, MICE, ILTM
Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, "Tunnels, Ground Movements and Buried Pipes"
M-C E229

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