Monthly Archives: November 2010

A&WMA Breakfast Seminar and General Meeting

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association’s (A&WMA) next breakfast seminar is set to take place at the Metropolitain Brasserie on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 7:30 a.m. Guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Decker from the National Research Council, will present “Measurement, Standards and Nanotechnology”. There will be a full breakfast buffet and formal presentation, Q&A period and as usual, time to network!

Please see the invitation, available here, for further details.

Immediately following the breakfast seminar at 9:00 am the Ottawa Valley Chapter will be holding their Annual General Meeting.  All A&WMA members are encouraged to attend and non-members are welcome to stay to learn more about the chapter.  All members are eligible to vote for and stand for positions on the board of directors.

  • Location: Metropolitain Brasserie (@ Sussex and Rideau)
  • Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
  • Time: Breakfast Seminar at 7:30 am, General Meeting at 9 am
  • Admission: Students pay $10 if they are members or $15 if they are non-members.
  • RSVP: Before December 12 at http://www.awma-ovc.ca/
  • More info: For additional info see this link

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Potluck & Ugly Holiday Sweater Party!

It’s time to enjoy, share and celebrate! Don’t we all just love the end of another semester? Please come and celebrate the joy with your colleagues and share a dish, a song and a laugh! Wear your most amazing ugly holiday sweater and you could be proclaimed the “2010 King or Queen” and be awarded a token of SEEDS holiday love. The golden spoon for the favorite potluck dish will be up for grabs again!
  • Location: (NEW!) Minto Boardroom MC2014!
  • Date: Friday December 3rd, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Free if you bring a dish to share, or $4 if you don’t. Disposable dishes for $1. Be environmentally friendly, do not bring disposable dishes from other locations on campus ; )
  • Share the Wealth: Share some good eats with those less fortunate. Bring a non-perishable food item and SEEDS will donate it to the Food Bank. If you want to know what you can donate, check out this guide.

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Movember

Thanks to everyone who donated money at the movie night. It was contributed under Alex’s name. If you weren’t able to come to the movie but would still like to help the cause. You can donate directly by going here.

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Potluck & Ugly Holiday Sweater Party Coming Soon!!!

It’s time to enjoy, share and celebrate! Don’t we all just love the end of another semester? Please come and celebrate the joy with your colleagues and share a dish, a song and a laugh! Wear your most amazing ugly holiday sweater and you could be proclaimed the “2010 King or Queen” and be awarded a token of SEEDS holiday love.
  • Location: TBD (NEW) Minto Boardroom MC2014!
  • Date: Friday December 3rd, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Free if you bring a dish to share, or $4 if you don’t. Disposable dishes for $1. Be environmentally friendly, do not bring disposable dishes from other locations on campus ; )
  • Share the Wealth: Share some good eats with those less fortunate. Bring a non-perishable food item and SEEDS will donate it to the Food Bank. If you want to know what you can donate, check out this guide.

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Next Meeting: Thursday Nov 25

It’s been a little more than a month since our last meeting and it about time for another one. If you want to see the inner-workings of SEEDS and maybe pick up a job or two, then come on down. If you have an item you would like to add to the agenda, email SEEDS@engsoc.org. All are welcome.

  • When: Thursday Nov 25
  • Where: Student Group Resource Centre (5th-floor McKenzie, 2nd block)
  • Time: 3 to 4 pm

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Movember Movie Night

Plastics are ubiquitous in our everyday lives but even single-use plastics can endure in our environment for decades to come. Addicted to Plastics is a documentary about plastics and solutions to plastic pollution. Please join us THIS THURSDAY at 5:30 in room 4499 ME for a free screening of this documentary. Oh, and bring your mo… cause popcorn proceeds will be donated to Movember. (click on the poster below to view the trailer)

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OGG Nov Lunch: Goongoonup Railway Bridge, Australia by Prof. Serge Leroueil

The Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) is hosting their November Luncheon next Wednesday, November 17th. The presentation will be about the disaster engineering job done on the Goongoonup Railway Bridge in Perth, Australia, presented by Prof. Serge Leroueil from Universite Laval. See details below, and please rsvp asap!

  • Date: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
  • Time: Registration at 11:15 (****SPECIAL EARLIER TIME****)
    • 11:30: Full Hot Buffet Luncheon (****SPECIAL EARLIER TIME****)
    • 12:15: Presentation (****SPECIAL EARLIER TIME****)
  • Location: Hellenic Community Centre 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Presentation: The Case of Goongoongup Railway Bridge, Perth, Australia
  • Speaker: Professor Serge Leroueil
  • Admission: $15 OGG members; $20 non-members; $10 students
  • RSVP: Michel Timmons (OGGtreasurer@hotmail.com) by Noon November 15, 2010

Abstract of Presentation:

The Goongoongup Railway Bridge (GRB), in Perth, Australia, has been built in 1993-1995. It crosses the Swan River over 8 piers. In 2002, a displacement of 140 mm of the eastern abutment was measured and an independent report predicted at that time that it would be 300 mm by the end of the century and that the abutment piles would yield in 10 to 20 years. The owner of the bridge, the Public Transport Authority (PTA) of Western Australia, involved experts in structural and geotechnical engineering as well as an engineering firm to examine the situation. First assessment showed several current or potential problems: the bearing capacity of the abutment piles could be exceeded; the abutment bearings were at their limit;  the concrete piles of the approach structure were cracked in their upper part and their capacity had to be  examined; the raked piles of the closest pier to the abutment were subjected to soil settlement and could  have yielded. PTA then decided to sue the geotechnical engineering firm, the general engineering firm and the pile contractor. After several years of analyses and mediation among the experts of the different parties, the case has been settled in October 2009.

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