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Cross-Canada Lecture Tour Presentation

Dr. Lee Barbour is a professor in the Department of Civil and Geological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His presentation titled Can we successfully reclaim Oil Sands Mine Closure Landforms? will discuss the difficulties associated with reclaiming oil-sand sand mines in Northern Alberta. More information about the presentation can be found here.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • Time: Registration at 11:45, 12:00: Full Hot Buffet Luncheon, 12:45: Presentation
  • Location: Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Presentation: Can we successfully reclaim Oil Sands Mine Closure Landforms?
  • Speaker: Dr. Lee Barbour
  • Admission: $15 OGG members; $20 non-members; $10 students (cash or cheque only)
  • RSVP: treasurer.ogg@gmail.com by Noon April 16, 2012

**Please note that it is only $20 to become a member of the OGG. You can sign up at this event!

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Recap: Career Panel for the New Environmental Professional

Hi Everyone,

Hope you’re feeling energized for a great week ahead! I know I sure am.

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the career panel last week. From what I can tell, the event was a success! The speakers all told me they were impressed by your curiosity and they were very happy to stay well beyond the time the event was scheduled to finish at.

I just thought I would touch on a couple of points brought up by the panellists. First, we learned that while there is a trend to eliminate the cover letter, most pamellists agree that it is what sets you apart that will get you the job. So, make sure to highlight what makes you special in a well written and engaging cover letter and don’t neglect that small section titled “interests and hobbies”. For additional job hunting resources, Mr. Boulton highly recommends checking out Eco Canada (www.eco.ca) and Mr. Philopoulous suggested you pick up the book “What Color is your Parachute“. The panellists also all seem to agree that while a graduate degree isn’t a prerequisite for most junior positions, many professionals do seek additional education at some point. A Masters of Public Policy was recommended if you’re interested in government and an MBA, a Masters of Applied Science or a PhD would serve you well in consulting.

Another point brought up by the panellists is that sometimes you need to physically get in front of the people who are hiring. Firing off your resumes into cyberspace can only get you so far. The career panel was an excellent opportunity for you to do just that! Becoming part of professionals associations, such as the A&WMA, is another. Did you know that all of the panellists that came out last Thursday did so because they were asked by a member of or are themselves a member of the A&WMA board of directors? The panellists are just a small example of the wonderful people you could meet by participating in A&WMA events. I encourage you to learn more about the A&WMA and attend other of their excellent events and meet people in your field (or future field). I also encourage you to check out other professional organisations such as the OGG, CSCE, ASHRAE, WEAO, YEP… you get the picture. Just get out there and good luck!

All the best,

Natalie

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OGG Lunch Presentation

Hi There SEEDS Fans,

The Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) is pleased to announce the following luncheon presentation:

Age Dating Techniques for Middle Distillate Fuels and Heavy Petroleum Products

By Taras (Terry) Obal

If you haven’t been to an OGG lunch presentation they are a real treat! Not only do you get to meet working professionals but you also get to learn about something you aren’t necessarily exposed to in your classes. The cherry on top has got to be the very affordable hot lunch buffet. I recommend you make time to attend!

Here are the details:

  • Date: Monday February 6, 2012
  • Time: Registration at 11:45, 12:00 full hot buffet luncheon, 12:45 presentation
  • Location: Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive (easy walk from Carleton)
  • Admission: $15 OGG members; $20 non-members; $10 students (cash or cheque only)
  • RSVP: please email  treasurer.ogg@gmail.com by noon on February 4, 2012
  • For an abstract of the presentation and more information about presenter, please click here.

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OGG Lunch Presentation: Use and performance of dual function heat exchanger piles

The Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) is pleased to announce the following luncheon presentation:

Use and performance of dual function heat exchanger piles

By Dr. Jules-Ange Infante

Date:   Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Time:  11:45 am: Registration
12:00 pm: Lunch (Hot Buffet)
12:45 pm: Presentation
Location:       Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Admission:    $15 for OGG members; $20 for non-members; $10 for students (pay at door)
Please note that we accept only cash or cheque

RSVP:            Michel Timmons (OGGtreasurer@hotmail.com) by Noon December 6, 2011

For additional details, please click here.

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OGG Lunch Presentation: The Science of Judgement

The Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) is pleased to announce the following CCLT luncheon presentation:

The Science of Judgement

By Steven G. Vick

Date:   FRIDAY, October 28, 2011
Time:   11:45 am: Registration
12:00 pm: Lunch (Hot Buffet)
12:45 pm: Presentation
Location:       Hellenic Community Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Admission:    $15 for OGG members; $20 for non-members; $10 for students (cash or cheque)
RSVP:            Michel Timmons (OGGtreasurer@hotmail.com) by Noon October 26, 2011

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Introduction to Geobrugg Slope Stabilization Systems

The Ottawa Geotechnical Group’s (OGG) kick-off event presentation is scheduleded for TUESDAY, September 20, 2011 at 5:30pm at the Hellenic Community Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive. The featured presentation is titled Introduction to Geobrugg Slope Stabilization Systems is presented by Joseph C. Bigger, Regional Manager for Geobrugg North America and the cost for admission is FREE (and includes complementary snack)!

To attend you please RSVP to Michel Timmons (OGGtreasurer@hotmail.com).

The Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) represents geotechnical engineers and geo-scientists in the Ottawa area. They hold regular lunch presentations throughout the year. It is FREE for students (or $20 otherwise) to become a member of the OGG. You can sign up at this event!

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Aquitard Hydrogeology Symposium

The 2nd Canadian Symposium on Aquitard Hydrogeology is set to take place from 21st – 23rd, 2011 at the University of Ottawa. The theme of this symposium will be ‘Aquitards for hazardous waste management and aquifer protection’  and the symposium is being presented by Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG), the University of Ottawa (UofO) and the International Association of Hydrogeologists – Canadian National Chapter (IAH-CNC).

The symposium organizers are now accepting abstracts for poster presentations pertaining to the characterization of aquitard systems, and disposal of hazardous and radioactive waste within these formations (deadline of June 1, 2011).  Student contributions are strongly encouraged.  Prizes will be awarded for best student poster!

For more information, or to register for the 2nd Canadian Symposium on
Aquitard Hydrogeology, please visit: www.science.uottawa.ca/aquitard-symposium/

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