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NEXT WEDNESDAY! Where are they NOW?!

SEEDS presents: “Where are they NOW?!”

Past graduates help current students see their future after university!

With the end of another semester, it is important to take a step back and ask what life after university can hold. To help you figure it all out, SEEDS presents “Where are they NOW?!”. Featuring two graduates from Carleton’s own Environmental Engineering program, Where are they NOW?! will take place on Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Mackenzie Building room 4332. Please RSVP by clicking here (not required but it helps us).

The two invited speakers, Jodi Johnson and Selena Fraser, will be speaking about their experiences in the job market since leaving Carleton University and answering any question you may have. Jodi Johnson was part of the first graduating class of Environmental Engineers at Carleton in 1996 and is now a professional engineer working for the City of Ottawa. Selena Fraser graduated in 2005 and is now working at Marbek, an energy and environmental consulting firm.

Details for Where are they NOW?!

  • Guest Speakers: Jodi Johnston and Selena Fraser
  • Date: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
  • Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Mackenzie Building, Room 4332, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive

** Snacks and Refreshments will be provided. **

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OGG Lunch Presentation: Water Related Excavation Problems for Amphitheatres in Quebec City

On November 17th, the Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) is having a very interesting lunch presentation. The talk titled Water Related Excavation Problems for Amphitheatres in Quebec City will be given by Professor Robert Chapuis, a professor from École Polytechnique de Montréal. To attend this event you must RSVP to OGGtreasurer@hotmail.com by noon on Friday, November 13, 2009. Additional details can be downloaded from the “files” section on the right hand side of this page.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
  • 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: $10 for students (pay at door)
  • Abstract: Two public amphitheatres were built in 1982 in Québec City. Their foundations required excavation in uncontrolled backfill materials along the St-Lawrence River. Old wooden wharfs were known to have been buried in backfill materials, and thus a large water inflow was expected to occur there and to depend on tide levels. An impressive pumping system was used. The pumped flow rate reached 114 m3/min at the highest tide. The origins of these water inflows were determined with the help of old drawings, boreholes, water tests and tracer tests. Most pumped water was coming through cobbles and boulders backfilled around a sewer pipe 2.1 m in diameter. This presentation will describe the work carried out to control the exceptional water inflows in order to complete the foundation and structure within the required schedule.

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Tomorrow – Info Table at Carleton University

SEEDS is now an official group at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and soon to be a group at Algonquin College.

If you are at Carleton University tomorrow (Oct. 27), come by our info table at the Clubs and Societies day for NEW groups in the Galleria (4th floor Uni Center) from 11 am to 2 pm. We have a little something to announce, that we are excited to share that you will want to know about!

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