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OGG Luncheon CCLT Presentation by Mike Jefferies

The Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) is has a great lunch presentation series that is easy walking distance from Carleton and has a great student price. The presentations also include lunch! Their upcoming presentation is as followed:

Flaws in the NCEER liquefaction assessment method and how to fix them

By Mike Jefferies

Date:   Tuesday, October 16, 2012 
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 (cash or cheque) 
RSVP:            treasurer.ogg@gmail.com by Noon October 12, 2012

Please click here for details.

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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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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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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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OGG Lunch Presentation

Make sure not to miss the December edition of the Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) lunch presentation that is happening this Wednesdays. This month’s presentation is titled Geoscientific site characterization of the proposed Deep Geologic Repository featuring Sean Sterling, M.Sc., P.Eng., P.Geo. For an abstract of the presentation and to learn more about the speaker please click here.

  • Date: Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
  • Time: registration at 11:45, hot buffet lunch 12:00, presentation 12:45
  • Location: Hellenic Community Centre 1315 Prince of Wales Drive
  • Admission: $15 OGG members; $20 non-members; $10 students (cash or cheque only)
  • RSVP: Michel Timmons (OGGtreasurer@hotmail.com) by Noon December 6

PS: These events are well attended and offer a great opportunity to network!

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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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Groundwater lecture at Geological Survey of Canada

The Groundwater Geoscience Program of the Earth Sciences Sector invites you to attend the lecture titled Regional groundwater flow modelling under ice sheet conditions in Greenland. More information is available here or you can contact Alfonso Rivera at arivera@nrcan.gc.ca.

  • Location: Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth St., Harrison Hall room 177
  • Date: Friday November 12, 2010
  • Time: 11 am to 12 noon
  • RSVP: Alfonso Rivera  arivera@nrcan.gc.ca

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OGG October Lunch: Sarah Marcella Springman’s Cross-Canada Tour

The next OGG lunch presentation is this Wednesday. This month’s presentations features Dr. Sara Marcella Springman who is currently on a cross-Canada tour from the Institute for Geotechnical Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland. This is truly a presentation not to be missed!

Abstract: A large scale field experiment was conducted on a steep 38° forested slope with preliminary field monitoring of sensors installed at depths from 15 to 150 cm, including tensiometers, TDRs, piezometers, rain gauges, pressure cells, acoustic sensors and deformation probes, prior to triggering a landslide by means of artificial rainfall. The project was designed to enhance the understanding of triggering processes and initiation mechanisms by replicating the effects of a heavy rainfall event in May 2002, in which 100mm rain fell in 40 minutes, causing 42 surficial landslides. Geotechnical, and hydrological characterization was carried out on the overlying colluvial silty  sand, with bedrock at depths between 0.5 m and 5 m. Percolation of groundwater into the underlying bedrock was  observed from test pits. Remote sensing of displacements was also carried out continually during the field  experiments, through a photogrammetric monitoring system. It was deduced that the slope would fail during an  extreme rainfall experiment that would lead to saturation of the soil overlying the bedrock. The failure mechanism  was more or less as predicted, with vegetation reinforcement playing a role. Triggering occurred earlier than  expected in March 2009, incorporating about 150 m³ of debris, which was safely retained in a protection net at the  base of the slope.

  • What: OGG Lunch Presentation
  • Time: Registration begins at 11:45am, lunch at 12:00am
  • Location: Hellenic Community Centre 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. Regist
  • Price: $15 OGG members; $20 non-members; $10 students
  • RSVP: Email Michel Timmons (OGGtreasurer@hotmail.com)

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OGG presents: The 34th Annual Michael Bozozuk Student Forum

This Tuesday, one of our very own students, PhD candidate Deji Dunmola,  will be taking part of the 34th Annual Bozozuk Student Forum to be held here on Campus. Admission is FREE so, its a great opportunity to show some support for a fellow student.  Good luck Deji!

  • Date: Tuesday, March 2
  • Time: Registration 17:30 pm, Presentations 18:30 pm
  • Location: Senate Room, 6th Floor Robertson Hall, Carleton University
  • Admission: FREE
  • RSVP: Michel Timmons (OGGtreasurer@hotmail.com) by March 1st

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OGG February Lunch Presentation about Presentation

No More Bullet Points

By Jim Moran, MA Ed., President of The Learning Alliance Inc.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 10
  • Time: Registration 11:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm (hot buffet), Presentation 12:45 pm
  • Location: Hellenic Community Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive (15 min walk from Carleton, map)
  • Admission: $10 students (incl. hot buffet)
  • RSVP: Michel Timmons (OGGtreasurer@hotmail.com)

Abstract: This educational presentation is designed to expose you to the most current techniquesfor improving knowledge transfer during your slide presentation. In this 45 minutes presentation you’ll experience what a slide deck can look like without bullet points and lean how to use planning tools to prepare a slide set that will inform and inspire your audience.

For more information about the presentation and the speaker, see the files for download on the right hand side of the page.

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