2019 Symposium: Dr. Wayne Savigny - Glacial Deposition for Engineers

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Woodvale Community League

4540 50 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6L 6B6

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Early Bird deadline extended to March 29!

The course deals with the engineering geology of glacial deposits. It begins with the basics of glacial geomorphology: properties of ice, how glaciers move, how they erode, and the nature and complexity of the deposits they leave; which all sounds simple. Indeed, the less background one has in the subject matter, the easier it is typically viewed. The reality is that geotechnical engineers often fail to adequately consider the genesis of glacial materials as it influences their distribution, variability and nature underlying sites. Following a start-up review of the basics, the course moves to case histories from across Canada. Examples are drawn from the mining, pipeline and civil/municipal sectors. They illustrate the breadth of process understanding needed to build geological models suitable for geotechnical engineering design purposes. The course is not intended to make participants experts in the engineering geology of glacial deposits. Rather, it is designed to illustrate the breadth of geo-thinking needed to build geological models suited to glaciated terrain.

Wayne Savigny, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo., F.E.I.C.

Founder and Principal, Savigny Geoscience Inc.

Dr. Savigny has more than 48 years of experience in the overlapping fields of geology and engineering, including positions in research, teaching and consulting. He specializes in the interpretation of geology as it influences engineered development with applications to the mining, pipeline, oil and gas, and transportation industries. Much of his experience has focused on geohazards for which he has developed and implemented methodologies for the systematic identification and rating of geohazards, and for their proactive risk management. The work has taken him throughout Canada and to many countries in Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. He has also been retained as an expert for review panels, litigations, mediations, inquests, and public hearings in Canada, United States, Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Savigny has a B.A.Sc. from the Geological Engineering Program at Queen’s University and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Geoscientist in several Provincial and Territorial jurisdictions across Canada. In 1990 he co-founded BGC Engineering Inc. and retired from the firm in 2017. He continues professional consulting work through Savigny Geoscience Inc. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia and recipient of its Teaching Excellence Award. He has also been a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta, Queen’s University and the University of Toronto. He is a recipient of the Thomas Roy and the Roger J.E. Brown Memorial awards from the Canadian Geotechnical Society for outstanding contributions to Engineering Geology and Permafrost in Canada, was the Society’s 2005 Cross Canada Lecturer, and a former Associate Editor of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal. His professional work as a member of a large multidisciplinary team has also been recognized with a Government of Canada Award of Excellence. He was elected a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2011.

Note: Member rates apply for members of the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton (GSE), Calgary Geotechnical Society (CGY), Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), and Edmonton Geological Society (EGS). Those belonging to similar organizations should contact the GSE to request member pricing.

Further information regarding course content and schedule will be posted here and provided to registered attendees.

Cancellations of the ticket purchase may be made up to one week prior to the event; however, a processing fee of $15 will be deducted. Substitutions can be made at no cost. Early bird pricing available until March 29, 2019. Registration will close on April 12, 2019.

Other registration inquires should also be directed to events@geotechnical.ca.

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Woodvale Community League

4540 50 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6L 6B6

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