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Lifelong Learning/Formation continue
HEC-RAS Modeling Including Advanced Applications
March 25-27, 2014
Ottawa, Toronto, Regina
The course covers the basic theoretical background of one-dimensional hydraulic modeling, model calibration, bridges and weirs, flood flow simulation and inundation mapping, flow separation, and simulation of unsteady flow. The course based on exercises that cover each topic.
Seeking applications for a Department of Civil and Geological Engineering Assistant or Associate Professor in geotechnical engineering
University of Saskatchewan
The Department of Civil and Geological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure‐track faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The Department has high-quality geotechnical laboratory facilities and a history of excellence in geotechnical engineering, particularly focused on research and innovation in the infrastructure and resource-development industries in Western Canada.
CSCE Annual Conference Halifax
Date: May 28-31, 2014
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sponsorship/Trade booth opportunities
International Conference on Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling
Date: Feb. 26-27, 2014
BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show
Date: May 3-6, 2014
Canadian International Aluminum Conference (CIAC)
Date: June 2-4, 2014
23rd International Scientific and Technical Conference "Water Supply and Water Quality"
Date: June 22-25, 2014
Location: Torun, Poland
9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, SMSB-IX
Date: July 15-18, 2014
Location: Calgary, Alberta
The Calgary bridge engineering community is pleased to host the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s
9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, SMSB-IX.
2014 International Conference on Marine & Fresh Water Environments (IMFE 2014)
Date: Aug. 6-9, 2014
Location: St. John's, NL Canada
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014
Delta Regina Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Water for Today and Tomorrow
Water Availability, Supply & Security in the 21st Century
Date: October 28-30, 2014
Location: Tianjin, China
CHES: Amy Wang Qiong
CSCE: Prof. Ron Droste
4th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering
Nov. 28-30, 2014 -- Ahmedabad, India
Track: Civil Engineering
Theme: Concrete and Structural Engineering
Superior, cost effective and environmental solutions for all your construction needs.
Groundwerks Consulting Inc. is committed to bringing better roads, cheaper construction, and lower maintenance cost to the rural, governmental, municipal, and environmental communities.Superior, cost effective and environmental solutions for all your construction needs.
CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Award
The CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Award is presented each year for the best Masters' thesis in Canada related to hydotechnical disciplines. The award is intended to recognize an outstanding Masters' thesis that demonstrates high quality research technique, high quality presentation of the work, and relevance to water engineering and water management in Canada.
Prix d'excellence en génie hydrotechnique de la SCGC
Le Prix d'Excellence en Génie Hydrotechnique de la SCGC est présenté tous les ans pour la meilleure thèse de Master au Canada dans les disciplines hydrotechniques. Le prix a pour but de reconnaître une thèse de Mater remarquable qui démontre des qualités supérieures de technique de recherche, de présentation du travail, et une pertinence à l'égard de l'ingénierie et la gestion de l'eau au Canada.
Consulting Engineers of Ontario
The "Risk Minimization for Consulting Engineers" seminar is only a little over 2 weeks away! Don't miss your chance to register as space is limited.
| Growing with Youth/Croître avec les jeunes|
New CSCE YP Facebook page/Nouvelle page Facebook JP SCGC
We now have a CSCE YP page on Facebook! Like us at https://www.facebook.com/csceyp to get news and updates and connect with YPs across the country.
Nous avons maintenant une page des jeunes professionnels de la SCGC sur Facebook. Allez au http://www.facebook.com.csceyp pour obtenir les dernières nouvelles et vous brancher sur les jeunes professionnels du pays.
CSCE student member registration
Have you signed up to be a CSCE student member yet? Student activities are in full swing right now! Get in touch with your local chapter. Click here to find your student chapter president's contact info. Visit the CSCE student page for more information or get in touch with the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee, Charles-Darwin Annan at Charles-Darwin.Annan@gci.ulaval.ca. You'll be hearing more from him about exciting student initiatives as the year progresses and he'd also love to hear your thoughts on the CSCE and student activities.
Inscription membre étudiant SCGC
Avez-vous signé pour être un membre étudiant de la SCGC? Les activités étudiantes sont en plein essor en ce moment! Contact votre chapitre locale. Cliquez ici pour trouver les coordonnées de votre président chapitre étudiant. Pour plus d'information, visitez la page web étudiante de la SCGC ou entrez en contact avec le président du comité des affaires étudiantes, Charles-Darwin Annan à Charles-Darwin.Annan@gci.ulaval.ca. Tout au long de l'année, le président du comité des affaires étudiantes vous tiendra au courant des diverses activités organisées par la SCGC. N'hésitez pas à lui envoyer vos idées et commentaires afin que l'année à venir soit des plus intéressantes.
| Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure/Leadership en infrastructures
How much power do cities really have to combat climate change?
C40 Cities, Michael Bloomberg’s coalition of global mayors trying to tackle climate change on their own, reported Wednesday that their progress is accelerating. Five-dozen of the world's biggest cities (the group actually has more than 40 members) have nearly doubled the number of programs and initiatives they're implementing to adapt to climate change or reduce emissions in the last two years. Among the group, they’ve now got 36 bikeshare systems. Fifty-two cities are planning to phase in LED streetlights. Another 35 are working on BRT.
First Nations education to get $500 million infrastructure boost
Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced changes to First Nations Education Act in Alberta that included $500 million for new infrastructure on reserves starting in 2015.
"In Canada we have never had the First Nation education system that we need," he told the gathered crowd at the Kainai High School on the Blood Tribe reserve north of Cardston.
Renewables disrupt utilities. That's a good thing.
The Christian Science Monitor
Renewables are making headway in Europe and bringing a low-carbon electricity system to the forefront. Renewables were 69 per cent of new capacity added in 2012 in Europe and 49 per cent in the United States. Not surprisingly, this threatens utilities unwilling to let go of outmoded business models and fossil-fuel generation.
New report: Tearing down Toronto's Gardiner Expressway is our best bet
Tear it down. That's the upshot of a new report examining the long-term future of the 2.4 kilometre stretch of the Gardiner Expressway that runs east of Jarvis.
That report is part of a full environmental assessment, necessary because the roadway is crumbling and soon won't be safe to drive on, or under. The four options that are on the table: maintain the roadway as-is and undertake massive repairs to ensure it is safe; keep the Gardiner but try to improve its aesthetics and the ways it interacts with the public realm; replace it with a new roadway; and remove it altogether.
British Columbia confirms ferry cuts
The Powell River Peak
Despite many protests up and down the B.C. coast, a major effort by all ferry advisory committees, and a coalition of chambers of commerce from affected communities with the fiscal fairness campaign committee, the province is moving ahead with proposed service cuts to B.C. Ferries.
Todd Stone, transportation and infrastructure minister, recently announced that the Liberal government is pressing ahead with its plans to make the $18.9 million in service cuts affecting what the government describes as minor and northern routes.
Canada building permits fall unexpectedly
The Huffington Post
Statistics Canada says the value of building permits issued by municipalities declined 4.1 per cent to $6.5 billion in December, following a 6.6 per cent decrease in November.
The drop was driven by a decline in new permits for housing, which fell 9.3 per cent. It came as a surprise to industry watchers, as the consensus call had been for a 1.5 per cent rebound following November's slump.
Building the world's most sustainable modern town
In the middle of the Panamanian jungle, about an hour northeast of downtown Panama City, lush foliage swathes a 7,000-acre valley. The intense rainy season, which lasts nine months out of the year, inspires rich greens, reds and browns across the landscape.
Situated along the country's central spine of mountains and hills, the valley is home to Kalu Yala, a site only accessible by a narrow, two-mile dirt road. Tents and makeshift structures temporarily dot the area, but it's poised to become the world's most sustainable residential community. Those behind the initiative have made impressive progress, and they believe their work can serve as an alternative, open-source model for urban developers around the globe.
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