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Affiliate Student Wins 2017 Bozozuk Graduate Student Competition


(L to r) Mr. Mark Tigchelaar (Judge, GeoSolv), Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos (Past Chair CGS Kingston Section, Graduate Student Supervisor), 2Lt Daniel Cruz (Graduate Winner), Mr. Dylan Hill (Judge, Chair Kingston Section, SNC Lavelin), Mr. David Hodgson (Judge, Malroz).

Congratulations to 2Lt Daniel Cruz from the Royal Military College of Canada, who is part of the Queen’s Geology GeoMechanics Group. 2Lt Daniel Cruz has been awarded the 2017 (41st) Michael Bozozuk Graduate Student Forum Award from the Kingston Section of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) along with the Ottawa Geotechnical Group. 2Lt Daniel Cruz presented on The Geo-Mechanical Response of Axially Loaded Fully Grouted Rock-bolts Utilizing Fiber Optics Technology. He is currently completing his Masters degree under the supervision of Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos.

2Lt Daniel Cruz presenting at The Michael Bozozuk Student Forum

The Michael Bozozuk Student Forum is an annual graduate student presentation competition organized jointly by the Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) and the CGS Kingston Section. This annual event has been held since 1976. The events are held in Ottawa and Kingston in alternate years. This competition has been named after Dr. Michael Bozozuk, who has been and continues to be a pillar of the Canadian Geotechnical community.  One graduate student from each of the following universities: Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, and the Royal Military College is designated to represent their Universities at the competition.  The students prepare a presentation of their graduate research which is of interest to the geotechnical and geo-environmental fields. The winner is awarded a plaque which remains at the winning University for the awarded year and is offered free registration and travel support to participate in the Annual Canadian Geotechnical Conference (to be held in Ottawa this year). This year’s competition was held at the Royal Military College of Canada in the historic Currie Hall on Wednesday March 1, 2017.

Congratulations Daniel!