Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering


Professional Short Course

Instructors: Dave Gauthier, D. Jean Hutchinson, expert panel

An exploration of the phenomena and the protection of the public interest.

Join two instructors and five internationally renowned Canadian specialists as they discuss - in turn - a significant geological hazard-type affecting the Canadian public, transportation/energy corridors, and resource projects.

Who should attend

Engineers and geoscientists, regulators, project managers for transportation or energy corridors, graduate students

Topics covered

Focus is on learning through detailed case histories of high-consequence events. Participants can expect a close look at the geomechanical and technical aspects of each hazard, and detailed discussion of the state-of-practice risk management toolbox in use today, as well as emerging instruments and methods.

2015 hazards (TBD) could include: snow avalanche, rock avalanche, rock burst, pit slope failures, sensitive clay landslides, rockfall, volcanic and seismic hazards, tsunami, debris flows and slides, glacial outburst, and/or composite events.

Additional Information

Draft daily outline:
  • Case history - high consequence/profile event
  • Discussion
  • Risk profile
  • Group analysis
  • Case History - other examples, residual risk
Lectures, discussions and lab work


Please contact us to acquire a registration form. A minimum number of 10 registrants is required to run each course. If the minimum enrollment is not met, a full refund will be provided to all registrants.

If you would be interested in having this course offered at your location, let us know.


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