One of our own is raising money for cancer 


Please Donate to "Run for the Cure", And Get a Dozen Cookies! 


Regina Engineering Society President Brittany Sippola

is raising money for the CIBC Run for the Cure, supporting the Canadian Cancer Society, on October 6, 2019.


Brittany is accepting donations on her fundraising page here:

Every $20 donation will receive a dozen homemade cookies of your choice. Options include peanut butter cookies, coconut sugar cookie, brown sugar cookie, cranberry macadamia nut cookies, molasses spice cookies, and more.

Email Brittany at for more information. 


Great cause, great cookies! 











RES Annual golf tournammnt


Friday, June 21, 2019


Joanne Goulet Golf Course












You are invited to the following event

presented by RGG

  Role of Diffusion in Environmental Geotechnics


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

12-1:30 (CST)

Best Western Seven Oaks Inn

777 Albert Street, Regina , SK

tickets: $20, students $10


The Regina Geotechnical Group and the Canadian Geotechnical Society are proud to host this years Cross Canada Lecture Tour.

Charles Shackelford, Professor and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University, will be presenting on “The Role of Diffusion in Environmental Geotechnics” and how the diffusion of contaminants can impact the field of environmental geotechnics.

*Pre-purchased tickets are required for attendance. Tickets will not be sold at the door

To register, click here




RES invites you to a

Technical Presentation

May 21, 2019

Building a Strong Professional Team


Leon C. Botham, MSCE, P.Eng.

Principal Engineer, NewFields

Saskatoon, SK, S7N 4J7  Canada

Cell:  +1-306-230-8508



location: APEGS office, 3rd floor

time: 12-1:30

lunch will be served

to register, click the here



The presentation will touch on multiple aspects of team development, and, provide some insights and tools that can be used to help in developing, strong, high performing teams.

Topics to be covered will include: Team Dynamics Characteristics of Teams Team Profiles (technical & social), Identifying skills and characteristics for successful teams, Team Development & Growth

The presentation will be interactive to allow the attendees to provide their thoughts and input into what makes a successful team, and to share their personal experiences.

RES Annual IMAX and Science Centre event

April 14, 2019









RES Annual Horizon's dinner

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Cocktails 5pm

Dinner 6pm

Program 7pm

tickets $60 each or $400 for table of 8


clcik here for tickets






Regine Geotechnical Group  presents

Titan Environmental Containment is putting on a free learning event geared to the geotechnical and civil engineering community

Thursday, March 21

see event outline


To register call or email Miranda Koshman at 306-585-1215 or







RES Annual Bowling

Sunday, March 17, 2019

2-4 pm

click here to register





 RGG presents

GeoCelebration 2019

Thursday, March 7


Saskatchewan Science Centre

click here to register


Program details can be found on the website:





RES invites you to our first


at Bushwakker Brewing

2206 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4R 1H3

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

7-10 pm

Come celebrate the holiday season with the Regina Engineering Society

Complimentary food and beverages will be provided. 19+ event.

to register, click here





The Regina Geotechnical Society and the University of Regina

invite you to an inaugural conversation about

Ground Security

that will be held at the Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre

December 4, 2018

The workshop will focus on identifying critical challenges and developing innovative solutions for sustainable infrastructure management. The dialog will combine the research expertise at the university with the operational experience of the industry.

To register, complete the online registration form at


for more info, click:

Ground Secirity Initiative

Ground Security Workshop


If you have any questions or comments, please contact Shahid Azam at the below contact details.

Shahid Azam, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Professor and Chair Environmental Systems Engineering


Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Regina

3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2, Canada

Tel: 1-306-337-2369


The RGG invites you to the following event:

Landslides Triggered by Extreme Climatic Events


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

Best Western Seven Oaks Inn
777 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4R 2P6




TOPIC:  Landslides Triggered by Extreme Climatic Events: A Case Study of the Closure of the Canadian Pacific Mainline Track near Kenmare, ND

The North American Great Plains experienced extreme climatic events in 2011 which led to unprecedented landslide activity. A wet fall in 2010 was followed by a quick freeze that trapped moisture in the ground. The abnormally high snowpack through the Winter of 2011 followed by a rapid spring melt and an unusually high amount of spring precipitation triggered numerous landslides and debris flows that impacted regional infrastructures. This paper presents a case study of the Canadian Pacific mainline track outage through the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge near Kenmare, North Dakota. Six valley wall landslides seated in Paleocene Tongue River Formation clays along the valley wall closed the track for eight days in April 2011. This paper documents the successful remediation of the landslides through to the fall 2012. Environmental constraints created unique challenges to remediation of unstable slopes in an environmentally sensitive zone. The Refuge located either side of the mainline track through the landslide zone was designated a globally important bird area and one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the United States; therefore, the remediation required extensive coordination between the stakeholders and an international multidisciplinary response team to complete the work in a timely manner.

PRESENTER DETAILS: Ryan Kozun and Allen Kelly

Ryan Kozun PEng BASc has worked at Clifton for more than fifteen years, developing expertise and experience in geotechnical investigation, design and management of civil engineering projects, including drainage design, geotechnical slope stability design and condition assessments of geotechnical structures. His current work focus includes slope stability and remedial design of embankment failures, dam safety inspections and rail yard design and remedial designs of existing rail issue. Recent work includes: resident services to restore the Hudson Bay Railway washouts near Churchill, slope stability design and erosion protection design for SaskPower at Boundary Dam, Estevan Generating Station, Poplar River Power Station and Athabasca Power System, and Dam Safety inspections for Saskpower, Yara and the City of Regina. Ryan has also designed and supervised various Canadian Pacific slope and grade remediation projects, including the restoration of track service after significant flood events near Minot and Estevan in 2010, Calgary in 2013, near Rocanville and near Craven in 2014.

Ryan and Allen Kelly received an award for best case study paper regarding the track restoration near Kenmare, ND at CGS 2017 in Ottawa, ON.


to register, click here




The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies

invite you to their upcoming Energy Code Workshop



Hilton Garden Inn, Saskatoon November 20, 2018 8am-2pm


Effective January 1, 2019, the City of Saskatoon will be adopting and enforcing the requirements of the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB). This will be the first time an authority will implement the NECB in Saskatchewan.

To help code users understand the code provisions, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (Saskatchewan), in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), is offering a presentation on the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB).

The presentations are designed to help code users familiarize themselves with code features and technical updates. The topics include the following:

OverviewPart 3 - Building EnvelopePart 4 - LightingPart 5 - HVACPart 6 - Service Water HeatingPart 7 - ElectricalPart 8 - Performance PathNECB - Overview of recent changes

Builders, codes officials, manufacturers, designers, architects, engineers and people with an interest in construction and codes will benefit from this presentation. Participants will leave the sessions with an improved understanding of the NECB.








The RGG invites you to the following event:

Use of an Innovative Geocomposite (Paradrain) to Build a Reinforced Slope


Thursday, 25 October 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

Best Western Seven Oaks Inn 777 Albert Street Regina, SK S4R 2P6 Canada



TOPIC:  Use of an innovative Geocomposite (Paradrain) to build a reinforced 2H :1V slope using clay and silty soils for stormwater management pond.

The use of clayey and silty soils (marginal fill soils) in reinforced soil slopes and walls is usually avoided due to the low shear strength of these soils and the buildup of excessive pore pressures within the reinforced soil mass during compaction operations. This talk presents examples of vegetated, reinforced 2H:1V slopes constructed as integral parts of the storm water management ponds for a large industrial facility in Southern Ontario. The vegetated reinforced slope structures have been constructed using on site soft soils. The reinforced steep slopes were designed and constructed at 26° from the horizontal and are up to 7m in height.

An innovative geocomposite reinforcement grid (ParaDrain) has been developed that combines reinforcement and drainage characteristics into a single geocomposite geogrid that allows for marginal fill soils to be used in reinforced soil applications.

Significant cost savings were realized by using readily available marginal fill soil for the construction of an earth embankment in a large urban area in Southern Ontario. This talk will discuss the use and cost benefits of this innovative geocomposite in North America.

PRESENTER DETAILS: Ravin Nag, B.Eng.Sales Director, Maccaferri Canada Ltd., Cambridge, ON

Ravin graduated from Nagpur University, India with a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering in 1991. He did his Post graduate Diploma in sales & marketing management in 1994.  He has been with Maccaferri Canada Ltd. since 2004. He was recently promoted as Sales Director, Maccaferri Canada, prior to this Ravin was the Geosynthetics Business Unit Manager, Maccaferri Canada Ltd., where he was responsible for sales, development and marketing of Geosynthetics sector in Canada. He has worked on hundreds of projects across Canada and internationally involving soil retaining structures (gravity and reinforced soil), erosion control, rockfall protection, and geosynthetics.


 click here to register





The Regina Engineering Society invites you to our annual

 Meet the Executive / Beer and Billiards Night

Come out and meet the current executive, play some pool, have a beer and some appys


Broken Rack, Golden Mile

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


RES members, U of R students and guests are welcome to attend.  Must be 19 years of age


Includes FREE pool, FREE Appys and 1 FREE BEER


to register, click here
We are looking for more people to join our executive.  Free lunch once per month plus many exciting opportunities to engage and network with the Regina engineering community!


The Regina and Saskatoon Geotechnical Groups


Cross Canada Lecture Tour - October 10, 2018



The Saskatoon Geotechnical Group invites you to attend this years' Canadian Geotechnical Society Cross Canada Lecture Tour presentation. Please join us on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at 5:00 pm at Manos Restaurant and Lounge (#200-1820 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK). A supper will be provided at 5:30 pm immediately prior to the presentation, with the presentation to start at 6:00 pm. 


This year's speaker will be Dr. Alex Sy, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEIC. Dr. Sy is Vice President, Technical at Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. in Vancouver, BC. He has more than 40 years of experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering for transportation, water and wastewater infrastructures, heavy industrial facilities, hydroelectric and water retention dams, and mine tailings dams. He has worked throughout Canada and internationally. Alex has provided forensic engineering and expert witness services for infrastructure failures involving dams, dykes, bridges, pipelines, buildings and landslides. He currently serves on Independent Technical Review Boards for several major water supply projects and tailings storage facilities in high seismic environments.


The title of this year's presentation is Lesson's Learned from Geotechnical Failures. Despite advances in geotechnical engineering, failures do occasionally occur because of unknowns, uncertainties, inexperience, miscommunications, etc. However, failures do provide valuable lessons for the profession that can be learned to minimize future failures. This lecture will present three examples of geotechnical failures in British Columbia, in which the author was engaged to carry out forensic engineering. Pertinent details of the geotechnical failures and their causes are described for the following three case histories: (1) the dyke breach at the Stanley Street Pump Station located on the North Arm of the Fraser River in New Westminster; (2) the excessive foundation settlement at the Queensborough Middle School using stone column foundations in very soft soils at the east end of Lulu Island, and (3) the damaging ground movements at the Panorama/Ridgeview Subdivision located on an old landslide or “earthflow” in Chilliwack. Subsequent remedial solutions and lessons learned are also discussed.


For further details, and to purchase your tickets for this event, please visit the SGG website ( Note that there are four (4) meal options for the event. Please purchase the ticket which corresponds to your meal selection. 






RES ANNUAL Golf Tournament & AGM


FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 @  Murray Golf Course

Progressive start @ 10am

AGM @ 5-5:30pm, BBQ @ 5:30-7 pm

Green fees and BBQ prices:

Members & Students: $65 & $23

Non-members:  $70 & $23

registration form








Regina Geotechnical Group (RGG)

is pleased to announce the upcoming

CROSS CANADA LECTURE TOUR - Ground Deformation Effects on Subsurface Pipelines and Infrastructure Systems

lunch 12
lecture 12:30-1:30

Best Western Seven Oaks Inn

777 Albert Street

Regina, SK S4R 2P6



There are tens of millions of km of pipelines worldwide used in water supplies, gas and liquid fuel delivery systems, electric power networks, and wastewater conveyance facilities. An overview of these critical infrastructure assets is provided. Soil-structure interaction affecting pipeline and underground conduit response to externally imposed ground deformation is examined, starting with stress transfer from soil to the circular surface of the pipe. Various models for soil-pipeline interaction are described, and a methodology is proposed for evaluating soil-pipeline interaction in granular soils for any direction of pipe movement at any depth. Suction-enhanced soil reaction to relative soil-pipe movement is discussed. Guidance is provided regarding soil-pipeline interaction modeling in which the pipeline is represented as a beam vs a three-dimensional shell. Large-scale laboratory testing and numerical modeling for the next generation hazard-resilient pipelines are described, and innovative ways of accommodating ground deformation are illustrated. Water supply system response to widespread liquefaction-induced ground deformation during the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence in New Zealand is evaluated with high density LiDAR and GIS analyses, and a methodology is presented for estimating pipeline damage as the combined response to liquefaction-induced differential settlement and lateral ground strain. The community impact of pipeline system performance is illustrated with respect to the role that the water supply plays in fire suppression in San Francisco.


Speaker: T.D. O’Rourke

Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering, Cornell University


Tom O’Rourke is the Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a Distinguished Member of ASCE, an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Member of the Mexican Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received a number of distinctions for his research and teaching, including the Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering and Ralph B. Peck Awards from ASCE. He gave the 2009 Rankine Lecture and 2016 Terzaghi Lecture.

Tom served as President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and as the chair or member of many professional society committees. He received the George W. Housner Medal in 2016 for contributions to earthquake engineering and has authored or co-authored over 380 technical publications. His research interests cover geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, underground construction technologies, engineering for large, geographically distributed systems, and geographic information technologies and database management. He has served on numerous government advisory boards, as well as the consulting boards or peer reviews for many projects associated with highway, rapid transit, water supply, and energy distribution systems, and has acted as an advisor on more than 120 projects in 13 different countries.






 Regina Engineering Society

invites you to our annual

Horizon's Banquet

Monday, May 14, 2018

Conexus Arts Centre

 cocktails 5:00pm

dinner  6:00pm

presentation 7:00pm




$60/ticket or $400 for a table of 8.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.




Each year, the RES acknowledges three worthy Regina engineers with awards in the categories of Engineering Excellence, Volunteer Service and Engineer-in-Training.

The RES would strongly encourage you to nominate someone for our prestigious awards - Engineering Excellence, Volunteer Service and Engineer in Training (forms attached). The awards will be presented during the Horizons Dinner program.

Also Scholarships will be given out to Engineering Students from the University of Regina that had the most outstanding 4th year projects. The top three finalists will be recognized.

In addition to the awards, there will be a keynote presentationOn behalf of the RES, we would encourage you to attend and we would appreciate your support.  Hope to see you there!





The Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)

in conjunction with the

Saskatchewan Geological Society and Regina Geotechnical Group (RGG)

is proud to  offer two lectures

from the distinguished 2018 Darcy Lecturer,

Dr. Masaki Hayashi of the University of Calgary


Each year the National Ground Water Association in the United States names one prominent hydrogeologist as the year’s Darcy lecturer.  Dr. Masaki is this years Darcy lecturer and we have been fortunate enough to book him to deliver the lecture in Regina on May 4.  


Date: May 4, 2018

Time: 12:00 & 3:00

Location: Uof R Classroom Building – CL 127

This years lecture is entitled “Alpine hydrogeology: The critical role of groundwater in sourcing the headwaters of the world.” 


Masaki has also volunteered to deliver a second lecture, entitled “Hydrology of Prairie Wetlands.” 

The Darcy lecture will be at 12:00 noon and the Prairie Hydrology lecture will be at 3:00. 




The Regina Geotechnical Group (RGG)


the Saskatoon Geotechnical Group (SGG)


are pleased to announce the upcoming

Geosynthetics Short Course

April 25, 2018

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ramada Hotel

806 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon


The course will be presented by Dr. Ian R Fleming, Ph.D., P.Eng.


The cost of the course is $175 for members; $75 for students.


A lunch will be served from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm which is included in the cost. 


For further details, and to register for the course, please visit the SGG website ( and click on the link "Geosynthetic SC" at the top of the page. 


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SGG ( 







Regina Geotechnical Group (RGG)


Saskatoon Geotechnical Group (SGG)

are pleased to announce the upcoming


Geosynthetics Short Course

 April 25, 2018

9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Ramada Hotel (806 Idylwyld Drive North)

Saskatoon, SK

presented by Dr. Ian R Fleming, Ph.D., P.Eng.


cost: $175 for members

$75 for students

A lunch will be served from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm which is included in the cost. 


For further details, and to register for the course, please visit the SGG website ( and click on the link "Geosynthetic SC" at the top of the page. 


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SGG. ( 





Regina Engineering Society

invites you to our annual

IMAX & Science Centre Day

Sunday April 22, 2018


Panda 3D movie


Register for IMAX / Science Center Here





RGG presents

GeoCelebration 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

5:30 pm -9:00 pm

Saskatchewan Science Centre
2903 Powerhouse Drive
Regina, SK S4N 0A1

click to buy tickets



Regina Geotechnical Group (RGG), a local chapter of Canadian Geotechnical Society, is pleased to host "GeoCelebration 2018". GeoCelebration 2018 will be an evening filled with fun, laughter, entertainment and celebration of geotechnical leadership and excellence. Together we will honour the passing of a true legend Dr. Jack Mollard (1924 - 2017) and local professionals that have received honours in the recent past. Mr. Lynden Penner, current owner and president of JD Mollard and Associates Ltd., would deliver a keynote presentation highlighting the leadership and legacy of Dr. Jack Mollard.

RGG Executive Committee would like to request you to share the names of geo-professionals from your organization that might have received recognition from community-at-large over last year or two. For example, third-party or employer recognition could have come in lieu of leadership, recent project, paper etc. The idea is to celebrate the strength of the local geo-professionals and showcase their contributions in our community. For additional details, see our SHOWCASE webpage.

Thank you and hope to see you at the "GeoCelebration 2018".




Regina Engineering Society

invites you for an afternoon of bowling

Sunday, March 11, 2018


Glencairn Bowling Lanes

1620 9th Avenue


to register please click here




 The Regina Geotechnical Group (RGG)



TOPIC: Sub-Structure Erosion

Nilex Civil Environmental Group is pleased to be participating in the Regina Geotechnical Group February 21 lunch event. The session will cover sub-structure erosive force of nuisance and persistent flow as failure mechanism of engineered hydraulic and civil structures. Session content is based on a Nilex prepared 2016 Canadian Geotechnical Society paper as attached. RGG session participants will gain deeper appreciation for critical structure evaluation; both the nature of failure as well as the appropriate use of geosynthetics.


Ian Corne, CPESC, M.Land.Arch., B.E.S. Ian Corne is the Technical Manager – Erosion and Sediment Control with Nilex Civil Environmental Group, a geosynthetics solutions, distribution and construction company. Through his role at Nilex, Ian is working to educate on the value of thoroughly considered site armouring and vegetation establishment solutions for civil and hydraulic structures. With sixteen years industry experience, Ian is a GeoHydraulics Subject Matter Expert in conveyance armouring and slope stabilization utilizing geosynthetic products and geosynthetic reinforced vegetation. Ian’s professional focus is on expanding his expertise on the subject of failure mechanisms of traditionally designed and constructed hydraulic conveyance structures and civil grades.


TOPIC: Sub-Structure Erosion

Nilex Civil Environmental Group is pleased to be participating in the Regina Geotechnical Group February 21 lunch event. The session will cover sub-structure erosive force of nuisance and persistent flow as failure mechanism of engineered hydraulic and civil structures. Session content is based on a Nilex prepared 2016 Canadian Geotechnical Society paper as attached. RGG session participants will gain deeper appreciation for critical structure evaluation; both the nature of failure as well as the appropriate use of geosynthetics.


Ian Corne, CPESC, M.Land.Arch., B.E.S. Ian Corne is the Technical Manager – Erosion and Sediment Control with Nilex Civil Environmental Group, a geosynthetics solutions, distribution and construction company. Through his role at Nilex, Ian is working to educate on the value of thoroughly considered site armouring and vegetation establishment solutions for civil and hydraulic structures. With sixteen years industry experience, Ian is a GeoHydraulics Subject Matter Expert in conveyance armouring and slope stabilization utilizing geosynthetic products and geosynthetic reinforced vegetation. Ian’s professional focus is on expanding his expertise on the subject of failure mechanisms of traditionally designed and constructed hydraulic conveyance structures and civil grades.

Best Western Seven Oaks Inn
777 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4R 2P6

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)







North Commuter Parkway Bridge - Dynamic Load Testing and Foundation Challenges

Regina Geotechnical Group

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

Regina, SK


**NEW LOCATION - SASKPOWER HEAD OFFICE - must purchase ticket by January 22 at noon due to safety protocols at new locations**





TOPIC: North Commuter Parkway Bridge – High Strain Dynamic Load Testing and Challenges with Foundation Installation

Graham Commuter Partners is constructing the North Commuter Parkway Bridge as part of the Bridging to Tomorrow Project of City of Saskatoon which is scheduled to open in October of 2018. A 270 m long six-lane wide new NCP bridge over the South Saskatchewan River will connect the Marquis Industrial area and the University Heights area. The NCP Bridge will help to reduce traffic on existing bridges and improve the connection between Marquis Industrial Area with Saskatoon’s northwest residential developments. One of the major challenges was to drive piles at the west abutment through approximately 18 m of engineered fill without overstressing the piles and selection of an appropriate hammer. This presentation will discuss how the east abutment testing information helped to overcome the west abutment installation problem. We will briefly talk about the basic principles of high strain dynamic load testing (PDA), PDA test procedures and proper practice to determine pile capacity accurately as well as the wave equation analysis for driven piles and set-up phenomena. This presentation will also include a brief discussion about the local geologic setting, foundation parameters, quality control of deep foundation, strength gain in native soil and compacted fill, refined foundation parameters and economical benefit of dynamic load testing.


Rashedul Chowdhury is a Geotechnical Engineering who has worked at Clifton Associates Ltd. for almost four years. He received a B.SC. degree in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology and a M.A.Sc. degree in Environmental Systems Engineering (emphasized on Geotechnical Engineering). Rashed has completed his undergraduate thesis on “Finite Element Analysis of Mat Foundation” and graduate thesis on “Unsaturated Shear Strength Properties of Compacted Expansive Soils”. Rashed’s primary practice area includes geotechnical investigation, shallow and deep foundation design, low strain pile integrity testing, high strain dynamic pile load testing, numerical modelling on deep foundation, slope stability, seepage and stress deformation; and dam and dyke inspection.




Regina Geotechnical Group (RGG)

presents technical lunch and learn series:


David Elwood 22 November 2017 - 12:00 pm


Topic: Tunnels - Design and Construction - Observational Method

Location: Best Western Seven Oaks



Chris Hill 13 December 2017 - 12:00 pm


Topic: The Aging of Soils in Earth Embankment Dams

Location: TBD


Rashedul Chowdhury 24 January 2018 - 12:00 pm

Clifton Associates Ltd.

Topic: Geotechnical Challenges of the North Commuter Parkway - Saskatoon

Location: Best Western Seven Oaks


Ryan Kozun 15 February 2018 - 12:00 pm

Clifton Associates Ltd.

Topic: Landslides Triggered by Extreme Climatic Events

Location: Best Western Seven Oaks





for more information and to purchase tickets, please see




IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference 2017

Advanced Technologies for Renewable Energy Systems and Smart Grids.
The 17th annual IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2017) will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada from October 22-25, 2017.  Presenting 114+ authors from across Canada on topics including include renewable energy systems, electric vehicles, smart grids. Featuring keynote speakers from the title sponsor, SaskPower, and complimentary tutorials, this conference is a must for anyone in the electrical and renewable industry in Saskatchewan. Register online at by September 22, 2017 for the early-bird deadline.


IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Panel 2017 

Hosted as a co-event with the IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference 2017.
A high-caliber panel session will be held on October 23, at 5:00 pm - 7:30pm in EPEC 2017. The theme of talk will be on "Drive Creativity and Innovation in Engineering: Bring Diversity & Inclusion Into Action". Speakers from different disciplines, academia, industry, and government will share their opinions and experiences. The event will be open to general public, and conference attendees as well as professionals and students in encouraged to attend. 
Panel speakers include: 
 > Dr. Maike Luiken, IEEE Canada President-Elect
 > Mike Marsh, SaskPower CEO
 > Margaret Anne Hodges, APEGS 30 by 30 Task Group Chair
Registration is required (free):


The Regina Engineering Society invites you to the following event:

Basal Reinforced & Pile Supported Embankments

24 October 2017

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

 Best Western Seven Oaks

777 Albert Street Regina, SK S4R 2P6 Canada


TOPIC: Basal Reinforced & Pile Supported Embankments

The presentation mostly focuses on the design of the load transfer platforms via the Catenary Method and touches on the Modified Beam/Collin Method.  Design of these structures are fairly common-place in Europe with British, German, Dutch, and Swedish design standards.  We’ll do a review of the design method, mostly focusing on the British Method.  We’ll also look at basal reinforced embankments. Basal reinforced and pile-supported embankments are design alternatives for embankments on very weak or yielding subgrades and are used to eliminate settlement challenges. They can be used as alternatives to traditional preloads, excavation and replacement, lightweight fill, and bridging techniques.  The first modern documented application was installed 45-years ago.  Typical applications include bridge approach embankments, road widening, and construction over special deposits such as landfills or contaminated sites.


Richard Sack, P.E.

Richard Sack is a Senior Engineer at TenCate Geosynthetics Americas and a licensed Professional Engineer in California. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from California State University Northridge. He has been active in the area of geosynthetics for over 19 years and has been responsible for developing geosynthetic design software, design guides, technical notes, and installation guides. Mr. Sack worked at Gold Coast Geo Services in Southern California as a Geotechnical Engineer and laboratory manager previous to working at TenCate. Mr. Sack also co-chaired CalTrans and other DOT/Federal specification re-write committees and has several published papers related to geosynthetics in marine capping, geosynthetic testing, and MSE applications. Rich lives in Orange County, California where he is an avid surfer and mountain biker along with his wife and 3 children.




Beer & Billiards Night

Come out and meet the executive

Broken Rack, Golden Mile

Thursday, October 5, 2017


RES members, U of R students and guests are welcome to attend.  Must be 19 years of age

Includes FREE pool, FREE Appy's and 1 FREE BEER


to register, go to Eventbrite



Regina - Sept 26th Community Conversation

You’re invited to #DrivingWinTech Community Conversation, Sept 26 , put on by Women in Tech

World, in partnership with Innovation Place . This event provides a space for women to express

their experiences in the tech industry in Canada in a comfortable and confidential environment.

Women in the tech industry, advocates and stakeholders will contribute based on their

experience and expertise in a partnership approach and learn from each others experiences.

You will also hear from a panel of trailblazing Women in Tech and their incredible

journeys to get to where they are!


The event is free to attend, with food and beverage provided. If you'd like to attend as audience,

register online and arrive by 6:00PM. Space is limited. Register today:



Eva Taylor | Director of Communications, Women in Tech World | @ WinTechWorld | #DrivingWinTech


2017 Canadian Utilities & Critical Infrastructure Information & Communications Technology Conference

Sepetember 26 – 28, 2017

Location: Delta Regina Hotel, Regina, SK 1919 Saskatchewan Dr, Regina, SK S4P 4H2, Canada

Regina, Saskatchewan 


Join your peers at the only Canadian conference dedicated to the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) of utilities and critical infrastructure owner/operators, September 26-28, in Regina, Saskatchewan.


Highlights of the conference this year include:

  • Utility and Critical Infrastructure Owner / Operator private workshop.
  • Increased content relating to IT/Enterprise systems
  • Access to Federal Government regulator and policy developers.
  • Peer delivered case studies and panel sessions dedicated to current and emerging technology applications, operation and strategies.
  • Dual track learning sessions allow participants to attend sessions that are the most aligned to their interests.
  • Vendor and peer networking opportunities.
  • Exhibit floor demonstrations and much more!


RIP Jack Mollard September 13, 2017

Jack was a an engineering and geologist and a pioneer in his field, among the first people to learn aerial mapping in the mid-1940s, three decades before satellite imaging.

A winner of many accolades, he consulted on projects on all seven continents. He did 180 groundwater studies, most in Saskatchewan. He mapped the first roads and transmission lines in the province’s north. He authored three textbooks and mapped three new national parks.



Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure

invites you to thier annual golf tournmant

August 18, 2017

Murray Golf Course




IEEE South Saskatchewan Section is pleased to present the seminar:

"Grounding Systems for High Voltage Facilities"


Mr. Carl Moller

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Time: 12 – 4:00pm (pizza lunch at noon -- presentation starts at 1:30pm)

Where: ED 209, University of Regina, Main Campus




RES ANNUAL Golf Tournament & AGM

June 9, 2017 @  Murray Golf Course

Progressive start @ 11am, AGM @ 5pm, BBQ @ 6pm

Green fees and BBQ prices:

Members & Students: $65 & $23

Non-members:  $70 & $23

registration form & poster


The Regina Geotechnical Group presents:


Geotechnical Program Overview - Provincial Prioritization and Last Mountain Lake

 Thursday, 18 May 2017

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

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TOPIC: Managing Slope Instability Risk - A Utility’s Perspective

SaskEnergy owns and operates an extensive natural gas transmission and distribution system in Saskatchewan. A risk-based approach is used by SaskEnergy to manage the potential safety and reliability impacts of slope instability on its infrastructure, and consequently on its customers. This seminar will review some of the solutions that SaskEnergy has worked to develop in concert with external expertise to detect, monitor, and mitigate risk in active slope movement areas. The discussion will include the use of varied assessment methods (InSAR Satellite monitoring, aerial photos, LiDAR, etc.) and learnings from responding to extreme movement experienced over the past three years in the Last Mountain Lake area.


Matthew Dipple, B.A.Sc., Engineer-in-Training 

Matthew Dipple received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Regina in 2014. He works as a contractor in SaskEnergy’s Distribution Integrity group where he helps with the development and administration of SaskEnergy’s geotechnical risk management program. When not at work, Matthew can be found enjoying the Great Outdoors with family and friends, making music, or dreaming up fix-it projects.

Kent Schoenroth, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Kent Schoenroth received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from the University of Regina in 2002. Kent spent the first nine years of his career working in the manufacturing sector designing custom mechanical products for large industrial customers. He joined SaskEnergy’s System Integrity Department in 2011 and is currently working as the Manager of Distribution Integrity. Outside of work, Kent likes to keep active and enjoys outdoor adventures with his wife and three young children.



Annual RES Horizon's Dinner


Conexus Arts Centre

Theatre Lobby

Monday, May 15, 2017


$60/person or $400 for a table of 8

*All tickets must be purchased in advance


Tickets available at


Featuring Keynote Speaker: Rod Schmidt, and Thomas Moore

Regina Revitalization Initiative - Mosaic Stadium - City of Regina


Cocktails: 5pm

Dinner: 6pm

Program: 7pm

poster and meal selection



Call for Nominations - RES Awards

RES Volunteer Service Award - The purpose of this award is to recognize a Professional Engineer who is a member of the Regina Engineering Society and who shows a dedication to the improvement our society/community through their volunteer efforts.

Engineering Excellence Award  The purpose of this award is to recognize a Professional Engineer who is a member of the Regina Engineering Society and who demonstrates outstanding leadership and technical ability over the course of their career and/or who has demonstrated leadership and technical expertise on a significant project.

Engineer In Training Award - The purpose of this award is to recognize an Engineer-in-Training member of the Regina Engineering Society who demonstrates passion, promise and dedication to the profession of Engineering in the early years of their careers. 

form available here or under "Awards and Scholarships"


RES Annual IMAX Experience

Sunday, April 30,  2017

Dream Big  1pm

Enjoy an afternoon out and watch the IMAX film on behalf of the RES.


Please RSVP to

before April 21

Seats are limited. Sign up early!





The Regina Geotechncial Group invites you to the following event:


Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Best Western Seven Oaks 777 Albert Street Regina, SK S4R 2P6 Canada

TOPIC: Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering has seen a rapid growth of interest in risk assessment methodologies. This seems a logical evolution since soils and rocks are among the most variable of all engineering materials and geotechnical engineers must often make do with materials they are dealt with at any particular site. A probabilistic analysis may lead to a “probability of failure”, as opposed to the traditional “factor of safety”, representing a fundamental shift in the way engineers need to think about the suitability of their designs. The seminar will review some of the benefits and potential pitfalls of these different approaches and describe some introductory methods of probabilistic analysis.

PRESENTER DETAILS: Dr. Vaughan Griffiths, , Ph.D., D.Sc., P.E., D.GE., FICE, FASCE, Colorado School of Mines

Dr. Vaughan Griffiths completed his Master’s degree at UC Berkeley and Doctoral degrees at the University of Manchester, UK. He was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK, before moving to his current position as Professor of Civil Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, USA, where his primary research interests lie in application of finite element and risk assessment methodologies in civil engineering. He has written over 300 research papers, including some of the most highly cited in geotechnical engineering research literature. He is the co-author of three textbooks that have gone into multiple editions, including the Chinese language Programming the Finite Element Method, 5th edition, Wiley (2014), Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering, Wiley (2008) and Numerical Methods for Engineers, 2nd edition, Chapman & Hall/CRC (2006). He gives regular short courses for practitioners on risk and finite element applications in geotechnical engineering, with courses already scheduled for 2017 in Canada, Australia, Columbia and Norway. Dr. Griffiths is a former ASCE Director and is currently an editor of Computers and Geotechnics, on the Advisory Panel of Géotechnique and on the Editorial Board of Georisk.

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Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

South Saskatchewan Section Event

Technical Lunch Presentations

Title:      The Regina Bypass Project – Innovative Interchanges

Presenter:           Tim Whitfield, CIMA       

Travelodge Hotel, Albert Street

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lunch – 12:00 PM

     Presentation – 12:25 PM

Cost:  Members - $15,  Non-members - $20,  Students CSCE Members - $10,  Students Non-CSCE Members $15


Please RSVP to Brent Miller,


Regina Geotechncial Group presents:

Groundwater Information at Water Security Agency (WSA)

 Wednesday, 22 March 2017

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

Best Western Seven Oaks
777 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4R 2P6

TOPIC: Groundwater Information at Water Security Agency (WSA)

The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA) is responsible for managing the Province’s water supply, protecting water quality, ensuring safe drinking water, regulating wastewater treatment, ownership and management of provincial dams, flood and drought damage reduction, protection of aquatic habitat and regulation of surface and groundwater.
The WSA groundwater unit provides technical support in the regulation of non-domestic wells and other groundwater works. The unit provides information to the public such as locations of potential groundwater resources in the Province, information on well yields, water well construction, information on the maintenance and decommissioning of water wells, and hydrogeological expertise to other units within WSA and government ministries.
WSA’s groundwater mapping program provides important information on the spatial extent and distribution of potential groundwater resources in Saskatchewan. Initiated by the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in the 1960’s, hydrostratigraphic mapping delineates and differentiates the glacial geology and hydrogeology of Saskatchewan.
The presentation will provide a description of the geological and hydrogeological information at the WSA and a discussion in the history of groundwater mapping in Saskatchewan.


PRESENTER DETAILS: Kei Lo, Manager Groundwater Services, Water Security Agency

Kei Lo is the Manager of Groundwater Services at the Water Security Agency. He has degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and a masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Regina. He has been working for the Water Security Agency for 14 years.


Calling All Girls!


A special night of inspiration, exploration, and innovation! March 10th, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm


APEGS is pleased to partner with the Saskatchewan Science Centre on the first Girls' Night Out! For more information, please refer to the detailed event description on the Saskatchewan Science Centre website:






Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+,

Leading Green, President

invites all RES members to become LEED Accreditied

Leading Green trains professionals to be prepared to sit for their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation exams and is coming back to Saskatchewan to host a couple of workshops in preparation for changes in the new version 4 of LEED.

Sustainability cannot be left out of the equation and LEED certification is the premier designation to stay current and marketable in the built-environment.


Saskatoon - LEED Green Associate (GA)


March 4th 20171:00PM to 5:00 PM

University of Saskatchewan – Agriculture Building – Room 1E85 -






Regina - LEED Green Associate (GA)


March 6th 2017:00PM to 10:00 PM

University of Regina – RIC – Room 208 -




Interested in getting involved in the Green Building and sustainability Industry? Opportunities are plentiful and passing your LEED professional designation is required to get involved!


LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system to certify a building’s sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professional can become LEED Accredited themselves.  The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only professional designation used to market yourself to employers and clients and show you have certified knowledge in the green building industry.


To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 7000 students pass their exam at a 100% pass rate and does not require any specific background. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and it never expires!




RES invites you to attend our 2nd annual


Divots, 6823 Rochdale Blvd


Thursday, February 23, 2017

only 28 spots available

FREE to all RES members and 1 guest

Must bring your own golf clubs (rentals are not available)


Register by email:



Regina Geotechnical Society presents the following event:

Advanced UAV Technology for Geomatics and Inspection

Presenter - Colin Hubick

February 10, 2017

Friday, 10 February 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)2:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

Best Western Seven Oaks 777 Albert Street Regina, SK S4R 2P6 Canada

tickets are $20; $10 for students


Colin Hubick has worked extensively as a technologist in various industries including Architecture, Engineering, Film and Television. He has also supplied Software and Hardware development services to many tech companies related to UAV mapping, Film and Television. Colin has worked extensively in the advertising and marketing industry as well.

With over 30 years of RC and UAV experience Colin is a certified UAV pilot, and holds a blanket SFOC from Transport Canada for commercial UAV use in Canada. In addition Colin has also completed the necessary aviation ground school required by Transport Canada. One of Colin’s latest achievements was the planning and implementation of the UAV mapping and 3D Laser Scanning of Kerrobert Saskatchewan.

With more than a decade experience in emerging technological trends, Colin is one of Canada's leading authorities in RED Camera technologies, digital imaging, UAV mapping and Photogrammetry. He is a specialist in film post production and media development and his skill sets have been widely used on many Feature Films and Commercial Productions.

As a post-production supervisor, Colin demonstrates expertise in 3D animation, composting, camera matching/tracking and editing. His technical skills are matched by the creative synergies he presents as both a camera operator and director of photography specializing in film and television production.



The South Sask CSCE Section is pleased to host another noon presentation concerning the Regina Bypass


Technical Lunch Presentation

The Regina Bypass – Activities Completed To-Date

Presented by: Martin Rowland, Associated Engineering

Travelodge Hotel, Albert Street South

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lunch – 12:00 PM

Presentation – 12:25 PM

Members - $15 & Non-members - $20

Students CSCE Members - $10 & Students Non-CSCE Members $15

Please RSVP to











The Regina Public Library presents:

Take Action on Radon,  Saskatchewan Coalition

Regina North Albert Public Library

331 Albert STteet

Nov 19th


You may pre-register at  or take your chances at the door




APEGS presents

Continuing Professional Development Program

November 7, 2016

APEGS Boardroom


300 -  4581 Parliament Avenue Regina SK  S4W 0G3


lunch will be provided

please RSVP to









Regina Geotechnical Group presents:

 Evaluating liquefaction in finely interbedded sand, silt and clay deposits

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Seven Oaks, 777 Albert St

Admission: $20, $10 for Students, (Includes Buffet Lunch)

The Regina Geotechnical Group is pleased to host the Cross Canada Lecture Series.  This fall's speaker is Dr. Ross Boulanger of the University of California, Davis.  Dr. Boulanger will present the following topic:

Evaluating liquefaction in finely interbedded sand, silt and clay deposits

Abstract: Current liquefaction evaluation procedures have a tendency to over-predict liquefaction effects in finely inter-bedded sand, silt and clay deposits. The nature and extent of this apparent bias are illustrated using case histories, and the potential reasons discussed. Three related research projects are then described.
The performance of the Cark Canal in the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake is re-examined using one-dimensional CPT-based liquefaction vulnerability indices and nonlinear deformation analyses with spatially correlated stochastic models; the results illustrate the importance of spatial variability to field performance and the inherent limitations in 1D LVI methods. The relationship between cyclic strength and cone penetration resistance in low-plasticity fine-grained soils is examined using laboratory testing and simulated cone penetration resistances; the results provide insights on potential biases in existing liquefaction triggering models. An axisymmetric direct cone penetration model is developed for use with the MIT-S1 constitutive model and its capabilities illustrated by simulating penetration resistance in anisotropic clay. Future research needs and recommended practices for evaluating liquefaction effects in finely interbedded sand, silt and clay deposits are discussed.








RES presents

Beer & Billiards Night

Come out and meet the executive

Broken Rack, Golden Mile

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


RES members, U of R students and guests are welcome to attend.  Must be 19 years of age

Includes FREE pool, FREE Appy's and 1 FREE BEER

see poster








The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering



Canadian Infrastructure Report Card National Tour


Facts about our Municipal Infrastructure and Ideas to make it Sustainable


October 4, 2016

12 noon

Travelodge Hotel on South Albert

  $20 for non-members and $15 for Members

  contact Brent Miller at




Samuel Castaño

Canada’s latest Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC) was released in January 2016. The CIRC project is the continuation of a collaboration struck in 2012 between the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA), the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The 2016 edition also received support from the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) as well as the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Committee.

The Report Card provides comprehensive, scientifically based, and standardized information on the inventory, condition and asset management practices of Canada’s core public infrastructure. It is intended to assist policy-makers, asset owners and managers in their infrastructure asset management, planning and decision-making. The total value of core municipal infrastructure in Canada was estimated to be $1.1 trillion, one-third of which was identified as being in fair, poor or very poor condition. This infrastructure represents a call for action – and governments at all levels seemed primed to respond with significant investments in a range of infrastructure systems across Canada.

The speakers present a detailed overview of the CIRC process and results and provide some ideas for how we can engineer our infrastructure to make sure it can be sustained over the long term.

Guy Félio Ph.D, P.Eng., FCSCE, is R.V. Anderson’s Infrastructure and Facilities Management (IFM) Group Leader and an infrastructure management specialist. Dr. Félio has more than 30 years of experience in the area of municipal engineering and management as a university professor, researcher, consultant and policy advisor. During his career at the National Research Council, he led the Urban Infrastructure Research group, focusing on technological and management improvements such as InfraGuide. He was a City Councilor in Clarence-Rockland (ON) from 2010 to 2014. He authored the first Canadian Infrastructure Report Card published in 2012.

Nick Larson MEPP, P.Eng. is a consulting engineer with GM BluePlan Engineering where he works with municipalities on a variety of asset management and infrastructure planning initiatives. Nick represented the CSCE on the Project Steering Committee (PSC) that developed the 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card. Through his role with the PSC, he helped to shape both the survey that was used to collect infrastructure data from municipalities, as well as the structure of the 2016 CIRC.

Presented by Guy Félio, R. V. Anderson Associates Limited Nick Larson, GM BluePlan Engineering Limited




 RES ANNUAL Golf Tournament



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Regina Geotechnical Group 

presents the following event: Introduction to EPS Geofoam

Monday, 6 June 2016

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

Lunch is FREE compliments of Plastifab

Best Western Seven Oaks 777 Albert Street Regina, SK S4R 2P6 Canada


Speaker – W. James (Jim) Whalen, P. Eng., MCSCE

The presentation provides an introduction to the successful use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam in geotechnical applications over the last 40 years.

The first portion of the presentation provides a general introduction to EPS types and material properties when used as an insulation material or a lightweight fill material and highlights key material properties is provided. The presentation then focuses on EPS geofoam applications for infrastructure construction and building construction highlighting applicable material properties for each application. Key design principles for EPS geofoam use will be reviewed. The presentation reviews five project profiles for EPS geofoam applications demonstrating successful use, highlighting application details and challenges addressed for each project.

The final portion of the presentation will provide guidance on additional technical reference documents that can be used for design purposes on EPS geofoam applications for highway construction.

Chick here for details






Annual RES Horizon's Dinner

Monday, May 16, 2016

Connexus Arts Centre


Cocktails: 5pm

Dinner: 6pm

Program: 7pm


Served plated meal:

Blended greens with tomato, cucumber and ranch style house dressing


Cream of broccoli with cheddar soup

Entrée Selection (select one of the following)

Herb crusted salmon and caper beurre blanc sauce


Beef tenderloin (7oz) with gorgonzola cream sauce


Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting


Meals are accompanied by fresh baked rolls, medley of vegetables and roasted potatoes.

Regular and decaffeinated coffee as well as regular and herbal teas.

Keynote: David Stearns, Executive Director Major Projects, Regina Bypass Project

$60/ticket or $400 for a table of 8
Must be purchased in advance
see poster





CSCE is hosting a technical presentation:

Regina Bypass – Work Done to Date by Martin Rowland, Associated Engineering

May 4, 2016

Travelodge South Albert Street

12 noon

Cost is $10 for CSCE members and students; $15 for non members

Please contact Brent Miller at or 787-2735 if you wish to attend





RES Annual IMAX Experience

Sunday April 17, 2016


Enjoy an evening out and watch the IMAX film on behalf of the RES.

Please RSVP to

before April 3

Seat are limited. Sign up early!

see poster






RES invites you to attend


Divots, 6823 Rochdale Blvd


Thursday, March 31, 2016

only 28 spots available

FREE to all RES members and 1 guest

Register by email:





RESS, Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association and the Chess and Math Association


2016 Scholastic Chess National Challenge

University of Regina

May 22-23, 2016


This event will bring all the best junior chess players (Grade 1 to Grade 12) from ten provinces and their families to Regina, SK for at least three days with approximate three hundred persons in total. The event of 2016 Scholastic Chess National Challenge will showcase the city of Regina and the province of Saskatchewan to the most talented students and junior chess players from ten provinces in Canada.

This will be the first year that this important national event is held in Saskatchewan. All of the other provinces have hosted this event, many of them multiple times. Chess is extremely important for the development of young minds. Many provinces recognize that by teaching chess in school. There is no gender bias in chess. Your brains are what matter, not your strength. Countless studies have shown the academic benefits to students who play chess, and by promoting chess, this will help to build support for more chess to be played in Regina and Saskatchewan. That will improve the academic performance of Regina students especially math, science and logic thinking. And it will help to reduce crime as chess teaches every player that every action has a consequence. The ability to understand consequences helps to reduce crime.

Xiangning (Simon) Li, the treasurer of Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association (SSCA) and is also an executive of RES. He invites all that are interested in chess to spectate. Sponsorship opportunities are also requested. Gold sponsorship is $1000 or more. Silver sponsorship is $500 to $999. Bronze sponsorship is $200 to $499. Sponsors will be recognized as a contributor to the event in the booklet given to every player; it will be also announced at the event. It will show the generosity and hospitality of Saskatchewan engineers and people.

Please contact him if you have any question or need more information about this national chess challenge. He can be reached at (306) 993-1037 or email


clich HERE for more info or to register






The Regina Geotechnical Group


Relationship among creep, secondary consolidation and stress relaxation using a simple viscous model and incorporating the effects of the rigidity of the testing system


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

Best Western Seven Oaks

777 Albert Street Regina, SK S4R 2P6 Canada


Speaker: Dr. Gilberto Alexandre, PhD, P.Eng

Time and rate effects can significantly impact the design of structures involving soils and rocks. In this talk, results of special oedometric and triaxial tests lasting from days up to 9.5 months carried out at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) are shown and discussed. Tests were carried out on a reconstituted Norwegian clay (Onsøy clay) as well as on an offshore sand from the North Sea. It is shown that the effect of the rigidity of the testing system plays a role on the observed soil behavior. In addition, it is shown that, by combining the effect of the rigidity of the system with a simple viscous model, the observed soil behavior can be satisfactorily reproduced.

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Sponsored by: IEEE South Saskatchewan and RES

see poster

2016 Mar. 3 @ 7 PM

Opal Board Room, APEGS Office

Suite 300 - 4581 Parliament Ave.



Ian Sloman will present a brief history of Virtual Reality, followed the development of the Oculus Rift. He will demonstrate a couple of applications. His particular interest is in architectural visualization.

Doughnuts and Beverages to be provided

Please RSVP: by 2016 Feb. 29





The Regina Geotechnical Group



Characterization of Subgrade and Unbound Granular Materials for Flexible Pavements: Evolutions and Future Challenges

Speaker: Dr. Hamid Soleymani   Flexible pavements are the most common pavement type in many countries. Initial pavement design methods used principals and concepts from geotechnical engineering; however, particular characteristics of pavement structures, such as multi-layer systems and dynamic nature of traffic loads, required that specific methodologies for the design and analysis of pavements be developed. Over the past century, pavement analysis has evolved from a single-layer system under a single static load to a state-of-the art 3-D, multi-layer, nonlinear finite element system under dynamic moving loads. The consequence of such developments is reflected in longer service life of pavements and higher levels of sustainability and serviceability. This presentation reviews developments in subgrade and unbound pavement layer materials characterization for flexible pavements over the last century. The latest procedures and technologies in the characterization of subgrade and unbound pavement layer materials in the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG), developed in the USA under NCHRP 1-37A study, as well as the latest technologies for quality control/assurance of subgrade and unbound pavement layers will be discussed. In addition, future challenges that highway agencies are facing in the characterization and application of unbound materials for the design and construction of pavements will be delineated.  


Wednesday, 24 February 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

General admission $20

Student admission $15

Best Western Seven Oaks  777 Albert Street  Regina, SK S4R 2P6  Canada

 click to register




Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)


P3 Procurement Process for Regina Bypass Project

Presenter: Martin Rowland, Associated Engineering, Owner's Engineer for Regina, Bypass

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

12 -1 pm

Windsor Room

Travelodge Hotel Regina

4177 Albert Street

$10 members, $15 non-members

Please RSVP to




RES presents

Beer & Billiards Night

Come out and meet the executive

FREE Beer and Appetizers



Saskatchewan Polytechnic 2015 Business & Industry Dinners presented by Graham


Sask Polytech Prince Albert Campus Wednesday, November 4

Sask Polytech Regina Campus Thursday,November 12, 2015

Sask Polytech Saskatoon Campus Thursday, November 19

Sask Polytech Moose Jaw Campus Thursday, November 26

  • Great networking opportunity for your company with other companies and students.
  • Terrific HR recruitment tool for young, talented and skilled potential future employees.
  • Community event that connects business and industry withSaskatchewan Polytechnic.


Saskatchewan Polytechnic specializes in student-focused and employer-driven applied learning.

For sponsorship opportunities, tickets or for additional information contact:


Melanie Britton

Donor and Alumni Relations Campus Assistant

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus

Room 1138 | 4500 Wascana Pky | P.O. Box 556

Regina SK S4P 3A3

((306) 775-7718*



The Regina Geotechnical Group


Reliability-Based Geotechnical Design: Link between Theory and Practice (click to buy tickets)

Monday, 28 September 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)

Travelodge 4177 Albert Street South Regina, SK


General admission $20

Student admission $15

Reliability-Based Geotechnical Design: Link between Theory and Practice:

Geotechnical design codes are increasingly migrating towards reliability-based design concepts. What this means is that geotechnical designs are starting to be specifically targeted at a failure probability that is societally acceptable and that depends on the severity of failure consequences. For example, the foundation of a hydro-electric dam, whose failure may result in significant downstream damage and potential life-loss, must be designed to have a lower failure probability than the foundation of a storage shed.

In order to properly employ reliability-based design concepts, a basic understanding of the probability concepts, as well as the link between site and model understanding and failure probability, is required. This lecture explains the basic ideas of probability theory and how they are used in modern geotechnical design concepts. Questions, such as "How are standard site investigation results used to estimate the probability of failure of a designed geotechnical system?” are addressed and illustrated using a number of examples.

Speaker - Dr. Gordon Fenton of Dalhousie University

Dr. Gordon Fenton is a cross-appointed professor to the Civil Engineering and Engineering Mathematics Departments at Dalhousie University. His research interests include probabilistic modeling of geotechnical systems and the development of geotechnical reliability-based design codes and have led to his authoring of over 140 peer-reviewed papers.

Dr. Fenton currently serves as chair of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code Geotechnical Systems Committee, and is a member of the Canadian National Building Code Task Group on Climatic Loads, and a member of the Canadian National Building Code Standing Committee on Structural Design. He is also the North American Managing Editor for the international journal Georisk, past chair and current member of the ASCE Geo-Institute Risk Assessment and Management Committee, and vice-chair of the ISSMGE Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management Committee.

For his research efforts, Dr. Fenton has received the Thomas C. Keefer Award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, the George Stephenson Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Gzowski Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada, and was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. His research work is summarized in his textbook Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering, (Wiley, 2008).



ASHRAE Regina Chapter is hosting a project management seminar

June 17

9-3 pm

BBQ lunch provided

Double Tree Hilton

1925 Broad Street

Regina, SK

Course Cost $400

see poster




RES ANNUAL Golf Tournament

Friday June 12th @ Murray Golf Course

11:30 Registration

12:30 Shotgun start

Meeting @ 5pm, BBQ 5:30pm

Green fees: $65 (members & students); $70 (non members)

BBQ $23

Both green fees and BBQ: $88 (members & students); $93 (non members)


see poster

register here

sponsorship request

contact Mitch Pockett at



Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers Conference

June 7-10, 2015

Delta Hotel, Regina, SK

The transportation field promotes sustainability and economic viability through such focused disciplines as innovative infrastructure design, traffic policy development, walkable and multi-use infrastructure integration into our neighbourhoods, collision analysis and reduction initiatives, and overall traffic congestion and pollution reduction efforts. Regional growth is driving larger area thinking and planning, and is revealing alternative solutions to support the communities as they expand. Banks and investors continually fund large infrastructure projects, which results in greater infrastructure investment at the local, regional and national levels. All tied together by the transportation profession, which plays a vital role in Supporting a Healthy, Vibrant Community.

We are planning tours to include such learning trips as the Global Transportation Hub, Wascana Park, Bike and Walking Tour, Regina Revitalization Initiative, RCMP Grounds, and the future CFL stadium (construction will be underway in 2015). These tours will give you an indication of the exciting opportunities for our profession in Saskatchewan.

Gainer the Gopher is on board with the Saskatchewan Section to help us celebrate and promote the conference. He will be visiting your local CITE Section to ask your assistance to raise awareness for Regina2015. He also has prizes for contest winners! To learn more, visit Gainer's webpage.

Please plan to attend Regina2015, and help us to celebrate our Section's 25th Anniversary.



2015 Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) Annual Conference

May 27 to May 30, 2015

Delta Hotel Regina

The 2015 Annual General Conference is being held in conjunction with four specialty conferences.

The General Conference provides practitioners and researchers with a wide variety of topics including: Construction Engineering; Engineering Education; Engineering History; Engineering Management; Environmental Engineering; Geotechnical and Geological Engineering; Hydrotechnical and Water Resources Engineering; Infrastructure Management; Information Technology; Mining Engineering; Numerical Modelling; Project Management; Structural Engineering; Sustainable Development; Transportation Engineering; Waste Management.

4th International Conference on Engineering Materials and Mechanics:

High Performance and High Strength Materials; Emerging Materials and Specialized Metals; Properties of Repair Materials; Application of Recycled Materials; Concrete Durability; Reinforcement Corrosion; Pervious Concrete; Bituminous, Pavement and Geotechnical Materials; LCA of Concrete Structures; Advances in Cement Manufacturing Process and Sustainability; Computational Mechanics; Performance of Structures and Materials under Extreme Loads, Environmental Exposures and Fire; Advanced Composite Materials; Fiber Reinforced Concrete; Self-Consolidating Concrete; Novel Experimental and Numerical Methods; Structural Safety and Reliability; Soil-Structure and Fluid-Structure Interactions; Elasticity, Plasticity, and Fracture Mechanics; Dynamics of Structures.

4th International Conference on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation:

Blast Protection and Progressive Collapse Mitigation; Floods, erosion, avalanches and mudflows; Tsunamis, Hurricanes, tornadoes and wind hazards; Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, wildfires and heat waves; Impacts of disasters on the economy/environment; Emergency-preparedness planning and post-disaster management; Materials and systems for structural fire protection; Vulnerability and response of structures to fire; Seismic retrofit and advanced technologies.

1st Conference on Innovation in Engineering Practice: *Non-juried*

State of the Art and Emerging Technologies; Design and Construction Case Studies; Leading Practices and Lesson Learned; Heritage Restoration; Municipal and Land Use Planning; Climate Change; Energy and Sustainability; Emerging Engineering Trends; Disaster Management; Site Remediation; Prevention and Mitigation; Advances in Monitoring Systems; Geomatics Engineering and GIS Applications; Risk Management; Recycling and Reuse; Project Management / Delivery; Quality Control and Quality Assurance; Decision Tools; Probability and Statistics in Engineering; Modeling and Testing; and Others...




CORIX High Performance Geosynthetic Symposium

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wascana Country Club, 6500 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK


Learn about the benefits of using geosynthetics for the following applications:

road and highway construction, base reinforcement, unpaved roads, laydown areas, runway and rail, constryuction, embankment, stabilization


a limited number of complimentary tickets are available

contact or to reserve yours

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Saskatchewan Electrical Symposium

May 6, 2015 - Regina, Saskatchewan

A Power Packed Day Covering All Your Electrical Needs

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Social - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Conexus Arts Centre, 200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina, SK

Presentation Topics

The "Essence" of Electrical Safety Management Principles
Battery Maintenance
Why Maintenance is CRITICAL
The Benefits of Thermal Cameras for Detecting Safety Hazards
Risk Assessment Electrical Safety Programs
Electrical Safety Program Devit Guide
OH&S Issues



RGG Technical Presentations:

April 30, 2015

Cost: $15

Time: 12:00 lunch

followed by speaker Wayne Clifton presenting

Construction and Performance of SK River Bridge near Nipawin, SK

Location: Seven Oaks, 777 Albert Street

to register please contact

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Annual RES Horizon's Dinner

Thursday April 23, 2015

Connexus Arts Centre

 Cocktails:  5pm
Dinner:  6:15pm
Program: 7:15 

Served plated meal:

Herb crusted salmon or Beef tenderloin


blended greens with tomato, cucumber and rach style house dressing or cream of broccoli with cheddar soup

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Keynote: Robert Lamb, CEO of Canadian Light Source, the company that runs the Synchrotron
“Saskatchewan’s Synchrotron- 10 years of Discovery fueling SK innovation”
$60/ticket or $400 for a table of 8



2015 APEGS Annual Meeting and Professional Development Conference

Through the Decades - We see more


Two Pre-Conference Workshops - Effective Public Speaking and Media Training

Apr 30, 2015 08:30AM

ANNUAL Meeting

May 1 & 2, 2015 Hotel Saskatchewan Regina SK

Website Link



RES & IEEE South SK Section

Lunch and Learn


Presenter, Ian Sloman, will present a brief history of Virtual Reality, followed by the development of the Oculus Rift. He will also demonstrate a couple of the applications.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Opal Boardroom

APEGS office, 300-4581 Parliament Ave

Soup & Sandwich lunch $5

Please RSVP to Greg at by March 16

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U of R Engineering Student Project Day 2015

Sat., Mar. 28, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Education Building

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is proud to present Project Day 2015! This conference-style event includes concurrent sessions where 4th year Engineering students present their final-year design projects, and a Trade Show & Poster Session where projects will be on display. The Trade Show & Poster Session gives you the opportunity to speak to students directly about the projects that interest you and/or your organization.

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RES Annual IMAX Experience

Sunday April 12, 2015


Enjoy an evening out and watch the IMAX film, Journey to the South Pacific in 3D and explore the Science Centre on behalf of the RES.

Please RSVP to

before April 3

Seat are limited. Sign up early!

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Engineers Without Borders - Annual Gala 2015

Mar 14, 2015 05:30PM
The University of Regina, Engineers without Borders (EWB) Chapter welcomes you to our annual gala: Policy to Prosperity: Using Governance to Build Stronger, More Equitable Societies On March 14, 2015, our “Policy to Prosperity” Gala will bring together individuals from the community with an interest in fair trade, global engineering, and sustainable development at the Doubletree by Hilton Regina! We are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker for this year’s gala is The Honourable Dr. Gordon Barnhart, former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan and Interim President of the University of Saskatchewan. This gala will be used to raise money for our chapter and for the organization. The funds we raise through such events are critical in expanding our current programming, raising awareness on global engineering, offering free educational opportunities about ethical consumption and international development to students as well as the general public, and supporting Engineers Without Borders’ programming in Malawi, Ghana, Zambia, and several other African countries. If your company or organization is interested in sponsoring our event, please email for more information! The evening will not only feature several engaging and inspirational speakers, but lively entertainment with an international flavour, as well as a silent auction featuring a collection of unique pieces, and a delicious meal! Tickets are $90 per person or $50 for students. We also encourage companies and organizations to reserve tables of ten! Tickets and tables may be reserved here: (minimal service charges apply) Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information! We hope to see you there! Your support is greatly appreciated!



RGG Technical Presentations:

Cost: $15

Time: 12:00 lunch followed by speaker

Location: Seven Oaks, 777 Albert Street

to register please contact



30 January 2015

David Polster

Polster Environmental Services Ltd.

Natural Processes for the Restoration of Drastically Disturbed Sites

Peter Sedoruk & Boacheng Li


11 February 2015

Almita Piling

Long-term Lateral Resistance of Helical Piles in Cohesive Soils

Lynden Penner & Jason Cosford


11 March 2015

J.D. Mollard and Associates

Terrain Analysis for Pipeline Engineering



Commander Chris Hatfield in Regina

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Live at the Conexus Arts Centre

for tickets call 306 525 9999

or visit

Commander Chris Hadfield Live in Regina December 3, 2014 at Conexus Arts Centre
Tickets: 306-525-999 or

Preview attachment Chris Hadfield Ad (Regina).pdf


Beer & Billiards Nights

Thursday November 6, 2014 at the Broken Rack

Enjoy FREE pool, appetizers and 1 beer on us

Poster (PDF)


Western Canada Water Annual Conference and Exhibition

September 22-26, 2014

Delta Hotel, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK


The Regina Geotechnical Society proudly presents:

GeoRegina2014 - 67th Canadian Geotechnical Conference

September 28 - October 1, 2014

Delta Regina Hotel, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK


The GeoRegina 2014 conference program will include daily plenary sessions, featuring keynote speakers of interest to all delegates, followed by technical and specialty sessions to meet the diverse needs of attendees. In addition to the technical program, the conference will include panel discussions, local technical tours, workshops and short courses and will provide opportunities for delegates to meet, mingle and get to know their professional colleagues in a relaxed setting, outside of the technical and business streams.


Numerous social events are planned and will be included in the full conference registration packages, or can be ordered "a la carte" by delegates attending part of the conference and for accompanying guests.


For more details


Regina Engineering Society

Annual Golf Tournament, BBQ and AGM

Friday June 6, 2014

Location: Murray Golf Course, Regina SK.

RES Members: $62 Green Fees and $24 BBQ

Non-members: $68 Green Fees and $27 BBQ

See Entry Form for Additional Information


To Register Contact:

Chad Bialobzyski at 306.781.6594 or


Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology Coference

May 22-24, 2014

Delta Regina, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK

The Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) is hosting a national conference in Regina in May 2014! The conference theme is “Open Opportunities: Mentoring the Future” and an exciting agenda has been planned to allow for a national discussion on how to move from strategic planning to actively reaching, recruiting and retaining women in non-traditional occupations.

Thursday's welcome event will encourage mingling and learning at the Saskatchewan Science Centre. Conversation is sure to flow as you wonder through exhibits, complete grownup demonstrations, embrace the music, and challenge the  magician. Even the deserts will be something to talk about as we are inspired by science and discovery.

Friday and Saturday morning's will kick off with a short yoga class to get your body and mind prepared for the days events. Each class will be led by an experienced yoga instructor and open to everyone from beginner to expert.

Friday evening’s banquet will be the ultimate trifecta with great food, great entertainment and great music. Get beyond the ice with an interview with Haley Wickenheiser, followed by the fabulous JUNO nominee Little Miss Higgins.  This event will be the guaranteed highlight of the conference.

Saturday evening’s reception is an excellent opportunity to relax and debrief from the conference with a sommelier pairing fine wines with our Saskatchewan inspired appetizers.  It doesn’t end there, Rosie and the Riveters will have you tapping your toes as they take you back in time with their 1940’s charm

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 College of Engineering Project Day

Saturday, April 5

Univeristy of Regina


RES presents

Regina Engineering Society:

IMAX and Science Centre Family Event



Madagascar: Island of Lemurs

Science Centre Admission to follow


Sunday April 6, 2014 at 1pm

Science Centre open til 6pm


Location: The Kramer Imax Theatre: 2903 Powerhouse Drive


FREE for RES Members and Guests and U of R Engineering Students


For Tickets Contact:

Chad Bialobzyski at 306.781.6594 or


Please indicate # of:

Adult (18+), Senior (60+), Teen (13-17), Youth (6-12), Child (3-5) and Toddler (2 and under) tickets required



The RES proudly presents 

2014 Engineering Horizons Dinner 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Conexus Arts Centre – Theatre Lobby

 Featuring Keynote Speaker:Jeff Eichhorst, Ph.D.On the Infrastructure Demands of a Diverse Clinical Laboratory

Cocktails 6:00pm, Dinner  6:45pm,  Program 7:45pm


The 2014 RES Award Winners are:

Derrick Bellows, P.Eng. for Engineering Excellence

Dena McMartin, Ph.D., P.Eng for Volunteer Service

Tyler Whiteside, E-I-T for Engineer-in-Training


Tickets are $50/person OR $375 for a table of eight.

All tickets must be purchased in advance, by February 25th, 2014

For tickets contact: Jamie Kilkenny @ (306) 526-7911 or email: jkilkenny@transgas




Just a reminder for the RES Horizons Dinner Award Nominations 2014:

Each year, the RES holds the Engineering Horizons Dinner where two worthy Regina professional engineers are presented with awards in the categories of Volunteer Service and Engineering Excellence. This year, we have also added a third award for a well-deserving engineer-in training.

If you know of a Professional Engineer or Engineer-in-Training who should be considered for an award, please complete a nomination form.