Collaboration with OBNS

We are excited to be collaborating with the Old Books New Science (OBNS) Lab led by Prof. Alexandra Gillespie from the University of Toronto. Our innovative partnership aims to use micro-CT technology to non-destructively scan medieval books. The aim is to unveil internal structures within these books (e.g. sewing, substrate attachment, repair work) to infer the origin […]

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Setting Up

The Saturday Program

At the University of Toronto, there are a number of outreach programs aimed at engaging high school students to ease the transition between secondary and post-secondary education. The Geomechanics group participated in one such program (The Saturday Program) where workshops are held every Saturday where various engineering disciplines discuss the fundamentals of their work.

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Petronas Showcase

PETRONAS Showcase

With the beautiful backdrop of a snowy day from the PETRONAS Canada offices in Calgary, Alberta, the NSERC/Energi Simulation Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics was invited to PETRONAS Canada. The invitation comes as a mini workshop at PETRONAS Canada to expand their geomechanics horizon and highlight the outcome of the collaborative work being carried. The mini […]

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CNC Milling Machine

The new CNC Milling machine at work engraving plexiglass. This plexiglass will be used to decorate the entrance to the new Geomechanics Hub showcasing all the sponsors and collaborators that help make the research here possible.

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Invitation to Teach GIAN Course

Prof. Giovanni Grasselli was invited as a foreign expert to teach a Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) course titled “Rock Mechanics: Modern Advances and Challenges for the 21st Century”. The five-day course is held on October 21 –25, 2019 in Delhi, India and hosted by Prof. Radhakanta Koner of the Indian Institute of Technology […]

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2018 – Metrolink Site Visit

As part of the 2018 – CIV1499 Summer “Tunnelling and Urban Excavation” course, a site visit was carried out to the Metrolink tunnel and Station on Avenue Road. The visit took place on June 23, 2018 and was organized by  Crosslinx Transit Solutions – Constructors (CTSC) and Giuseppe Gaspari (PEng).   The visit comes to add a practical perspective to the course and to the industry driven […]

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2018 – ARMA

Aly Presenting Henry Presenting Qi Presenting Geomechanics Group and members of Geomechanica Seattle, Washington was the host of the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA 2018). The geomechanics group was fortunate to take part in such a highly regarded symposium in the geomechanics world. The group had the opportunity to present 4 oral presentations. In doing so, the group had a chance to discuss their […]

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