RockEng22 – Kingston

After being postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 22nd Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium was held at the Isabel Bader Centre at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on August 8-10, 2022. The RockEng22 Symposium, hosted by the Canadian Rock Mechanics Association (CARMA), was themed to celebrate Canadian excellence in rock mechanics and a […]

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Go Green – RockEng22 – Kingston

With the transition to green energy, GeoGroup is taking positive steps and initiatives towards reducing our carbon footprint and aligning with the vision of a net-zero emissions future. The recent RockEng22 Symposium held by the Canadian Rock Mechanics Association (CARMA) at Queen’s University in  Kingston was a perfect venue to portray such initiatives. A few […]

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2022 ARMA Award

2022 Student Level ARMA Service Award

The 2022 Student Level ARMA Service Award, handed out by the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), has been awarded to Aly Abdelaziz. This award is given for outstanding and selfless service demonstrated by a student within the ARMA Student Chapter program.  Aly led efforts to establish and is currently serving as the president of the […]

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2022 NSERC/Energi Simulation IRC Showcase

On June 7-8 2022, Professor Giovanni Grasselli, the NSERC/Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics, hosted the annual Energi Simulation IRC Student Showcase at the University of Toronto. This is the first time the event was held in-person since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and it was attended by industry, the […]

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CSUR Workshop

CSUR Workshop Presenters CSUR Workshop Presenters On May 24 2022, the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR), with joint collaboration between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the University of Toronto, held a virtual workshop to discuss considerations for the geological storage of carbon dioxide, hydrogen and compressed air. As the world […]

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Hidden Stories – Books Along the Silk Road

A new exhibit is debuting at the Aga Khan museum from October 9, 2021–February 27, 2022, presented by the work done with the Old Books New Science (OBNS) lab! The exhibit “Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads” tells the story of manuscripts and books along the famous trade network spanning from China to Europe. […]

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2021 – NSERC/Energi Simulation IRC Student Symposium

February 22-23, 2021 was the first ever virtual NSERC/Energi Simulation visit. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we were not able to host our sponsors this year at the Geomechanics Hub in the University of Toronto. The 2021 NSERC/Energi Simulation IRC Student Symposium was held virtually via Zoom. Representatives from Energi Simulation, Geomechanica, Shawcor, PETRONAS Canada, and […]

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Modified Shear-Induced Potential Contact Zones

In July 2020 a pre-proof of a new publication by Kayhan Develi, titled Computation of Direction Dependent Joint Surface Parameters through the Algorithm of Triangular Prism Surface Area Method: A Theoretical and Experimental Study, presented in International Journal of Solids and Structures (ISSN 0020-7683) was made available. The paper presents a simplified approach to the “methodology on the quantification of […]

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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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