2023 HQP Symposium

The Event has Ended. Mark your calendars for May2, 2023 at 10AM EST. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)/Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair, lead by Prof. Giovanni Grasselli, will be presenting its 2023 Research Showcase where the HQP present their research objectives and most importantly, the “So What? Question” and how […]

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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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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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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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