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Upcoming Events:

Distinguished Lecturer March 14th 2019

The Geological Engineering Undergraduate Club and the Vancouver Geotechnical Society’s Distinguished Lecture will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the Earth Science Building starting at 6pm with refreshments and 7pm with the lecture. This year’s lecture is on tailings dams by Dr. Angela Küpper, a Principal Geotechnical Engineer from BGC. The RSVP link is below if you are interested

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On the Rox: Mohr Money Mohr Problems

When: 8pm, November 17th 2017

Where: Displace Hashery (3293 W 4th Ave, Vancouver)

GeoRox Presents Mo'(hr) Money Mo'(hr) Problems as this year’s theme for On the Rox! Come dressed as your favourite Mohr Circle costume you could ever put together.

 

Fooling Around with G.I.M, April 1 2016

Come out to the GeoRox joint year end party with the Integrated and Materials Engineering departments! “Fooling Around with G.I.M.” will be on Friday, April 1 from 8pm-12am in the ESC. Tickets will be sold by Margie Banda for $5, and will include 2 drinks! Drinks at the party will be sold for $2 each! So come out with some friends and be ready for a night of fun! 

Trivia at the Copper tank, March 16/30 2016

Come join us for our biweekly trivia nights at the Copper tank on Broadway! It’s a great way to socialize and meet other GeoRox members while enjoying a fun and challenging round of trivia. Games start at 8:00pm. See you there!

Where: 3135 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H2

GeoRox T-shirts and Flannels 2016

Flannels have arrived! Please let Kate know if you would like a patch ironed on yours or not. The final cost is $35 and can be e-transferred to her (email below) or given to her in cash.

For those of you who have not picked up your t-shirts, please contact Kate at kate.a.burnham@gmail.com

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Past Events:

Distinguished Lecture, March 22 2016

Annually, GeoRox is proud to host our Distinguished Lecture event. This event focuses on bringing students, faculty, and industry members together to learn about different aspects within the field of geological engineering. This year, in line with UBC’s centennial anniversary, we featured two of our own professors; Dr. Oldrich Hungr and Dr. Leslie Smith. Both of them are long-time contributors and well respected members of the UBC geological engineering community. The talks were great and we thank everyone who came out. We would also like to thank our VP-Internal Jeremy Huber for putting together this fantastic event. We hope to see you next year! 

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Term 2 Field Trip,  March 5th 2016

On March 5, GeoRox went out on a geohazard tour of North Vancouver. Sites included the Riverside landslide, the Seymour Valley rockslide and the Mosquito Creek debris flow barrier. Emphasis was placed on why these failures occurred and mitigation strategies that were taken against them. Big thanks to Jeremy Huber for planning this event!

14th Annual Alumni Dinner, January 23rd 2016

The annual GeoRox Alumni and Industry Dinner was a great success and we would like to thank all alumni, students and industry who made an appearance. There were great presentations given in conjunction with UBC’s centennial celebration to honor those members who have greatly contributed to the UBC Geological Engineering community over the years. A big thank-you to our VP External Jack Park for putting together this event.

On The Rox: Pyrites of the Caribbean, November 13th 2015

This years annual “On the Rox” event “Pyrites of the Caribbean” was pirate themed and a great success. We thank everyone who attended and hope to see you again next term! Special thanks to our social coordinator Margie Banda for planning this awesome event.

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GeoRox Overnight Annual Field Trip, October 2015

This year we traveled to Pemberton to visit a drill and blast tunneling project. It was a great opportunity for all years to visit a site such as this and learn about the industry.

The field trip was a great success! 15 GeoRox students embarked on the adventure of a lifetime up to the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project north of Pemberton. We received a full site tour, and got to enter two separate tunnels! Aside from the site, we visited a fresh debris flow site along with the Meager Landslide, Canada’s second largest landslide at 50 000 cubic meters. Everyone came home with a smile on their face and a renewed appetite for engineering.

GeoRox would like to thank the Tunnelling Association of Canada, CRT-ebc, Innergex Renewable Energy, Golder Associates, and lastly our VP Internal, Jeremy Huber, for making this event possible.

Big Silver Creek Hydroelectric Project Field Trip, March 28th 2015

Early on Saturday the 28th, 13 students from GeoRox travelled to Agassiz to visit the Big Silver Creek run-of-river hydro project. A bus was supplied to the remote site near the North-east end of Harrison Lake. Students were given a tour of the headrace tunnel construction, the generator house construction  and an overview of the project’s design and construction considerations.
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GeoRox would like to thank Dean Brox Consulting, CRT-ebc and Innergex Renewable Energy for making this site visit possible.

Stay tuned for more field trip updates!

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