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TAC Publication - Canadian Tunnelling Memories and Achievements - Requires Your Pictures and Donations
The Tunnelling Association of Canada is excited to announce that we will be publishing a unique hardcover "Coffee Table" style book this year to highlight the many tunnelling memories and achievements in Canada to date. Member support in the form of picture contributions as well as financial donations are vital to the success of this long-awaited endeavor.

Please click here to learn more about contributing photos to the project. All pictures must be submitted by June 29 to be considered. Click here to discover how your member financial contribution can help ensure the success of the final publication.

2015 Tunnelling Association of Canada Award Recipients
TAC was pleased to recognize Brian Garrod as the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Tunneller of the Year Award at the presentation of the 2015 TAC Achievement Awards on Monday, October 5 in Kingston, Ontario. Other award winners included:

  • Innovative Project of the Year – Mayo B Hydroelectric Enhancement Project;
  • Infrastructure Project of the Year – Toronto York-Spadina Subway Extension Twin Tunnels Project; and
  • Photo of the Year – Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel (David Blackwell).
Josephine Morgenroth of UBC Okanagan was also presented with the 2015 Eisenstein Memorial Scholarship. Please go to www.tunnelcanada.ca/achievement_awards.html to view the 2015 award details and videos.

2015 Dan Eisenstein Memorial Scholarship
TAC is pleased to announce that Josephine Morgenroth is the 2015 recipient of the Dan Eisenstein Memorial Scholarship. A BScE graduate of Queen's University in Geological Engineering, Ms. Morgenroth is currently in the first year of her Master's program working with Dr. Dwayne Tannant at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. Her broad field of study is rock mechanics, with particular interest in probabilistic modeling of tunnel excavation. Her research is focused on mining historical tunneling data and applying it to a Dynamic Bayesian Network in order to iteratively predict cost and schedule for comparable tunnel excavations. Congratulations Josephine!

TAC's 2014 Advocacy Video
TAC President, Rick Lovat, unveiled the association's newest advocacy video at the 2014 TAC Awards Banquet on Monday, October 27, 2014. The aim of the video is to help demonstrate the importance and value of tunnelling and underground space to the built form of our cities. Please click to view the YouTube video.

Engineering Careers in Tunnelling and Underground Space
YouTube video by the International Tunnelling Association

Toronto Transit Commission - Building a Subway Tunnel
YouTube video on TBM Construction

International Tunnelling Association
Please click here to go to the ITA website for international news and events.

WTC 2010 Conference Proceedings Now Available on Flash Drives,
Electronic proceedings of the 2010 World Tunnelling Conference held in Vancouver, Canada are now available for sale. Please click here for more details.


 

 

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