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Welcome to RockEng 22 in '22!

The Canadian Rock Mechanics Association (CARMA) invites you to the RockEng22 Symposium, which is the 22nd Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium. RockEng22 will be held at the Isabel Bader Centre at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It was originally scheduled in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Symposium is rescheduled for an in-person event on August 8-10, 2022.


The name of the Symposium has been changed from RockEng2020 to RockEng22.

The theme of RockEng22 is Canadian Strengths and Future Directions in Rock Mechanics. This will be a two-day, single-stream symposium featuring approximately 37 invited presentations by the best Canadian current stars in rock mechanics from academia and industry. This event aims to be the catalyst for initiating a cycle of future open-submission RockEng conferences, bringing back the quality and energy of past RockEng and other Canadian Rock Mechanics events.

RockEng22 is intended to be a celebration of Canadian excellence in rock mechanics and a renewal of CARMA's stewardship and promotion of national meetings on rock mechanics. This event will bring together invited speakers highlighting the top current researchers and practitioners from the Canadian rock mechanics community to give overview presentations on past, ongoing, and future work, and will also accept abstract submissions for poster presentations. The Symposium will feature a site visit to the Brockville Tunnel, which is Canada's oldest rail tunnel. This event will be the 47th anniversary since the last CARMA symposium was held in Kingston.

Key Dates
  • May 5, 2022: Registration opens
  • June 8, 2022: Final abstract deadline
  • June 11, 2022: Notification of abstract acceptance
  • June 15, 2022: Last day for early bird registration
  • July 8, 2022: Last day for registration
  • August 8-10, 2022: Symposium!

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Organizing Committee

Dr. Jennifer Day

Symposium Chair

CGS Rock Mechanics Division Chair


Assistant Professor

Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering

Queen's University

Dr. Doug Milne

CARMA Past-Chair


College of Engineering

University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Mark Diederichs

Technical Chair


Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering

Queen's University

Dr. Mohsen Nicksiar

CGS Rock Mechanics Division


Geotechnical Operations Manager


Dr. Giovanni Grasselli


Civil Engineering

University of Toronto

Dr. Kathy Kalenchuk

President & Principal

Geomechanics Consultant

RockEng Inc.

Dr. Davide Elmo

CGS Rock Mechanics Division

Executive Committee Member

Associate Professor

Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering

University of British Columbia

Brad Simser

Senior Ground Control Engineer

Glencore - Sudbury

Dr. Navid Bahrani

Assistant Professor

Civil & Resource Engineering

Dalhousie University

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