As part of the regular lectures in the course MINE 480/590Q Mine Waste Management, by Mr. Bill Chin of Klohn Crippen Berger in Calgary, AB. Bill, a UBC ’76 alumnus, will passionately present some lessons learned and several personal key messages for anyone – young and … less young – wishing to pursue a career related to, or in the field of geotechnical engineering.
- Guest Speaker: Mr. Bill Chin, of Klohn Crippen Berger, in Calgary, AB
- Title of the presentation: “The Importance of Keeping the Art Flame Alive in Geotechnical Engineering – A Personal Reflection”Short bio:
Bill Chin is a geotechnical engineer and a Principal at Klohn Crippen Berger in Calgary with over 40 years of experience. He received a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1976 and a M.Eng. in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1982. In his first 10 years or so of practice, he worked mostly on design of foundations for pulp and paper mills. He subsequently found his main passion in dam engineering, working across a variety of industries and throughout the world, including tailings dams in the mining and oil sands industries, and water dams in the water resources and hydroelectric industries. He has been an active member of the Canadian Dam Association (and its predecessor) since its inception in 1989. Bill is married to his beautiful wife of 33 years, Margaret, and is extremely proud of his two adult sons, Jaiman and Rylan.