When a landslide speeds down a mountainside into a body of water, the resulting wave can be devastating to life and infrastructure. Queen’s civil engineering professors, Ryan Mulligan and Andy Take, are developing ways to predict how much damage landslides might cause before they happen.
After spending time in the classroom dialing-in theory and concept, the next step for students is out of the lecture hall and into the natural environment. The Kennedy Field Station, about an hour’s drive from Queen’s, is a place for students to get their hands dirty and their feet wet.
Buried pipe systems for sanitation, drainage and water delivery are out of mind because they’re out of sight. But failures in these systems can wreak environmental damage, cost millions of dollars and even lead to loss of life. Researchers at Queen’s strive to make these systems safer, more durable, and more reliable.
Kenneth Charles Wilson died at home in Victoria on May 14, 2015, with his wife and children at his side.
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