Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Spring 2018 - 28

CDA Presents 2017 Scholarships
CDA Gary Salmon Memorial Scholarship
Neeltje Slingerland, University of Alberta

N

eeltje is enrolled in a Ph.D.
program at the University of
Alberta where she has demonstrated exceptional academic skills.
Her research is focused on refining
the design standards for tailings dam
closure to better resist degradation
during the extremely long timeframes
it will be exposed to nature's sculpting
forces. The present trend for tailings
impoundment closure is guided by
the desire to create natural analogues.
A potential pitfall of this approach
is accounting for the variability of
natural soils which is largely absent
in the uniform and highly erodible
sand tailings used in dike construction and pond capping. Her work looks
to explore new tools for refining the
approach to determining closure
design limits to better ensure longterm stability and erosion protection.
At school, she is active in the
graduate program and has initiated
a "Meeting of the Minds" group

amongst the grad students to take
learning beyond the classroom. This
peer group meets regularly, and individuals provide updates, article links,
and insights to the rest of the group on
a number of topics. In addition, for the
past several years, she has been the
coordinator a Geotechnical Seminar
on campus which is a weekly presentation by a student, faculty member,
or industry partner.

CDA RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
BRITTANY DIXON, UNIVERSITY
OF NEW BRUNSWICK
Brittany is currently taking a
Master's of Science degree at the
University of New Brunswick where
she has maintained a 3.9 grade point
average. Her research topic is on
American eel migration in the Saint
John River in New Brunswick. The
eels are an important species in the
ecosystem as well as culturally and
economically to the region. The study

Neeltje Slingerland, from University of Alberta, receives
the Gary Salmon Memorial Scholarship from CDA President
Chad LePoudre, P.Eng.

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is focused around the Mactaquac
Generating Station with the eventual
overall goal of establishing eel passage
upstream of the dam and has produced
some promising initial results on the
spatio-temporal distribution of juvenile eels.
Throughout her studies, Brittany
has been involved in the community
as a member of local clubs and as a
volunteer in quite a few areas. She
volunteers at the Saint John Regional
Hospital and the Dr. Everett Chalmers
Hospital of Fredericton and more
recently with the Veteran's Health Unit
where she runs a weekly Bingo game.
Other volunteer work has included
the Nature Conservancy of Canada and
the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
in Fredericton. In addition to volunteering, Brittany's been active with
Toastmasters, UNB Student orientation, the UNB Graduate Student
Association, and the Canadian
Federation of Students.
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Brittany Dixon, from University of New Brunswick,
receives CDA Research Scholarship from CDA President
Chad LePoudre, P.Eng.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Spring 2018

Board of Directors
President’s Message
Site C Clean Energy Project Diversion Tunnel Orifices for Energy Dissipation During Reservoir Filling
Application for 2018 CDA Scholarships
CDA Presents 2017 Scholarships
ICOLD Corner
CDA Conference 2018
EIC Awards Gala
Buyers’ Guide and Trade List
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Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Spring 2018 - Board of Directors
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Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Spring 2018 - Site C Clean Energy Project Diversion Tunnel Orifices for Energy Dissipation During Reservoir Filling
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Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Spring 2018 - Application for 2018 CDA Scholarships
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Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Spring 2018 - CDA Presents 2017 Scholarships
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Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Spring 2018 - ICOLD Corner
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Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Spring 2018 - CDA Conference 2018
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Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Spring 2018 - EIC Awards Gala
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