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Boswell, J., Alostaz, M., Sobkowicz, J., Abraha, D., Gidley, I., Kofoed, M. and Davachi, M. 2012. The Oil Sands tailings technology roadmap project: The identification and improvement of tailings technology suites, and pathways for technology development. In: 3rd International Oil Sands Tailings Conference (IOSTC), Edmonton, AB, December 2012.

Bryant, S.K., Take, W.A. and Bowman, E.T. 2015. Observations of grain-scale interactions and simulation of dry granular flows in a large-scale flume. Can. Geotechnical J., 52 (5): 638-655.

Clementino, R.V., Tweedie, R.W., Panesar, H. and Skirrow, R. 2011. Shallow slump stabilization using percussion soil nails at Hamelin Creek site on Highway 725:02, Peace Region, AB. In: Proc. Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference, Toronto, ON, October 2011.

Clementino, R.V., Tweedie, R.W., Workman, C. and Barr, L. 2012. High capacity cast-in-place concrete pile load tests in oil sand near Fort McMurray, Alberta. In: Full-Scale Testing and Foundation Design. M.H. Hussein et al. (eds.), ASCE, Geotechnical Special Publication, 27: 525-544.

Crockford, A., Heinz, H. and Gorling, D. 2012. Weak sedimentary rock in Calgary, Alberta and its implication on small diameter tunnelling. In: Proc. Tunneling Association of Canada 2012 Conference, Montreal, QC.

Cullum-Kenyon, S., Sobkowicz, J.C., Abraha, D.G., Ramdharry, B. and Taylor, S. 2010. Investigation of the Cascade Canal Dyke – Assessing the risk of dyke performance problems. In: Proc. 2010 Canadian Dam Association Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, 2-7 October, 2010.

El-Ramly, H., Morgenstern, N.R. and Cruden, D. 2005. Probabilistic assessment of stability of a cut slope in residual soil. Geotechnique, 55 (1): 77-84.

Gidley, I.D.C. and Boswell, J.E.S. 2013. A model for technology development in oil sands tailings. In: Proc. 16th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 17-20, June 2013. pp. 547-558.

Groves, P., Cascante G., Dundas, D. and Chatterji, P.K. 2011. Use of geophysical methods for soil profile evaluation. Can. Geotechnical J., 48: 1364-1377.

Hyndman, A. and Sobkowicz, J.C. 2010. Oil sands tailings: reclamation goals and the state of technology. In: Proc. 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, AB, 12-16, September 2010. pp. 642-655.

Jeeravipoolvarn, S., Gidley, I., Moore, T. and Tran, D. 2013. A finite strain consolidation model with evaporation: actual evaporation and unsaturation correction approach. In: Proc. Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, Banff, AB, 3-6 November 2013, pp. 277-286.

Murray, C.A., Take, W.A. and Hoult, N.A. 2014. Measurement of vertical and longitudinal rail displacements using digital image correlation. Can. Geotechnical J., 51 (999): 1-15.

Peters, S.B., Siemens, G. and Take, W.A. 2011. Characterization of transparent soil for unsaturated applications. Geotechnical Testing J., 34 (5): 445-456.

Pinheiro, M., Sobkowicz, J., Boswell, J. and Wells, S. 2012. Modelling of the deposition profile of in-line flocculated mature fine tailings in beach cells. In: Proc. 65th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, MB, September 30 - October 3, 2012.

Powell, J.S., Take, W.A., Siemens, G. and Remenda, V.H. 2012. Time-dependent behaviour of Bearpaw Shale in oedometric loading and unloading. Can. Geotechnical J., 49 (4): 427-441.

Sobkowicz, J.C. and Morgenstern, N.R. 2010. A Geotechnical Perspective on Oil Sands Tailings. Keynote address in Proc. 13th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste, Banff, AB, Canada.

Tran, D., Fredlund, D. and Chan, D. 2015.  Improvements to the Calculation of Actual Evaporation from Bare Soil Surfaces.  In: Canadian Geotechnical Journal Web July 7, 2015

Tweedie, R., Clementino, R. and Suthaker, N. 2013. Comparison of Cast-In-Place Concrete Piles and Continuous Flight Auger Piles Founded In Oil Sand. In: Proc. 66th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montreal, QC.

Verbeek, G., Middendorp, P., van Dorp, R. and Tara, D.J. 2013. Pile driving analysis & Vibro hammers: A viable combination. In: Deep Foundations, Sept/Oct 2013. pp. 57-59.

Wang, X., Chan, D. and Morgenstern, N. 2010. Recent advances in debris flow modelling. In: Proc. 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, AB, 12-16, September 2010. pp. 886-890.

Weech, C. and Howie, J. 2012. Helical piles in soft sensitive soils: A field study of disturbance effects on pile capacity. In: Proc. 20th Geotechnical Society Symposium, Vancouver, BC, June 2012.