The Rock Mechanics Division (RMD) strives to develop, maintain and promote communications and cooperation between practitioners of rock mechanics and geotechnical rock engineering. It provides its members with opportunities to present the results of professional activities by organizing events and activities to facilitate knowledge, experience and information transfer and exchange. It also provides its members with opportunities to upgrade and update their professional knowledge and skills.
The Executive Committee of the Rock Mechanics Division consists of the following members:
The Rock Mechanics Division is affiliated with the Canadian Rock Mechanics Association (CARMA). CARMA is the Canadian representative of the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM). Becoming a member of the CGS Rock Mechanics Division automatically makes you a member of CARMA and the ISRM. CARMA members have access to past conference proceedings and other material through the CARMA website. Benefits given to ISRM members include:
1 copy of the ISRM News Journal
Access to the members area in the website (download of Suggested Methods and Reports, Rock Mechanics lectures, videos, slide collection, etc.)
Right to participate in the ISRM Commissions
Registration with a 20% discount in the ISRM Congress, International and Regional Symposia and Specialized Conferences
Personal subscription to the Journal Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering at a discounted price.
Free download of up to 100 papers per year from the ISRM Digital Library at OnePetro.
If you are a CGS Rock Mechanics member and have not received your access information from CARMA and the ISRM, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
John A. Franklin Award
Established in 1993, the Award honours the past President of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), John A. Franklin, for his outstanding contributions to the Canadian and international rock mechanics community, and to the Canadian Geotechnical Society.
The award recognizes an individual who has recently made an outstanding and published technical contribution in the fields of rock mechanics or rock engineering in Canada and/or internationally. The eligibility for the award is restricted to either CGS members (need not be resident in Canada) or other individuals, resident in Canada, who have provided an outstanding service to the Canadian geotechnical community.
John A. Franklin Award presented in odd-numbered years, and will not be awarded in 2016.
Previous recipients of the John Franklin Award
1994 P.K. Kaiser
1995 (Not Awarded)
1996 Derek Martin
1997 (Not Awarded)
1998 Maurice Dusseault
1999 Michel Aubertin
2000 (not awarded)
2001 John Hadjigeorgiou
2003 Jean Hutchinson
2005 R. Paul Young
2007 Mark S. Diederichs
2009 Douglas Stead
2011 Peter F. Stacey
2013 Erik Eberhardt
2015 Hani Mitri