MSc in sustainable culvert design over degrading permafrost, Hudson Bay railway

This project seeks to understand the strength and thaw consolidation characteristics of permafrost sediments through a comprehensive laboratory program. Starting with existing laboratory data, both published and from industry where available, we will build a geotechnical permafrost soils database in collaboration with the other projects in the network. The specific data gaps, the quality and reliability of the data will inform the direction of the experimental pro- gram, adding to previous databases that have compiled mostly geotechnical index properties.

MSc in sustainable culvert design over degrading permafrost, Hudson Bay railway

This project seeks to understand the strength and thaw consolidation characteristics of permafrost sediments through a comprehensive laboratory program. Starting with existing laboratory data, both published and from industry where available, we will build a geotechnical permafrost soils database in collaboration with the other projects in the network. The specific data gaps, the quality and reliability of the data will inform the direction of the experimental pro- gram, adding to previous databases that have compiled mostly geotechnical index properties.

MSc in strength and consolidation behaviour of permafrost sediments

This project seeks to understand the strength and thaw consolidation characteristics of permafrost sediments through a comprehensive laboratory program. Starting with existing laboratory data, both published and from industry where available, we will build a geotechnical permafrost soils database in collaboration with the other projects in the network. The specific data gaps, the quality and reliability of the data will inform the direction of the experimental pro- gram, adding to previous databases that have compiled mostly geotechnical index properties.

MSc in thaw-related landscape change in Weenusk Traditional Territory

In Weenusk First Nation’s traditional territory, near the Hudson Bay coast, local residents report widespread signs of permafrost degradation: degrading palsas and peat plateaus, widespread ground wetness, and changes in vegetation cover. These changes affect local access to country food by impeding overland travel and modifying the habitat of species key for local food security. This MSc will work in collaboration with community members and use remotely-sensed imagery and ground observations to map changes in moisture, vegetation, and extent of palsas and peat plateaus using object-based analysis.

MSc in land use planning and mass-wasting hazards near Fort Severn

Fort Severn is located on the Severn River, near the Hudson Bay Coast. Recent mass-wasting activity along the river has triggered local concern that the stability of the town site may be threatened by thaw-induced landslides. In partnership with Fort Severn First Nation, this MSc will characterize and compare surficial deposits and permafrost conditions at the town site and at the sites affected by mass-wasting