Civil Seminar

Winter 2020
Civil Seminar Regulations
  1. External speakers from industry and government as well as scholars within Western University will share their knowledge and experience in the areas of Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Water Resources and Wind Engineering. Please note that all PhD, MESc and MEng students are required to attend at least 70% of all seminars.  We trust that you will respect the presenters by not using your laptops and cell phones during the talks.

  2. Please note that starting from Fall 2019, the format of the student presentations will be similar to 3MT (3 Minute Thesis; see Each presentation will be no more than 3 minutes long. The new format gives you a chance to distil your research into its essence for the non-expert, while many more students will have the opportunity to practice presenting.  It also prepares students to be successful in the Western Engineering heats in Winter term and hopefully the Western heats and beyond. For the audience, it promotes a higher appreciation of the breadth of innovation going on in CEE research. 

  3. All PhD and MESc students are required to present at least once during their graduate program. We will start with volunteers and after that, will be assigning students randomly (associated with graduation date). Students who are enrolled in the MEng program and postdocs can also take part. The top three presenters will receive awards.