Plenary Keynote 1

Challenges facing ground control engineers in a hostile mining environment

W.F. Bawden, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Plenary Keynote 2

Designing underground excavations for a nuclear waste repository: Old Issues and New Approaches

Derek Martin, Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering – University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Plenary Keynote 3

The numerical analyses toolbox in geomechanics - the present and the future

Joe Carvalho, Golder Associates Ltd.

Plenary Keynote 4

Integrated risk management of rock slopes

D.J. Hutchinson, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada