Wayne Clifton receives 2016 G Geoffrey Meyerhof Award
Clifton is happy to announce that our President, Wayne Clifton, received the G Geoffrey Meyerhof Award at the Canadian Geotechnical Society's 2016 Awards Gala for his outstanding contributions to the science and art of soil mechanics and foundation engineering.
Below is an excerpt from the award presentation:
"This year, Dr. Wayne Clifton, is being honoured as being a pioneer, leader, innovator, mentor and the author and co-author of numerous engineering, science, and technology papers in the field of soil mechanics and foundations.
For half a century, working first with the Saskatchewan Department of Highways and since 1978 under the banner of Clifton Associates Ltd, Dr. Clifton has specialized in solving many of the most challenging geotechnical problems within Canada and internationally. Through his understanding of the relationship between engineering and geology, he has pioneered methods of stabilizing slopes in ultra-low shear strength clay shales, provided advice and designs for the Poplar River and Shand Power Stations, contributed to the development and the regulation of the uranium industry in Saskatchewan, and has even helped stabilize the Saskatchewan Legislature Building. Over his career, Dr. Clifton has helped to train and mentor dozens of young professionals, and has participated on countless committees, councils and panels. He is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including some CGS awards, and a number of fellowships, and was Chair of GeoRegina 2014.
The Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division is pleased to recognize CGS member Dr. Wayne Clifton with the 2016 G Geoffrey Meyerhof Award."