Annual General Meeting/
Assemblée générale annuelle


CPA & NSERC PermafrostNet Virtual Annual General Meeting 2020

November 16 - 18 2020

8:30 am (PST) / 11:30 am (EST) – 1:30 pm (PST) / 4:30 pm (EST)


CPA members and NSERC PermafrostNet affiliates participated in the first virtual Annual General Meeting on November 16, 17 & 18, 2020. The program, consisting of three technical sessions and two keynote presentations, can be found below. The business meeting was held on the last session on Monday November 16th, 2020.


Attendance to the meeting was free for all CPA members. Non-members could attend the joint CPA/NSERC PermafrostNet sessions on Tuesday and the NSERC PermafrostNet day on Wednesday at no cost.


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Assemblée générale annuelle virtuelle 2020 de l'ACP 2020 et du CRSNG PermafrostNet

16 - 18 novembre 2020


8 h 30 (HNP) / 11 h 30 (HNE) - 13 h 30 (HNP) / 16 h 30 (HNE)


Les membres de l'ACP et du CRSNG PermafrostNet ont participé à la première assemblée générale annuelle virtuelle les 16, 17 et 18 novembre 2020. Le programme, composé de trois séances techniques et de deux présentations principales, se trouve ci-dessous. La réunion d'affaires a eu lieu lors de la dernière session, le lundi 16 novembre 2020.

La participation à la réunion était gratuite pour tous les membres de l'ACP. Les non-membres pouvaient assister gratuitement aux séances conjointes de l'ACP et du CRSNG PermafrostNet le mardi et à la journée CRSNG PermafrostNet le mercredi.


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Program - Programme


November 16, 2020 / 16 novembre, 2020

11:30 AM ET  / 8:30 AM PT Welcome Note - Note de bienvenue


11:40 AM ET  / 8:40 AM PT Keynote 1 - Présentation principale 1:

Shifting Perspective – Planning today for Arctic GeoEngineering of tomorrow  (Ryley Beddoe)


12:15 PM ET  / 9:15 AM PT Session 1 (Chair: Peter Morse)
  • Assessment of Coastal Erosion Processes on Tuktoyaktuk Island, NWT using a 2D Finite-Element Model Approach (Danika Ouellette)
  • Coastal Erosion Mitigation Project in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT (Fred Scott)
  • Pragmatic Thermal Analysis of Permafrost (Ron Coutts)
  • Laboratory characterization of permafrost samples using the ultrasonic pulse velocity technique (Hongwei  Liu)
  • Initial Thermal Performance of a Tailings Retaining Frozen Foundation Dam, Nunavut, Canada (Christopher Stevens)
  • The Moosehide and Sunnydale slides near Dawson City, YT (Lukas Arenson)
  • Remote sensing and geophysical techniques to detect and map ice wedges (Samuel Gagnon)


2:00 PM ET  / 11:00 AM PT Break - Pause


2:30 PM ET  / 11:30 AM PT CPA Business Meeting - Réunion d'affaires de l'ACP 


4:30 PM ET  / 1:30 PM PT End of Day 1 - Fin de journée 1



November 17, 2020 / 17 novembre, 2020

11:30 AM ET  / 8:30 AM PT Keynote 2 - Présentation principale 2:

Ancient permafrost and past lessons from a thawing Arctic (Duane Froese)

12:05 PM ET  / 9:05 AM PT Session 2​





Session 2A (Chair: Lukas Arenson)
Session 2B (Chair: Ashley Rudy)
  • A long-term, 1-km resolution daily meteorological dataset for modeling and mapping permafrost in Canada (Yu Zhang)
  • The lifecycle of a talik: from formation to fen with an eye for function (Élise Devoie)
  • Analysis of surface-based inversion characteristics in northwestern Canada using radiosonde data between 1990 and 2016 (Nick Noad)
  • Estimating the cost of climate change-induced permafrost thaw on Canadian infrastructure (Antoni Lewkowicz)
  • An aerial inventory of rock glacier distribution and activity level assessment in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (Mishélle Wehbe)
  • Predicting permafrost probability in a boreal environment using a multiple logistic regression model (Seamus Daly)
  • Modelling Water Release from Permafrost in Response to Climate Change in Chile (Cassandra Koenig)
  • A Check on PERD 1998 Climate Change Forecasts for Canada (Sam Proskin)
  • Thaw sensitive terrain, northern Slave Geological Province, NU (Peter Morse)
  • Utilizing the TTOP model to understand spatial permafrost temperature variability in a High Arctic landscape (Madeleine Garibaldi)
  • Observations of watershed-scale channelization in a periglacial environment (Shawn Chartrand)
  • Brain-like Ridges in the Canadian High Arctic (Shannon Hibbard)



1:35 PM ET  / 10:35 AM PT End of CPA Sessions Day 2 / Break - Fin de journée 2 de l'ACP / pause


1:45 PM ET  / 10:45 AM PT Welcome to NSERC PermafrostNet AGM (link)