Located on Macdonald Campus, many would mistake the Brace Water Centre's unassuming office for a private residence. Yet looks can be deceiving – for not only does the Centre boast an extraordinary history, it’s also associated with some of the University’s most exciting scientific researchers.

Classified as: Jan Adamowski, Brace Centre for Water Resources Management
Published on: 25 Oct 2023

It is with profound sadness that the Department of Civil Engineering must share the devastating news of the passing of our colleague, Professor A.P.S. Selvadurai. He was a member of faculty at McGill University since 1993, after first having taught at the University of Aston in Birmingham UK, and at Carleton University, Canada. He was a prolific researcher, leaving an unparalleled legacy in the disciplines of applied mechanics, geomechanics, solid mechanics, applied mathematics, computational mechanics and experimental mechanics.

Published on: 31 Jul 2023

Cities are responsible for almost 1/5th of the global methane emissions caused by human activities. But most cities don’t capture information about the full range of sources of this powerful greenhouse gas. In 2020, a team led by McGill University, measured methane emissions from various sources across the city of Montreal.

Classified as: méthane, manholes, landfills, gas, methane emissions, greenhouse gas, Sustainability
Published on: 13 Dec 2022

Three projects will fill knowledge gaps about the environmental and economic impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen Canada's capacity to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.


Classified as: Sustainability, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Published on: 24 Nov 2022

Professor Sarah Jordaan has joined the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) and the Department of Civil Engineering. Dr. Jordaan's research quantifies the environmental and economic trade-offs related to energy decisions. Her research group, Energy Technology and Policy Assessment (ETAPA), focuses on life cycle assessment, techno economic analysis, and technology innovation.

Published on: 7 Oct 2022

Two new professors of structural engineering have arrived in the Department of Civil Engineering, adding expertise in the areas of tall wood buildings and ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) structures.

Published on: 7 Oct 2022

The Canadian Geotechnical Society recognized Professor Mohamed Meguid of the Department of Civil Engineering by presenting him with the “2022 Geosynthetics Award”.  This prestigious award is presented biannually by the Society for outstanding publications in the application of geosynthetics to civil, geotechnical or geoenvironemental engineering. The Awards Ceremony took place October 5th during the 75th Canadian Geotechnical Conference in Calgary.

Published on: 5 Oct 2022

Professor Mary Kang served as an expert witness at a U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Natural Resources Hearing on climate and environmental impacts of abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells.

Published on: 6 May 2021


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