Life membership may be granted to current or former CDA members whose lifetime of dedication and achievement has contributed significantly to the dam industry in Canada. The CDA Honours and Awards Committee recommends individual(s) to the Board for receiving Life Membership. Generally, recipients will have retired from active work (beyond occasional individual consulting) and will have been active members of the CDA or its predecessor associations for at least 10 years. Life Membership includes complimentary membership in CDA.
|Inge Anderson||Bob Barnes||Mona Bechai||Leo Christl|
|Bill Duncan||Richard Gervais||Phillip Gilks||Jim Gordon|
|Christian Guillaud||Garth Haack||Yousef Hammamji||Charles Holder|
|Marion Houston||Barry Hurndall||Sayed Ismail||Will Jolley|
|Allan Kirkham||Pius Ko||Guy S. Larocque||Denis LeBoeuf|
|Norbert Morgenstern||John Morrison||Huu Phong Nguyen||Jean-Jacques Paré|
|Garry Poole||Marty Puro||Clare Raska||Anthony (Tony) Rattue|
|Gordon Schellenberg||Grant Smith||Ray Stewart||James Tang|
|Tony Tawil||Mai Phat Thai||Gerard Verzeni||Don Welch|
The CDA granted life membership to two of its distinguished members in 2020. New Life Members are: Phillip Gilks, M.Sc, P.Eng. and Denis LeBoeuf, ing., M.Sc., Ph.D, FEIC.
Phillip Gilks, M.Sc, P.Eng.
Mr. Gilks is a dedicated dam engineer with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and a Masters of Science in civil engineering (materials & structures) who spent 34 years of his career with NB Power. He became involved with the alkali aggregate reaction (AAR) at Mactaquac Generating Station in his earlier years, then worked full-time on the management of AAR at Mactaquac ). Later in his career he was Hydro Manager (managed NB Power’s fleet of Hydro generating stations) and then was involved in the establishment of NB Power’s centralized project management office and a technical advisor to the Mactaquac Life Achievement Program. Mr. Gilks served on the Board of the Canadian Dam Association from 2003 to 2007 as Director for New Brunswick. He also chaired the Technical Committee for the CDA conferences in 2007 (St. John’s) and in 2011 (Fredericton).
Denis LeBoeuf, ing., M.Sc., Ph.D, FEIC
Denis LeBoeuf is a geotechnical consultant and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Laval in Québec. From 1993 to 2000, he was a professor of geotechnical engineering at École de technologie supérieure in Montréal before moving to Laval University in 2000 where he was a full professor in civil engineering until 2020. Dr. LeBoeuf received his undergraduate degree in geological engineering in 1978, and a Master’s in geotechnical engineering, both from Laval University, and a Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Sherbrooke in 1989.
Dr. LeBoeuf’s research interests span both geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil mechanics. He is the author of over 200 articles, communications and technical reports on various topics in soil mechanics, dam engineering and geotechnical earthquake engineering. He is a past associate editor for Canadian Geotechnical Journal (2001-2004) and past Vice-President of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (2002-2004). Dr. LeBoeuf has been awarded a number of prizes for his professional and research activities, including the A.G. Stermac Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.