Jamie Van Gulck PhD

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Civil Engineering
Phone: 613-533-6000
Fax: 613-533-2128
Ellis Hall, Room: 341

Expertise: Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, Cold and Remote climates, mine site closure and reclamation, oil and gas site closure and reclamation, reclamation of industrial sites, environmental risk and liability assessment, permitting and regulatory, Indigenous perspectives in geo-environmental engineering
Jamie Van Gulck
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In 2023, Jamie Van Gulck, Ph.D., P.Eng. accepted the role of Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at Queen’s University where he completes research into reclamation of industrial developments in cold and remote regions. Dr. Van Gulck has a B.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, Ph.D. in Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering from Queen’s University and has over 25 years of experience. Dr. Van Gulck is a founding principal of Arktis Solutions Inc., a professional engineering and management consulting firm specializing in geo-environmental engineering and governance within northern Canada since 2007.

In his consulting career, Dr. Van Gulck has served as the lead investigator and engineer for reclamation projects, geotechnical design lead and Engineer of Record for earthworks projects, and development of environmental protection plans for industrial developments. In the northern mining and oil and gas sectors, he is a sought-after subject matter expert and has performed expert reviews of financial reclamation security, closure and reclamation plans, environmental impact assessment, land use permit, and water licence application materials on behalf of industry, Indigenous organizations, governments, and the regulators. He has also acted as subject matter expert, expert witness in public hearings, and has led various technical and engagement meetings with stakeholders within the Canadian Territories.

Research Interests:

  • Closure and reclamation of mining and oil and gas sites in cold regions
  • Environmental risks and liabilities from the resource extraction industry
  • Northern environmental permitting and governance
  • Indigenous perspectives in geo-environmental engineering
  • Engineering Design and Professional Practice
  • Mechanics

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