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About the Canadian Geotechnical Society

by vpcomm last modified 2010-12-14 14:25

New CGS Website

As reported in the December issue of Geotechnical News development of the new CGS website is in the final stages. We had hoped that it could be ready for launch by early December but that was not possible. We do anticipate that it will be ready sometime in the week before Christmas as we undertake the final testing to be sure 2010 member renewals can occur before January 1st. Please stay tuned!

About the CGS

The Canadian Geotechnical Society provides professional development opportunities to members across Canada and in other countries. Members work in industry, in government, in construction and in universities. They can be engineers or geoscientists - the Society is associated with the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences.

The Society operates through regional groups in about twenty Canadian cities from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island. It has specialized Divisions and Committees for soil mechanics, rock mechanics, engineering geology, hydrogeology, geosynthetics, geoenvironmental studies, cold regions geotechnology, computing, education, landslides, and professional practice, transportation geotechniques, and heritage. It is an incorporated tax-exempt Society that is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Members of the Society contribute significantly to the Canadian Geotechnical Journal as authors and reviewers. An active program of annual conferences and specialty conferences provides opportunities to share and acquire professional experience.

Dr. Victor Sowa, P.Eng., P.Geo.; Secretary General,

Canadian Geotechnical Society, Société canadienne de géotechnique.


MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL can be found at Online member registration and payment for 2010 is now available for renewing and new members at

Information about the Society's Corporate Sponsors Program can be found at in Administration Manual, Appendix 14, p40.



The 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 6th Canadian Permafrost Conference, Calgary, September 12-16, 2010

The conference website is now available for more information and registration at


2009 CGS Annual Report

The 2009 CGS Annual Report is now available in the Documents section of the website as one larger report or four smaller sub-reports. You can click here to open the larger pdf file directly.


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