News Updates

Deadline Extended - GeoVancouver Abstracts Now Due February 12, 2016 - January 2016

The abstract submission deadline for GeoVancouver, has been extended to February 12. See  for more details about the Canadian Geotechnical Society's 69th conference. We hope to see you there! 


GeoVancouver Abstracts Due January 29, 2016 - January 2016

The Technical Subcommittee is seeking case studies and papers dealing with historical design and construction practices or innovative analysis, techniques and solutions. Papers and poster presentations on recent trends and future prospects in research are also encouraged. Authors are invited to s

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Landslides Committee now Geohazards Committee - January 2016

The CGS would like to announce the newly re-branded Geohazards Committee replacing the Landslides Committee in response to a broadening of the interests and scope of committee members and activities. For more information please see http

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The 19th ICSMGE Conference, Seoul, Korea September 2017 Call for abstracts due March 15, 2016 - January 2016

Following the very successful 18th ICSMGE held in Paris, France in 2013, the 19th Conference of the

International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE),

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GeoVancouver Abstracts Due January 29, 2016 - January 2016

GeoVancouver 2016 calls for members of the Canadian and international geotechnical community to contribute recent research developments and advancement in their respective fields of interest and practice – abstracts are due January 29, 2016! The theme of the Conferen

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We would like to congratulate the following CGS members that are recipients of 2016 EIC Awards and Fellowships ~ - January 2016

Jean-Pierre Tournier (Hydro Quebec) Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal ‘in recognition of leadership and service over many years at the regional, branch, section or equivalent levels, within the Institute or its Member Societies.’

Gordon Fent

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Nepal earthquake-related landslides "could have been much worse" - December 2015

Nepal earthquake-related landslides "could have been much worse"…. From Science magazine and the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. See

President's Message - December 2015

2016 Membership and Corporate Sponsorship - December 2015

Starting this month you will begin to receive reminders from CGS Headquarters to renew your CGS membership for 2016 – simply login at to get started. There are no incre

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Tailings Dam Breach in Brazil, November 5, 2015
CGS geotechnical professionals who have an interest in tailings dams, may be interested in this Nov 6, 2016 report from Brazil

Press Release - CGS Awards Inaugural Honorary Life Membership to Gordon McRostie

CGS News - September 2015

From the Society
Upcoming Conferences and Seminars

68th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7th Canadian Permafrost Conference
September 20 - 23, 2015, Québec City, Québec

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President's Message - September 2015

President's Annual Report 2014-2015

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