About the Canadian Geotechnical Society
The Canadian Geotechnical Society is the premier organization for geotechnical engineers and geoscientists in Canada and is dedicated to advancing knowledge and creating opportunities for the sharing of information by practitioners in a broad range of geotechnical disciplines.
With over 1,200 members across Canada and around the world, the CGS is a driving force in the geotechnical profession providing opportunities for members to:
- Upgrade their skills through local, regional and national professional development offerings;
- Present and publish results of research, design and construction in the field of geotechnology and related geoscience; and
- Meet, exchange views and experiences, and establish networks on a discipline basis and a geographical basis.
The Society represents Canadian geotechnology and related geoscience, both nationally and internationally, by:
- Fostering cooperation with related national and international organizations;
- Addressing issues and needs connected with geotechnical and related geoscience research in Canada;
- Producing publications for the use of members and other professionals; and
- Developing, maintaining and improving communications among geoprofessionals in Canada, including an annual geotechnical Conference.
Formed in 1947, the CGS is a registered not-for-profit organization under federal statute and is a constituent society of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC)