The Canadian Geotechnical Society holds annual student competitions to recognize excellence among undergraduate and graduate engineering students at Canadian universities. The competitions and resulting awards are managed through the Society's Education Committee and funded through the generous support of the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique.
Undergraduate Report Award (Individual Submission) and Undergraduate Report Award (Group Submission)
The purpose of these awards is to foster undergraduate students' skills in solving open-ended geotechnical design problems, and in preparing formal technical reports. The award in the Group Effort category has the further purpose of fostering teamwork skills. The awards are assessed based on the hardcopy reports only.
Graduate Student Presentation Award
The purpose of the award is to encourage graduate students to make formal technical presentations to peer and professional audiences. The award is assessed on the basis of a videotaped presentation of maximum 15 minutes duration, recorded before a live technical audience. A question-and-answer period following the presentation must also be recorded.
2017 Competition Details and Timeline
A call for participation in the 2017 CGS Student Competitions has been sent to all Canadian universities.
Please click here to download the cover page that must accompany all submissions.
All entries must be submitted by May 15, 2017 to:
Dr. Sumi Siddiqua, P.Eng.
2016 CGS Student Competition Chair
c/o The University of British Columbia
School of Engineering, EME-4257
3333 University Way
Kelowna BC V1V 1V7