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La Société canadienne
de géotechnique
The Canadian
Geotechnical Society
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La Société canadienne de géotechnique
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The Canadian Geotechnical Society
Education Committee
About the Education Committee
The mandate of the Education Committee is to identify and address issues and problems concerning all aspects of the continuing education of society members. The Education Committee is also concerned with the involvement of students in the Society, as well as the geotechnical education at Canadian universities.
Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the Education Committee consists of the following members:
Chair
Tareq Salloum
Ontario Power Generation
Past Chair
Greg Siemens
Royal Military College of Canada
Vice Chair
Vacant
Secretary
Vacant
Administrator
Student Competitions
Ryley Beddoe
Royal Military College of Canada
Chair
CFG Fellowship Selection
Paul Simms
Carleton University
Member
Ariane Locat
Laval University
Member
Nicholas Vlachopoulos
Royal Military College of Canada
Member
E. Maria Skordaki
Royal Military College of Canada
Member
Ahmed Fahmy
Golder Associates
Member
Mecckey El Sharnouby
Atlantic Industries Limited
Member
Ramy Saadeldin
Stantec
Member
Cheng Lin
University of Victoria
Member
Adam Sevi
Norwich University
Member
Ryley Beddoe
Royal Military College of Canada


List of Activities

1. CGS Student Competitions
2017 Competition: The Call for Submissions for the 2017 CGS Student Competitions has now been sent with a due date of May 15, 2017. Additional reminder emails will also follow. The competition will be completed over the next three months and the winners will be announced in early June, 2017. Once again the Graduate Student Presentation Award winner will be invited to present at the CGS Conference this Fall.

For more details, please click here or contact sumi.siddiqua@ubc.ca.

2. 5th cYGEGC 
The next Canadian Young Geotechnical Engineers and Geoscientists Conference will be held in 2016 in Whistler, BC, preceding the 2016 Canadian Geotechnical Conference. The conference will involve young geotechnical practitioners from the private sector, as well as students from Canadian universities. Please visit www.cYGEGC2016.com.

3. Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique Michael Bozozuk National Graduate Scholarship
The Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique National Graduate Scholarship, valued at C$5,000, was established by the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique in 2007 on the occasion of the 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference. CGS Education Committee is administering the scholarship.

4. GEOpardy
Following the successful GEOpardy event sponsored by Golder Associates at the Pan-Am Conference in 2011, GeoManitoba, GeoMontreal, GeoRegina, and GeoQuebec, the committee will work with Golder to continue this event for the 2016 conference in Vancouver.

5. Geotechnical Education and Challenges
The committee is inviting contributions and discussions from all stakeholders on Geotechnical Education and Challenges at the 2016 GeoVancouver Conference. For details, please see www.geovancouver2016.com.

Please contact the chair of the Education Committee if you have any comments or suggestions at tareq.salloum@gmail.com.