Congratulations to Michel Aubertin, CGS Executive Director, for his nomination as professor emeritus of Polytechnique Montréal. His exceptional achievements to research and teaching have contributed to transforming the practices of the mining industry, especially in terms of tailings management.
The GEESDV 2018 Call for Abstracts ends May 24, 2017! For more details, and to access the abstract submission system, visit the official conference website here.
This is the 5th conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, hosted by the Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Technical Committee of the Geo-Institute (G-I) of the American Society o... [read more]
Submit your nominations for the 2017 CGS Awards by May 15!
Each year the CGS recognizes the considerable contributions and achievements of geotechnical professionals in Canada and abroad. This year’s honours will be presented at the Awards Banquet during GeoOttawa 2017. To view full nomination details, please see the PDF below. Further information on all CGS Awards, including past recipients, is available [read more]
RFG 2018 - Call for Sessions - March 2017
The RFG 2018 Call for Sessions ends May 1, 2017! For more details, click here to view the latest newsletter, or click here to visit the official conference website.
The #RFG2018 Conference will be a pivotal event for the many organizations, individuals and communities, all working to understand
This year, because it’s Canada's 150th birthday and the 70th anniversary of the CGS, we are compiling a list of Canadian Geotechnical Achievements from any period of Canadian or pre-Canadian history. Please submit any and all suggestions ‐ as many as you would like ‐ to Lisa McJunkin at the CGS National Office. The submission deadline has been extended to March 31, 2017. A number of the submitted... [read more]
See the Geoenvironmental Division's page to view the ISSMGE TC215 Update. The Update is posted under Latest News Reports/Documents and includes details on both past and upcoming events in the field of Environmental Geotechnics.
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CGS Past President (2001-2002), Kerry Rowe, Queen's University, will be giving the 2017 ASCE Terzaghi Lecture on March 14, at the ASCE-GI (Geotechnical Frontiers 2017) in Orlando, Florida. http://www.geoinstitute.org/event/2017-03-12geotechnicalfrontiers
Natural disasters are expected to increase as climate change pushes global temperatures higher, and some scientists believe [read more]
Iraq's Mosul Dam could collapse at any minute 'killing a million people' - January 2017
Iraq's biggest dam could collapse without warning and kill up to a million people, the engineers involved in building it have urgently warned.
There are grave concerns the dam could collapse in the near future as winter snow melt puts the already impaired structure under even greater strain.
“The dam is in a very dangerous situation now,” Dr Nasrat Adamo, the dam's former chief engineer, told the Independent.
For more information, cl... [read more]
Look to the second article for one of the Canadian Science Publishing, Editor's Choice articles this month, “Improved image-based deformation measurement for geotechnical applications” by S.A. Stanier, J. Blaber, W.A. Take, and D.J. White [read more]
Registration for cYGEGC 2016 is now open! - April 2016
Registration for cYGEGC 2016 is now open!
Visit the "Registration" tab on our website for details cYGEGC 16
Check out this update from Canadian Science Publishing. This Virtual Compilation highlights 2015 papers of particularly high caliber and topical importance that were selected by the Editors of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal and featured on the journal’s homepage.
Original Post: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6103303393365815296
Nominations for the 2017 CGS Geotechnical Colloquium, to be presented during the GeoOttawa 2017 Annual Conference,have been extended to February 29, 2016. Any CGS member can submit a nomination.
Established in 1977, the CGS Geotechnical Colloquium is an annual, commissioned presentation and paper. Its purpose is to encourage and provide an opportunity for a younger member of the CGS to pursue studies required for its preparation. It is accompanied by a $... [read more]
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://www.cgs.ca/geohazards_committee.php?lang=en. There are currently seven active, standing committees: Education, Heritage, Professional Practice, Transportation Geotechnique, Mining Geotechnique,... [read more]
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), http://www.icsmge2017.org/, will be in Seoul, Korea, September 2017. The method of abstract and paper submission is different than for many international conferences. Abstracts must be submitted to&nbs... [read more]
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 Fenton (Dalhousie University) Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada
David Woeller (ConeTec Investigations Ltd) Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada... [read more]
Starting this month you will begin to receive reminders from CGS Headquarters to renew your CGS membership for 2016 – simply login at https://www.cgs.ca/login.php?lang=en to get started. There are no increases in membership fees for 2016 and, in fact, fees for international members have decreased!
Membership benefits include:
online access to the monthly Canadian G