La Société canadienne
de géotechnique
The Canadian
Geotechnical Society
La Société canadienne de géotechnique
The Canadian Geotechnical Society

Awards and Competitions

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 written report (e.g. thesis, geotechnical design report, term project).

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.

2018 Competition Details and Timeline
A call for participation in the 2018 CGS Student Competitions will be sent to all Canadian universities very soon.

Please click here to view submission details for all competition categories in English. Click here for submission details in French.
Please click here to download the cover page that must accompany all submissions.

All entries must be submitted by May 15, 2018 to:
Ryley Beddoe, PhD
2018 CGS Student Competition Chair
Civil Engineering Department – Royal Military College
PO Box 17000, Station Forces Sawyer 2124
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7K 7B4

For more information, please contact Ryley Beddoe at ryley.beddoe@rmc.ca.