La Société canadienne
de géotechnique
The Canadian
Geotechnical Society
La Société canadienne de géotechnique
The Canadian Geotechnical Society
The Canadian
Engineering Geology
About the Engineering Geology Division
The Engineering Geology Division’s mission is to promote and facilitate the advancement, exchange and transfer of knowledge, skills and experience in the field of Engineering Geology for the benefit of division members and the profession. As part of the Canadian Geotechnical Society, the objectives of the Division are:

• To provide to its members opportunities to upgrade and update their professional-knowledge and skills;
• To present results of their professional activities, by organizing events and activities to facilitate knowledge, experience and information transfer and exchange; and
• To promote co-operation among researchers and practitioners.
Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the Engineering Geology Division consists of the following members:
Andrew Peach
Past Chair
Stephen Butt
Memorial University
Vice Chair
Nicholas Vlachopoulos
Royal Military College of Canada
Eliane Cabot
Member at Large
David Wood
D.F. Wood Consulting
Renato Macciotta
University of Alberta
Lucie Kijak

The Thomas Roy Award (Engineering Geology Division)

Members of the CGS are invited to nominate individuals for the Thomas Roy Award of the Engineering Geology Division.

To honour the memory of Thomas Roy, the Society’s Engineering Geology Division established in 1982 an award carrying his name. Thomas Roy may well have been North America’s first engineering geologist (Legget, 1973).

Selection Criteria

The award is presented each year to honor an outstanding contribution to the field of Engineering Geology in Canada.


Eligible are persons residing in Canada who contribute to the field of Engineering Geology in Canada through a landmark publication that has had important and lasting impact on the field; or a recent publication which represents an outstanding contribution to engineering geology, his/her excellence along his/her career, or his/her involvement in the promotion of Engineering Geology in Canada (for example in the education for Engineering Geology).

Click here to view past CGS Award Winners, including Thomas Roy Award Winners.


Affiliations with Other Organizations  

International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment www.iaeg.info/
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologist       www.aegweb.org/
Environmental and Engineering Geology Division GSA www.geosociety.org/egd/
 Association of Geohazard Professionals       www.geohazardassociation.com/


The IAEG Lecture Series

The video series can be found on the CGS-EGD site. The series includes:

Video Lecture 1: Rock Mass classification, an engineering geological assessment. Application and limitation. Prof. Paul Marinos (former Cross-Canada Lecturer)
Video Lecture 2: Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling of Rockslides. Prof. Giovanni B. Crosta
Video Lecture 3: Monitoring and warning systems for debris flows. Prof. Massimo Arittano
Video Lecture 4: The importance of data collection for integrated DFN-FDEM modelling of rock slope problems. Prof. Davide Elmo (University of British Columbia)

The EGD is closely affiliated with the International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG). There are strong links with the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) in the United States.

IAEG Newsletter


Engineering Geology in Canada

Education and Professional Recognition of Engineering Geologists and Geological Engineers in Canada and the United States

Recommended Reading


Latest News
Engineering Geology Division: New Definition of Engineering Geology
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Reports / Documents
Education and Professional Recognition of Engineering Geologists and Geological Engineers in Canada and the United States
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Upcoming Events


77th Annual Canadian Geotechnical Conference - GeoMontréal 2024
Bonaventure Hotel, Montréal, QC
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Canadian Dam Association 2024
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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Please contact the Engineering Geology Division at info@cgs.ca if you have any comments or suggestions.