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La Société canadienne
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The Canadian
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La Société canadienne de géotechnique
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Message from the President

Ian Moore, President of the Canadian Geotechnical Society

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Canadian Geotechnical Society – one of the world’s oldest learned societies devoted to geotechnique and a very active representation of the people who make up the community of geotechnical engineers and applied geoscientists across Canada and beyond.

Together with Vice President Technical Mamadou Fall, Vice President Finance Andrea Lougheed, and Vice President Communications and Member Services Justyna Kos-Fairless, we are leading the current Executive Committee and Board of the society. The CGS website shows some of the activities and subgroups active within the CGS umbrella, including many vibrant local chapters and student chapters, run by enthusiastic volunteers across the country.

The CGS is a broad institution, with our technical divisions covering many different aspects of geotechnical engineering, including Cold Regions Engineering, Engineering Geology, GeoEnvironmental Engineering, Geosynthetics, Groundwater, Rock Mechanics, and Soil Mechanics. The CGS also has technical committees focused on Geohazards, Mining Geotechnique, Sustainable Geotechnics, and Transportation, as well as Committees addressing Education, Heritage, Membership, and Professional Practice. We actively liaise with our colleagues in the International Societies associated with our technical divisions and collaborate with these and other international partners across the globe. Projects that the society has been responsible for or played a leading role with include the Canadian Geotechnical Journal (in partnership with Canadian Science Publishing) and the preparation of various Editions of the Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual. Right now, work is well underway to prepare and publish the new Fifth Edition of the Manual – likely to be available in 2022.

I commend to you our volunteer members of the CGS team across Canada, and also our National Office staff headed by our Executive Director Michel Aubertin, Director Communications and Society Operations Lisa Reny, and Coordinator Communications and Member Services Emily Fournier.

If you are interested to meet, be supported by, and provide support to other members of the geotechnical engineering community, I strongly encourage you to get involved, both at the local level and at the national level. Locally, you could join a local chapter (or a student chapter at your university if you are a student). Nationally, the easiest point of contact is the Canadian Geotechnical Conference held each fall (held virtually in 2020 but to be once again in person in Niagara in September 2021). This is an outstanding conference series attended by a strong mix of practicing geoengineers, but also academics and students. While at the conference, I encourage you to check out our technical divisions and special committees and consider getting involved with their activities.

So, in conclusion, I thank you for your interest and wish you all the very best for 2021 and 2022!



Ian Moore