La Société canadienne
de géotechnique
The Canadian
Geotechnical Society
La Société canadienne de géotechnique
The Canadian Geotechnical Society
The Canadian
Benefits & Sponsorship

Student Membership Benefits

In addition to most of the regular CGS member benefits, the CGS includes the following benefits for student members:

  • Low membership fees
  • Reduced registration fees to the annual conference
  • Participation in various CGS student awards and competitions
  • Opportunity to meet and mingle with other students, young, and senior professionals and to exchange experience, knowledge, and ideas on geotechnical topics
  • Occasions to meet potential employers through the various activities proposed by the CSG and its 20 Sections across Canada


Click here to register for a CGS Student Membersip.


Young Professional Membership Benefits

As Regular Members, the CGS includes the following benefits for young professional members:

  • Online access to the monthly Canadian Geotechnical Journal (including all past issues)
  • Printed and online copies of the new quarterly Canadian Geotechnique - The CGS Magazine
  • All past copies of the Geotechnical News magazine
  • The monthly CGS E-News
  • Online access to past CGS Annual Conference proceedings (1947-present) and videos of featured special lectures
  • Reduced registration pricing for CGS Annual Conferences, and other CGS conferences
  • Advanced notice of the spring and fall CGS Cross Country Lecture Tours featuring recognized national and international speakers
  • Primary membership in one of CGS's seven technical divisions - Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Rock Mechanics, Engineering Geology, Groundwater, Cold Regions Geotechnology, Geoenvironmental, Geosynthetics;
  • For Regular members, complimentary or reduced membership in the international society related to the primary CGS technical division selected, i.e., ISSMGE, ISRM, IAEG, IAH, IPA or IGS
  • Participation in any of the eight CGS committees - Professional Practice, Education, Landslides, Mining Geotechnique, Transportation Geotechnics, Sustainable Geotechnics, Heritage, and Membership
  • Participation in the CGS Geotechnical Research Board
  • Opportunities to network with other Canadian geotechnical professionals.


Click here to register for a CGS Membersip.


CGS Student Chapters

The CGS launched pilot tests of Student Chapters in September 2019. Student Chapters provide university students an opportunity to raise awareness and learn more about our field, network with professionals, and gain leadership experience through creating an organization within the CGS. 

The universities include (from west to east):

  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Manitoba
  • Waterloo University
  • Queen’s University and Royal Military College
  • Dalhousie University
  • Western University


If you have questions or are curious to learn more, reach out to the YP Rep at yprep@cgs.ca.



Each year, the CGS and its sections across Canada sponsor students to attend the CGS Annual conference. Contact your nearby section for more information about these sponsorship opportunities.

In addition, the numerous sections, divisions, and committees of the CGS frequently organize events for students and sponsors student involvement in the Society. Please contact a nearby section, division, or committee of your interest to find out how you can get involved in the CGS and to be informed of student activities and support.

Reports / Documents
Please contact the Young Professionals Representative at yprep@cgs.ca if you have any comments or suggestions.