Calgary Geotechnical Society

Welcome to the official web site for the Calgary Geotechnical Society.
The Calgary Geotechnical Society (CyGS) is a local section of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS). It provides opportunities for continuing professional development for geotechnical engineers/engineering geologists in the Calgary area. We host lectures by local, national and international speakers roughly monthly from September through May every year. Our current list of events is here.

The society relies on volunteers to help organize and put on the events, and sponsorship from local geotechnical companies and support from the national CGS. If you are interested in helping on the committee, if you have ideas for speakers or topics, or if your company would like to help sponsor the society or a specific event, please talk to one of the committee or contact us at

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New Events
Spring Cross Canada Lecture Tour (CCLT)
Enhanced Bentonites for Sustainable Chemical Containment
  • Charles D. Shackelford, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
  • June 3, 2019
  • Edgemont Community Association, Panorama Room
More info: click here!
Latest Events
AGM - Calgary and National Reports, CyGS Awards and Lecture
Reactivation of an Ancient Landslide: Pipeline Rupture and Mitigation
  • Pete Barlow, M.Sc., P. Eng., BGC Engineering Inc.
  • May 16, 2019
  • Austrian Canadian Cultural Centre
More info: click here!
April Regular Series
Applications of Geophysical Methods to Support Geotechnical Investigations
  • Dr. Alastair McClymont of Advisian (a division of Worley Parsons Canada Services Ltd.)
  • April 18, 2019
  • Austrian Canadian Cultural Centre
More info: click here!
March Regular Series
What do we know? What don't we know? Dealing with risk and uncertainty in open pit stability design
  • Lucy Philip, M.Sc.,P.Eng.
  • March 21, 2019
  • Austrian Canadian Cultural Centre
More info: click here!