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 announce@cgygeosociety.org.

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Want to update your contact info? Please contact us at announce@cgygeosociety.org.

New Events
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!
Latest Events
February Regular Series
Geosynthetics in Transportation - Subgrade Stabilization Research
  • Eli Cuelho, P.E.
  • February 21, 2019
  • Austrian Canadian Cultural Centre
More info: click here!
January Regular Series
Mountain building to rivers - Understanding the Paskapoo/Porcupine Hills Formation as background for geotechnical investigations in the Calgary Urban area
  • Dale Leckie, Ph.D., P.Geol.
  • January 24, 2019
  • Austrian Canadian Cultural Centre
More info: click here!
November Regular Series
Assessing, Mapping and Mitigating Snow Avalanche Risk
  • Bruce Jamieson, Ph.D., P.Eng.
  • November 15, 2018
  • Austrian Canadian Cultural Centre
More info: click here!
Fall Cross Canada Lecture Tour
Lessons Learned from Geotechnical Failures
  • Alex Sy, Ph.D., P.Eng.
  • October 11, 2018
  • Austrian Canadian Cultural Centre
More info: click here!