Calgary Geotechnical Society

Welcome to the official website 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

Regular Lecture Series

2022 Cross Canada Lecture Tour – Spring Edition

Speaker(s): Dr. Doug Stead, Ph. D.

Topic: “Characterizing rock slope failure mechanisms using combined remote sensing and numerical modelling”

Date: June 22, 2022 5:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

In-Person Venue Location:
Croatian Canadian Cultural Centre
3010 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7P7

Registration Information:
In-person attendees (registration cost includes dinner):

  • $50 per person
  • $20 for full-time students. Full-time students are required to pre-register by sending an email to in advance.

Virtual attendees:

  • No virtual options are available for this event.

Register in Advance: Click Here

A special event hosted by the Calgary Geotechnical Society

Previous Events

2022 Annual General Meeting

Topic: “Safe Closure for Tailings Facilities”

Speaker: Gord McKenna, Ph. D., P. Eng., P. Geol.

Date: May 11, 2022 5:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Topic: “Climate Risk Assessment”

Speaker: Dave Bigelow, M. Sc., P. Eng.

Date: Apr 20, 2022 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Topic: “Disaster Response: A Coordinated Response to the November 2021 Atmospheric Rivers on Infrastructure in British Columbia”

Speaker: Carie-Ann Lau, M. Sc., P. Geo.
Matt Lato, Ph. D., P. Eng.

Date: Mar 9, 2022 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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