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

CyGS Virtual Presentation (March 29)

Speaker(s): Kristen Tappenden, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Topic: Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors: Geotechnical Asset
Management Framework Development and Pilot Study

Date: March 29, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

This presentation will be hosted virtually on Zoom.

Registration Information:
Cost: Free

Register in Advance: Click Here

An event hosted by the Calgary Geotechnical Society

Previous Events

CyGS 2021 Award Winner – Brian T. Rogers

Speaker(s): Brian T. Rogers, M.Sc., P.Eng., FEIC

Topic: Arctic Offshore Developments in the 1982-2012 Period – Career Project Highlights

Date: Wed, 7 December 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM MST

2022 Cross Canada Lecture Tour – Fall Edition

Speaker(s): Catherine Mulligan, Ph. D.

Topic: “Sustainable Practices for Geotechnical Engineering”

Date: Nov. 24, 2022 5:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)


2022 Cross Canada Lecture Tour – Spring Edition

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

Speaker: Dr. Doug Stead, Ph. D.

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

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