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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

CyGS/CGS Virtual Presentation

Speaker: Dennis Becker, Ph.D., FEIC, FCAE, P.Eng.

Topic: “Testing in Geotechnical Design”

Date: Sep 9, 2021 04:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Registration: Click Here

An Online Presentation jointly hosted by the Calgary Geotechnical Society and Canadian Geotechnical Society

Previous Events

Annual General Meeting – “Geotechnical Challenges faced by Railways”

Dr. Chris Bunce, P. Eng.

Jun 16, 2021 03:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

“Pipe-soil Interaction research from an integrated industry and academia perspective”

Dr. Kshama Roy

May 25, 2021 04:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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