University of Alberta

Canadian Geotechnical Society Student Chapter

Do you want to learn more about the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering projects? Wacth this Pecha Kucha presentation we've prepared for you!

The University of Alberta Canadian Geotechnical Society Student Chapter (UACGS) invited Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineers to share their lessons learned and projects in a Pecha Kucha presentation. Thank you Dr. Ahlam Abdulnabi, Zion Yua and Fernanda Imamura for sharing your ideas with us!

Free online resources for Geotechnical Engineers on

International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) website

There you can find

ISSMGE Virtual University

Short Courses

Recorded Webinars

Videotaped Honour Lectures


Geotechnical Graduate Student Seminar

(Undergraduate Students Welcome)

Fall 2021

University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre

'Grad School Confidential' Podcast

Grad School Confidential is a podcast dedicated to breaking the silence over these academic and personal challenges. Every month, we'll chat with a member of the campus community about their experiences with a type of hurdle that you may face. And we'll offer tips and resources to help you surmount it.

Click here to access their website

What is the geotechnical field?

DFI's Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee has launched a new video showcasing the many roles and career opportunities available in the geotechnical field.

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Educate students about the profession of geotechnical engineering to help improve awareness of what the industry can offer them.


Strong and sustained network of current and future geotechnical engineers of which the U of A student chapter is an active part.


Bridge the gap that exists between students, industry and the local CGS section to promote industry growth through networking opportunities.


The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) Student Chapter executive is a group of students at the University of Alberta who are all enthusiastic members of the geotechnical community within Alberta and Canada. Each individual comes from a different background with a varied skill set, but all are aligned in the belief that students at the University of Alberta would greatly benefit from an approachable student-managed group of like-minded individuals.

What is geotechnical engineering?

Geotechnical Engineering involves any aspect of engineering relating to soil and rock such as mining, analysis and design of dams, foundations and tunnels, and understanding the behaviour of slopes and groundwater.

Geoenvironmental engineering deals with the interactions between wastes and the geosphere including management of solid waste, migration of contaminant through the subsurface and remediation of contaminated sites.

Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering has been designated as one of the University of Alberta’s areas of research excellence.