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Vancouver Geotechnical Society

A local section of the Canadian Geotechnical Society



Welcome to the web site of the Vancouver Geotechnical Society (VGS), a local section of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS).  The CGS is an independent, federally incorporated, non-profit learned society which exists to serve and promote the geotechnical and geoscience community in Canada.  It encompasses a wide spectrum of scientific and engineering disciplines within the geo field.  Membership to both the national society (CGS) and its Vancouver Section (VGS) is open to individuals from all sectors including private consulting, universities, industry, contracting, and public service. 

The VGS Executive committee meets regularly to organize lectures and meetings and to review issues relevant to the society membership. Generally, the executive meetings take place immediately before each monthly lecture and dinner-meeting which can be attended by as many as 100 people. The Executive also maintains regular contacts with other geotechnical groups in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington State. Notices of upcoming events held by other similar local organizations are distributed to all VGS members in addition to notices of VGS events.