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NEWS 2010

Posted January 19, 2010

CGS: 2011 Conference Update

Canadian Geotechnical 2011 Colloquium Speaker - Nominations due January 31, 2010

One of the highlights during the CGS Conference every year is the Colloquium. It is that time of year that the Society asks for nominations for potential speakers. The call for nominations for the Colloquium presenter is done two years before the Colloquium is to be presented. The deadline for submitting nomination documents for candidates for Canadian Geotechnical 2011 Colloquium is January 31, 2010. In order to make the process a success and the honour meaningful, it is necessary to receive a sufficient number of nominations. The CGS is encouraging all CGS members to nominate individuals who they may feel are deserving of the opportunity to become the 2011 Colloquium speaker...more>>

Details regarding the Colloquium and nomination process are outlined in the Awards and Honours Manual. A summary of the relevant sections follows below.

The Canadian Geotechnical Colloquium (a commissioned work funded by The Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique) is presented as a special event during the annual Canadian Geotechnical Conference. It is presented by a young(er) promising or prominent professional (preferably around 35 years of age at the time of nomination) who is awarded funding to review or research a specific topic and present the finding, conclusions and recommendations in the colloquium address. Note that the amount awarded to the Speaker is worth $5,000: $3,000 paid at the time of the announcement and $2,000 at the next conference after the Colloquium has been submitted for publication.

Any Society member can nominate candidates for the presentation of the Canadian Geotechnical Colloquium. The nomination must include the following information:

  • an extended abstract of approx. 2000 words of the proposed talk,
  • and the nominee’s C.V., which must clearly list:
    • a. practical experience relevant to the topic
    • b. publication record (especially in refereed journals)

The abstract should also include a statement on the importance of the proposed topic to the Canadian geotechnical and related geoscience communities. Compliance with the above requirements is the responsibility of both the nominator and the nominee. Nominations that do not comply with these requirements will not qualify. Nominations (must comply with above requirements) are to be submitted to the Society Secretariat by not later than 31 January 2010. Details of the Canadian Geotechnical Colloquium can be found in the Society’s Awards and Honours Manual, see, Member Area, Manuals.


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