Welcome to the homepage of the Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU), dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of geophysical research.

We represent the interests of Canadian geoscientists through annual scientific meetings, awards programs, interactions with funding agencies, and advocating for the role of science in society and policy-making. We particularly encourage student participation through travel grants to the annual meeting, and an extensive series of student awards.

Earth Sciences are key to Canada’s prosperity, safety, sustainability, and sovereignty. Understanding Earth Science processes forms the basis of efficient and effective management of Earth’s resources, and allows us to reduce risk and hazards from more devastating Earth system processes.


Our goal is to advance and promote the scientific study of Earth and its environment, and serve as a national focus for the geophysical sciences in Canada.


We strongly encourage all forms of communication through the organization and sponsorship of conferences and the publication and dissemination of scientific results.


We aim to foster cooperation between the Canadian geophysical community, local, national and international scientific organizations, as well as provincial and federal policy makers.


Ultimately, we promote integration of geophysical knowledge with that of other sciences concerned with the improvement of life on Earth.

CGU News


  • CGU Member Dan Moore receives APEGBC Meritorious Award

    CGU Member Dan Moore receives APEGBC Meritorious Award

    Congratulations to Dan Moore who has been awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC). A nice APEGBC video about Dan here.    Read More »
  • CGU Scientist receives international award

    CGU Scientist receives international award

    Congratulation to the CGU’s Jeff McDonnell for receiving the J. W. George Ivany award at the University of Saskatchewan. This award recognizes outstanding contributions by scholars or administrators in furthering the process of internationalization. Jeff …Read More »

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