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The 2017 Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) and the Canadian Society of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (CSAFM) will be held at the beautiful University of British Columbia (UBC) campus in Vancouver from Sunday May 28 to Wednesday May 31, 2017.

Dr. John Pomeroy will receive the J. Tuzo Wilson Award at this year's meeting, while Dr. Yajing Liu and Dr. Carl Mitchell will be jointly awarded the CGU Young Scientist Award.

Abstract submissions are now closed.

CGU membership registration for 2017 is now OPEN!

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.


Membership reminder

It's that time of year again. Along with Christmas, it's time to renew your CGU Membership, sign up as new member, or give a membership as a Christmas gift! This is a great way to be part of the geophysical community in Canada, share your work and network with fellow scientists at the annual conference, or kickstart your career as an up and coming young scientist.

Follow the registration link below to become a member, or renew your membership online now:

CGU News


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    2017 CGU Union Awards

    Dr. John Pomeroy has been awarded this year’s J. Tuzo Wilson Award, while Dr. Yajing Liu and Dr. Carl Mitchell are joint awardees of the CGU Young Scientist Award for 2017.Read More »
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