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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.


the scientific study of Earth and its environment, and serve as a national focus for the geophysical sciences in Canada.


through the organization and sponsorship of conferences and the publication and dissemination of scientific results.


between the Canadian geophysical community and other national and international scientific organizations.


of geophysical knowledge with that of other sciences concerned with the improvement of life on Earth.

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iugg2019IUGG Coming to Canada in 2019!

There was considerable excitement in the competition to host the next IUGG Assembly in 2019. Canada (Montreal) was in competition with India (Delhi). 42 countries within the IUGG Council had the right to vote – the result was a narrow win for Canada (25 votes to 17). Thus Canada will prepare over the next four years to host an exciting and vibrant Assembly bringing top-rate scientists together. We look forward to involving all Canadian geoscientists in this process.

Click on the image to download the Canadian Application PDF (14mb)

Recent CGU News

  • Hydrology Sessions at AGU

    Hydrology Sessions at AGU

    Hydrology Sessions from CGU Members at the AGU 2015 Fall Meeting The abstract deadline for the AGU’s Fall Meeting is August 5, and is fast approaching. Consider submitting your abstract to one of the following …Read More »
  • Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium

    Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium

    46th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium on Laboratory Experiments in Geomorphology University at Buffalo, NY, Sep 18 – 20, 2015 Co-hosted by CGU-ESPS President, Peter Ashmore (Western University) The second circular is now available, along with abstract …Read More »