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Status Statement and Call for Proposals Link for the CGU's 2022 Meeting

***The deadline for abstract submission for the 2022 meeting is Feb. 28 — see here for details***

Dear CGU Members,

It is with great disappointment that the CGU has reached a decision with our partner hosts in CMOS, to once again move our annual meeting to an online, virtual format. The 2022 meeting had been scheduled to occur in early June, in Saskatoon, as a Joint Assembly with the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. A virtual Joint Meeting of the two Societies will still occur in June 2022, with further details to be announced, and a future in-person Joint Assembly of the two Societies is now planned for Saskatoon in 2025.

The decision to cancel an in-person CGU meeting for the third year in a row was not made without considerable discussion of the expectations of, and implications for our membership. However, the uncertainty of the impact of the COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations in Saskatchewan in the coming six months, along with our estimates of attendance by the members of both host Societies and the need to finalize the booking of venue facilities, hotel rooms and catering at the current time, leaves CMOS and the CGU unacceptably exposed financially, should the situation not improve dramatically. Given the variance in COVID infection forecasts this coming winter, the Executive Committees for CMOS and the CGU concluded they had no choice but to opt for the virtual conference format.

​Currently, we are proceeding with plans for a larger virtual meeting than the sessions organized online in 2021 and 2020 and we are presently moving ahead with our customary announcements encouraging nomination submissions for the CGU’s annual Awards. All members considering submissions should see the announcement from our Awards Chair, Genevieve Ali, being released this week.

​We hope you can join us online from June 1st-3rd and 6th-8th in 2022 and for our next in-person meeting, that we can confirm here is being planned for 2023 in Banff, AB.


Julian Lowman, President CGU

CGU Statement Against Racism

The Canadian Geophysical Union represents a diverse group of people who study biogeochemistry, Earth surface processes, geodesy, hydrology and the solid Earth. We are students, teachers and researchers. Many of us are deeply affected by recent acts of racism and the continuing systemic oppression of black people, indigenous people and people of colour through ongoing institutional and societal racism. We want everyone in our organization and broader community to be treated equally in their home institutions, their professional spaces, and in the outdoors where many of us carry out our research. We encourage all our members to educate themselves on the ways in which racism manifests in their own lives and workplaces and how they can push back against it. The Canadian Geophysical Union’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee is working to dismantle systemic discrimination in our organization.

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.

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