On behalf of the Canadian Geotechnical Society and the Eastern Quebec section, we are pleased to invite you to Geohazards 8, the 8th Canadian Conference on Geotechnique and Natural Hazards, on June 12-15, 2022 at the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City. This three-day conference will include plenary sessions from keynote speakers, oral presentations, poster sessions, conference proceedings and a full day technical tour. 2 festive evenings for informal networking and socializing are also on the agenda.


This 8th Geohazards conference marks the 30th anniversary of the event, with the first conference held in 1992 in Vancouver. It follows the conference held in Canmore in 2018. This series of conferences is an initiative of the Geohazards committee of the CGS. The main focus of the conference is to showcase a variety of geohazards research, including risk assessment and management, as well as recent developments and emerging challenges.


The theme of the conference is “Innovative Geoscience for Tomorrow” and covers geohazards in rock, soil, permafrost and snow that can affect public safety, infrastructures and the environment. A wide variety of topics will be discussed including case studies, emerging challenges and technologies, risk management, teaching and professional standards and responsibilities. The conference covers all geotechnical-related natural hazards, such as snow avalanches, flowslides, submarine landslides tsunamis, earthquakes.

Our sponsors



Conetec / Mud Bay Drilling






The event will be held in historic Old Quebec City, known for its colonial buildings and architecture. Located on the shores of the St.Lawrence river, its preserved fortified walls and 400 year-old history make it member of UNESCO. The event will take place in the Musée de la civilisation, at the heart of Old Quebec. Nearly 460 exhibitions have been presented within the walls of the Museum since its opening, including dozens of internationally renowned exhibitions, several from prestigious museums, but most of them designed and imagined by the Museum. Musée de la civilization normally welcomes more than 600 000 visitors per year. In 2020, the museum collections consisted of more than 222 300 objects, 197 426 rare or old volumes as well as 1.2 linear km of archival records.

Sponsors and exhibitORs

Sponsorship of GeoHazards 8 is an unparalleled opportunity to position your organization among Canada's leaders in the geotechnical and natural hazards engineering fields. This will allow you to raise your profile and brand awareness in the national and international marketplace through the conference website and newsletter, and the exposure to an expected audience of over 150 Canadian and international delegates and guests.

GeoHazards 8 sponsorship is available in four different categories.

For more information about sponsorship to Geohazards 8, please visit the Sponsors and exhibitors page 

Keynote Speakers

The following presentations will take place during the plenary sessions throughout the conference

  • Dr. Jean Hutchinson, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEIC, FCAE (Queen's University)


  • Lukas Arenson, Dr. Sc. Techn. ETH, P.Eng. (BGC Engineering Inc.)


  • Suzanne Lacasse, Ph.D., and Jean-Sébastien L'Heureux, Ph.D. (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute)


  • David MCCormack, Ph.D. (Natural Resources Canada) 


  • Pascal Locat, Ph.D. Candidate, (Ministère des Transports du Québec)

For more information on the plenary sessions, please visit the Program-Keynote speakers section.