Annual Scientific Meeting

A highlight of CGU membership is the Annual Scientific Meeting, which provides the opportunity to network with geoscientists from across the country. Collaborative and networking opportunities are enhanced by hosting meetings jointly with complementary scientific societies. In 2024 the CGU will be joined by the Canadian Society of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (CSAFM).

Meetings provide the opportunity to:

  • Present current research to geoscientific colleagues and learn about the activities of other geoscientists.
  • Emphasize Canadian-focused research alongside global research.
  • Recognize and support winners of CGU awards and student paper awards.
  • Attend invited and plenary presentations.
  • Attend information sessions held by granting agencies.
  • Participate in annual Section and Executive meetings.
  • Participate in geoscience and professional development workshops.


This year's conference will take place in Richcraft Hall at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.  The banquet will be held in the beautiful Canada Room of the National Arts Centre.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts has now closed and submissions are being reviewed. Notifications will go out in early April. Click here to view the sessions.

Please contact us at if you need information regarding the status of your abstract.


Registration Fees

We invite you to join the Annual Scientific Meeting taking place in Ottawa, Ontario from May 26-29, 2024.   

Early Bird Rates (in effect until April 26th)

  • Member:  $525.00
  • Non-member: $625.00
  • Student: $400.00
  • Student non-member: $500.00
  • Retiree: $450.00
  • One Day Rate: $250.00

Regular Rates (April 27 - May 27)

  • Member:  $625.00
  • Non-member: $725.00
  • Student: $500.00
  • Student non-member: $600.00
  • Retiree: $450.00
  • One Day Rate: $250.00

Click here for CGU membership information.

The CGU will be unable to provide letters of support for visa applications prior to confirmation of paid registration.

If you would like to apply for our Registration Fee Waiver please email with a justification for request for financial support. If you are a member of an equity-deserving group you are invited to include this in your case. Deadline 16th April 2024.

Pre-purchase meals: The conference will provide lunches. If you would like to pre-purchase either breakfast ($14.10) or dinner ($20.55) from the Carleton cafeteria you may do so here

Sponsorship and Exhibiting

We welcome organizations who would like to support the CGU and the annual meeting through sponsorships or exhibiting.  For more information, please download our sponsorship prospectus here and reach out to Niesa Silzer at events@detailsinc