Welcome to the official website of the Civil Engineering Graduate Society (CEGS) at the University of Calgary!


The Civil Engineering Graduate Society (CEGS) is a society run by graduate students in the Civil Engineering Department. We are a student group recognized by the Schulich School of Engineering, the Civil Engineering department, as well as the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) as a Departmental Graduate Association.

The CEGS has been in operation since 2008. Our main objectives are to:

  • Provide services and organize events aimed at offering vital information for graduate student success.
  • Provide opportunities for students to network amongst themselves, as well as with faculty and industry members.
  • Collaborate with other departmental graduate associations in organizing joint events to pool resources as well to gain greater knowledge for the greater good of not just CEGS, but the U of C graduate student body in general.

Welcome Statement from the Department

Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary. Our department plays a very major, important and successful role in leading research and education in Canada and around the world. We are energetic, innovative and committed to excellence. You will be impressed with the diversity and quality of our programs. Our team is comprised of students and faculty from all over the world pursuing research and education in areas including Avalanche, Biomedical, Environmental, Energy, Geotechnical, Materials, Project Management, Structures, Transportation and Water Resources. We offer different programs (Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, Master of Engineering Project-based and Course-based) to suit you for your career and development in academics, research and practice. Our department provides you with valuable hands-on learning experiences in our 17 world-class laboratories and field stations.

As you are a very important member to our post-graduate studies and research community, we care about you and seek to help you to achieve your fullest potential. Feel free to ask any questions if you need help. We hope that this website will make your stay at the university and in Calgary easier. These activities would not be made possible without efforts from our graduate students and staff. We encourage you to take every opportunity in participating in these activities and contributing to them.

Wish you every success in your studies at the University, and have a wonderful campus life.

Dr. Jocelyn L. Hayley, Ph.D., P. Eng., Head of Civil Engineering Department

Welcome Note from the CEGS President:

The CEGS would like to welcome you to the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary. The CEGS is formed to enhance the quality of graduate student life at the Department of Civil Engineering by bridging the communication barriers between the students and the department. We organize, and hold numerous social, and educational events annually to help accommodate the needs of the students and the department. We also work closely with the department for the betterment of your educational and research experience at the University of Calgary. We are here to make sure you receive the finest treatment during your studies in our department.

Yours faithfully,

Pegah Farjad


Graduate Student Handbook

The Handbook is for graduate students of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary. This handbook will help new graduate students in University of Calgary.


CEGS Executive Members

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