CGU GOALS, SCOPE, ACTIVITITIES
PROMOTE integration of geophysical knowledge with that of other sciences concerned with the improvement of life on Earth.
SCOPEThe CGU began as a society dedicated to the scientific study of the solid earth and has evolved into one that is concerned with all aspects of the physical study of Earth and its space environment, including the Sun and solar system. To express this broader vision of the geophysical sciences, the Union has adopted a sectional structure that allows individual sections to function as semi-autonomous entities.
To promote scientific communication, the CGU organizes Annual
Meetings, topical conferences and workshops. To recognize outstanding
scientific achievement and contributions to the Canadian geophysical
sciences, the CGU offers various awards ranging from Best
Student Paper awards to the J.
Tuzo Wilson Medal, honouring Canada's premier geophysicist and
first medal recipient. To communicate exciting research results to
the university community and the general public, the CGU sponsors
a nationwide Distinguished Lecturer Series and facilitates other forms
of public exposure of science. To strengthen the geophysical sciences
in Canada and Canadian science in general, the CGU provides representation
on the Canadian Geosciences Council and the Canadian National Committee
for the International Union for Geodesy and Geophysics.