*** New *** Congratulations to our newest CSSS fellows: Dr Diane Knight (University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. Judith Nyiraneza (AAFC - Charlottetown)!

*** 2024 CSSS Annual Meeting: Soil Functions for Future Generations, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 9-13, 2024. Click here for details.

*** CSSS Newsletter: The CSSS March 2024 Newsletter is now available for viewing. Click here for details.

*** Apply or Renew Your Membership Today: The Canadian Society of Soil Science online member registration for 2024 is now open! Click here to join or renew today.

*** Life as a Soil Science Professional: Special request: participate in our Life as a Soil Scientist profiles! Click here for details.

*** Soil Health Committee Announcement: The newly established Soil Health Committee of the CSSS is looking for volunteers to serve on this committee to help guide its development over the next year and into the future. Click here for details.

*** Attention students: the next deadline for submissions for the Canadian Journal of Soil Science (CJSS) graduate student photo contest is July 25th, 2024. The top submission will receive a $125 cash prize and the winning photograph will be featured on the cover of the Canadian Journal of Soil Science and on the CSSS website. Click here for details.


La société canadienne de science du sol (CSSS) est une organisation non gouvernementale et à but non lucratif représentant les scientifiques, ingénieurs, technologues, administrateurs et étudiants impliqués de manière professionnelle dans la science du sol.

The Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization for scientists, engineers, technologists, administrators and students involved in professional soil science.

Canadian Society of Soil Science Anti-racism Statement

We acknowledge that our community is not exempt from the systemic racism, violence, and discrimination that Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) face. In particular, we must continue to call attention to the institutionalized racism in academia and the Canadian research community and how these biases affect the Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) and its members. As a national science organization, our responsibility includes advocating for racial equity within academia and society as a whole.CSSS commits to forming an anti-racism task group by the end of 2020 to develop a strategy to understand and address systemic racism and other forms of discrimination within our organization. This strategy will include actionable items and resources for integrating anti-racist and anti-oppressive policies and practices into our society operations.

This statement, the committee, and the future anti-racism strategy will be used as a launching point and as a means of holding ourselves accountable to change. We are committed to the ongoing process of unlearning racism and other forms of discrimination and using our actions to counter the systemic racism that exists in Canada and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. If you wish to participate or offer feedback to the anti-racism task group please contact Nathan Basiliko

International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) proclaimed 2015-2024 the International Decade of Soils