*** New *** Mitacs industrial post-doctoral fellowship on novel uses for pulp and paper mill residuals. Dr. Nikolai DiMartini (Industrial Research Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto) and Dr. Nathan Basiliko (Canada Research Chair at the Living with Lakes Centre at Laurentian University) are recruiting a Postdoctoral Researcher to lead applied research on the use of pulp mill residuals as soil and land reclamation substrates locally to the industrial partner, Canadian Kraft Paper. Click here for more information.

*** New *** The CSSS is proud to announce that after 3 years of hard work by numerous members of our Society, the online textbook Digging Into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science is now publicly available! To access the book just go to https://openpress.usask.ca/soilscience/

Written entirely by members of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science provides an introduction to the core disciplines of soil science, and introduces the concepts and vocabulary needed by students just beginning their soil science journey. The textbook provides supplementary materials that are specific to regions in Canada, or may be of specific interest beyond what might be considered introductory soil science material. Importantly, the textbook also is intended to introduce students to the Canadian System of Soil Classification by providing examples from across the length and breadth of the world’s second largest country, and to the Canadian Society of Soil Science, whose members share a common passion for soil science and are keen to share and instill this passion with students across Canada.

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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) proclaims the International Decade of Soils 2015-2024