*** New *** CSSS Newsletter: The CSSS June 2022 Newsletter is now available for viewing. Click here for details.

*** Canadian Journal of Soil Science: CJSS Author Workshop 2022 is now available for viewing. Click here for details.

*** Congratulations to our newest CSSS fellows: Dr. Maja Krzic (University of British Columbia) and Dr. Richard Farrell (University of Saskatchewan)

*** Attention students: the next deadline for submissions for the Canadian Journal of Soil Science (CJSS) graduate student photo contest is October 25th, 2022. 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.

The CSSS is pleased to introduce Drs. Maja Krzic and Dr. Richard Farrell as recipients of the 2022 CSSS Fellow Award. Congratulations all! Submit a photograph for the CJSS/CSSS Student Photo Contest! The next deadline is April 25, 2022 for publication in the June 2022 issue. Click for details. The CSSS is now on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, so please contact our Social Media Manager, Susan Fisk, to highlight the great research being done by soil scientists in Canada. Congratulations to our colleague Asim Biswas on being named to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars!


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