Alberta Soil Science

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Soil Science for Sustainable Development

Joint Conference

The ASSW (Alberta Soil Science Workshop) and the CSSS (Canadian Society of Soil Science) will be holding a joint conference in 2022. The dates were postponed from 2021 to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Please follow the CSSS-ASSW 2022 joint conference website for the most updated information.

Abstract Submission

Please visit the following links for more information on:
Abstract submission(abstract submission deadline: February 22, 2022)


Edmonton, Alberta
Venue: University of Alberta campus (the Lister Conference Centre).
The conference will be a hybrid conference, so you can attend either in-person or virtually depending upon your situation.


Scott Chang (University of Alberta)
Symon Mezbahuddin (Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development)

Professional Development for Soil Scientists and Students

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Oral and poster presentations include: keynote papers focussed on the workshop theme, technical papers within four distinct fields, and volunteer papers. Currently the five technical groups are: Land Use, Soil Fertility, Land Reclamation, Forest, Riparian and Wetland Soils and Pedogenesis and Soil Inventory.


Regional Interaction

The Alberta Soil Science Workshop is held to facilitate regional interaction among professionals in soil science. Typically 100 to 150 participants gather for a 1 to 2 day program.



Workshop participants include a diversity of professionals from private industry (e.g. consultants in agronomy, pedology, reclamation, remediation, and environmental services; chemists from commercial analytical laboratories), government (federal, provincial, municipal) and academia (universities and colleges).


Student Support

The workshop is graduate student-friendly, providing an excellent opportunity to enhance presentation skills in a supportive setting (travel bursaries are available for out-of-town students; awards are made for the best student presentations).

Alberta's Soil Science Symposium since 1962

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