On behalf of the GCxGC committee, I am excited to welcome everyone to the 19th International GCxGC Symposium to be held in beautiful Canmore, Alberta. 


We are planning this as a hybrid event so that we can include as many people as possible.


Prof. James Harynuk

University of Alberta

Symposium Chair


The preliminary outline of our scientific and social program is now available!

New this year, we will be holding an advanced course as well as our familiar introductory course.

Click here to visit
the program page


We are committed to providing a safe in-person meeting experience and facilitating the navigation of travel requirements for our attendees as much as we can. Please check our Covid-19 Page for current travel requirements and local restrictions / protocols.



The Symposium will be held in a beautiful place that is on the traditional territory of Indigenous People who have lived and traveled through these mountains for thousands and thousands of years. In particular, we acknowledge the Shuswap and K’tunaxs (too nah ha), first nations to the west, as well as the Treaty 7 first nations: the Blackfoot, the Kainai (pronounced “gainai”), the Piikani (pronounced Biigani) and the Siksika first nations, the T’suuTina First Nation, the Stoney Nakoda First Nation: the Wesley, Bearspaw and Chiniki bands, as well as the Métis People of Region 3.

To learn more about the significance of this land acknowledgement, please read this useful article and associated links to more information.