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15 years of impact on aquatic sciences and policy

Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) researchers make significant contributions to advancing aquatic sciences, forging industrial partnerships and government collaborations, and building the infrastructure to train and deliver the next generation of water resource scientists in Canada and beyond.

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World-class Knowledge

The CRI has recruited internationally respected researchers dedicated to developing aquatic science

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World-class Knowledge

The CRI has recruited internationally respected researchers dedicated to developing aquatic science

Meet the Experts Background

World-class Knowledge

The CRI has recruited internationally respected researchers dedicated to developing aquatic science

Meet the Experts Background

New Report

CRI's high-impact research has had significant policy, regulatory and management outcomes for river ecosystems, and the professional development of current and future water resource specialists

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Our Objective

The objective of the CRI is to build a network of researchers with common interests in aquatic science across universities, government, and industry. The CRI uses a multidisciplinary and cross-sector approach to focus its research on societal demands for water resources while addressing the challenges of sustaining, healthy aquatic ecosystems. This innovative model merges academic ideas-based and applied needs-based science and promotes the rapid transfer of new knowledge to regulatory agencies to create effective public policy for improving society and the quality of life in Canada and abroad.

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Hynes Lectures

In 2002, the CRI initiated its annual lecture series by conferring of an Honorary Doctoral Degree to Dr. H.B.N. Hynes.

Dr. H.B. Noel Hynes is the world’s most renowned freshwater biologist and a Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of Waterloo. Referred to as "the father of running water ecology", he has published extensively, including his definitive textbook on river ecology, The Ecology of Running Waters.

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Education and Training

The CRI delivers undergraduate and graduate training in river sciences, and field-based, training opportunities for students and professionals in areas of benthic invertebrate sampling, electrofishing, watershed management, river restoration, ecosystem sciences, and ecotoxicology.

 

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Latest News

CRI study paints picture of NB rivers’ environmental health

Nov 28 2017

A two-year study of water conditions in two southern New Brunswick rivers systems, led by the Canadian Rivers Institute, was recently featured in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal newspaper.

CRI Science Director Michelle Gray told the newspaper in an article published Nov. 27 that the study — published the NB Energy Institute in collaboration with CRI, the University of New Brunswick,...

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Winner of the 2017 HBN Hynes Annual Scholarship for Masters students

Oct 24 2017

The Selection Committee was unanimous in awarding the Canadian Rivers Institute’s 2017 HBN Hynes Annual Scholarship for Masters students to Ms. Kelli Charbonneau.

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Continuing CRI’s strong tradition of internationally-recognized Atlantic salmon research

Oct 13 2017

For more than 16 years, CRI scientists have conducted ground-breaking international research into wild Atlantic salmon and have mentored a generation of new aquatic scientists eager to make every river a healthy river.

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CRI’s Dr. Tommi Linnansaari becomes the UNB CAST Atlantic Salmon Research Chair

Oct 06 2017

The University of New Brunswick is establishing a research chair focused on Atlantic salmon as part of $1.3 million in funding from the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) to conduct innovative research projects aimed at curbing the alarming decline of salmon stocks.

The investment by CAST – a partnership of scientists, environmental groups and industry participants focused on...

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CRI: Leading Canada’s Northern Aquatic Research

Sep 22 2017

On this World Rivers Day (Sept. 24), the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) is highlighting its scientists who, for the past 10 years, have been at the forefront of scientific research and monitoring to understand changes in the Arctic, sub-Arctic and boreal regions and what they could mean for Canadians and communities around the world.

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