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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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

Special notice: CRI Training and Professional Development office is closed

Feb 15 2017   |   by

Please note that the CRI Training and Professional Development office is closed while we prepare for the summer course season. Registration for summer courses will open May 1, 2017

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2017 Science Atlantic Environment Conference

Jan 31 2017   |   by

CRI is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Science Atlantic Environment Conference being held in Fredericton March 3-5

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EcoLac-GRIL fall workshops and annual seminar

Jan 24 2017   |   by

The NSERC-CREATE- ÉcoLac program invites undergraduate students to participate to the ÉcoLac-GRIL fall workshops and to the ÉcoLac annual seminar.

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Postdoctoral Researcher opportunity at Canadian Rivers Institute at UNB

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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Fish Ecology and Fish Passage to join Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study team

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UNB work-study position with CRI: communications assistant

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The Communications Assistant will work directly with the Communications Officer over the winter term to assist in delivering the objectives of the CRI’s communications plan.

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