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February 2016

Posted by CRI Programs   |   February 19, 2016

CRI welcomes new Training and Professional Development Division Manager, Sarah Tuziak

This week Sarah Tuziak joined the CRI team as our new Manager of Training and Professional Development.

Sarah completed a BSc. in Marine and Freshwater Biology, in Guelph and subsequently her MSc. and PhD. at Memorial University in Marine Biology. Sarah has a long history with New Brunswick, namely St Andrew’s, where she has worked and participated in field courses during her undergraduate…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   February 17, 2016

Putting science into action for 15 years

Canadian Rivers Institute celebrates 15 years of supporting governments, businesses and communities in making smart, evidence-based decisions through high-impact research

BY RICK CUNJAK

FREDERICTON — Our mission at the Canadian Rivers Institute is to ‘make every river a healthy river.’

As vision statements go, it sounds simple enough. In practise, it’s an incredibly complex undertaking —…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   February 15, 2016

Celebrating 15 years of Excellence in River Science

Canadian Rivers Institute supports governments, businesses and communities in making smart, evidence-based decisions through high-impact research

FREDERICTON — The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) marks 15 years of making critical advancements to river and estuarine science this month.

The high-impact research institute based at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has grown into an…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   February 9, 2016

CRI celebrates two Canadian Research Chair appointments

Today we congratulate Dr. Karen Kidd and Dr. Scott Pavey, Canadian Rivers Institute scientists who were awarded Canada Research Chair appointments, announced today by Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.



Dr. Karen Kidd was named the Tier 1 CRC in Chemical Contamination of Food Webs.  

Dr. Kidd’s research advances our understanding of how human activities are changing aquatic…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   February 2, 2016

Taking the Pulse of Barra de Navidad Lagoon

CRI examines critical coastal wetland in Jalisco, Méx

The Canadian Rivers Institute leads projects in more than a dozen countries, including an important study of the Barra de Navidad coastal lagoon in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Led by CRI Science Director Dr. Consuelo Aguilar, the project aims to identify anthropogenic sources of stress affecting the health of the lagoon — a Ramsar site…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   February 2, 2016

Celebrating Where Rivers Meet the Sea: CRI marks World Wetlands Day

CRI marks World Wetlands Day by profiling two of its many projects to understand our estuaries, lagoons and wetlands

How do we monitor the health of our estuaries?

CRI helps groups and decision-makers better understand and manage estuaries and ecosystem of the Northumberland Strait

Five years ago, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans was not able to tell how much sediment was flowing…

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