Director's Blog

March 2016

Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 30, 2016

Climate and Salmon Workshop March 31 2016

The signs of climate change are unmistakable; dramatic changes have affected our economy, our society and our environment. Anticipating these changes will be critical towards formulating an effective response.  In this timely workshop we explore the fate of Atlantic Salmon under a changing climate, employing the most up-to-date climate, and hydrological models

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 22, 2016

Better Water, Better Jobs and the next generation of water practitioners

Today marks World Water Day, designated by the United Nations. This year’s theme is “better water, better jobs.” The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) uses the occasion to celebrate its 19 Science Directors, 81 Research Associates, 88 graduate students, 30 research and administrative staff, and over 200 alumni researchers across the country and around the globe whose collective job is to make…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 18, 2016

CRI at the centre of first international initiative on Arctic freshwater biodiversity

This week Fairbanks, Alaska is hosting the 2016 Arctic Science Summit, an annual gathering of international scientists and policymakers who advance Arctic research. The Summit will feature a special session on the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program, in which the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) is playing a prominent role in the assessment of Arctic freshwater biodiversity and future…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 15, 2016

CRI PhD candidate wins Annual Jack T.H. Fenety Conservation Scholarship

The Miramichi Salmon Association offers a major scholarship for salmon research in honour of its long time former President, Jack Fenety of Fredericton. The “Jack T. H. Fenety Conservation Scholarship” is made available each year to a selected graduate student attending a university who is conducting meaningful research about wild Atlantic salmon and/or its habitat which will have relevance for…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 14, 2016

UNB’s Canadian Rivers Institute receives $100,000 for wild Atlantic salmon conservation research

The newly established Bud and Peggy Bird fund will help ensure that the mystery of declining wild Atlantic salmon stocks continues to be addressed by research in order to restore their numbers and secure their habitat for the future.

As chairman emeritus of the Miramichi Salmon Association, J. W. Bud Bird (LLD ’87) is an enthusiastic salmon angler and conservationist, as was his late wife…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 9, 2016

CRI welcomes new Communications Officer, Stephanie Merrill

This week, Stephanie Merrill joined the CRI team as our new Communications Officer

Stephanie Merrill joined our team this week as a Communications Officer for the next 7 months.  Stephanie has spent the last 6 years as the Freshwater Protection program director for the Conservation Council of New Brunswick where she gained experience in communications and public engagement on issues…

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