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May 2016

Posted by CRI Programs   |   May 20, 2016

CRI Advances New Methods to Understand Biological Diversity for Better River and Wetland Management

Sunday, May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity.  With this year’s theme of Sustaining People and their Livelihoods, CRI takes a look at how one area of relatively new scientific research is advancing our understanding of biological diversity, especially as it pertains to the thresholds of degradation of human-valued ecosystems such as rivers and wetlands.
 
Dr. Donald Baird, a…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   May 19, 2016

Job opportunity in CRI’s Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory

Support Staff Employment Opportunity
Stable Isotope Technical Manager
Canadian Rivers Institute, Department of Biology UNB Fredericton

Function
The Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (SINLAB) analyses stable isotope ratios of C, N, H, O and S to answer ecological questions for researchers within the university and for clients around the globe. We are currently seeking a suitably…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   May 17, 2016

CRI welcomes summer support staff to the team

We are excited to share that we have two new staff joining the team for the summer and early fall.  

Kelly Soong is a 4th year Bachelor of Business Administration student at UNB, pursuing a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Media Arts & Cultures. She has joined us for her co-op term with CRI and will be working toward developing a CRI merchandise marketing plan, and supporting both…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   May 17, 2016

New training opportunities for CRI members this summer

Dr. Meghann Bruce will be offering two 1-day workshops in Fredericton on New Brunswick macrophyte identification and sampling. These workshops will be limited to 12 registrants, so register sooner than later to confirm a spot. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a webinar component for these workshops due to the blended classroom- and field-based learning experience. Stay tuned for more…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   May 16, 2016

CRI’s Deborah MacLatchy receives Doctor of Science Honorary Degree

Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, a Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) Science Director, received a Doctor of Science Honorary Degree on May 16th from Acadia University in Nova Scotia.

Dr. MacLatchy, currently the provost and vice-president academic at Wilfrid Laurier University, was one of the four founding members of the CRI in 2001, alongside Dr. Allen Curry, Dr. Rick Cunjak and Dr. Kelly Munkittrick. 

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   May 13, 2016

CRI Forging New Territory in Aquatic Science and Technology

May 6-15th is Science and Technology Week in Canada. The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) uses the occasion to profile some of its work to advance cutting-edge technology in aquatic research.

CRI’s Stable Isotopes in Nature laboratory (SINLab) at UNB in Fredericton uses Continuous Flow Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry to analyze stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and sulphur in a…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   May 12, 2016

CRI projects supported through New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund

The New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) awards for 2016-2017 have been announced and three CRI projects have been partially funded.  

A project to work with partners to address blue-green algae outbreaks and water quality issues in New Brunswick lakes, led by one of CRI's Science Directors and Professor in the Department of Biology at UNB Fredericton, Dr. Allen Curry, is the largest…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   May 9, 2016

Canadian Rivers Institute student researchers hit the water to answer questions about river health

Press Release
For Immediate Release

May 9, 2016

Fredericton- 50 student researchers at the Canadian Rivers Institute, hosted by the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and Saint John, kick off their summer field season in New Brunswick this week. These young scientists are working on projects aimed at answering questions about New Brunswick river flows, water quality, fisheries,…

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