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Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 22, 2017

Improving municipal wastewater effects monitoring, developing next gen of science communicators

Today, World Water Day (March 22) with its theme of “wastewater” is an opportunity to profile a prominent research program by a Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) Science Director, Dr. Mark Servos, who is investigating municipal wastewater effluent impacts on the Grand River watershed. His research is demonstrating how the science used in the development of an environmental effects monitoring…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 10, 2017

Summer student opportunities in aquatic research at CRI

Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) project is seeking motivated and independent students to work in salmon research projects in the summer 2017.

The project will involve both field and office work. Field work will involve collecting sonar data with ARIS imaging sonars, deploying temperature loggers, aiding in the acquisition of hemispherical canopy photography, and tracking…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 10, 2017

Aquatic Technician: Canadian Rivers Institute, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick

COMPETITION #: #142-16.17
CLOSING DATE: March 29, 2017 4:30pm
EMPLOYMENT GROUP: P.T.S.U.
SALARY OR RATE: $35,858 - $44,824 Per Annum
EMPLOYMENT DATE (Tentative): As soon as possible
APPOINTMENT TYPE & HOURS OF WORK: Full-Time (36.25 HPW)
1 Year Term With the possibility of extension
External Funding

FUNCTION:
Assist with field programs including graduate students and staff needs of…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 8, 2017

Building a strong community of women in science, advancing interdisciplinary lab and field research

International Women’s Day is an opportunity for the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) to highlight the critical contributions of one of the institute’s founding members, a leader in her research field, and a strong advocate for women in science: Dr. Deborah MacLatchy.

Dr. MacLatchy was a member of the original founding visionaries who created the CRI in 2001. Today she leads a research…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   January 31, 2017

2017 Science Atlantic Environment Conference

UNB's Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management invites you to the 2017 Science Atlantic: Environment (SAE) conference, which will consist of undergraduate and graduate-level research presentations (both oral and poster).  Prizes will be given for 1st and 2nd place in each category.

MARCH 3-5, 2017 at UNB-Fredericton

Tentative schedule:
Friday March 3rd – meet and greet and pick…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   January 24, 2017

EcoLac-GRIL fall workshops and annual seminar

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

As an ÉcoLac trainee, every selected candidate will receive a scholarship to cover the travel expenses and registration fees for the ÉcoLac annual Seminar (February 23, 2017 at UQAM) and, if they are still registered in an undergraduate program…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   January 16, 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher opportunity at Canadian Rivers Institute at UNB

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Fish Ecology and Fish Passage
Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study

The Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) at the Canadian Rivers Institute (UNB) was created to support NB Power’s decision-making, environmental impact assessment, construction planning and mitigation, and post-construction monitoring of the river ecosystem as it prepares to undertake the…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   December 14, 2016

UNB work-study position with CRI: communications assistant

Position Dates:
Start Date: Jan 30, 2017 End Date: Mar 31, 2017
Length of the project; 8 Week Winter Project

Description
The Canadian Rivers Institute, founded in 2001 and hosted at the University of New Brunswick, is a network of 22 scientists at 14 institutions across Canada and internationally. CRI scientists and their networks of research associates, graduate students, and staff…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   November 29, 2016

New study finds life under the ice is diverse, complex and surprisingly active

NEWS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2016

Lake Ecologists See Winter as a Key Scientific Frontier: New study finds life under the ice is diverse, complex and surprisingly active


Dr. Brian Hayden, a Research Fellow with the Canadian Rivers Institute and Biology Department at the University of New Brunswick and coauthor of the study

FREDERICTON, NB —As long as ecologists…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   November 10, 2016

MSc Positions at StrEAMS lab: Stream ecosystem response to cumulative land use effects

MSc Positions: Stream ecosystem response to cumulative land use effects

Motivated M.Sc. students sought for research projects studying stream ecosystem responses to cumulative effects of land use activities as part of Western University’s StrEAMS lab.  Possible areas of research foci include, but are not limited to:
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Posted by CRI Programs   |   October 27, 2016

UNB Harrison McCain Visiting Professor sharing ‘good news’ about the environment

NEWS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 27, 2016

Ever wonder what’s being done to combat the effects of air pollution in Canada?

John Gunn, one of Canada’s top biologists, will present a lecture on Friday, Oct. 28 at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. He will describe Sudbury, Ontario’s 99 per cent decrease in air pollution and how similar results might be achieved…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   September 22, 2016

News Release: River science powerhouse emerges in Canada

NEWS RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

River science powerhouse emerges in Canada

Fredericton - The Canadian Rivers Institute is releasing a report today highlighting its first 15 years of achievements since its founding in 2001, in anticipation of World Rivers Day on September 25th.

Founded at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in 2001, the CRI has grown into a…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   August 31, 2016

PhD Position in Aquatic Ecotoxicology

A PhD position is available at the Canadian Rivers Institute and Biology Department, University of New Brunswick Saint John to assess landscape-level, cumulative impacts of forestry on stream ecosystems.

This research will be done as part of a large, interdisciplinary project comparing forest management effects on wildlife, fisheries and aquatic ecosystem health. The successful candidate…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   August 16, 2016

MSc opportunity: impacts of salmon aquaculture on shallow cobble habitat

The goal of this study is to quantify the possible effects of salmon aquaculture on the biodiversity and health of shallow rocky coastal ecosystems in the southwestern Bay of Fundy.

The new MSc student will compare biodiversity and abundance of benthic invertebrates and fishes colonizing cobble-filled bio-collectors deployed at cobble sites near and away from aquaculture cages, as well as at…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   June 28, 2016

Job Opportunity: Stable Isotope Laboratory Technician

Support Staff Employment Opportunity
Stable Isotope Laboratory Technician II
Department of Biology: Canadian Rivers Institute UNB Fredericton

Competition #: #044-16.17 Closing Date: July 8, 2016 4:00PM
Employment Group: P.T.S.U. Salary or Rate: $35,828 - $44,824 Per Annum
Employment Date:(tentative) As soon as possible Hours per Week: Full-Time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative) 1…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   June 24, 2016

CRI welcomes new members to Science Directors and Management boards

I am delighted to let you know that our community has expanded. As of this week, we welcome new members to both our Science Directors and Management boards.

We now have a total of 20 Science Directors from across Canada and the world, representing a tremendous diversity of aquatic expertise and excellence. It is personally very exciting to myself to see young enthusiastic scientists joining…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   June 22, 2016

Graduate Opportunity in Freshwater Environmental Toxicology, UNBF

Graduate Opportunity in Freshwater Environmental Toxicology
Biology Department, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

MSc position: Indicators of environmental stress in aquatic insect species.

Motivated M.Sc. student sought for research project studying mechanistic and ecological indicators of environmental stress in aquatic macroinvertebrate species. 

Possible areas of research…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   June 8, 2016

Federal Government, Canadian Rivers Institute and Canadians team up to assess river health

It’s Canadian Environment Week, an annual celebration of Canadian citizens’ ongoing efforts to help preserve, protect and restore our environment.  The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) has helped thousands of Canadians become citizen scientists, working across the country to become stewards of their local rivers and lakes.

This summer and fall alone, more than 150 students, water…

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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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Posted by CRI Programs   |   April 28, 2016

CRI led projects awarded funding for fisheries and biodiversity research and education projects

The New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund recently announced their funding awards for 2016-2017.  Eight projects led by Canadian Rivers Instiute (CRI) Science Directors, students and staff have been awarded a total of $73,430 which will go toward research on fisheries and biodiversity and education related projects.  The New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund is administed through the New Brunswick…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   April 22, 2016

Looking for Professional Development Opportunities in Aquatic Sciences?

The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), hosted by the University of New Brunswick, announces its next slate of non-credit professional development courses in aquatic earth sciences.

“CRI places a significant emphasis on providing professional development opportunities for aquatic science students and professionals”, says Sarah Tuziak, Manager of CRI Training and Professional Development.  “Our…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   April 14, 2016

Ten projects led by CRI Science Directors and Associates supported by ASCF grants

The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) has announced the 2016-2017 recipients of their annual granting program.  Over 1.08 million has been awarded to 61 projects across Atlantic Canada and Quebec. Ten projects led by CRI Science Directors and Associates were granted over $220,000, representing more than 20% of the provided funds.

The ASCF provides financial support to researchers…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   April 8, 2016

CRI Fuses Biology and Engineering Disciplines in River Science

March was National Engineering Month, which recognizes the field of engineering, including its many sub disciplines. The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) profiles one of the many examples of research within the institute that fuses the knowledge and expertise of ecological conditions and hydrologic processes in its mandate to develop the aquatic science needed to understand, protect, and sustain…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   April 6, 2016

MSc Positions in Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology Summer & Fall 2016

Positions are available for MSc students at the Canadian Rivers Institute and Biology Department, University of New Brunswick, in 1) impacts of forestry on stream ecosystems, and 2) effects of aquaculture on invertebrate biodiversity in the Bay of Fundy.

1) This MSc research will examine the cumulative effects of forest management on stream networks in northern New Brunswick. It includes…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 30, 2016

Climate and Salmon Workshop March 31 2016

Background
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

WHEN March 31st…

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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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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

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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Posted by rcasey   |   October 21, 2015

Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Freshwater Invertebrate Biodiversity Genomics

Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Freshwater Invertebrate Biodiversity Genomics

Location: Canadian Rivers Institute, Fredericton

We seek a postdoctoral scientist with an interest in the application of biodiversity metabarcoding of invertebrates in freshwater ecosystem assessment.
This project is part of a larger federal government genomics initiative supporting genomics-based…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   September 28, 2015

2015 Annual HBN Hynes Lecturer: Dr. Julian Olden

The CRI is excited to host Dr. Julian Olden, from the University of Washington, as this year’s H.B.N. Hynes lecturer. 

Julian Olden is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington and spends his time studying invasive species, ecohydrology, biogeography, and food web ecology of freshwater ecosystems. Growing up on a sailboat on the waters of Lake Ontario, Julian conducted his…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   September 24, 2015

Job Opportunity: Environment Canada Research Scientist

Environment Canada - Science and Technology Branch
Fredericton (New Brunswick)

Closing date: 5 October 2015 - 23:59, Pacific Time (more on closing date)

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Apply online

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general direction of the WHERD Research Management team, the incumbent will develop an…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   September 21, 2015

HBN Hynes Grad Student Scholarship - deadline Oct 9

2015 H.B.N. Hynes Scholarship - deadline for submission Oct 9/15

Value: $1000

The scholarship is named in honour of Dr. H.B. Noel Hynes who is known as the "the father of running water ecology". The most renowned of freshwater biologists, Dr. Hynes wrote the first comprehensive running waters text book, "The Ecology of Running Waters" following his book on "The Biology of Polluted Waters".

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   September 16, 2015

Post-doc Opportunity: Freshwater biodiversity monitoring using metabarcoding (DFO Canada: BC)

Freshwater biodiversity monitoring using metabarcoding - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow with an interest in applied ecological and evolutionary genomics and aquatic ecosystems to lead a project investigating the use of
metabarcoding to measure responses of freshwater plankton communities to land-use disturbances.

This project is part of a larger federal…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   August 20, 2015

2015/16 CRI/ASCF Webinar schedule and links

The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF), in partnership with the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), is proud to announce our upcoming season of webinars for the 2015-2016 season (see below).  Engagement in the series has grown rapidly with more than 1,600 participants since its inception in 2012.

Representatives from NGOs, First Nations, universities and colleges, businesses, and…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   April 22, 2015

Post­doctoral research opportunity – Modeling Atlantic salmon stock­-recruitment dynamics

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to model stock­ recruitment dynamics of wild Atlantic salmon as part of an Atlantic salmon conservation effort in the research group of Dr. Rick Cunjak at the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) and University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada beginning in June 2014.

Atlantic salmon populations have been steadily decreasing…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   March 17, 2015

Employment Opportunities with the Sipayik Environmental Dept. of the Passamaquoddy Tribe

Environmental Scientist
The Sipayik Environmental Dept. of the Passamaquoddy Tribe – Pleasant Point is seeking an energetic, motivated individual to manage a new marine fisheries program. The position will conduct science to manage and restore diadromous and marine species to tribal and adjacent waters. The SED is interested in applicants who can interface with state and federal managers to…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   February 20, 2015

CRI hosts annual Field Safety Training courses in May

Training Notice

Who should be interested in this training?

•  Anyone working in field situations outside of city limits
•  Anyone working in/around streams and rivers, small and large

Register for one OR both courses using the same registration link.  Payments will be made directly to the instructors, registration here ensures a spot is secured until payment is completed.

Advanced…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   December 19, 2014

MSc OPPORTUNITY IN HYDRO-ACOUSTIC HABITAT ASSESSMENT

MSc GRADUATE OPPORTUNITY IN HYDRO-ACOUSTIC HABITAT ASSESSMENT

The MSc candidate will compare aquatic habitat data (bathymetry, bottom/substrate type and aquatic vegetation coverage and biovolume) to be collected in a large, hydro-power regulated river using two different echosounder methods (Biosonics with Visual Habitat vs Lowrance with ciBiobase). Data collected using different echosounder…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   December 9, 2014

CRI Science Director Donald Baird co-edits Advances in Ecological Research issue Big Data in Ecology

CRI Science Director and Environment Canada scientist Dr. Donald Baird has just completed co-editing of the latest volume of the top 10 ecology journal ‘Advances in Ecological Research’ focusing on the highly topical subject ‘Big Data in Ecology’. The volume includes recent research that he carried out in collaboration with scientists at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and CSIRO on…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   November 19, 2014

New CRI webinar “The Didymo Story” Dr Max Bothwell (EC) Fri Nov 21

Please register for The Didymo Story: the role of low dissolved phosphorus in the formation of Didymosphenia geminata blooms. on Nov 21, 2014 3:00 PM AST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3905015964207042049

Dr. Max Bothwell
Environment Canada and the University of Victoria

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   November 18, 2014

New Federal funding for the CRI

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honorable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced today the Government of Canada will contribute $280,000 to support work on new innovations in environmental monitoring.

The contribution is being…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   November 12, 2014

Next CRI/ASCF webinar Tues Nov 18: Considerations for writing funding applications

ASCF and CRI will be pleased to host a webinar on Tuesday, November 18th at 2:00 pm (AST): Considerations for writing funding applications.  The speakers for this webinar will be Darla Saunders (ASCF) and Terry Melanson (DFO).   

Registration and participation in the webinar is free.  Detailed instructions will be emailed to registrants before each webinar.  You can take part through your…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   October 14, 2014

Dr. Karen Kidd and colleagues publish seminal paper on aquatic impacts of the birth control pill

Dr. Karen Kidd (Chair, CRI Science Directors and Canada Research Chair at University of New Brunswick-Saint John) and colleagues published a seminal paper on their whole lake study at the Experimental Lakes Area assessing the effects of the synthetic estrogen used in the birth control pill on the lake’s food web.  It was published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B as part…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   October 7, 2014

Research and employment positions at the U Regina Institute of Environmental Change & Society

Institute of Environmental Change & Society (IECS) provides world-class infrastructure and research expertise in environmental sciences for faculty, students and staff enabling individuals and multidisciplinary groups to conduct cutting-edge scientific research to advance the provincial, national and international research agendas. IECS is composed of three separate research units (Cellular…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   September 30, 2014

2014 HBN Hynes Lectures by Dr. Christian Torgersen

 Thursday October 9th, 2014  11:30 am
 Science lecture:  “The Fourth Paradigm and data-driven discovery in riverine science” Irving Hall, Room 104   UNB-Saint John

 Thursday October 9th, 2014  7:00 pm
 Public lecture:  “Envisioning rivers in the Google Earth  Era” Loring Bailey Hall, Room 146   UNB Fredericton

 Friday, October 10th, 2014   3:00 pm
 Science lecture:  “The Fourth Paradigm…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   August 18, 2014

Pre-shale gas water quality to be studied (from CBC News)

NB Energy Institute gives $350,000 contract to look at baseline conditions where development likely

CBC News

Posted:Aug 15, 2014 4:33 PM AT
Last Updated:Aug 15, 2014 4:33 PM AT

Allen Curry will direct a team from the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick to study baseline water conditions in areas of New Brunswick where shale gas development would likely take…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   July 21, 2014

2014 HNB Hynes Scholarship - accepting submissions until 1 Sep, 2014

Value: $1000
Deadline: 1 Sep, 2014
Competition open to current PhD students (including those starting in Sep 2014)

The scholarship is named in honour of Dr. H.B. Noel Hynes who is known as the "the father of running water ecology". The most renowned of freshwater biologists, Dr. Hynes wrote the first comprehensive running waters text book, "The Ecology of Running Waters" following his book…

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Posted by Administrator   |   June 18, 2014

Fish Friends Celebrates Another Year of Fish Conservation at Base Gagetown

AUTHOR: LAURA WEST
Published in the Post Gazette, Thursday June 12th, 2014

The theme for this year’s Canadian Environment Week (June 1st to 7th) was “Strengthening our Environment Today for Tomorrow.” As part of its Environment Week activities, 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown hosted the 7th annual Fish Friends field days.

Fish Friends is a program started by the…

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Posted by Administrator   |   May 9, 2014

Biological Limnology – Post-Doctoral, PhD, or MSc Opportunity (Beginning Summer 2014)

We are seeking 1-2 candidates to lead or participate in two studies of lakes and reservoirs in New Brunswick, Canada.  The two issues we are addressing are: modelling the potential effects of a large reservoir drawdown in a dam removal scenario; and an emerging blue-green algae problem in lakes and water supplies across the province.  Both projects require a candidate with strong backgrounds…

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Posted by Administrator   |   April 30, 2014

CRI Presents Research at the 4th NSERC HydroNet Annual Symposium in Burnaby, BC

CRI Science Directors, Drs. Rick Cunjak, Allen Curry and Andre St. Hilaire head to Burnaby, British Columbia this week to participate in the 4th Annual HydroNet Symposium. NSERC HydroNet is a research network supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to develop partnerships to strengthen the scientific basis of decisions regarding hydropower generation effects…

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Posted by Administrator   |   March 22, 2014

Happy World Water Day! CRI Director Quoted in Support of WWF-Canada Water Health Measure

TORONTO, March 21, 2014 – Today, WWF-Canada released Freshwater Health Assessment results for five new watersheds across Canada, in honour of World Water Day on March 22, 2014.  These assessments, along with seven existing ones, help create a clear, consistent understanding of Canada’s national water health.  This information is critical to understanding the impacts and trade-offs of resource…

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Posted by Administrator   |   March 6, 2014

UOIT Applied Bioscience PhD and CRI student wins top prize at two conferences

A University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) graduate student in the Faculty of Science has pulled off a rare feat by capturing top spot at not just one, but two different research conferences.

Jordan Anderson, a PhD student in Applied Bioscience at UOIT recently received first prize for his Master of Science research at the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental…

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Posted by Administrator   |   February 26, 2014

CRI’s Michelle Lavery and Queen’s University Researchers Debunk Theory of Invasive Algal Species

An algal species known commonly as didymo or “rock snot” has been found to be non-invasive after a collaboration between CRI Grad Student, Michelle Lavery and researchers from Queen’s, l’Institut national de la recherché scientifique (INRS), and Brock University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The discovery debunks assumptions that didymo – a nuisance algae that may threaten juvenile…

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Posted by Administrator   |   February 10, 2014

Susan Farquharson Receives CRI Honorary Membership Award

Dr. Allen Curry and Dr. Karen Kidd recently presented Susan Farquharson with a CRI Honorary Member award.

Sue was the Executive Director of CRI from 2010 to 2013 and was instrumental in the restructuring of the Institute and its new model.  In her role she led the extensive consultations of stakeholders and members that was needed to determine an appropriate model and was key in developing…

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Posted by Administrator   |   February 3, 2014

Seeking Post-Doctoral Candidates and Graduate Students for the Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study!!

Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study

By 2016, NB Power will settle on a preferred option for the future of the Mactaquac Generating Station on the Saint John River near Fredericton, New Brunswick. Options could include rebuilding or removing the dam and adjacent concrete structures. The Canadian Rivers Institute has been charged with providing the environmental science to support NB Power’s…

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Posted by Administrator   |   January 13, 2014

THE LEGENDS OF CANADIAN FISHERIES SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Who is your “fisheries” hero? Nominate them today to recognize their accomplishments!

Canada has a long and illustrious history in fisheries science and management.  Indeed, many scientific discoveries, assessment tools, and even contemporary management strategies can be attributed to Canadian fisheries professionals.  The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society…

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Posted by Administrator   |   December 10, 2013

CRI Grad Students - Introducing Chris Tyrrell

Hi, my name is Chris Tyrrell. I am a CRI student and I want give you a very general idea of who I am, what research I do, why I do it, and my connection to the CRI. I am a Ph.D. student in the CRI at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton campus and hope to finish up this coming year. I’m originally from Wisconsin, USA, and found my way to the CRI through my interest in aquatic plants. I…

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Posted by Administrator   |   October 30, 2013

Post-doctoral research opportunity – Stable isotope ecology

The Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (SINLAB) at the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) and University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, seek an innovative and highly motivated individual to conduct multi-disciplinary scientific research beginning in February 2014.  The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent field and lab-oriented research…

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Posted by Administrator   |   October 25, 2013

CRI Thanks 2013 Hynes Lecturer Dr. Bobbi Peckarsky!

The Canadian Rivers Institute would like to extend its sincere thanks to Dr. Bobbi Peckarsky for a very successful Hynes Lecture Series this past week. Dr. Peckarsky gave two lectures this week. The first was given at UNB Fredericton on Wednesday evening and was entitled, Potential Effects of Climate Change on Stream Organisms. Her second lecture, Ecology of Place: Exploring the Strength of…

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Posted by Administrator   |   October 17, 2013

Dr. Simon Courtenay accepts new role as Scientific Director with CWN

Join us in congratulating Dr. Simon Courtenay as he accepts his new role as Scientific Director with the Canadian Water Network (CWN) based at the University of Waterloo starting in November 2013. 

As the first Research Scientist from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to be co-located at the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) in the Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), he…

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Posted by Administrator   |   October 8, 2013

Today in the News: NB Power works with Canadian Rivers Institute

NB Power works with Canadian Rivers Institute to study future options for Mactaquac Generating Station

Fredericton, N.B. - NB Power has engaged a group of internationally respected scientists to provide independent research on the potential environmental impacts of the future options being considered for the Mactaquac Generating Station.

The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) and its partners…

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Posted by Administrator   |   October 4, 2013

10th Annual CRI Days a huge success!

The 10th Annual Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) Days last Friday and Saturday in Waterloo, Ontario was the most successful event to date.

Students had a great time learning first-hand about impacts and management activities on the Grand River from Mark Servos and his students during a canoeing trip on the Grand River on Friday morning. This trip even made headlines in the local paper. The…

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Posted by Administrator   |   August 2, 2013

CRI says farewell to Executive Director, Sue Farquharson

Hello everyone:

We are going through a transition period at CRI.  One of the major changes is our loss of Sue Farquharson.  Sue’s last day with CRI was August 1.

Sue spent the last number of years as our Executive Director and as the person responsible for guiding us through the building and then transition to the new CRI model.  She was responsible for CRI’s corporate services and among…

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