Director's Blog


Posted by CRI Programs   |   August 29, 2017

Congratulations to the participants and contributors of the CREATE WATER program

In 2011, CRI was awarded more than $1.5M for its Watershed and Aquatics Training in Environmental Research (WATER) professional development program from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE).

CRI scientists from six different universities collaborated as student supervisors in this multi-year initiative aimed at…

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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   |   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 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 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   |   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   |   July 17, 2013

Today in the News: St. John river thriving, evolving, director of rivers institute reports (TJ)


Mighty St. John thriving, evolving, director of rivers institute reports

New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal
Wed Jul 17 2013
Page: A1
Section: A
Byline: Chris Morris Legislature Bureau

FREDERICTON - After being pronounced both dead and dying numerous times throughout the past century, New Brunswick's beautiful St. John River - the Rhine of North America - has roared back to life and…

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