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EcoLac-GRIL fall workshops and annual seminar

Posted by CRI Programs   |   January 24, 2017

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 in fall 2017, to the ÉcoLac-GRIL fall workshops 2017.

To apply, the student must be registered in one of the eight universities collaboratingto the ÉcoLac program: UQTR, McGill University, Concordia University, Université de Montréal, UQAM, UQAC, Laurentian University, and University of Nouveau-Brunswick. Students must have a particular interest for research, in addition to an excellent academic record.

Interested candidates should submit their application by providing the following documents before February 3rd, 2017:

  • The CREATE program registration form, available at, under the « Submit an application » section. Follow the indications carefully.
  • The following information in electronic format to
  1. full CV (including university education and work experience in academia, research and others);
  2. a copy of the most recent transcript from its university;
  3. the name of a researcher that can be contacted for references.

NSERC's CREATE training program in lake and fluvial ecology (ÉcoLac) is dedicated to the training of highly qualified young professionals. Trainees acquire strong skills in the field of aquatic ecology and are offered opportunities to develop a multidisciplinary vision, to enhance leadership and communication skills, and to understand their upcoming role in society.

This program was created to meet a growing demand for highly qualified personnel in lake and river ecology who will be able to respond to the challenges Canadians will face regarding aquatic environments over the next decades. These professionals must be able to transition rapidly from the role of student or trainee to a productive professional within the Canadian workforce.

The Canadian Rivers Institute is a proud partner in the The NSERC-CREATE- ÉcoLac program.

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