CRRC Seminar Series – Eli Enns

A New Era of Indigenous Leaders in the Conservation of Nature in Canada and Beyond

Special CCRC Seminar co-hosted speaker with the John McMurry Research Chair in Environmental Geography & Balsillie School of International Affairs: Environment and Resources Research Cluster

Thursday January 28, 2:30 pm EST

Register in advance for this meeting:–prjotHdNDDADV01xOXDtLzd2Kueql

CRRC Days Keynote Talks

We have an exciting line up of keynote talks this year for CRRC Days.

To kick off on the morning of Thursday Nov 26 we have the Dr. Mike English Retirement Keynote Session. Mike will describe his perspective on northern research through the eyes of past students and their career trajectories. Several past students will be joining Mike for this session which promises to be an interesting thread of stories of how northern research can shape a future career path.

On the morning of Friday Nov 27, we have the Emerging Researcher Keynote featuring Dr. Homa Kheyrollah Pour. Homa will provide an overview of her rapidly growing research programme – highlighting the big questions, tools, and research approach that she is taking to building her new lab at Laurier.

On the afternoon of Friday Nov 27, we have the Special Cold Regions Research Centre/Northern Water Futures co-hosted Closing Keynote Lecture, featuring Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier. Watt-Cloutier is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Award, the UN Champion of the Earth Award, the Norwegian Sophie Prize, the Jack P. Blaney award for Dialogue, and the Right Livelihood Award. Sheila will deliver a message of climate change, impacts on arctic communities, and her personal journey towards advocacy and policy making from local to international levels.

Call For Abstracts

33rd Annual Cold Regions Research Centre Days


Cold Regions Research Centre Days (CRRC Days) is an early-career researcher conference highlighting the latest in cold regions research from northern researchers at any stage of their studies. We will be featuring presentations by undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers associated with the CRRC in addition to several keynote speakers throughout the two-day event.


November 26-27, 2020, Zoom Meeting – registration link:


Presentations are reserved for Canadian student researchers and post-doctoral researchers working in the north. This means you have a research link through your supervisor or committee members, or others involved in your northern research. If you are a student or postdoc doing research in the north you are welcome to participate! And remember this is a free conference!

We are looking for talks from a variety of disciplines doing northern research from natural science, social science, and Indigenous perspectives.

If you have any questions about participating please email to inquire. If you would like to participate but not present (i.e., Faculty researchers), please register for the zoom event at the meeting above.


There are two ways to participate in CRRC Days. You can do a paper presentation which is a 15-minute presentation of your research, or a lightning round talk, which is a 3-minute synopsis similar to the three minute thesis. For both types of presentation, you are required to submit an abstract (up to 250 words) when you register for the conference. The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 9, 2020. You will receive confirmation on your participation type/acceptance on November 16th, 2020.


Go to to register and submit your 250-word abstract.

2020-2021 Cold Regions Seminar Series

We are planning an exciting lineup of speakers for the 2020/2021 Academic Year. Stay tuned!

We have set the following dates for the seminar series, so please reserve the dates and we’ll post more details soon.

All talks will take place on Zoom, at 2 pm EST unless otherwise noted. Links will be updated soon.

Date Speaker/Topic
Sept 24, 2020CRRC PhD Research Spotlight:
Katherine Standen (WLU-Biology),
Élise Devoie (UW-Civil & Env. Eng)
Karim Malik (WLU-Geography and Env. Studies)
Oct. 22, 2020TBD
Nov. 12, 2020Dr. Suzanne Tank (University of Calgary-Biological Sciences)
Dec. 17, 2020Dr. Nicolas Brunet (University of Guelph-Env. Design and Rural Development)
Fall Season of CRRC Seminar Series Speakers