Cold Regions Research Centre
The Cold Region Research Centre
The Cold Regions Research Centre was established in 1987, evolving from a large multidisciplinary, research & training, project on snow & ice hydrology in the Karakoram Himalaya of Pakistan that was based in WLU’s geography department. While the Centre’s initial focus was on arctic & mountain glaciology & hydrology, since 1990 the scope & role of the Centre within the geography department & the university has broadened. Today the CRRC is a focus of cold regions (mountain & northern) research consulting on topics such as hydrology, climatology, glaciology, resource management, parks planning & biogeochemistry.
The Goals & Mandate of the CRRC
Research and Teaching
To facilitate interdisciplinary research and teaching about cold regions.
To facilitate academic and field training of students in a range of cold regions disciplines and locations.
To provide a locus for interaction among faculty and students interested in cold regions research.
To encourage cooperation and links with other cold regions research and training centres and organizations.
The CRRC Provides
Research space & facilities for affiliated graduate students.
Maintains contacts with northern & other research institutes interested in cold regions.
Awards & Support
Student travel and scholarship awards
Provide public & educational talks on cold regions topics.
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. DateSpeaker/TopicSept 24, 2020CRRC PhD Research...
Dr. Ken Hewitt's paper The hazardous 2017-2019 surge and river damming by Shispare Glacier, Karakoram was one of the top 100 downloaded earth science papers for Scientific Reports in 2020.
In light of this year’s current and ongoing travel restrictions, the CRRC is pleased to announce an expanded CRRC Student Support Fund (CRRC-SSF) in place of our regular travel awards this year. This CRRC-SSF will support a wider variety of activities which directly relate to student and postdoctoral research in cold regions.
CRRC is proud to be a supporting sponsor of the 42nd Annual Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing to be held in Yellowknife June 21-24, 2021. Please find out more about this exciting event at the conference website
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