Cold Regions Research Symposium


The Cold Regions Research Centre is proud to present the 2014 Cold Regions Research Symposium

March 6, 2014, Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science, Wilfrid Laurier University


The Cold Regions Research Symposium is an opportunity for Laurier faculty and students working in the North to present and discuss their current or planned research.

Keynote Speakers:

Lithalsa distribution, morphology and landscape associations in the Great Slave Lowland, Northwest Territories, Canada
Dr. Stephen A. Wolfe, Geological Survey of Canada

Traditional Knowledge and Science: Is Integration the Answer?
Dr. Allice Legat, Former Roberta Bondar fellow, Trent University

Download the agenda: CRRC AGENDA

Student presentations: Coming soon

For more information contact us:

Funding received for Water Knowledge Application Network


Permafrost in the Northwest Territories is thawing and the ecosystem is changing. Over the past three years, Wilfrid Laurier University researcher William (Bill) Quinton, a Canada Research Chair in Cold Regions Hydrology, has been working with collaborators to map the change in the permafrost and to develop computer models that will help predict permafrost distribution and river flow. Quinton has received $150,000 in funding from the Canadian Water Network (CWN) to create the Water Knowledge Application Network (WatKAN).

For entire Press release go HERE

By coldregionsrc Posted in News

Recent Media Coverage

There has been a great deal of activity lately that has resulted in several media articles and reports on different CRRC researchers.

1) NWT Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources’s visit to the Scotty
Creek Research Station
2) CBC Radio International interview with Bill Quinton
3) CBC Northbeat Interview with Jennifer Baltzer (minute ~46)
4) More on the Minister’s Scotty Creek visit
5) A story on the Climate change in the subarctic field course