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 student researchers and post-doctoral researchers affiliated with the CRRC. This means you have a research link through your supervisor or committee members, or others involved in your northern research. We are looking for talks from a variety of disciplines doing northern research from natural science, social science, and Indigenous perspectives.

If you are unsure if you are eligible to participate 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