Field Assistant Needed- Scotty Creek 2019

Geography – Field Research Assistant Position

Summary: We seek a motivated research assistant to work with a graduate student on their research project in the remote Northwest Territories. This research project aims to improve our understanding of permafrost environments in transition. The successful candidate will assist in various methods of fieldwork, data collection and logistical support in the field. This position is ideal for an undergraduate student looking for relevant work experience in their field.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will:

  • Document field observations and/or download data from various pieces of equipment in an outdoor setting in accordance with established procedures.
  • Ensuring field safety procedures are followed during all work.
  • Assist the graduate student in any other task related to data collection as required


Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • S. or M.S. degree in physical or environmental science, geography, or a related discipline
  • Experience working remote locations and/or outdoor environments
  • Ability to work flexible and sometimes long hours.
  • Knowledge and interest in climate change, hydrology or permafrost research.
  • Ability to gain or receive additional qualifications prior to field work
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Firearms handling and experience in the safe use of hand and power tools are assets.


Tentative Start Date: Late March to early April 2019

Compensation: Dependent on length of stay in the field.

Appointment: This is a three to two-month appointment depending on start date.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a short Letter of Interest which expresses the applicant’s suitability for the position, accompanied by a resume. Applications may be sent by e-mail to:

Deadline for applications: February 14th, 2019

Wilfrid Laurier University’s 31st annual Cold Regions Research Centre Days conference November 29th and 30th

2018CRRCdayThe conference will examine the impact of climate change on Indigenous communities in the North. 

Please find the CRRC Webinar at this link:

For the full news release visit:

OR download

2018 (CRRC Conference) PDF

CRRC Day 2018 Agenda with Posters

Dr. Kenneth Hewitt (Tuesday, May 1, 2018) Wilfrid Laurier University Library


Lecture & reception celebrating a career and archival legacy
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
4-6 p.m.
Robert Langen Art Gallery, Laurier Library (main floor)

The Laurier Archives is pleased to invite you to our second annual Spring Lecture, this year co-sponsored by Laurier’s Cold Regions Research Centre. We are pleased to present Dr. Ken Hewitt, Professor Emeritus of Geography and Environmental Studies, and founding member of the Cold Regions Research Centre. Dr. Hewitt will reflect on a long, eventful, high-altitude career studying glaciers in Northern Pakistan.

Please join us after the lecture for a wine and cheese reception celebrating Dr. Hewitt’s donation of his papers to the Laurier Archives.



Julia Hendry, Head of Archives and Special Collections
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