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2021 Annual CRRC Days

Nov 25, 2021| Nov 26, 2021


34th Annual Cold Regions Research Centre Days

CRRC Days is an annual early career research conference hosted by CRRC. This year the meeting will take place on zoom over two days in late November.

If you are a student or postdoc working in the north, please see our call for abstracts for details on how to participate.

Register for Zoom MeetingCall For Abstracts

Events this year include

Two days of student research talks
3-minute research synopsis competition
3 Keynote talks including

  • CRRC Days Opening Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Price
  • Emerging Researcher Keynote, Frances Stewart
  • CRRC Closing Keynote Speaker, Andrew Weaver

If you are not submitting an abstract but want to register for CRRC Days (i.e., a faculty member, research partner or non-presenting student), please use the zoom link below

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Key Note Speakers


3Min Thesis Presenter

CRRC Days 1 – THURSDAY, NOV. 25 2021

8:45 -9:00 am



9:00-10:30 am
CRRC Days Opening Keynote Lecture

Dr. Jonathan Price

10:30-11:45 am
Climate Change Adaptation

Jennifer Temmer, Carla Johnston, Charlotte Rentmeister, Cory Wallace

11:45-12:30 pm
12:30-1:30 pm
Remote Sensing of Cold Regions

Michael Dallosch, Emily Ogden, Dilshan Kariyawasam

1:30-2:30 pm
Peatland Hydrology and Biogeochemistry

Jeremy Leathers, Brampton Dakin, Robin Thorne

2:30-3:30 pm
Cold Regions Hydrology

Seamus Daly, Kristine Haynes, Philip Wright

3:30-4:30 pm
Three-Minute Thesis Session 1

Mikhail Mack, Rosy Tutton, Mason Dominico, Alicia Pouw, Tom Stanton, Ignacio Aguirre, Iain Thompson, Maude Auclair

CRRC Days 2 – FRIDAY, NOV. 26 2021


9:00-10:30 am

Dr. Frances Stewart

10:30-11:30 am
Northern Waters

Arisha Imran, Danielle Green, Evan Wilcox

11:30-1:00 pm
1:00-2:00 pm
Social and Digital Research Methodologies

Mindy Price, Ryan Planche, Majid Hojati

2:00-3:00 pm
Three Minute Thesis Session 2

Arash Rafat, Jackson Seto, Ariana Mansigh, Katia Kent, Lee Nguyen, Ethan Lim, Armina Soleymani, Tim Ensom

3:00-3:30 pm
3:30-5:00 pm

Dr. Andrew Weaver


Meet Our Key Note Speakers

Dr. Frances Stewart
Dr. Frances Stewart

Assistant Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University

Dr. Frances Stewart is a new faculty member in the Biology department at Laurier. Her research group (the WILDlab) uses northern wildlife to understand current species-habitat relationships, management and conservation efficacy, while considering future landscape change. Dr. Stewart started her graduate work in Algonquin park while a MSc student at Guelph, and has since conducted and led large trapping, GPS collaring,  wildlife camera, and ecological forecasting work in the Yukon, NWT, Alberta, and British Columbia. She is excited to bring this experience with her to Laurier and to learning more about everyone else’s work being conducted through the Cold Regions Research Centre.

Dr. Jonathan Price
Dr. Jonathan Price

Professor (ret.) University of Waterloo

Jonathan is a recently retired professor within the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo with interests in peatland hydrology, wetlands, wetland chemistry and restoration and reclamation science. He serves as an associate editor for Mires and Peat. Before coming to Waterloo he held positions within the Geography Department at Queen’s University, Kingston, ON having gained his PhD at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Dr. Andrew Weaver
Dr. Andrew Weaver

Professor, University of Victoria

Dr. Andrew J. Weaver is a Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. He was also the Canada Research Chair in Climate Modelling and Analysis until he was elected as a BC Green Party MLA in the 2013 BC Provincial Election representing the riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head. In 2015 Dr. Weaver assumed leadership of the BC Green Party, leading them to an historic election result in the 2017 provincial election with three elected MLAs holding the balance of power in an NDP minority government. He returned to UVic after completing two terms as an MLA.

His book, Keeping our Cool: Canada in a Warming World was published by Viking Canada in September 2008. His second book, Generation Us: The Challenge of Global Warming was published by Raven books in 2011.

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Call For Abstracts


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 ecr.wlu@gmail.com 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 15, 2021. You will receive confirmation on your participation type/acceptance on November 20th, 2021.


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