Cold Regions Research Centre

About Us

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.

Field Training

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.

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CRRC Days Keynote Talks

CRRC Days Keynote Talks

We have an exciting line up of keynote talks this year for CRRC Days. To kick off on the morning of Thursday Nov 26 we have the Dr. Mike English Retirement Keynote Session. Mike will describe his perspective on northern research through the eyes of past students and...

CRRC Trivia Night – October-8th

CRRC Trivia Night – October-8th

Zoom Connection Details as Follows: You are invited to a Zoom meeting.When: Oct 8, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: After registering,...


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