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2020 Annual CRRC Days

Nov 26, 2020| Nov 27, 2020


33rd 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.

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Events this year include

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

  • Mike English Retirement Keynote
  • Emerging Researcher Keynote
  • CRRC / NWF Closing Keynote Speaker, Sheila Watt-Cloutier

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

2020 Annual CRRC Days. Schedule

November 26th and 27th, 2020

9:45 -10:00 am


CRRC Days Opening Remarks
10:00-11:30 am
Mike English Retirement Session
Student pathways through northern research
11:30-12:30 am
Tracking Change from Space
Gifty Attiah, Ana Sniderham, Chiranjib Chaudhuri
CRRC DAYS: DAY 2 (November 27th, 2020)



Meet Our Key Note Speakers

Dr. Mike English
Dr. Mike English
Mike will describe his perspective on northern research through the eyes of past students and their career trajectories. Several past students will be joining Mike for this session which promises to be an interesting thread of stories of how northern research can shape a future career path.
Dr. Homa Kheyrollah Pour
Dr. Homa Kheyrollah Pour
Homa will provide an overview of her rapidly growing research programme – highlighting the big questions, tools, and research approach that she is taking to building her new lab at Laurier.
Want to Speak at this Meetup or at a Future Meetup?
 Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Watt-Cloutier is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Award, the UN Champion of the Earth Award, the Norwegian Sophie Prize, the Jack P. Blaney award for Dialogue, and the Right Livelihood Award. Sheila will deliver a message of climate change, impacts on arctic communities, and her personal journey towards advocacy and policy making from local to international levels.

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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 9, 2020. You will receive confirmation on your participation type/acceptance on November 16th, 2020.


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