Globe and Mail Profiles Peyto Glacier Research

CH research figured prominently in the Globe and Mail edition of Thursday 22nd October 2015, in the form of an article focusing on the rapid disintegration of the Peyto Glacier, observed during work by the Canadian Rockies Hydrological Observatory (CHRO).

The article also referred to the inaugural workshop of the International Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology (INARCH), hosted by CH’s Coldwater Laboratory, near Kananaskis, Alberta, from the 22nd to the 24th of October.

The article is available here for online viewing.

Glacier Research Video

MSc student Emily Anderson has created a video for Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) on NWT field work on the remote Bologna Glacier this summer. It’s available for online viewing here.

Wonderful video, Emily!

CH Contributes to Globe and Mail Article on the Bow River

Two CH members were recently asked to contribute to an article in the Globe and Mail (11th October 2015), titled Protecting the health of Alberta’s Bow River.

Professor John Pomeroy and Bob Sandford are both quoted in the piece, which considers the Bow River’s historical significance as an iconic element in the Canadian Rockies, and the pressures it faces as a result of continuing anthropogenic landscape disruptions and climate-change.

The article is available online here.

Limited Term Assistant Professorship in Hydrology and Geomatics

The Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, for the period of January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.

Applicants should have a PhD in geography or a related environmental science, and show clear promise of effectiveness in teaching and interest in research. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver undergraduate and graduate courses in hydrology and geomatics. Expertise in spatial statistics will be considered an asset.

In addition to excellence in teaching, the department is looking for applicants whose research interests complement those of faculty currently in the department. Current research strengths in the department include surface and groundwater hydrology, cold regions hydrology, hydrochemistry, erosion and sediment transport, GIScience, geomatics and remote sensing. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to affiliate with the University’s Centre for Hydrology, which has more than 30 affiliated faculty from the Colleges of Arts and Science, Agriculture and Bioresources, and Engineering and strong graduate training and research capabilities, and with the Global Institute for Water Security which has more than 70 affiliated faculty with interests in water security research.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences. There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 325 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is a major research intensive institution of about 21,000 students with a wide range of training available and superb lab facilities on what is considered the most pleasant university campus in Canada. Canadian hydrology developed from early efforts at the University. The federal National Hydrology Research Centre and provincial Saskatchewan Research Council are located in the University’s research park, Innovation Place, a few minutes walk from the university. Information about the University of Saskatchewan and the Department of Geography and Planning can be found at: .

Applications should include a cover letter and full curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a statement of research interests, samples of recent publications, and contact information of three references. Applications should be addressed to:

Dirk de Boer,
Professor and Head,
Department of Geography and Planning
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan

and emailed to Review of applications will begin by October 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled, with the appointment commencing January 1, 2016.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016):
Assistant Professor $90,796 – $109,108

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

CH GIWS Seminar, Tuesday October 6th

The Centre for Hydrology and GIWS will be hosting a seminar on Tuesday October 6, at 11am in Geology 165.

Dr Ed Cey, Associate Professor with the Department of Geosciences at the University of Calgary, will present on Searching for Clarity and Connectivity in Hydrologic Processes.