CRI’s Fellows share the goals and objectives of the CRI, and have as their primary focus, an interest in expanding and promoting research on rivers and their estuaries.
CRI’s Associates are designated annually by their Fellow in their CRI Member Network Agreements as participating in research, education and training recognized as supporting the purpose and aims of the Institute.
Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) - The Government of Canada has created a permanent Canada Research Chair Program. Its goal is to attract and retain highly qualified researchers whose aim is to achieve research excellence. The Canadian Rivers Institute has been the home to 9 CRCs to date.
Dr. Consuelo (Coqui) Aguilar is a Research Professor in the Department of the Studies for the Sustainable Development of Coastal Zones at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Her expertise is in estuarine and coastal fish ecology.
Dr. Bill Annable is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is interested in the fluid and sediment transport mechanics of rivers and how human activities affect change in river form and function.
Dr. David Armanini is Managing Director of Prothea Group, Milan, Italy. His expertise is in ecological quality assessment, eco-hydrology and functional diversity in freshwater ecosystems.
Dr. Donald Baird is a Research Scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada and a Visiting Research Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick. His expertise is in ecological risk assessment, with particular expertise in the development of diagnostic approaches to study human impacts.
Dr. Glenn Benoy is the National Manager of Habitat and Arctic Science with the Ecosystems and Oceans Science sector at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Dr. Leif Burge is a professor at Okanagan College and a Senior Scientist, Fluvial Geomorphology with Stantec. His expertise is in solving applied river problems using hydraulic modelling, sediment management, sediment transport, river patterns, fluvial habitat, river stability, and river restoration.
Chair of the Fellows Board, CRI
Dr. Simon Courtenay is a Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. His expertise is in the development of monitoring programs that detect impacts of human activities and cumulative effects on aquatic ecology.
Dr. Joseph Culp is a Senior Research Scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada and a Research Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick. His expertise is in the impacts of multiple stressors on aquatic systems, particularly rivers, and the use of stream mesocosm and field protocols for detection of impacts on benthic food webs.
Dr. Allen Curry is a professor in the Department of Biology and the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick. His expertise is in the ecology of fishes, food webs and ecosystems, and rivers and their landscapes.
Dr. Michelle Gray is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick. Her expertise is in using fish and benthic invertebrates as indicators of environmental and water quality health.
Dr. Brian Hayden is a Research Associate at the University of New Brunswick where he is Science Director of the Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory. His research focuses on aquatic food web ecology.
Natacha S Hogan
Dr. Natacha Hogan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science and Toxicology Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Her expertise is in the areas of environmental, biomedical and nutritional toxicology.
Dr. Douglas Holdway is a professor of Ecotoxicology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. His expertise is in aquatic toxicology and marine biology with particular interest in fish reproduction, endocrine disruptors and biomarkers.
Dr. Tim Jardine is assistant professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability and Toxicology Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. His expertise is in using ecological tracers to understand energy and contaminant cycling in rivers, estuaries and reservoirs.
Dr. Karen Kidd is the Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health & Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University. Her expertise is in contamination in fish and other aquatic life and the effection of human activities on aquatic ecosystem health.
Dr. Deborah MacLatchy is the president and vice-chancellor and professor of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her expertise is in developing fish bioassays for assessment of mechanisms of action of aquatic endocrine disruptors and in investigating source contaminants of pulp & paper and other wastewater producers.
Dr. Kerry MacQuarrie is a professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of New Brunswick. His expertise is in the transport and fate of contaminants in the subsurface and the use of hydraulic, thermal, and geochemical information to understand groundwater-surface water interactions.
Dr. Chris Martyniuk is an associate professor in the Centre for Environmental and Human Toxicology and Department of Physiological Sciences at the University of Florida. His expertise is in using omics approaches and biochemistry to study organismal responses to aquatic pollutants such as endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Dr. Jessica Orlofske is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Her expertise is in invertebrate ecology and conservation with an emphasis on the application of aquatic invertebrates for monitoring ecosystem health.
Scott A. Pavey
Dr. Scott A. Pavey is an assistant professor and a Canada Research Chair of Aquatic Molecular Ecology and Ecological Genomics at the Department of Biology at the University of New Brusnwick. His expertise is in using state-of-the-art technologies and scientific techniques to address basic and applied questions in conservation, fisheries management, and ecological genomics.
Mark R. Servos
Dr. Mark R. Servos is a professor and the Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Protection in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo. His expertise is in treatment, exposure, fate and effects of organic contaminants in the environment.
Dr. André St-Hilaire is a professor in Hydrology at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) at the Université du Québec. His expertise is in environmental hydrology, particularily hydrological extremes as well as hydrological, habitat, and water quality modelling.
Michael Van den Heuvel
Director and Fellow, CRI
Dr. Michael Van den Heuvel is a professor in the Department of Biology and Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island. His expertise is in the effects of agriculture and chemical use on freshwater and coastal environments.
Dr. Wiseman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, and a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquatic and Mechanistic Toxicology.
Dr. Adam Yates is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Western University. His expertise is in integrating landscape and aquatic sciences to develop and apply environmental assessment approaches with the goal of detailing the effects of landscape patterns on aquatic ecosystem conditions.