News & Events


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July 2015

  • LRIGS is partnering with Aquality Environmental Consulting Ltd and Clearflow Enviro Systems Group Inc to offer a short course entitled, "Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy". Go to the course description to find out more and how to enrol.
  • Read the June 2015 LRIGS and HAI Reclamation Theme combined newsletter here.


June 2015

  • Some of the research of LRIGS Director, Dr M Anne Naeth, that examined the use of dry wall as a helpful soil amendment for reclamation was recently in the news.
  • The Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta is looking to fill a post doctoral fellowship in ecosystem assembly and succession in reclaimed wester boreal ecosystems. Go here for more information.


May 2015

  • LRIGS-affiliated researcher, Dr Bill Shotyk, is in the news.
  • Check out the spotlight article on LRIGS MSc student, Kangyi Lou.


April 2015

  • The 2016 International Rangeland Congress will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from July 17 to 22, 2016.  Proposals for papers are now being accepted.  Please go to for more details.
  • LRIGS and the Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada have released the report from their joint workshop entitled, "Aboriginal Participation in Land Reclamation: Enhancing the Dialogue" which was held on March 23, 2015. The full report can be viewed here.
  • Check out the spotlight article on LRIGS MSc student, Caitlin Low.
  • LRIGS PhD student Valerie Miller spent time in Austalia earlier this year to learn about critical zone soil science and climate change. Read more about her adventures here.


March 2015

  • LRIGS committee members, researchers, graduate students and post doctoral fellows have developed a bucket list for land reclamation professionals. We'd love to hear what you think about it. Email us at with your comments.
  • University of Alberta undergraduate students studying land reclamation will be presenting posters on their capstone team reclamation projects on Thursday, March 26. Go here for more details.
  • A recent project of one of our LRIGS researchers, Dr Peter Boxall, was the subject of a recent Edmonton Journal article.
  • Check out the spotlight article on LRIGS MSc student, Alison Bijman.
  • This year's LRIGS guest lecture will be given by Ms Pat Payne from the Alberta Energy Regulator on Friday, March 13 and will talk about the Province of Alberta's Orphan Well Program. Go here for more details.


February 2015

  • Congratulations to LRIGS MSc student Kangyi Lou! Kangyi won 1st place for best graduate student presentation at the Alberta Soil Science Workshop held in Edmonton from February 17 - 19.
  • The Canadian Forest Service wants to hire a Forest Reclamation Scientist. Go here for more details.
  • LRIGS is teaming up with its academic partners at China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB) to provide another opportunity for its graduate students and post doctoral fellows to engage in activities to increase their exposure to different international perspectives on land reclamation. LRIGS students and post docs will be partnered with CUGB students and post docs as pen pal partners. They will correspond with their partners on a regular basis to share information about their research and to talk about land reclamation in general. We look forward to the professional and personal relationships that might develop through this arrangement.

  • Natural Resources Canada is looking to hire a Policy Analyst. Go here for more details.



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