News & Events


March 2014

  • On March 28, Dr Kathryn Chandler from the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta presented a "Professional Dress" professional development module for LRIGS students.
  • On March 21, Mr Jamie Hanlon from Marketing and Communications at the University of Alberta presented a "Media 101" professional development module for LRIGS students.
  • LRIGS has produced a brief set of notes summarizing some of the main points coming out of our recent panel talk entitled, "Land Reclamation Through An Aboriginal Lens". They are available for viewing here.


February 2014

  • Two LRIGS students, Valerie Miller and Jenna Abou Rizk, were honoured with Academic Merit Awards from the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) at the CLRA Alberta Chapter Conference and Annual General Meeting Held in Red Deer from February 26 to 28. Congratulations, Valerie and Jenna!
  • LRIGS researcher, Dr David Locky from MacEwan University, will be offering a short course on Thursday, May 1, entitled, "Working with Alberta's Wetlands: A Primer for Effective Management of a Complex Ecosystem on a Dynamic Landscape". To find out more about the course, go here. To sign up for the course contact the LRIGS Coordinator, Mr Michal Guzowski, at
  • LRIGS will be hosting a panel talk entitled, "Land Reclamation Through An Aboriginal Lens" on Wednesday, March 5. Go here for more details. Also on hand will be LRIGS graduate students and post doctoral fellows. They will be available before and after the panel talk to showcase and talk about their research projects.


January 2014


December 2013


November 2013

  • Heather Archibald, HAI student supervised by Dr M Anne Naeth, will be presenting her Master’s thesis project “Early Ecosystem Genesis Using LFH and Peat Amendments in Athabasca Oil Sands Reclamation” at 8:30 am on Wednesday, December 18, Room 802, General Services Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton. An abstract of the project will be available at the beginning of December.


October 2013

  • Read the July 2013 edition of the combined LRIGS HAI Theme 6 newsletter available for online viewing here.
  • The LRIGS donation account is now established and we are able to receive funds. Thank you to Dr Gord McKenna and Dr David Chanasyk, who each donated a financial gift to begin our fundraising for the future of LRIGS. To learn more on how to contribute, please click here.
  • The Department of Renewable Resources recently posted an article about LRIGS Master's student, Matthew Gelderman here.




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