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Laurier is one of four Canadian university partners leading Global Water Futures (GWF), the largest and most-cited freshwater research program in the world. The program aims to manage water futures in Canada and other cold regions where global warming is changing landscapes, ecosystems and the water environment. It also aims to position Canada as a global leader in water science for cold regions and to address the strategic needs of the Canadian economy in adapting to change and managing risks of uncertain water futures and extreme events.

GWF began in 2016 with $77.8 million in funding from the highly competitive Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Project partners include hundreds of researchers at dozens of higher educational institutions, multiple levels of government, international organizations, civil society organizations and Indigenous communities and governments.

Laurier leads three major projects as part of GWF: Northern Water Futures, the Sub-Arctic Metal Mobility Study and Global Water Citizenship.

Laurier Northern Webinar Series

Discover cutting-edge research and local perspectives shaping the North through the Laurier Northern Webinar Series. Hosted by Northern Water Futures and Laurier, each hour-long webinar features presentations from leading researchers and community members, providing a comprehensive exploration of northern research topics.

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Office of Research Services

T: 519.884.0710 x3689
Office Location: Alumni Hall, AH231, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5

Yellowknife Research Office

T: 867.688.2605
Office Location: 5102 – 50th Avenue, Scotia Centre, Suite 103, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 3S8