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The 1418 square metre Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science (CCRWS) is a 2014 American School and University outstanding design award winner and home to research facilities that meet green environmental standards.

A working lab, CCRWS blends light filled spaces with facilities that replicate arctic climate conditions. It is a collaborative research facility that houses four research centres/groups and a variety of state-of-the-art analytical equipment.

The facility, which opened in 2013, is funded by Laurier, the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI), and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).


Interactions of Dissolved Organic Matter, Toxicity of Metals, Nutrients and Rare Earth Elements

Examining the relative sensitivities of northern and southern fish species to the toxic effects of metals and rare earth elements.


Contact Us:

Gena Braun, Research Instrumentation Technician

T: 519.884.0710 x2484
F: 519.884.0464
Office Location: Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science, CRW206A, Waterloo campus
Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.