Job Opportunity – Research Technician (UAV Specialist)

The Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan is seeking a Research Technician (Unoccupied Aerial Vehicle (UAV) specialist) to provide UAV operation support to research projects conducted in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Prairies. This position is based at USask Coldwater Laboratory, Canmore, Alberta but will require travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for training and Prairie operations. This will be a full-time, term position for one year with a targeted start date of November 15, 2021. Starting salary is commensurate with abilities and experience.

For more details, see the PDF posting by clicking here.

Thesis Defense – Jacob (Cob) Staines

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING

NOTICE OF THESIS DEFENSE

JACOB (COB) STAINES
will defend his M.Sc. thesis, entitled
AN EXAMINATION OF SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TREES AND SNOW IN A COLD REGIONS MONTANE FOREST

DATE:   TUESDAY, September 28, 2021
TIME:    1:00 P.M.
PLACE: Online via Zoom

 To Join Zoom Meeting
https://usask-ca.zoom.us/j/93053818813?pwd=bTBYUlQ4ekdKcHU3dThqNW95U2UyZz09
Meeting ID: 930 5381 8813
Passcode: 59333604

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND!!!

Article – Making the promised Canada Water Agency a reality

Making the promised Canada Water Agency a reality

 Corinne Schuster-Wallace, Robert (Bob) Sandford
IRPP Policy Options
September 13, 2021

Water has been an issue even in a pandemic, with drought, floods and lack of access. A commitment to freshwater management that values water is key.

See the article here: https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/septembe-2021/making-the-promised-canada-water-agency-a-reality/

News Article – Rocky Mountain dry: Canada’s waning water supply sows division in farm belt

Rocky Mountain dry: Canada’s waning water supply sows division in farm belt

Rod Nickel and Jeff Lewis
Reuters
September 2, 2021

“CROWSNEST PASS, Alberta, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Where fly fisherman Shane Olson once paddled summer tourists around in a boat, he now guides them by foot – carefully navigating shallow waters one step at a time…”

See the story here: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/rocky-mountain-dry-canadas-waning-water-supply-sows-division-farm-belt-2021-09-02/

News Article – Scientists warn glacier in Canadian Rockies is slipping away before their eyes at unprecedented rate

Scientists warn glacier in Canadian Rockies is slipping away before their eyes at unprecedented rate

Jayme Doll
Global News
August 31, 2021

“A summer of unprecedented heat has not been kind to the iconic ice in the Canadian Rockies. According to researchers, glaciers are melting at a rate never seen before.”

See the story here: https://globalnews.ca/news/8154343/canadian-rockies-glacier-melt/

Prof. Bob Patrick is guest editor for special issue of Water journal

Professor Bob Patrick of the Centre for Hydrology is serving as guest editor of the journal, Water, on this special issue relating to the water resources management and water security problems of small island communities.  Those with research results on this topic are encourage to contact Dr. Patrick (robert.patrick@usask.ca).

Click here to see more details on the issue, including messages from Dr. Patrick and Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jean-Luc Probst.

Article – Heatwave causes unprecedented glacial ice melt in Canadian Rocky Mountains

Heatwave causes unprecedented glacial ice melt in Canadian Rocky Mountains

WION
September 1, 2021

Following an exceptionally warm summer, the iconic ice of the Canadian Rockies is melting at a rate that has never been seen before.

See the article here: https://www.wionews.com/world/heatwave-causes-unprecedented-glacial-ice-melt-in-canadian-rocky-mountains-409982