Welcome to Courtenay Lab!

Welcome to home page for the research group of Professor Simon Courtenay in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS). We are affiliated with the Water Institute here at the University of Waterloo, the Canadian Rivers Institute, and the Ocean Canada Partnership. Our students are  engaged in multi-, inter-, and trans- disciplinary research in the areas of biology, ecology, governance, ecotoxicology, monitoring and management within and relating to aquatic systems. This website provides information on the people in our research group, current projects as well as ongoing collaborations.

  1. Sep. 1, 2017Welcome to Matt Cowley (MES candidate)

    We are happy to have Matt Cowley join our team as a MES candidate.

  2. July 31, 2017Jess Kidd successfully defends her MSc thesis

    Jess Kidd successfully defended her MSc thesis! Congrats Jess!  Jess will be working with the Canadian Rivers Institute for the next couple of months.

  3. June 12, 2017Rivers to Oceans: Next Generation of Estuarine ScientistsBay of Fundy Winter Tide

    Today, Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) circulated a blog post featuring many Courtenay Lab graduate students! The article celebrates CRI student research as well as the many June 'watery' events.

    Read the full article from CRI  here

     June 8 is #WorldOceansDay 

    June 11 is #CanadianRiversWeek  

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