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Lake Nipissing Research Conference

Lake Nipissing Research Conference - photo by Paul Ritter

You are cordially invited to attend the Lake Nipissing Research Conference at Nipissing University on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 from 8:45am-3pm.

The aims of the conference are twofold:

  1. disseminate results from on-going research activities in the watershed, and
  2. develop a strategic research plan for Lake Nipissing.

Space is limited - please contact Hailey Turner ( to register for the 1-day Conference.

We look forward to seeing you!


8:15am-8:45am Registration
Nipissing University main entrance
8:45am–9:00am Opening Remarks
Chief Marianna Couchie, Nipissing First Nation
Mike DeGagné, President, Nipissing University
April James, CRC Watershed Analysis and Modeling, Nipissing University
9:00am–9:20am Seasonal Thermal Stratification Patterns of Callander Bay
Jamie Lavigne, MESc student, Nipissing University
9:20am–9:40am An isotopic and hydrologic analysis of the Sturgeon River watershed
Nancy England, MESc student, Nipissing University
9:40am–10:00 Understanding Sources of Streamflow in the Wasi Watershed using Water Isotopes
Nathan Mountain, MESc student, Nipissing University
10:00am–10:20 Break
10:20am–10:40am Northern Ontario School of Medicine Research into Cyanobacteria Blooms in the West Nipissing Region
Greg Ross, Associate Dean Research, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
10:40am–11:00am Overview of Phosphorus in Wasi/Callander Bay: Current Research and Future Initiatives
Sue Miller, Source Water Protection, North Bay – Mattawa Conservation Authority
11:00am–11:20am An Assessment of Agricultural Best Practices in the Issue Contributing Areas of Wasi/Callander Bay
Dustin Kunkel, Protection Specialist, North Bay – Mattawa Conservation Authority
11:20am–11:40am Mapping Water Movement In the Lake Nipissing Watershed
Krystopher Chutko and Brittnay Rundle, Watershed Analysis Centre, Nipissing University
11:40am–11:50am Revisiting the Lake Nipissing Environment Map
Kirsten Greer, Assistant Professor, Geography and History, Nipissing University
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm–1:20pm Shadflies: What an animal with no mouth can tell us about Nipissing's environment
James Abbott, Assistant Professor, Geography, Nipissing University
1:20pm–1:40pm How We Can Gain Insight Through Visualization: The Lake Nipissing Story
Brandon Dobbs, Computer Science student, Nipissing University
1:40pm–2:40pm Future Initiatives and Collaborations
Dan Walters, Associate Professor, Geography, Nipissing University
2:40pm–3:00pm Summary Remarks

IMPORTANT PARKING NOTICE: Free parking is available in Lot 1 for the Lake Nipissing Research Conference. Please use this map of campus parking as a reference (follow the red arrow). DO NOT park in any other lot on campus - your vehicle may be subject to a ticket or towing.

Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002, North Bay, ON, Canada  P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450 | Fax: 705.474.1947 | TTY: 877.688.5507
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50 Wellington St.
Brantford, ON, Canada N3T 2L6
Tel: 519.752.1524 | Fax: 519.752.8372

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