Contract Opportunity: Beach Water Quality Database Research

Contract Opportunity: Beach Water Quality Database Research Location: Toronto officeStart Date: Available starting May 2018. The work must be completed no later than 31 July 2018.Swim Drink Fish Canada is looking for someone to help compile a report on recreational and beach water quality databases. The contractor will prepare a report that answers the following questions:Where are recreational water quality monitoring bodies and beach managers in Canada and the USA currently storing recreational water quality data?Are those databases required…

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Is NSERC turning the ship around?

Nearly five years ago, I alerted readers to an alarming trend in postdoctoral fellow awards at the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). In my blog entitled Come on NSERC, really – you’ve completely missed the point…, I was complaining that in order to improve on their abysmal <8 percent funding rate in their fellowship program, their solution of reducing applications was the wrong one.  Instead of a 66 percent decrease in the absolute…

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A new Fisheries Act is coming

A new Fisheries Act could see lost protections restored, promising full protection for all fish and fish habitat. But did you know that if fish and their habitats are protected to the pre-2012 standard, the swimmability, drinkability, and fishability of Canadian waters is protected as well?On April 16, 2018, the new Fisheries Act was sent to committee. As the Act makes its way through Parliament, Swim Drink Fish’s Gabrielle Parent-Doliner and Mark Mattson weigh in…

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