The Mistik Askiwin Dendrochronology Laboratory (MAD Lab) was formed to investigate tree-ring related research questions in many areas of Canada. The initial focus of the MAD Lab was to establish extensive tree-ring chronologies in the Atlantic region. These chronologies form the foundation of various projects. Now we have moved on to extensive tree-ring work across all Saskatchewan and western Canada.
Candendro is a website created by me, Colin Laroque, in an effort to make dendrochronology data more accessible to everyone across Canada. The website includes data regarding current dendrochronology laboratories around Canada, names of Canadian dendrochronologists and their contact information, data on dendrochronological collections, as well as articles, images, news and more.
The Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) is an association created “to promote the use and development of geography in Canada. The Association will also assist in stimulating, guiding, influencing and encouraging geographical research, exploration and the teaching of geography in Canada.”
Tree Ring Society (TRS) is a non-profit international scientific association dedicated to dendrochronological research and education. The goals of TRS are promote tree-ring research and career development, provide a forum for communication, publish peer-reviewed dendrochronological studies and disseminate knowledge about dendrochronology to other disciplines and to the public.”
“The Canadian Geomorphology Research Group (CGRG) fosters and promotes research, teaching, and application of geomorphology in Canada. We encourage all earth scientists with an interest in Canadian geomorphology to join the CGRG.”
The “STLHE strives to be the pre-eminent national voice, and a world leader, for enhancing teaching and learning in higher education. The society supports research, its dissemination, increased awareness, and application of research through scholarly teaching and learning.”
The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA) is an institution that regulates the profession of agrology in Saskatchewan in order “to protect the public by ensuring its safe, competent and ethical practice. The Institute registers approximately 1,700 Agrologists and Agricultural Technologists in Saskatchewan.”
“The Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) is dedicated to helping protect our precious freshwater resources needed for the world’s growing demand for sustainable food production, mitigating the risk of water-related disasters such as floods, droughts, and fires, predicting and forecasting extremes of global change through the use of advanced remote sensing and modelling techniques, and co-creating traditional knowledge with western science to empower Indigenous communities in protecting water health.”
Funding Agencies: NSERC
“The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is an agency that supports students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian organizations to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects.”
“The NSERC Discovery Grants Program assists in promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities, fostering research excellence, and providing a stimulating environment for research training.”
“The Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program provides support the purchase of applied research equipment and installations to foster and enhance the ability of colleges to undertake applied research, innovation and training in collaboration with local companies. RTI Grants up up to $150,000 for research tools and instruments.”