Sharing the
excitement of
scientific discovery.

The River Institute is a leader in environmental research and provides new knowledge, education, technical services and community outreach to improve the health of the St. Lawrence River and other freshwater ecosystems.

Sharing the
excitement of
scientific discovery.

The River Institute is a leader in environmental research and provides new knowledge, education, technical services and community outreach to improve the health of the St. Lawrence River and other freshwater ecosystems.

Research

Education

Community

Technical Services

News

Impacts

Research

Education

Community

Technical Services

News

Impacts

Research

Environmental research contributing locally, nationally, and internationally to better understanding and protecting our large river ecosystems.

Research

Environmental research contributing locally, nationally, and internationally to better understanding and protecting our large river ecosystems.

Featured Research and Restoration Projects

Fish Identification Nearshore Survey

Great River Rapport

Remedial Action Plan (RAP)

Featured Research and Restoration Projects

Fish Identification Nearshore Survey

Great River
Rapport

Remedial Action Plan (RAP)

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our Work

Your donation supports science that protects ecosystem and community health, inspires young people, and facilitates environmental action.

“The City of Cornwall is fortunate to have this top-notch research facility in our midst. The scientists are committed to helping us learn and understand more about our freshwater resources. The River Institute enriches and enlightens our community with its scientific expertise and puts Cornwall on the map as a centre of scientific excellence”

Mark Boileau, Manager of Economic Development, City of Cornwall 

“River Institute workshops provide students with an intellectual pursuit, but also with an activity-based approach which keeps the students engaged. Students are essentially able to experience what a ‘true’ scientist may do: hypothesize, collect, analyze, and discuss their results all the while making connections to our own local ecosystem.”

Teacher

“The St. Lawrence River Institute/Riverlabs has played an essential role in growing the College’s research services in Eastern Ontario. They consistently produce strong project design, robust analysis, and thorough results.”

Dr. John Conrad, Director of Innovation and Business Services, St. Lawrence College