The Hub ARBRI joins COSIA


AU’s Athabasca River Basin Research Institute (ARBRI) has joined the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) as an associate member.

This new affiliation with Canada’s oil sands producers will enable ARBRI’s researchers to further their work into environmental modelling, greenhouse gases and water health through greater networking and collaboration opportunities with other academic and industry research partners.

ARBRI’s cutting edge research into environmental and water sustainability is being performed by a team of post-doctorate researchers led by Dr. Junye Wang and Dr. Chris Glover, supported by the Campus Alberta Innovates Program.

The improved access to collaborative partners and resources this associate membership provides will help further this important work.

Membership has its benefits

This membership also benefits COSIA as it allows ARBRI’s researchers to contribute to the organization’s strategic efforts to accelerate innovation and environmental performance improvement in Canada’s oil sands. Participation in COSIA’s projects and innovation conferences will help ARBRI researchers reach a much larger audience and inform a greater public about the work being done at Athabasca University in the fields of environmental and water sustainability.


Launched in 2008, the Athabasca River Basin Research Institute is an innovative interdisciplinary research centre at Athabasca University, which studies the Athabasca River Basin and its people from a broad range of perspectives. ARBRI’s activities help inform academics, community members and decision-makers alike and support the development of sound policies that will benefit all who have a stake in the basin. Discover additional information on ARBRI and its research team. To contact ARBRI directly, please reach out to the Project Manager, Jim Sellers at 780-392-1210 or contact him by email


Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is an alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands through collaborative action and innovation. We bring together leading thinkers from industry, government, academia and the wider public to improve measurement, accountability and environmental performance in the oil sands in four priority areas. These four Environmental Priority Areas (EPAs) are tailings, water, land and greenhouse gases. ~from

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  • August 11, 2016