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LATEST NEWS

  • Sudden passing of Dr. Hugh M. French
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    The CPA is saddened to announce the sudden passing of Dr. Hugh M. French, former Dean of the Faculty of Science and Professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa.
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  • CSA PLUS 4011.1 Technical Guide posted for Public Review
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    Draft for the CSA PLUS 4011.1 Technical Guide: “Infrastructure in Permafrost: A Guideline For Climate Change Adaptation” is ready for public review.
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  • Winners of the CPA and CNC-IPA Student Bursaries!
    Monday, May 06, 2019
    The CPA and the CNC-IPA funded 11 bursaries to students attending the 18th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering / 8th Canadian Permafrost Conference in Québec City in August.
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  • Canadian Permafrost Association Award Winners!
    Sunday, May 05, 2019
    The first recipients of the CPA's Hugh M. French Award and Mackay Lecture have been announced!
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The CPA was founded in 2018 to bring together academics, practitioners, policy-makers, communities & indigenous organizations to help understand and address challenges.


  • Rising costs of infrastructure construction and maintenance on permafrost
  • Impacts of changing permafrost on ecosystems and food security
  • Development of landslides and other hazards on thawing permafrost
  • Release of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere as organic matter decomposes following permafrost thaw
  • Stability of housing constructed on permafrost
  • Changes in water quantity and quality relating to permafrost
  • Sustainable resource development in permafrost areas


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