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GLIER is located on the Detroit River, housing 19 extensively equipped laboratories, offices for researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, as well as conference and meeting rooms. GLIER maintains a private boat launch on the Detroit River and has a dedicated research vessel and boats.

GLIER infrastructure, funded by CFI Innovation Fund awards, builds on existing capabilities to make us a leading centre for freshwater aquatic research in North America. This infrastructure promotes collaboration and innovative multidisciplinary research.

GLIER has the distinction of housing one of the few university-based environmental analytical laboratories in Canada accredited by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) to international standards of performance.