CGU Scientist receives international award

Congratulation to the CGU’s Jeff McDonnell for receiving the J. W. George Ivany award at the University of Saskatchewan. This award recognizes outstanding contributions by scholars or administrators in furthering the process of internationalization. Jeff McDonnell was the recipient of the J.W. George Ivany Internationalization Award for his dedication to enhancing the university’s international visibility and for cultivating a global … Read more

Nominations Open for CGU Awards

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Now is the time to consider nominating your colleagues for our top three awards. Details of the nomination process, requirements and evaluation criteria can be found at http://cgu-ugc.ca/awards/. The J. Tuzo Wilson Medal recognizes scientists who make outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge in any research area of the Union. Factors considered in the selection process include excellence in … Read more

Science in Canada’s federal election

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Canadian researchers push to make science a federal election issue University of Ottawa Biology professor Jules Blais was recently featured in a CBC article discussing the need to protect independent scientific research in Canada. This is just one of many ways in which academics and other organizations are promoting the importance of science to Canadian discovery and innovation, and the … Read more

Agriculture to mountains – CGU members study it all

Merrin Macrae

CGU members study everything from agriculture to mountain-building Earlier this month, CGU member Merrin Macrae, Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, was interviewed by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. She talked about her research on the movement of phosphorous from agricultural fields into waterways, and how it depends on the management technique used on those … Read more

CGU member on Western drought

John Pomeroy

CGU member perspectives on Western drought CGU member John Pomeroy (CRC in Water Resources & Climate Change, University of Saskatchewan) has provided commentary to a number of media outlets on the ongoing Western drought. John is a member of the CGU’s Hydrology Section, and a past President of the CGU. The University of Saskatchewan’s Centre for Hydrology has collated a … Read more