CGU Members in the Arctic

Melissa Lafreniere

CGU members’ Arctic research in the spotlight Iqaluit is looking for a new water supply, and CGU member Melissa Lafrenière is doing the research. Lafrenière has been studying the Apex River since 2013 to determine water quality and its sustainability as a water supply. She is an Associate Professor of Geography at Queen’s University, and a member of the CGU’s … Read more

CGU Members in ERL

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CGU member research profiled on Environmental Research Web Stephen Déry, CRC in Northern Hydrometeorology, University of Northern British Columbia Stephen and his colleagues published a new study examining changes in Northern Hemisphere snow-cover extent from 2006-2014, in comparison to a previous study that had examined the same changes from 1972-2006. This research was profiled in the June issue of the … Read more

GSA Honours for CGU Members

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CGU Member Elected a Geological Society of America 2015 Fellow Frank Hawthorne (Canada Research Chair – Crystallography and Mineralogy, University of Manitoba) Frank was elected a Fellow of the GSA: “For his seminal, visionary and widespread contributions to the fields of mineralogy, crystallography and solid-state chemistry by increasing our understanding of the mechanisms behind complex crystal chemistry, structural bonding topology, … Read more

AGU Honours for CGU Members

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CGU Members Receive AGU Honours Mike Church (Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia) Mike has been elected to the college of Fellows of the American Geophysical Union. Already a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Mike’s research focuses on the morphodynamics of rivers across scales – particularly the iconic Fraser, Peace, and Mackenzie rivers. He also studies sediment transport … Read more

CGU at the IUGG in Prague

A hydrologist’s retrospective of the Prague IUGG General Assembly by Genevieve Ali   I had the great pleasure of attending my very first International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly in Prague, Czech Republic, from June 22nd to July 2nd, 2015. While I had heard of IUGG before, I had never considered attending any of their scientific meetings … Read more