2017 CGU Annual Meeting will be held in Vancouver

2017 CGU Annual Meeting will be held in Vancouver

The 2017 CGU Annual Meeting will be held in Vancouver BC on the University of British Columbia (UBC) Campus. The Conference at a Glance May 28, 2017: Workshops, field trips, reception and keynote address. May 29-31, 2017: Poster sessions and oral presentations. May 31, 2017: CGU Awards Banquet. Accommodations: UBC’s newly constructed facilities, offering private and shared accommodations. Conference Facilities: … Read more…

CGU member’s research featured in AGU’s EOS

CGU member’s research featured in AGU’s EOS

The PhD research of Olena Volik, a student with CGU Hydrology Section member Rich Petrone (University of Waterloo), was featured in a recent issue of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) EOS journal. Volik was interviewed at the AGU’s 2015 meeting in San Francisco about her research into the effects of rainfall on peatland salinity – and the implications for reclamation … Read more…

Change in Size of B.C. Glaciers (1985-2005)

Change in Size of B.C. Glaciers (1985-2005)

“Glaciers get bigger and smaller — or advance and retreat — in response to changes in climate over time scales from decades to centuries. Glaciers thus respond to long-term changes in climate. This indicator measures changes in area of glacier ice coverage from 1985 to 2005 and changes in volume of glacier ice coverage from 1985 to 2000 in British … Read more…

CGU’s Brian Branfireun talks climate science

CGU’s Brian Branfireun talks climate science

“Can we realistically hope to change the steady increase in greenhouse gas emissions?” Tom Spears of the Ottawa Citizen talks to Mike Wilson, executive director of a green energy think tank called Sustainable Prosperity; and CGU member Brian Branfireun,  a Western University professor with a Canada Research Chair in environment and sustainability, about the science and politics of climate change. … Read more…