Incoming President’s Message from Jim Abraham

Early in my career, while training to be an operational meteorologist 43 years ago, I signed up to become a member of CMOS. It was an exciting time. Since then, CMOS membership has enabled me to remain connected with friends and colleagues, and develop new relationships with many others from the private sector, other government departments, and universities.

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Outgoing President’s Message from Marek Stastna

– By Marek Stastna –

In any other year, this article would probably start with something along the lines of “looking back at my year as President, I am not sure where the time went”. Given the enforced repetition of working from home, and especially of working from home during stay-at-home orders, the year didn’t exactly scamper by me.

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A Message from the CMOS President, Spring 2021

– By Marek Stastna –

As I sit down to write my comments, it seems that the Southern Ontario spring has finally sprung. Outside of my bedroom/office windows, the grass is green, the odd tree has buds and bird song can be heard from very early in the morning.

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Changing CMOS Congresses

– By David Fissel, David Collins, Matthew Asplin (Members, CMOS Congress 2021 Local Arrangements Committee) and Bob Jones (CMOS Archivist)

Introduction

As the plans for the 55th CMOS Congress 2021 are being finalized, the changing approach to CMOS Congresses over the recent past is described. The changes for Congress 2020 and Congress 2021 were driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are other factors that will continue to be important for future Congresses long after the pandemic fades into history.

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The 55th CMOS Congress Update: Online from Victoria, BC

Climate Change Risk Resilience Response, 31 May – 11 June

Congress 2021 will be presented online from May 31 to June 11, 2021. To facilitate sharing “live” presentations across the five time zones within Canada, the core scientific program activities will be provided from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time (8:30 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time) each day. A Welcome Session for each day will start at 11:00 AM and on some days special events, involving networking and social interactions will continue until 6:00 PM Eastern Time.

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David Grimes Appointed to the Order of Canada

Congratulations to David Grimes, C.M, who is to become a Member of the Order of Canada, for his outstanding leadership in meteorology and for his pioneering development of a global strategy on climate change and disaster-risk preparedness.

Royal Society of Canada Elects this Year’s New Fellows

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and its Members have elected this year’s new Fellows and named the incoming class of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Eighty-seven new Fellows in the Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science have been elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.

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