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WMO presents top scientific prize to CMOS’ Gordon McBean

The World Meteorological Organization has presented its top award to Gordon McBean of Canada for his outstanding work in meteorology and climatology and his leadership as a scientific researcher. Dr McBean is currently President of the International Council for Science. The IMO Prize is the equivalent of the Nobel prize for meteorology. Established in 1955 and named after the predecessor of the WMO, the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), it is awarded every year by WMO Executive Council.

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Message from the Incoming President of CMOS:
Tightening up, Speaking up, and Greening up

– By Paul Kushner, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Toronto and Incoming CMOS President –

I’m honored and excited that I’ll get to serve you, our membership, as CMOS President this year. As CMOS Vice President I have come to appreciate the Society’s hard-working staff, its community of proactive volunteers across Canada, and its dedication at the local level. I’ve been impressed with how much time and effort the CMOS Centres devote to outreach,

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In Memoriam: Philip E. Merilees, 1940-2018

– By Ian Rutherford FCMOS, Ph.D. –

On March 7th 2018 Dr. Philip E. Merilees passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family in the hospital near his home in Bonita Springs, Florida, following a short battle with cancer and its complications.

Dr. Merilees was an exceptional scientist and scientific leader in both Canada and the USA. He was a brilliant theoretician who made many contributions to our understanding of atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics.

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Call for Nominations for the Patterson Medal Award for Distinguished Service to Meteorology in Canada

– Communication from David Grimes, Chairperson, Patterson Medal Committee, Meteorological Service of Canada –

The Patterson Medal Award is given for distinguished service to meteorology in Canada. The medal was established in 1946 in honour of Dr. John Patterson, Controller of the Meteorological Service of Canada from 1929 to 1946. The Patterson Medal Award Committee is seeking nominations for the 2017 recipient of this award.

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CMOS helping scientists to be heard

– By Paul Kushner, Department of Physics at the University of Toronto and Vice-President of CMOS –

Media coverage of climate change plays a significant part in shaping public perceptions and attitudes, and in garnering support for continued scientific research into this pressing, global issue. As such, it is crucially important that facts and legitimate expert opinions are readily available,

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Message from CMOS President: Advocating for Science

– By Wayne Richardson, P.Eng., CMOS President –

In my previous messages as CMOS President I have spent quite a lot of time promoting the strong advocacy role that CMOS can and should play in the development and implementation of public science and technology policy,

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