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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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New CMOS President: Marek Stastna

New CMOS President: Marek Stastna

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CMOS President, Marek Stastna

During the June 23, 2020 54th Annual General Meeting, CMOS welcomed its new incoming President, Marek Stastna. Marek received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 2001. After three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Atmospheric Physics group at the University of Toronto, Marek returned to the University of Waterloo where he is presently a Professor of Applied Mathematics.

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Message from the CMOS President: Communication, Partnership and Change

– By Kimberly Strong, CMOS President and Professor & Chair, Department of Physics, University of Toronto –

At this time of year, as we enjoy the beautiful fall colours and brace for winter, thoughts of CMOS members also turn to spring as we plan ahead for our annual Congress. The 54th CMOS Congress will be held in Ottawa from May 24 to 28, 2020 with a focus on “Building Societal Resilience to Changing Weather, Climate, Oceans and Environment”. The Local Arrangements Committee, chaired by Bruce Angle, and the Science Programme Committee, co-chaired by Leonard Barrie and Gordon McBean, are hard at work putting together an excellent programme

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Message from the CMOS President for August 2019: Working for Our Members, So They Can Work for Science

– By Kimberly Strong, CMOS President and Professor & Chair, Department of Physics, University of Toronto –

The news is awash with stories of ongoing, climate-related disasters from the tropics to the Arctic. On the date that I write this, the Amazon rainforest is seeing wildfires raging at a rate well beyond normal. With the dry season running until October, there is no immediate end in sight,

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Changing of the Guard: Paul Kushner Hands CMOS Presidency Over to Kimberly Strong

Message from the Outgoing President, Paul Kushner:

It’s hard to believe that my time as CMOS President is coming so quickly to a close and that these will be my final ‘Words’ to this great community. Thank you for entrusting me with this leadership role and for all the support I’ve received from CMOS’s staff, Executive, Council and volunteers. Your dedication makes leadership of this Society truly rewarding.

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Message from the CMOS President for April 2019: Building Resilience to Climate Change, with Grace under Pressure

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

The warnings started in mid April: a deep and rapidly melting central/eastern Canadian snowpack and many days of intensive rain were set to bring unprecedented flooding to riverfront communities across Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick. Ottawa River water levels smashed previous records set during the flooding in spring of 2017.

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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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