CMOS / SCMO *Awards presented at the 52nd CMOS Congress,

Halifax NS, June 12 and 13, 2018

* CMOS Prizes are normally for achievements in the calendar year prior to the congress year and are designated as awards for that previous year. 

CMOS Scholarships and Scholarship Supplements are awarded for the academic year following the congress. 

CMOS Fellows are members so designated at the time of the award and henceforth entitled to call themselves Fellows of the Society as long as membership is maintained.

If award recipients or designates were present, linked names will lead to a photo of their award presentation.

Part One - CMOS Prizes and Awards

  New Fellows / Nouveaux Membres émérites

Gilbert Brunet

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to research in dynamic meteorology and integrated earth system modelling, and his internationally recognized leadership in creating and managing major programs in these fields.

  En reconnaissance de ses contributions exceptionnelles de recherches en météorologie dynamique et en modélisation intégrée du système terre, et de son leadership internationalement reconnu dans la création et la direction de programmes majeurs dans ces domaines

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Richard Asselin

  for his contributions to science and science management, especially for his outstanding contributions to CMOS as an elected and appointed officer who, among other things, defined many of its institutions and functions including the offices of Executive Director and Director of Publications. He served for decades as the voice of the Society through brochures and pamphlets and at the annual Congress booth and most importantly as an invaluable resource as keeper of its corporate memory on the management committee.

pour sa contribution à la science et à la gestion scientifique, notamment pour sa contribution exceptionnelle à la SCMO en tant que dirigeant élu ou nommé qui, entre autres, a défini bon nombre d’organes et de fonctions au sein de la Société, y compris celles de directeur général et de directeur des publications. Pendant des dizaines d’années, il a fait figure de porte-parole de la Société par le biais de brochures et de dépliants, ainsi qu’au kiosque du Congrès annuel. En outre et surtout, il est demeuré une ressource inestimable en tant que gardien de la mémoire de l’organisme au sein du comité de gestion.



President's Prize / Le Prix du président

Kirsten Zickfeld, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

for her 2009 paper “Setting cumulative emissions targets to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change,” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Zickfeld’s paper was the first to propose that international climate policy targets aimed at avoiding “dangerous anthropogenic interference” could be based on limiting cumulative carbon emissions, and continues to be highly cited.

pour son article de 2009 intitulé « Setting cumulative emissions targets to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change », publié dans les Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. L’article de madame Zickfeld, qui est toujours fortement cité, était le premier à proposer que les objectifs stratégiques internationaux qui touchent le climat et visent à éviter « les interférences anthropiques dangereuses » puissent être fondés sur la limitation des émissions cumulatives de carbone.



J.P. Tully Medal in Oceanography
La Médaille de J.P. Tully en océanographie
 
Michael G.G. Foreman, IOS Sydney BC

for his original research in coastal oceanography, tidal prediction, numerical ocean models and applications of this research to oceanographic, navigation, fisheries and aquaculture problems.  His watershed models used to produce ten-day ahead flow and temperature predictions during the upstream sockeye salmon migration in the Fraser River, for example, is now used as a standard DFO and Pacific Salmon Commission management tool.

pour ses travaux originaux en matière d’océanographie côtière, de prévision des marées et de modèles numériques océaniques, ainsi que pour l’application de ses résultats aux problèmes touchant l’océanographie, la navigation, la pêche et l’aquaculture. Son modèle de bassin versant, qui permet de produire des prévisions de débit et de température sur dix jours pendant la montaison du saumon sockeye dans le fleuve Fraser, par exemple, sert maintenant d’outil de gestion courant au MPO et à la Commission du saumon du Pacifique.



Andrew Thomson Prize in Applied Meteorology
Le Prix Andrew Thomson en météorologie appliquée

Alex J. Cannon, ECCC Victoria BC

for his important contributions to the understanding of our surface hydrology and climatic extremes in Canada, and how they might change in the future, for his application of Artificial Intelligence methods to meteorological and climatological problems, and for his unselfish dedication to making his software tools freely available to the scientific community.

   pour son importante contribution à la compréhension de l’hydrologie de surface et des extrêmes climatiques au Canada, et de la façon dont ceux-ci pourraient évoluer; pour son application de l’intelligence artificielle à des problèmes météorologiques et climatologiques; et pour son dévouement désintéressé à mettre gratuitement ses outils logiciels à la disposition de la communauté scientifique.




François J. Saucier Prize in Applied Oceanography
  Le Prix François J. Saucier en océanographie appliquée

Jinyu Sheng, Dalhousie University

 for his significant contributions in the development and application of coupled numerical ocean models for the improved understanding of coastal, shelf and ocean dynamics and extreme marine events off Canada’s east coast.

   pour sa contribution considérable au développement et à l’application de modèles numériques océaniques couplés visant une meilleure compréhension de la dynamique entre la côte, le plateau continental et les océans, ainsi que des phénomènes marins extrêmes au large de la côte est du Canada..



Rube Hornstein Medal In Operational Meteorology
La Médaille de Rube Hornstein en météorologie opérationnelle
 
Bruno Larochelle, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Edmonton

 for his outstanding leadership and work in developing innovative meteorological tools supporting the needs of operational aviation meteorologists.”

  pour son leadership et son travail exceptionnels dans le développement d’outils météorologiques novateurs qui répondent aux besoins des météorologistes opérationnels au service de l’aéronautique.


Neil J. Campbell Medal for Exceptional Volunteer Service
La Médaille Neil J. Campbell pour service bénévole exceptionnel

Oscar Koren

  for his longstanding service and excellence supporting the annual Congress meetings with his effective and productive leadership of the exhibits program.

pour son service de longue date et son excellent soutien des congrès annuels grâce à son leadership efficace et productif dans le cadre du programme d’expositions 



Roger Daley Postdoctoral Publication Award
Le Prix Roger Daley de publication post-doctorale

Megan Kirchmeier-Young, Post-Doc Fellow, U Vic - ECCC

for her study of the disastrous Fort McMurray wildfire of 2016 “Attributing extreme fire risk in Western Canada to human emissions” which was published in Climatic Change (2017). The paper demonstrates important progress on wildfire event attribution by focusing attention on climatological and meteorological fire risk factors rather than the fire statistics themselves.

pour son article portant sur les incendies de forêt dévastateurs de Fort McMurray en 2016 et intitulé « Attributing extreme fire risk in Western Canada to human emissions », qui a paru dans la revue Climatic Change (2017). L’article montre les progrès importants réalisés dans l’attribution des incendies de forêt en mettant l’accent sur les facteurs climatologiques et météorologiques de risque d’incendie plutôt que sur les statistiques d’incendie elles-mêmes.




Tertia M.C. Hughes Memorial Graduate Student Prize
Le Prix commémoratif Tertia M.C. Hughes pour étudiants diplômés

two awarded for 2017

Katarzyna (Kasia) Tokarska, Post-Doctoral Fellow School of Geosciences, Edinburgh, Scotland

for her excellent thesis at the University of Victoria titled The carbon-climate system response at high amounts of cumulative carbon emissions, and the role of non-CO2 forcing and observational constraints on cumulative carbon budgets.

 pour son excellente thèse intitulée "The carbon-climate system response at high amounts of cumulative carbon emissions, and the role of non-CO2 forcing and observational constraints on cumulative carbon budgets." (Université de Victoria)

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Chad Thackeray, Postdoctoral Fellow University of California, Los Angeles

for his excellent thesis at the University of Waterloo titled Using a hierarchy of climate models to investigate snow processes influencing surface albedo.

pour son excellente thèse intitulée "Using a hierarchy of climate models to investigate snow processes influencing surface albedo." (Université de Waterloo).



Citations
 
 for outstanding contribution towards promoting public awareness of meteorology or oceanography in Canada
pour contribution d'une façon exceptionnelle à éveiller l'intérêt du public au Canada en météorologie ou océanographie durant l'année précédente

none awarded for 2017



Part Two - CMOS Scholarships / Bourses d'études

(CMOS Scholarships and Scholarship Supplements are awarded for the academic year following the congress)


  CMOS The Weather Research House NSERC Scholarship Supplement in Atmospheric or Ocean Sciences
Le Supplément SCMO Weather Research House CRSNG aux bourses d'études supérieures en sciences de l'atmosphère ou des océans
 
Patricia DeRepentigny, University of Colorado Boulder, Doctorate, Interaction of Sea Ice and Climate

for her Doctoral studies of the  forces driving sea-ice loss in the polar regions, and their role  in the differences bewteen various climate modelling scenarios.



CMOS The Weather Network/Météomédia Scholarship
La Bourse SCMO-Météomédia/The Weather Network


Jamie Hart, McGill University, Atmospheric Sciences

for academic excellence. / pour excéllence académique.



CMOS The Daniel G. Wright Undergraduate Scholarship

La Bourse SCMO d'étude du premier cycle Daniel G. Wright

Jonathan Coyne, Dalhousie University, Ocean Sciences

for academic excellence. / pour excéllence académique.


CMOS Undergraduate Scholarship /  La Bourse d'étude de premier cycle SCMO

two awarded for 2018

Yeechian Low, McGill University, Atmospheric Sciences

for academic excellence. / pour excéllence académique.

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Ivy Anderson, Lakehead/Dalhousie, Physical Geography

for academic excellence. / pour excéllence académique.


Part Three - Poster Prizes / Prix affiches

Campbell Scientific Best Student Poster Prize in Meteorology
Le Prix Campbell Scientific de la meilleure affiche d'étudiant(e) en météorologie

Hadleigh Thompson, University of Northern British Columbia

for his poster titled: The climatology of seiche-inducing winds in a large intermontaine lake: Quesnel Lake, British Columbia, Canada



ASL Environmental Sciences Best Student Poster Prize in Oceanography

Le Prix ASL Environmental Science de la meilleure affiche d'étudiant(e) en océanographie

Chantal Mears, Dalhousie University

for her poster titled: Using 226Ra and 228Ra isotopes to distinguish water mass distribution in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago    


CMOS Best Student Poster Prize in Other Disciplines / Le Prix SCMO de la meilleure affiche d'étudiant(e) en autres disciplines

Nadine Lehmann, Dalhousie University

for her poster titled: On the origin and cycling of nutrients in Baffin Bay: Evidence from nitrate and nitrous oxide isotope ratios


Part Four - CMOS Support to Pre-College Teachers /

Aide de la SCMO aux enseignants de niveau pré-collégial


I - Project Atmosphere Summer Workshop (2017)

Kaitlin Smith, Halifax Independent School, Halifax NS

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II - Project Maury Summer Workshop (2017)

Andrew Young, George P. Vanier Secondary School, Courtenay BC


Part Five - Non CMOS Awards / Honneurs pas SCMO


MSC Patterson Medal (2017) / SMC La Medaille Patterson (2017)

William (Bill) Appleby for his outstanding dedication and initiative in a long and exemplary career in the Meteorological Service of Canada.  Bill has served as Regional Director, Prediction Services Operations East, for more than 30 years, and has dedicated over 40 years to the Government of Canada.  He had a strong vision for the MSC to support the health of Canadians, and this vision led to the implementation of several ground-breaking programs.  Bill has dedicated his career to improvements in operational meteorology and to the service of the people in the Atlantic Region, and is highly-deserving of this award.
William (Bill) Appleby a fait preuve d'un dévouement et d'un esprit d'initiative exceptionnels tout au long de sa longue carrière exemplaire au sein du Service météorologique du Canada.  Bill a occupé le poste de Directeur régional des Services opérationnels des prévisions de l'Est pendant plus de 30 ans et a donné plus de 40 ans de sa vie au service du gouvernement du Canada.  Sa vision pour le SMC mettait en avant plan la santé des Canadiens et cette vision a permis de mettre en ouvre plusieurs programmes novateurs.  Bill a dédié sa carrière à améliorer la météorologie opérationnelle et à la population de la région de l'Atlantique, et mérite grandement de recevoir ce prix.




DFO Timothy R. Parsons Medal (2018) / MPO La Médaille Timothy R. Parsons (2018)

Andrew Trites is a professor at the Institute of the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia. He started his career at McGill University, where he earned a degree in Mathematics and Ecology.  He then attended the University of British Columbia to pursue a Master's and a PhD in Zoology, followed up by a Post-Doctoral position at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, before returning to the University of British Columbia.

Over the last 26 years, Dr. Trites has tirelessly pursued his ground-breaking research and leadership in marine mammals.  He has published over 242 manuscripts, which have accumulated over 8,800 citations.  He has an outstanding record of teaching and mentorship and is well respected as a research supervisor.

This esteemed scientist leads teams of researchers, students, technicians, and support staff who undertake captive studies, field studies, and simulation models covering a broad range of marine science.  The knowledge gained from his work allows us to better understand marine mammals and their impacts on fisheries and their ecosystem.

Dr. Trites is recognized as one of the foremost marine mammal scientists in Canada and has earned respect globally, as a leader in this field.  His multidisciplinary contributions to marine science and the strong mentorship he has shown throughout his career.

Dr. Trites has made significant contributions to his field of research, and that the benefits of his work have extended beyond his university into the ocean science community at large, both in Canada and internationally.


Link to DFO Information
lien aux information MPO



CNC-SCOR Early Career Ocean Scientist Award (2018)

Distinction CNC-SCOR pour chercheur en début de carrière en océanographie (2018)

Daniel Boyce, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, for outstanding work, over a short period time, in macroecology, biological oceanography, community ecology, biogeography, and habitat modeling, with special emphasis on his highly regarded and impactful work on global phytoplankton decline.  His continuing high-level work on the impacts of changing marine productivity is also acknowledged.


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