Presentation of Order of Canada to Gordon McBean - 7 April 2010

Gordon McBean and GG Michaëlle Jean


Dr. Gordon Almon McBean

   London, Ontario, Canada

Member of the Order of Canada

  Awarded on: October 23, 2008
Invested on: April 07, 2010

Gordon McBean's contributions in atmospheric and climate sciences have enhanced Canada's stature on the world stage. An academic and former senior civil servant, he has advanced the knowledge of climate change through his research and leadership in scientific organizations and research networks. He chaired the International Scientific Committee for the World Climate Research Program, and was instrumental in the creation of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. Professor and director of policy studies at the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction at the University of Western Ontario, he continues to study the impacts of climate change on the Canadian Arctic.

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