On Friday June 15th 2007 at 1:30 pm in the Agriculture Building foyer, an announcement ceremony was held in honor of SGI CANADA’s commitment to the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan – a donation which will enable greater understanding of prairie precipitation patterns in the face of climate change. The Honourable Lorne Calvert, Premier of Saskatchewan, Mr. Jon Shubert, President and CEO of SGI Canada, Dr. Peter MacKinnon Q.C., President, University of Saskatchewan, and Ms. Heather Magotiaux, Vice President University Advancement, University of Saskatchewan announed the SGI Canada Hydrometeorology Programme and SGI Canada Research Fellowship in Hydrometeorology at this ceremony. Further details on the SGI Canada Hydrometeorology Programme can be found under Research on the Centre for Hydrology website.
At the Joint Congress of the Canadian Geophysical Union, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, American Meteorological Society and Eastern Snow Conference, Gro Lilbaek of the Centre for Hydrology won the Campbell Scientific Award which was awarded by the ESC Research Committee to the paper demonstrating innovative technical expertise in data collection resulting in a superior oral or poster paper. Gro’s paper was titled ‘Meltwater Ion Enrichment Caused by Basal Ice Formation’ and was presented as an oral paper. Congratulations Gro for excellence in research!