On Monday November 5th the Governor General of Canada presented honours to Canadians in celebration of their exceptional achievements. Chancellor’s Professor Chris Burn received a 2019 Polar Medal. The Polar Medal is presented to “remarkable individuals [who] contribute to northern communities and to our knowledge of the polar regions and Canada’s North. They make significant scientific contributions, further the knowledge or exploration of the polar regions, contribute to securing Canada’s northern sovereignty and strengthen our appreciation of northern Canada and its people. They make us proud”.
Taken from the Governor General of Canada media release:
Christopher Robert Burn
Chris Burn is an internationally recognized expert in the domain of permafrost and ground ice in Yukon and the western Arctic. A professor of geography and environmental studies at Carleton University, he is equally adept at fostering meaningful and productive partnerships with relevant stakeholders in Canada’s North, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the effects of climate change on permafrost terrain and tundra ecosystems.
Congratulations Chancellor’s Professor Christopher Burn!