Respected permafrost scientist gets $100,000 award at ArcticNet meeting

Wayne Pollard (right,) a professor in McGill University’s Department of Geography, received the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research Dec. 5 at the ArcticNet Scientific Meeting in Halifax. Pollard has spent 40 years studying permafrost in the High Arctic, especially its interactions with ground ice and groundwater, and the survival of micro-organisms in harsh conditions. The $100,000 achievement award has been granted by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation since 2011. See Nunatsiaq News next week for more on Pollard’s work. (Photo by Elaine Anselmi)

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  1. Posted by Sadude on

    And what was ascertained about permafrost after 40 years of observation?

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