Newsletter for the Canadian Antarctic Research Network: Vol 30, May 2011 - Page 2

Newsletter for the Canadian Antarctic Research Network: Vol 30, May 2011

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News in Brief

Rosemary Burd wrote to advise us that her uncle, Lieut. Oliver R. Burd (CARN Newsletter, 20, p. 3), is probably the only Canadian honoured in the memorial, "For those who lost their lives in Antarctica in pursuit of science to benefit us all", dedicated in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral on 10 May 2011. He joined the Royal Navy after attending Dartmouth at the age of 17, following the death of both his parents in Saskatchewan. The memorial is a circular plaque in riven Welsh slate, designed by Graeme Wilson, showing a map of the Antarctic and South Atlantic with a group of penguins at the bottom and inscribed around the edge. Two days later, an Antarctic Monument was unveiled at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, England. Designed by Oliver Barratt, it is the part that represents the mould from which the other, to be erected in the Antarctic, was cast. The monuments suggest both the links between the United Kingdom and the Antarctic and the separation experienced by explorers and scientists. For more information on the memorial and monuments see the website of the British Antarctic Monument Trust.

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CCAR/CCRA Members and Advisors

Marianne Douglas, Director (Chair)
Canadian Circumpolar Institute
University of Alberta
8625-112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 0H1
Tel: (780) 492-0055
Fax: (780) 492-1153
msdougla@ualberta.ca

Kathy Conlan
Canadian Museum of Nature
P.O. Box 3443, Station D
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6P4
Tel: (613) 364-4063
Fax: (613) 364-4027
kconlan@mus-nature.ca

Thomas S. James
Geological Survey of Canada
Natural Resources Canada
9860 West Saanich Road
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4B2
Tel: (250) 363-6403
Fax: (250) 363-6565
tjames@nrcan.gc.ca

Émilien Pelletier
Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER)
310, allée des Ursulines, C.P. 3300
Rimouski, Québec G5L 3A1
Tel: (418) 723-1986 x 1764
Fax: (418) 724-1842
emilien_pelletier@uqar.qc.ca

Peter L. Pulsifer, Research Assoc.
Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre
Carleton University and National Snow and Ice Data Center
449 UCB, University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Tel: (613) 620-7195
Fax: (613) 249-7067
pulsifer@nsidc.org

Martin Sharp
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
1-26 Earth Sciences Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3
Tel: (780) 492-4156
Fax: (780) 492-2030
martin.sharp@ualberta.ca

Dave Williams
McMaster Centre for Medical Robotics
St. Joseph's Healthcare
50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6
Tel: (905) 521-6197
willd@mcmaster.ca

Fred Roots (Antarctic Adviser CPC)
Environment Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd, 1st Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Tel: (819) 997-2393
Fax: (819) 997-5813
fred.roots@ec.gc.ca

Wayne Pollard (Past Chair)
Department of Geography
McGill University
805 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Quebec H3A 2K6
Tel: (514) 398-4454
Fax: (514) 398-7437
pollard@felix.geog.mcgill.ca

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