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Gordon McBean announced as Winner of the International Meteorological Organization Prize

The World Meteorological Organization has announced that Gordon McBean, Professor Emeritus in the Geography Department, Western University, is Winner of the 62nd International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize. The IMO Prize, the most important award in meteorology, is named after WMO’s predecessor organization the International Meteorological Organization and is awarded annually to scientists that have made outstanding contributions to meteorology, hydrology and geophysical sciences.

Western’s researchers are the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Henry Cowles Award

Western’s researchers are the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Henry Cowles Award for Excellence in Publication in Biogeography for the 2016 paper "Agriculture causes nitrate fertilization of remote alpine lakes" in Nature Communications. Congratulations to Beth Hundey, Sam Russell, Fred Longstaffe, and Katrina Moser.

Study shows link between food insecurity and poor mental health

In a recent research study published in the journal of Social Science & Medicine, Health Geography PhD candidate Kilian Atuoye, highlights elevated mental distress in heads of households where food insecurity is moderate to high. The study was conducted with nearly 1,500 household heads in the northwestern region of Ghana, Africa, where food insecurity is an issue. [ARTICLE]

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