Canadian Studies at UCLA Inaugural Reception & Lecture

"Global Warming: A Canadian Perspective" presented by Andrew Weaver, Lansdowne Professor and Canada Research Chair in Climate Modeling and Analysis in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria

Wednesday, November 07, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UCLA Faculty Center, California Room
480 Charles E. Young Dr. East, Los Angeles, CA, 90095

Registration Required - RSVP Here

Cosponsored by:

The Consulate General of Canada 
The Ontario International Marketing Centre, Los Angeles 
The Québec Government Office in Los Angeles 
The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

About the Speaker

ANDREW WEAVERAndrew Weaver received his B.Sc in Mathematics & Physics from the University of Victoria in 1983, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics from Cambridge University in 1984, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of British Columbia in 1987. He is a Lansdowne Professor and Canada Research Chair in climate modelling and analysis in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria. He was a Lead Author in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2nd, 3rd and 4th scientific assessments and is also a Lead Author in the ongoing 5th scientific assessment. He was the Chief Editor of the Journal of Climate from 2005-2009. Dr. Weaver is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and the American Meteorological Society. Over the years he has received several awards including the E.W.R. NSERC Steacie Fellowship in 1997, the Killam Research Fellowship and a CIAR Young Explorers award in 2003, the CMOS Presidents Prize in 2007, a Guggenheim fellowship in 2008 and the Royal Society of Canada Miroslaw Romanowski Medal and the A.G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in Marine Science in 2011. In 2008 he was appointed to the Order of British Columbia. His book, Keeping our Cool: Canada in a Warming World was published by Viking Canada in September 2008. His second book, Generation Us: The Challenge of Global Warming was published by Raven books in 2011.