CJFE Annual General Meeting 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013
The NOW Lounge, 189 Church Street, Toronto, ON

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Business meeting (members only), election of directors

8:00pm: Public event to discuss the intersection of climate change science and freedom of expression in Canada

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In Advance of the AGM

RSVP: Please respond to CJFE Program Coordinator Amy Johnson at [email protected] or call (416) 515-9622 x.231 to let us know if you will be attending the Annual General Meeting and/or the public event.

Nominations: You may nominate someone for election to the CJFE Board of Directors. Please download and complete the nomination form and send to [email protected]. Nominations must be received by Monday, May 27, 2013.


Status: There will be a membership table at the AGM where you can check your status, and make a payment if necessary.

Proxy vote: Also, each member has the right to vote by written proxy if the member will be 50 kilometres or more from the location of the meeting when it is held. Please let us know if you have appointed a proxy holder to attend and vote on your behalf by replying directly to this e-mail.

Event Details

Scroll over the interactive image below to find out more about Dr. Gordon McBean, Anna Maria Tremonti, and the fight for free expression in the scientific field!

Gordon McBean, CM, O.Ont, PhD, FRSC

Gordon McBean is a Professor at Western University, London, Canada and the Director for Research and External Relations of Western’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability and Director for Policy Studies of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. He is Chair, Canadian Climate Forum and formerly Chair of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. He is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Ontario Climate Consortium. Internationally, he is President-elect of the International Council for Science, President of Global Change START International (capacity enhancement in Africa and Asia), Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Integrated Research Centre of Excellence in Taipei, Vice-Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Shanghai Climate Research Center and a member of the UNESCO High Panel for Science, Technology and Innovation for Development. He was previously a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences at The University of British Columbia and then, from 1994 to 2000, Assistant Deputy Minister in Environment Canada responsible for climate, weather and air quality sciences and services. He was a Convening Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Climate Extremes and an author of the 1st, 2nd, and 4th reports. He was Chair of the international Science Committee for the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk and earlier the World Climate Research Programme.

He has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (2008) in “recognition of contributions to the advancement of climate and atmospheric sciences in Canada and for leadership in national and international scientific organizations, helping to generate and disseminate research findings to policymakers and stakeholders” and a Member of the Order of Ontario (2010) as “a leading scientist and authority on climate change and natural disasters”. He was also awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He shared in the awarding of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC. He is a Fellow of the: Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the American Meteorological Society and the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society; and received the Patterson Medal for distinguish contributions to meteorology by a Canadian. He received his PhD in Physics and Oceanography from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.