Five McGill students rewarded for stellar Arctic research


Published: 19Jul2018

While much of Quebec has been struggling under a withering heatwave, five McGill students have been recognized for their research based in cooler climes, namely the Arctic.

On June 26, the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) announced the recipients of the 2018 Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST), Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) Scholarships. Xavier Giroux-Bougard, a PhD Student in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences (NRS), was named one of three recipients of the Scholarship. Giroux-Bougard is studying the movement of barren-ground caribou and the ice phenology of freshwater in Canada’s rapidly changing North.

Worth $10,000, the Polar Knowledge Canada Scholarship supports full-time doctoral students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and commitment to northern science, and whose research projects contribute to the understanding of the North through the facilitation of collaborative research, knowledge mobilization and education.

NRS students Emily Choy (Post-Doctoral),  Allison Patterson (PhD and Laurence Carter (Masters) were also award recipients.

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