It is with great sadness that we convey the news that Roddy Rogers, Professor Emeritus in our department, passed away on February 20.

Roddy, a giant in our field, was a world-renowned scientist, particularly in the areas of cloud physics and radar meteorology. Professor Rogers served our department for 33 years until his retirement in 1998.

He also served our department as Chair for several years until 1987. He will be sorely missed by all of us.

Entrance to McGill's Bellairs Research Institute in Holetown, Barbados. AOS conducts field course (ATOC 555) at this institute in the summer. Bellairs Research Institute is Canada's only teaching and research facility in the tropics.

Applications for ATOC 555 Barbados can be submitted as of March 1st.

Click here for more details.


Are you interested in learning more about Climate Change and Natural Disasters?

Information Session by our department on courses and programs we offer.

Come meet our faculty and students on Thursday March 21 at 6 PM in Leacock 232 to chat about how to use science to address out pressing climate and environmental problems.

Congratulations to our very own undergraduate student Maria Gheta on leading the Martlets to a National Championship in the Canadian University Artistic Swimming League.

Our very own Christopher McCray (PhD Student) crunches Environment Canada numbers ' to quantify the weather whiplash Montrealers have been experiencing this winter'.

Read more about 'Weather Whiplash' on the Montreal Gazette website.

Photo credit: CAOS


Congratulations to our PhD student Jing Feng on winning the Dr. and Mrs. Milton Leong Fellowship in Science.

The fellowship was established in 1994 through a donation of Dr. Milton H.K. Leong (B.Sc. 1966, M.D.,C.M. 1970) and Susanna S. C. Leong (Liang) (B.Sc. 1969, M.Sc. 1973). 

It is awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Science. 

Master's student Amélie Desmarais watching for marine mammals during an expedition in the Arctic ocean on board the research vessel Polarstern

Photo courtesy of Charles Brunette

Students from our Sea Ice Group (Charles Brunette, Pascal Bourgault, Amelie Desmarais) participated in Expedition PS115/2 on the Polarstern icebreaker (Sep 4 - Oct 16, 2018).

Photo courtesy of Amelie Desmarais.

Polar Area Weather Station (PAWS) deployed on landfast sea ice south of Paul Island, near Nain. The PAWS provides meteorological data such as air temperature, wind speed and direction, and atmospheric pressure.

This project is a collaboration between the Canadian Ice Service (Adrienne Tivy), McGill University (Bruno Tremblay) and the Nain Research Center (Joey Angnatok).

Photo courtesy of Charles Brunette, PhD Student

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences