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2019 a Safety Ambassador award- AOS Weather Forecasting Team

Congratulations to the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Weather Forecasting Team (Prof. John Gyakum, Dr. Eyad Atallah, Christopher McCray (PhD student), Kai Melamed-Turkish (MSc student), Yeechian Low (MSc student) for the Safety Ambassador 2019 award for all their weather related-services for major events such as convocation ceremonies for the past years to the Emergency Management and Preparedness Unit.

Published: 13 Sep 2019

Roddy Rogers, Professor Emeritus in AOS department, has passed away

It is with great sadness that I convey the news that Roddy Rogers, Professor Emeritus in our department, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, has 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. His text, co-authored with Professor Yau, entitled “A short course in Cloud Physics” has been used by students and faculty throughout the globe.

Published: 5 Mar 2019

Christopher McCray crunches Environment Canada numbers to show winters are getting more turbulent

Our very own Christopher McCray (PhD Student, McGill AOS) crunches Environment Canada numbers on rain, snow, temperature and freezing rain ' to quantify the weather whiplash Montrealers have been experiencing this winter'.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

Maria Gheta, McGill artistic swim team wins the national title

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


Published: 25 Feb 2019

Amélie Desmarais attends the Emerging Leaders 2019 Conference

Amélie Desmarais, our MSc student, attended the Emerging Leaders 2019 Conference that was held in Norway in January of this year.

Published: 1 Feb 2019

PDF Mainak Ganguly and prof. Parisa Ariya article published in Nature Publishing

Our department is happy to share another achievement of prof. Parisa Ariya's scientific group.

Published: 5 Nov 2018

F1000Prime distinction for significant research contribution

Congratulations to Professor Parisa A. Ariya and Research Associate Roya Mortazavi  for their published paper:

Published: 1 Feb 2018

"Bomb cyclone rings in the New Year" - The McGill Tribune

Professor and Chair of our department, John Gyakum is featured in an article published in this week's issue of the The McGill Tribune. He is credited with coining the "bomb cyclone" term which has been trending in the national and international press, receiving huge amount of public attention before and in the aftermath of  great blizzard storm at the beginning of this year.

Published: 17 Jan 2018

Award for our student Jade Sauvé

We are pleased to inform you that Jade Sauvé, one of our undergraduate students, supervised by her research advisor, Carolina Dufour, won the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society prize for the best student poster in physical oceanography or atmospheric sciences at the Québec Océan meeting two weeks ago.

The title of her poster is “"Antarctic sea ice trend: Insights from a suite of climate models.”

Published: 30 Nov 2017

A study realized by scientists from McGill and Columbia Universities featured in Arctic Now journal

Results from recent Earth's Future article based on a study co-authored by Prof. Bruno Tremblay covered in Arctic Now.

Published: 7 Jul 2017

Published in the weekly journal of science Nature

An international team of researchers, including Prof. Andreas Zuend managed to publish their work as a letter in Nature titled “Surface tension prevails over solute effect in organic-influenced cloud droplet activation”.

Published: 6 Jul 2017

Awards for our Students

We are pleased to inform you that Yevgen Nazaranko and Uday Kurien, both graduate students supervised by Prof. Parisa Ariya, have received awards of excellence in two different conferences:

Published: 5 Jul 2016

Recent Student Awards at Major Conferences

We are pleased to inform you that Cécile Defforge, an M. Sc. Student supervised by Professor Tim Merlis, has received the Poster Student Award at the 32nd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, held during 17-22 April in San Juan, PR.

We are equally pleased to announce that that Kai Melamed-Turkish, has been awarded the CMOS Undergraduate Scholarship, at the recently held CMOS Congress, in Fredericton, NB, during 30 May - 2 June.

Published: 18 Jun 2016

New featured article on Hg cycling in the American Chemical Society's Chemical & Engineering News

Congratulations to AOS members including Uday!  Another recent papers from our group, on Hg lamp recycling will appear as the feature article in Chemical & Engineering News, a weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society.   It is the third articles in three months that has become cover page, hot articles and feature articles from our group.

Here is the new article:

Published: 29 Mar 2016

Mathematica Upgraded

Mathematica has been upgraded to the latest version on all departmental workstations. To use the latest version, please issue the following at the command-line:


If you run into any issues with this new version please do not hesitate to contact itsupport.aos [at] Enjoy!

Published: 2 Mar 2016