Lifetime achievement recognized

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Ian Stirling, polar bear scientist, was presented with the annual Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern research during Arcticnet’s 11th Annual Scientific meeting in December in Vancouver, British Columbia. The prize is $50K.

Ian Stirling worked for 37 years studying polar bears, seals and sea ice in Canada’s Arctic with the Canadian Wildlife Service, publishes research as an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta, and is a research scientist emeritus with Environment Canada.

The Conference welcomed researchers, students, northerners, policy makers and stake holders to address the numerous environmental, social, economical and political challenges and opportunities that are emerging from climate change and modernization in the Arctic.