Dr. Louis Fortier received a Lifetime Achievement award at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Inspiration Awards Gala.

Louis Fortier, Ph.D., is the Scientific Director of ArcticNet, Scientific Leader of the Canadian Research Icebreaker Amundsen and Director of Science and Innovation at Institut nordique du Québec. Over the past 20 years, his leadership has secured funds to develop national and international research initiatives in the Arctic, including the Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study (CASES) and ArcticNet. His vision and influence have helped engage Inuit at all levels of the research process, cross barriers among the natural, social and health sciences, and forge new partnerships between academia and the private sector. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada (2007).

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Fortier for two decades of leadership in coordinating Arctic research programs that integrate different fields of study.

The Call for Nominations for the 2018 Canadian Museum of Nature’s Inspiration Awards will start in February 2018.