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The Martin Bergmann Medal for Excellence in Arctic Leadership or Science

2014 Recipient - Dr. Donald Forbes

Left to right: Paul Ruest, President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Dr. Forbes, and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and patron of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. (Photo: Matt Zambonin/Canadian Geographic)

Dr. Forbes has contributed to the Arctic through dozens of studies and mapping projects, and advanced our knowledge of climate change through his own work and by championing interdisciplinary collaborations.

For his lifetime work in Arctic geography, and as a mentor and leader in community adaptation to climate change in coastal Arctic communities, Dr. Donald Forbes of Halifax, received The Martin Bergmann Medal.

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