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Gordon McBean

Professor Emeritus - Department of Geography and Environment, Western University | Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduc
Professor Gordon McBean, CM, PhD, FRSC, Department of Geography and Environment, Western University (since 2015, Professor Emeritus) and Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. He  was an Environment Canada scientist, Professor, University of British Columbia, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment Canada; and been at Western and ICLR since 2000. He was Chair, Science Committees: World Climate Research Programme and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk; and Co-Chair, Future Earth Governing Council; and President, International Council for Science. He was PI for projects: Building Climate Resilient Communities; Integrated Strategies for Risk Reduction; Coastal Cites (Vancouver, Manila, Bangkok, Lagos) at Risk due to Climate Change.  He is a: Member, Orders of Canada, and Ontario; Fellow: RSC, AGU, AMS, CMOS, IUGG, IAFoST, ISC and others; and shared in 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, for his IPCC contributions. He was awarded the 2017 International Meteorological Organization Prize and the 2023 AMS W. Washington Medal Research and Leadership Medal.