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 The next Sigma Xi meeting will be with the JAMES McGILL SOCIETY

 Tuesday, October 10th;  Reception 5 pm  Lecture 5.30 pm

Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th floor, McLennan Library

Speakers:Annmarie Adams,Jennifer Garland and David Theodore

Subject:  Expo' 67

 The change was made arbitrarily by the President of the James McGill Society Prof. Jarrett Rudy who ignored the previous Committee Decision and the wishes of the Sigma Xi McGill

 

To be scheduled

The Speaker is

Visiting Scholar Dr. Victoria Slonosky .

          The DRAW Project: Data Rescue: Archives and Weather    

 a pioneering crowd-sourcing project to rescue Canadian Climate Data and make it accessible for Scientific Research.

 It is an Interdisciplinary Project uniting Researchers in the Faculties of Arts, Science and Library and Archives at McGill University to secure, catalogue, and make accessible for Scientific Research the Meteorological Observations in Historical Logbooks of the McGill Observatory from 1871 to 1964 housed in the Archives, with Supplemental Records and Weather Journals from 1798.

This Pioneering Project for McGill will increase understanding of weather and climate and of Citizen Engagement in our Scientific and Cultural Heritage, exploring new ways to develop and use valuable Archival Resources to better understand current  climate issues.

Dr. Victoria Slonosky’s interest in climatology started as an undergraduate at McGill. She completed an MSc in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and went on to study historical observations of climate for her PhD thesis at the Climatic Research Unit. Historical observations of precipitation in Paris and Gaultier Observations for Quebec were uncovered as a post-doc at LSCE near Paris, France. A fellowship from Environment Canada allowed Dr. Slonosky to look for Canadian historical observations in Canadian archives, including the 18th and 19th century data for Quebec from McGill University and the McCord Museum. From 2002-2004, she took up a research position at McGill University and the Ouranos Consortium. In 2010, Dr. Slonosky started a volunteer data rescue for Canadian historical weather journals. In 2015, she held the positon of Researcher-in-Residence for CRIM, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies for Montreal, where she worked on initiating the DRAW project and a history of climatology in Canada. The digitization of historical climate observations as a volunteer project has been a recent interest, along with an interest in the history and philosophy of climatology. Dr. Slonosky is affiliated with the World Meteorological Organization data rescue initiative ACRE (Atmospheric Reconstruction Over the Earth).

 Members Please Join us!


President: James Anglehart

Anglehart et al.

Propriété intellectuelle/Intellectual Property


1 (514) 667-3357

Vice President: Richard Boudreault

President of Aerospace Technologies, Inc.

richard@techaero.ca