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Explorers Club: The 2017 Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner

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Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park

Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

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The Changing Face of the Arctic

Hosted by our Canadian Chapter, the 2017 Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner is slated for October 28th at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. There will be a full weekend of events from Friday, October 27th until Sunday, October 29th. We'll see you in Toronto!


Schedule:

Friday, October 27th

  • Weekend VIP Kickoff Cocktail Party with Awardees and Special Guests at the TD Inuit Art Gallery

Saturday, October 28th

  • Awardee Symposium at the Royal Ontario Museum
  • VIP Lunch with Awardees and Special Guests, for Taiga and Arctic Ticket holders, as well as all table buyers
  • LTAD Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction at the Royal Ontario Museum
  • Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner at the Royal Ontario Museum

Sunday, October 29th

  • VIP Choice of Sunday Excursions, for Taiga and Arctic Ticket holders, as well as all table buyers:
  1. Geology Hike at Niagara Falls
  2. Edge walk at the CN Tower
  3. Tour of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  4. Bruce Trail Hike
  • Puffin & Tundra ticket holders will have the option of attending Sunday presentations at Worldview HQ
  • Further details and sign-up coming soon


The 2017 Lowell Thomas Award Winners:


HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, FI ‘14
Prince Albert II of Monaco has long been dedicated to the protection of the environment and focuses on fighting climate change, promoting renewable energy, combating the loss of biodiversity, and preserving water resources through his Prince Albert II Foundation. He has also participated in research expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, thus becoming the first head of state to reach both poles. He is a member of the Ocean Elders group and serves on the Advisory Committee for Students on Ice.


Martin T. Nweeia D.M.D., D.D.S, FN ‘99
Dr. Martin Nweeia is a research scientist, explorer, professor and scholar on the functional significance of the narwhal tusk and Inuit knowledge. His landmark studies on narwhal tusk sensory function have earned him nine grants from the National Science Foundation, as well as awards from The National Geographic Society, Harvard University, and the Smithsonian Institution. He is currently lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, a clinical assistant professor at Case School of Dental Medicine, and a research associate in vertebrate zoology at the Smithsonian Institution.



Donn Haglund, Ph.D., FE ‘72
Dr. Haglund is a Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Wisconsin, where he created and taught a pioneering Arctic wilderness field course for more than 40 years. He earned his Ph.D. in economic geography from the University of Pennsylvania, based on work done in Greenland. He is recognized internationally for his expertise in maritime transport in support of Arctic economic development, and for his dedication to scientific research in these areas.

* Dr. Haglund recently passed and his son will speak and accept the award on his father’s behalf.



Konrad Steffen
Dr. Konrad Steffen is Director, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research and Professor, Institute of Atmosphere & Climate, ETH-Zurich. Previously he was Director CIRES, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and Professor Emeritus of Geography, both positions at University of Colorado Boulder. His interests include climate and cryosphere interaction in polar and alpine regions. In particular he researches sea level changes sensitivity studies of large ice sheets using in situ and modeling results.


* Email us at reservations@explorers.org or call us at 212.628.8383 for questions, additional information, and table booking (to avoid online processing fees).


Painting by Cory Trépanier MI'09 (detail)
"Great Glacier, 15 ft x 5.5 ft, oil on linen, Coronation Fiord, Auyuittuq National Park, Nunavut, Canada
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