By Chris Sasaki -A & S News
Paul Kushner, a professor of atmospheric physics in the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Department of Physics, has been awarded the 2019 Patterson Medal Award for Distinguished Service to Meteorology in Canada.
“Receiving this award means a lot to me,” says Kushner. “I’m honoured to be in the company of past recipients — all of whom have been true leaders within the Canadian atmospheric community. I’m also honoured because of the award’s focus on one’s history of service to that community.”
The award has been given annually since 1961 by the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) in honour of John Patterson, MSC director from 1929 to 1946. It recognizes distinguished service to meteorology in Canada.
According to Kim Strong, chair of the Department of Physics, “Paul is internationally recognized as an outstanding atmospheric scientist who has made distinguished contributions to meteorology through his multi-faceted research, his exemplary leadership, his generous service to the community and his dedicated training of the next generation of atmospheric scientists.
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This medal is awarded annually by the Meteorological Service of Canada in honour of John Patterson, MSC director from 1929 to 1946. Patterson earned his degree from UofT in 1900 and was an honorary professor of meteorology in the Physics Department, as this 1946 item in Nature recounts: https://www.nature.com/articles/158614a0.pdf.