Canada Excellence Research Chair to take Arctic Research to the next level

The key to global climate change may lie deep within Arctic ice. Now, the University of Manitoba has been recognized with one of the country’s most prestigious research awards – the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Arctic Geomicrobiology and Climate Change – to help uncover these secrets.

Greenland’s distinguished geomicrobiologist Dr. Søren Rysgaard will lead the 100-plus team from the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Earth Observation Science in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. This world-renowned group will be the first to explore the Arctic on a micro scale.

With the CERC award and the support of other partners totaling $35 million in funding, the team’s focus on the Arctic’s role in global climate change will cement the University of Manitoba’s position as a leader in environmental and climate change studies.