We would like to congratulate Professor Emeritus Dr. Peter Suedfeld, who was awarded the Canadian Honours Polar Medal. The Polar Medal celebrates Canada’s northern heritage and recognizes those who have contributed to or endeavoured to promote a greater understanding of Canada’s northern communities and its people.
Dr. Suedfeld has conducted field research in both polar regions. His research focuses on understanding both the psychological effects associated with isolation in polar stations. He has provided key insights into the leadership styles and personality characteristics of individuals who thrive in such extreme conditions.
The announcement was made today by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. As an official honour created by the Crown, the Polar Medal is part of the Canadian Honours System, presented by the Governor General on behalf of all Canadians to recognize those people who have demonstrated excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service in ways that bring special credit to the country. More.
Along with Dr. Suedfeld, more than 70 remarkable Canadians will be recognized for their excellence, courage or exceptional service with one of the following honours: the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, the Meritorious Service Decoration, the Decoration for Bravery, the Polar Medal or the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. The Honours ceremony will be held on December 8th, 2016 in Edmonto, Alberta. The ceremony will be streamed live online at www.gg.ca/live starting at 10 am.
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