Prof. Rutter honoured at XIX INQUA Congress

A founding member of CANQUA, Prof. Nat Rutter travelled to Nagoya, Japan, in July 2015 to be the first recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal from the International Union of Quaternary Research (INQUA) – the premier association for such fields as climate change, natural hazards, and civilization research. The medal is in recognition of his service to INQUA and Quaternary science. Prof. Rutter has spent over 40 years teaching, carrying out leading edge research, and participating in an array of scientific commissions and committees, including the International Geologic Correlation Program (IGCP), the Scientific Board of UNESCO, and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program on past global changes (PAGES). He founded Quaternary International, the official journal of INQUA, in 1989 and was editor-in-Chief for 10 years. Prof. Rutter was the President of the Organizing Committee of the XII INQUA Congress in Ottawa, in 1987, and has served as INQUA Vice President and President. He has been on the editorial boards of several international scientific journals, has authored over 300 scientific papers, and has carried out Quaternary research in Canada, United States, China, Argentina, Namibia, Russia, Mongolia, and France. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada. At present, Prof. Rutter is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta.

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