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For her portrayal of the rapidly changing climate and way of life in Grise Fiord, Nunavut (“Cold warriors,” October 2008), Canadian Geographic contributor Lisa Gregoire has won the International Polar Year Canada Award for Excellence in Northern Science Journalism, presented by the Canadian Science Writers’ Association. Gregoire’s story was published in a special issue on climate change, a collaboration of five geographical societies, including The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Canadian Geographic has also garnered three honourable mentions at the National Magazine Awards: Katherine Gordon, in the Politics and Public Interest category, for her account of the Tsawwassen First Nation’s groundbreaking treaty (“No reservations,” April 2008); Allan Casey, in the Science, Technology and the Environment category, for his investigation of carbon capture and storage as a potential remedy for climate change (“Carbon cemetery,” Jan/Feb 2008); and Stephen J. Krasemann, Eric Harris, Rick Boychuk and Suzanne Morin, in the Words and Pictures category, for their work on Yukon grizzlies (“Hungry as a bear,” December 2008).

— Samia Madwar

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