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The 2017 Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner

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Friday, October 27th

For Taiga & Arctic Ticket Holders
TD Inuit Art Gallery
79 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5K 1B1, Canada

Saturday, October 28th

The Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada

For Arctic Ticket Holders
The Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada

The Royal Ontario Museum, the Chen Court
100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada

Black Tie or Native Attire
The Royal Ontario Museum, Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery
100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada

Sunday, October 29th

For Taiga & Arctic Ticket Holders -
Members who are not at these levels may still book a spot on excursions at $50 pp

      • Geology Hike at Niagara Falls
      • Tour of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
      • Bruce Trail Hike
      • Click here for full information on all 3 excursions

Kensington Tours/WorldView Headquarters
2 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 3G7
Light Catering, Free Admission for all Ticket Holders
10:00am to 2:00pm
      • Susan Eaton - 10am
           The Sedna Epic Expedition
      • Justine Ammendolia - 11am
           Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research
      • Break - 11:45 am
      • Jason Edmunds - 12:15 pm
      • Rosemarie Keough - 1pm
           Circumpolar Arctic: Observations at a Point-in-Time

The 2017 Lowell Thomas Award Winners

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, FI ‘14
Prince Albert II of Monaco has long been dedicated to the protection of the environment and focuses on fighting climate change, promoting renewable energy, combating the loss of biodiversity, and preserving water resources through his Prince Albert II Foundation. He has also participated in research expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, thus becoming the first head of state to reach both poles. He is a member of the Ocean Elders group and serves on the Advisory Committee for Students on Ice.

Donn Haglund, Ph.D., FE ‘72
Dr. Haglund is a Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Wisconsin, where he created and taught a pioneering Arctic wilderness field course for more than 40 years. He earned his Ph.D. in economic geography from the University of Pennsylvania, based on work done in Greenland. He is recognized internationally for his expertise in maritime transport in support of Arctic economic development, and for his dedication to scientific research in these areas.

Martin T. Nweeia D.M.D., D.D.S, FN ‘99
Dr. Martin Nweeia is a research scientist, explorer, professor and scholar on the functional significance of the narwhal tusk and Inuit knowledge. His landmark studies on narwhal tusk sensory function have earned him nine grants from the National Science Foundation, as well as awards from The National Geographic Society, Harvard University, and the Smithsonian Institution. He is currently lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, a clinical assistant professor at Case School of Dental Medicine, and a research associate in vertebrate zoology at the Smithsonian Institution.

Konrad Steffen,
Dr. Konrad Steffen is Director, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research and Professor, Institute of Atmosphere & Climate, ETH-Zurich. Previously he was Director CIRES, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and Professor Emeritus of Geography, both positions at University of Colorado Boulder. His interests include climate and cryosphere interaction in polar and alpine regions. In particular he researches sea level changes sensitivity studies of large ice sheets using in situ and modeling results.

Suggested Hotels

InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
$279.00 CDN for the Superior King room and the Superior 2 Queen. $299.00 CDN for the Deluxe King rooms per night, guaranteed until September 27, 2017. Call 1-800-267-0010 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and identify you are attending our event, The Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner, or use Block Code: OH7

220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1T8, Canada
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Park Hyatt Toronto
$299.00 CDN for Park King and Park Double rooms per night, guaranteed until September 15, 2017. Click here to reserve online or Call 888-421-1442 and reference Explorers Club.

4 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2E8, Canada
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Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor-Yorkville
$184.00 for Standard, one Queen; $194.00 for Standard, two Double. Click here to reserve online. Enter arrival and departure date and use group code: EXC. You can also call 1-877-859-5897 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

280 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V8, Canada
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Hosted by our Canadian Chapter, the 2017 Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner is slated for October 28th at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. There will be a full weekend of events from Friday, October 27th until Sunday, October 29th. We'll see you in Toronto!

Painting by Cory Trépanier MI'09 (detail)
"Great Glacier, 15 ft x 5.5 ft, oil on linen, Coronation Fiord, Auyuittuq National Park, Nunavut, Canada

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