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SFU natural hazards researcher among Canada’s top "explorers”

May 25, 2015
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield, environmentalist David Suzuki and John Clague, Simon Fraser University earth sciences professor: what do they have in common?

They are listed among Canada’s top 100 Modern-Day Trailblazers, as named by Canadian Geographic Magazine.

The magazine says while today’s greatest explorers may be “astronauts, deep-sea divers and polar adventurers,” they are also historians, conservationists and key scientists. As the magazine notes: “All have performed great feats.”

Clague is cited as a leading authority in Quaternary studies, specializing in geological hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and floods.

A Shrum Research Professor who holds a Canada Research Chair in Natural Hazard Research, Clague is also a fellow of The Royal Society of Canada and a professor emeritus with the Geological Survey of Canada.

He has published more than 400 papers and reports, done countless media interviews on local and global natural disasters, and influenced international scientists with his research.

The magazine describes exploration as “forging dramatic new relationships with the natural world, and telling essential stories to accelerate our understanding of the critical importance of these relationships.”

For the complete list see: http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/canadian-explorers/default.asp.