Dr. Donald Forbes Talks about the Martin Bergmann Medal
The Martin Bergmann Medal is an award established in 2012 by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Dr. Forbes was awarded the honour, as indicated in the press release, for his "lifetime work in Arctic geography", and for his roles "as a mentor and leader in community adaptation to climate change in coastal Arctic communities." The medal has a personal significance to Dr. Fobes, who considered "Marty" Bergmann to be a good friend.
Dr. Forbes visited the Geography Department within days of receiving the award, and we spoke with him about the award and what it means to him.