2011-06-29 10:40:14Robert 'The Cryosphere Kid' Way wins prestigious Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research
John Cook

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Great news for one of our own SkSers:

Geography scholar receives prestigious award for northern research

Memorial University student Robert Way is one of seven master’s students from across Canada to be awarded a prestigious Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research.

My eyes were drawn to this part of the article:

Supervised by Dr. Trevor Bell, Mr. Way has already developed a name for himself. In 2010 he was the subject of a Canadian Geographic magazine article titled The Cryosphere Kid which detailed his experiences at an international student exchange program between the universities of Ottawa (where he was then an undergraduate) and Oslo.

From now on, Robert shall also be referred to on the forum as The Cryosphere Kid :-)

2011-06-29 11:35:43Seconded
Daniel Bailey
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Good job, Robert! (aka, the Cryosphere Kid)

2011-06-29 12:20:59
dana1981
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Way to go Robert!  I'd say this warrants a post.  The Cryosphere Kid wins the Garfield Weston Award

2011-06-29 13:29:41Hmm
Daniel Bailey
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How about

The Cryosphere Kid nabs the Garfield Weston Award

2011-06-29 15:18:02
dana1981
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You got time to write it, Daniel? Seems to be up your alley.
2011-06-29 15:32:52
Daniel Bailey
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No time for a draft before Friday.  If it can wait until then I can.  Or someone else can do it (as good as or better than me).

2011-06-29 15:35:54Comment
Robert Way

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I'm gonna be honest. i've been avoiding showing you all that article for fear of the nickname that came with it :P I don't know but 22 isn't exactly a kid  haha either way thanks for all the well wishes, It is nice to hear, especially before I spend an entire month away from computers in eastern Arctic starting in July.

I guess since I have been caught I might as well link to the original article

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/jf10/arctic-scientist.asp

John: There is this term we North Americans use, I don't know if you're familiar with it, it's called payback. Yah that's right, it's coming for this nickname :P

2011-06-29 22:46:02Payback, eh? Well, in for a penny, in for a pound...
John Cook

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Ok, I feel a little guilty about teasing you about the cryosphere kid. But not so guilty that I'll refrain from teasing you about that Canadian Geographic article. Come on, theres gold in that article! For example, this excerpt:
In February 2009, his studies took him to Antarctica. “It’s one of those places you can leave your mark on,” he says, noting that few people have been to both Antarctica and the Arctic in the same year. This remark may demonstrate the inflated sense of self-importance typical of a 20-year-old convinced that a promising career awaits, but it’s also evidence of the expeditionary spirit without which science cannot thrive. 
Were you a self important 20 year old, Rob? :-) And on that note, the article was written LAST YEAR. If you were the cryosphere kid in 2010, the nickname is still fair game in 2011. But that's not my favorite part of the article. This is:
For Way, that couldn’t be more true. Late that evening, over beer in one of the lodge’s pine-panelled common rooms, he delays preparations for the next day to sit and consider the value of the program, his short dark hair fashionably ruffled and a band of stubble lining his square jaw.
All teasing aside, that's a great article, Robert. Congrats again!
2011-06-30 06:59:54
Riccardo

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Great, just great! Congrats.

2011-06-30 07:05:11
dana1981
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I don't know what you're complaining about Robert, that's a pretty badass nickname!  It's like Billy the Kid.  Nobody's gonna mess with you with that name ;-)

2011-06-30 14:15:02Comment
Robert Way

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I remember laughing with my girlfriend at the time over the article because she sort of tongue-in-cheek said that the article made me sound much more appealing than I actually was :P

All jokes aside when I read it I was a little surprised at some of the descriptions haha
"short dark hair fashionably ruffled"
"stubble lining his square jaw"

I would say they were trying to play me up to the female readership but considering it was Canadian Geographic i'm not so sure there is one haha

I played a lot of hockey growing up and so my friends are a lot of athletes and stuff and yeah my jock friends are NOT letting me live down that nickname ever I don't think.

PS: If you ask my parents whether I was a self important 20 year old they might give you a similar answer... something to do with constantly lecturing them about environmental things. They half think I'm nuts for "fighting the system".

Maybe we should all do a group post on our family experiences with climate change?

2011-07-02 13:38:37
Andy S

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Congratulations, Robert!

2011-07-02 15:38:37Ready for comments & review
Daniel Bailey
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Blog post here:

http://www.skepticalscience.com/thread.php?t=2101&r=0

2011-07-07 23:18:20Only just saw this
Anne-Marie Blackburn
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Congratulations Robert! Great achievement, keep it going :)

2011-07-08 07:52:02
climatesight
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Congrats! I haven't been keeping up with this forum as much as I'd like to, but I checked just now and this article caught my eye. Some of my friends back in the Arctic science lab in MB have won this award and it is very prestigious.