Moira Isobel Dunbar

Geography

Pioneer of Arctic sea-ice research and the first woman to conduct scientific observations on Canadian icebreakers

"What? Fly to the Arctic? In an RCAF plane? A woman? Impossible!"

Birthplace
Edinburgh, Scotland

Date of Death
November 22, 1999

Place of Death
Nepean, Ontario

Family Members

    Other Interests
    Linguist: Spoke Russian, German and French Musician: Piano and guitar

    Status
    Deceased

    Degrees
    • BA (Geography) Oxford U, 1939

    Awards
    • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
    • Centennial Award (Canadian Meteorological Service), 1971
    • Massey Medal, 1972
    • Officer, Order of Canada, 1977

    Last Updated
    December 31, 2011

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