Weather guru Phillips to speak at Mount A public lecture

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SACKVILLE, N.B. – David Phillips, senior climatologist for Environment Canada, will give two talks at Mount Allison University March 29 and 30.

Phillips, who may well be the most widely quoted Canadian, will give a talk entitled "Wild about New Brunswick weather” on March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Wu Centre of the Dunn Building.  He will also speak in geography and environment class, Weather and Climate, on March 30 at 10  a.m. in the Wu Centre. This talk is entitled "What's happening to our weather?"

Phillips studies and promotes the understanding of the Canadian climate and calls himself Canada’s “weather ambassador.”  As the foremost expert on Canadian weather, he is regularly interviewed and quoted by media across the country.

"Mr. Phillips is well known for his ability to decode weather and climate for Canadians and it's quite an honour that he is speaking at Mount Allison and to my Weather and Climate class in particular. The students will benefit tremendously from having Mr. Phillips share his expertise,” said geography and environment professor, Dr. Geraldine Jordan.

According to Phillips, 93 per cent of Canadians wake up every morning and check the weather.

"We take pride in our weather," Phillips said. "Surviving – and thriving – in floods, blizzards, and cold snaps, it gives Canadians a proud badge of courage."

Phillips has received awards for his work and honorary doctorates from the University of Waterloo and Nipissing University, as well as the Order of Canada.  He has published a number of books, including The Climates of Canada, Blame It on the Weather, and the bestseller The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry. Phillips also designs Canada’s most popular calendar, The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar.

Both talks are free of charge and open to the public.

Organizations: Environment Canada, Mount Allison University, Dunn Building University of Waterloo Nipissing University Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar

Geographic location: Canada, New Brunswick

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