Dr. Ronald Stewart
Ronald Stewart is a professor of atmospheric science in the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of Manitoba. Previously, he was a professor at McGill University (Industrial Research Chair in Severe Weather), a senior scientist with Environment Canada, and an adjunct professor at York University. Dr. Stewart obtained his doctorate in physics at the University of Toronto. Professor Stewart’s research focuses on extreme weather, precipitation and regional climate. Current research includes winter precipitation formation and its occurrence as well as recent and future droughts, heat waves, forest fires and flooding over Canada including mountainous regions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and he recently received the Patterson Medal for distinguished service to meteorology from the Meteorological Service of Canada.