Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

October 22, 2007 09:13 ET

Congratulations to the Members of the Professional Institute who have Contributed to the 2007 Nobel Prize!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2007) - The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada congratulate their members at Environment Canada for their contribution to the Nobel Prize on climate change jointly obtained by the former US vice-president Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) linked to the United Nations.

For one, the members in question are part of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis located in Victoria, British Columbia. Their work has directly contributed to the reports produced by IPCC. They are also supported by the computer specialists (PIPSC CS group) of the IT infrastructure operations group that is responsible for the supercomputing infrastructure. Among other things, Environment Canada's super-computer serves to produce the model used for weather forecasts as well as for climate research.

Said Professional Institute President Michele Demers: "Through their scientists and professionals, the federal Department supports the work of IPCC. This is how members of the Institute employed by Environment Canada have contributed to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize! I congratulate the members for their dedication and professionalism. Well done!"

The Professional Institute of the public service of Canada is a national union representing 55,000 professionals and scientists of the public sector.

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  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
    Francine Pressault
    613-228-6310 / 1-800-267-0446 x 2228
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