Boulder bound

After a wonderful 12 years of working, researching, and teaching at the University of Guelph, we said goodbye to our Canadian colleagues and headed southwest to Colorado. As of January 1, 2020, I will be the new Director of INSTAAR (Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Eager to begin this new academic chapter, and have a chance to provide leadership to a research engine I have known about for my entire career. -Merritt

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