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Jay Familglietti to join SENS

The U of S has appointed NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory water scientist Jay Famiglietti to become its Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. Jay Famiglietti will take over from Howard Wheater to lead the Global Institute for Water Security and will hold joint appointments with SENS and the Department of Geography and Planning in the College of Arts and Science.

Famiglietti, based at the NASA lab at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, was one of 24 appointments announced March 29 in Ottawa as part of the Canada 150 Research Chair program created to bring top-tier, internationally based researchers to Canada. A total of $7 million will be awarded for Famiglietti’s seven-year chair.

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NASA water scientist joins U of S as Canada 150 research chair, The Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Canada 150 research chairs draw scientists fleeing Trump, guns and Brexit, The Globe and Mail

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