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Colin Robertson, Robert McLeman and Haydn Lawrence

Colin Robertson and Robert McLeman, both associate professors in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, along with alumnus Haydn Lawrence, are co-researchers. They work in the area of citizen science – to conduct fine-resolution mapping of winter temperatures and track year-to-year progress of larger winter climate trends using public reports of outdoor ice rink conditions.

“The sport of hockey has tremendous potential to be a catalyst for important social and environmental sustainability,” said Robert McLeman. “The NHL and NHLPA are acting on that potential, and my colleagues at Laurier and I are excited to help any way we can.”

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