Congratulations Dr. Jack D. Ives!
Dr. Jack D. Ives receives the world’s highest award for mountain advocacy: the Lifetime Achievement edition of the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal.
Posted on The Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal website on August 7th, 2015:
“Prof. Jack D. Ives, PhD, eminent montologist and Honorary Research Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University (Ottawa), has been selected to receive the world’s highest award for mountain advocacy: the Lifetime Achievement edition of the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal.
Montology is the interdisciplinary study of all aspects of mountains, including highland-lowland linkages, and focuses particularly on mitigating and managing disasters, improving stewardship of mountain ecosystems, and sustaining mountain livelihoods and culture.
Dr. Kumar P. Mainali, research professor at the University of Maryland and President of Mountain Legacy, released a statement explaining that the award is presented for remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions. The medal both recognizes Sir Edmund Hillary’s own service on behalf of mountain people and their environment and also encourages the continuing emulation of his example.
Dr. Mainali emphasized that This is the first Lifetime Achievement edition of the Hillary Medal. The standard Medal has been awarded six times since 2003, always to activists still working in the field. The winner of a seventh standard edition of the Hillary Medal will be announced in the next weeks. This Lifetime Achievement award, however, is something quite special for us, Mainali said, and it recognizes a giant in montology whose achievements are unlikely to be equaled.”
To view the original article and more information on The Hillary Model and biogeographical information about Dr. Jack D. Ives please see:
The Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal website.