Philippe Tortell is one of the 12 faculty members appointed a Peter Wall Scholar for 2015-2016. During his year in residence at the Peter Wall Institute, Dr. Tortell would like to continue fostering wide ranging and inter-disciplinary discussions on Arctic-related issues, with a primary focus on climate change research. Working in collaboration with a number of UBC researchers, and with colleagues at the Vancouver Aquarium, he plans to organize a workshop exploring scientific and traditional northern perspectives of Arctic climate change. He will also be heavily involved in the analysis of oceanographic samples collected on two major Arctic expeditions this summer. Congratulations, Philippe!