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You’re a cold, cold man, Gordon Giesbrecht: ‘Professor Popsicle’ honoured this week
Posted Thursday, November 3, 2011 10:45 AM
He’s probably Manitoba’s best-known research scientist. He has been on The Late Show With David Letterman, the Rick Mercer Report (twice) and was tracked by anxious onlookers around the world by satellite as he walked the length of Lake Winnipeg.

To celebrate 25 years of cold research and education, Gord Giesbrecht is reminiscing and expanding wistfully on his work at a special talk on Friday, October 28, 2011, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in 239 Investors Group Athletic Centre.

Giesbrecht’s talk is part of a research seminar series in the Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute within the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba, in which he is associate dean. The title of Giesbrecht’s talk is “You’re as cold as ice: confessions after 25 years of freezing people.”

Giesbrecht’s research has included endurance studies involving immersing people in very cold water, and has himself been immersed dozens of times in the name of science.

Recently, he has been doing public presentations educating the public on how to escape a submerged vehicle, often “going under” to illustrate his advice. His research earned him the moniker “Professor Popsicle” after his work received international attention in Outside magazine.

One of the University of Manitoba’s most lauded researchers, Giesbrecht is receiving yet another honour this week. The National Search and Rescue Secretariat has selected him as the recipient of the Education and Training Award of the National Search and Rescue Program Awards of Excellence.

Giesbrecht will be presented with the award at a banquet as part of SARscene, Canada’s premier search and rescue conference. The event takes place on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
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