J. Ross Mackay

1916 - 2014



J. Ross Mackay, Canada’s pre-eminent Arctic scientist and a world authority on permafrost, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2014, at the age of 98.

He served as President of the American Association of Geographers in 1969-70 and, as a Past President, will be honored with a full memorial in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. This is scheduled for publication in 2017.

In the meantime, if you wish to find out more about his life and work please refer to the obituary in the journal, Arctic.