CEN would like to warmly congratulate Warwick Vincent who was recently rewarded for his outstanding scientific research on polar environments. Specialist in Polar Regions’ limnology, Dr. Vincent received the Polar Medal from the Governor General of Canada, the Honorable David Johnston, during a ceremony at the Citadel in Quebec City. This prestigious medal distinguishes those who render extraordinary services in Polar Regions and in Canada’s North. Dr. Vincent’s research interests focus on the microbial diversity of Polar Regions. These microbial communities are notably used as indicators of climate change. Dr. Vincent was CEN’s director between 2008 and 2012, and the scientific director from 2012 to 2016.