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Canada Council: thank you!

June 6th, 2017 Tags: , , ,
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For the last year, I’ve been supported by the Canada Council to work on my next book, which will be based on my latest project, Meet the North. Read a description of the new work here.

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Lessons on listening

November 23rd, 2016 Tags: , , ,
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These are my lessons on listening from meeting new people all over the Arctic in the last 18 months.
A colleague recently asked for “any thoughts, ideas, or pointers” from my experience. Here’s what I came up with.

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BBC Travel: Iceland and Nunavut

October 1st, 2016 Tags: , , , ,
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Photographer Eric Guth and I have been working with the BBC to showcase some of the stories from Meet the North and our travels. We’re happy to present these features from BBC Travel.

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“Beyond the Honeybee” wins magazine award

September 22nd, 2016 Tags: , , ,
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My story “Beyond the Honeybee,” which was published in Cottage Life magazine, won an award at the International Regional Magazine Awards.

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“Lake Awake” honoured for its illustrations

June 30th, 2016 Tags: , , ,
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Congratulations to illustrator Byron Eggenschwiler, whose art work for my story “Lake Awake” received an Award of Merit from the International Regional Magazine Association.

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National Geographic Exclusive Video: Polar Bear Cannibalizes Cub

February 24th, 2016 Tags: , , , ,
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Our polar bear video is now out on National Geographic. Rare footage of a male chasing, killing, and eating a cub. It’s life in the Arctic, as Wade Davis says here, but viewer discretion is advised.

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Boreal River: How soft skills can prevent hard problems

January 6th, 2016 Tags: , ,
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Boreal River is a great resource for guides. This column is about the soft skills I believe are so important to develop: Five Ways to Improve Group Safety.

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Building story and adventure with Instagram

December 20th, 2015 Tags: , , , ,
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Adventures in Instagram! Meet the North and I have been experimenting. Here’s what I told the Creative Non-fiction Collective on how to get the story rolling.

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The Banff Centre: Writer’s Range

November 30th, 2015 Tags: , , ,
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Listen to the Writer’s Range Podcast: On this episode, Mojo talks to writer and naturalist Jennifer Kingsley about the experiences that inspired her book, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, which won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for non-fiction.

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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

November 24th, 2015 Tags: , ,
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On November 18th, 2015, I became a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. It’s a vibrant and growing community, and I’m pleased to be a part of it.