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A fine 50
The latest book by award-winning Canadian author Ken McGoogan, 50 Canadians Who Changed the World, will be released in October by HarperCollins Canada. The book celebrates the lives of accomplished 20th-century Canadians who have “created the present and are shaping the future.” Learn more at kenmcgoogan.blogspot.ca.

Kourounis's Arctic adventure
George Kourounis, host of the television series Angry Planet, teamed up with the Weather Network and One Ocean Expeditions to travel by ship from Iqaluit to Greenland and back in August. Programming of his voyage is set to air this fall.

Geography, down under
Stuart Semple, a geography professor in both Canada and Australia, recently helped develop Australia’s new national geography curriculum for Foundation (Grade 1) to Grade 12. The curriculum will take effect by 2015 throughout the country. Semple reported on his work at the Canadian Association of Geographers’ annual meeting in St. John’s in August.

Into the true wild
Artist, adventurer and filmmaker Cory Trépanier spent a month trekking through the Yukon’s Kluane National Park last summer. The adventure was part of his multi-year TrueWild project to capture and create a legacy of Canada’s most sublime vistas. For one month each year, Trépanier will visit and paint scenes from a different national park wilderness. Learn more at truewild.ca.

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