Speaker Series: Spring 2011
Writer-photographer Jerry Kobalenko has travelled more kilometres in Canada’s
High Arctic than any living person. Over the past 20 years, he has explored Canada
north of 75º latitude, by foot, ski, kayak and ship. He considers the High Arctic his
spiritual home and his passion for the North is evident in his photography and stories.
In his presentation on April 27, Kobalenko will share his love of ice caps and glaciers,
fossil forests, and the flora and fauna at the top of the world, from endangered Peary
caribou to herds of thousands of arctic hare. He'll recount close encounters with
polar bears, explore the meaning of adventure and our connection to the North, and
give a traveller’s insights into infamous Arctic tragedies and controversies. And he’ll
introduce us to the subtleties of a misunderstood Eden.
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“Nanuk, the Inuit word for polar bear, symbolizes the Arctic more than any other animal. Like the surrounding landscape, the polar bear is impressive in its sheer size and rugged beauty”
— Ian Stirling, Research Scientist Emeritus, Environment Canada