Dr. Ian Mauro visits from University of Winnepeg

Dr. Ian Mauro will be on campus from Monday, March 12 - Thursday, March 15.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Winnepeg.  His work includes documentary films:  Qapirangajug:  Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (www.isuma.tv/ikcc) with acclaimed Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk and Climate Change in Atlantic Canada (www.climatechangeatlantic.com), which was toured across the region with Dr. David Suzuki.

Prairie Climate Atlas:  http://climateatlas.ca/

Forthcoming in April 2018 will be a Climate Atlas for all of Canada!

More on Dr. Mauro - Dr. Mauro holds a BSc in Environmental Science and PhD in Geography, from University of Manitoba, and was a SSHRC Postdoctoral fellow in Ethnoecology at the University of Victoria. He previously held a Canada Research Chair in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change at Mount Allison University. As both a community-based researcher and filmmaker, Mauro works at the interface between the social and ecological sciences, and is a pioneer of multi-media methodologies, scholarship and education. He uses participatory video to collect, communicate and conserve local and indigenous knowledge, an approach that allows people who live on the land to tell their own stories, in their own language, and within the landscapes where their knowledge has been generated. He was awarded an “Apple Distinguished Educator” award for his approach in 2011. His films - focused on genetically modified crops, sustainable agriculture and climate change - have been translated into numerous languages and screened globally at academic conferences, film festivals and venues such as the United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic and the Royal Ontario Museum. He co-directed the influential Inuktitut language documentary Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (www.isuma.tv/ikcc) with acclaimed Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk and they continue to collaborate on a project focused on industrial development in the Canadian Arctic. Mauro’s most recent research documentary, Climate Change in Atlantic Canada (www.climatechangeatlantic.com), was toured across the region with Dr. David Suzuki. Mauro has spent over a decade living with Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic, hunting and eating country foods, and learning to speak Inuktitut. His ongoing research in the Arctic, Atlantic and Prairie regions of Canada endeavours to help us better listen to the language of the land, and offer the world strategies for healthy human interaction with the biosphere. Dr. Mauro can be contacted at: i.mauro@uwinnipeg.ca