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Public Lecture by the RCGS Explorer‑in‑Residence

Posted by Marine Affairs Program on January 18, 2018 in News

Expedition Files: Stories of The Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS) Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth

Public Lecture
Monday, January 22, 2018
5:30-7:00 PM
MacMechan Auditroium, Killiam Library
6225 University Avenue, Dalhousie University

Jill Heinerth has traveled the world exploring underwater caves and deep ocean vistas on projects that were branded impossible. With dynamic images and stunning photographs from the last finite frontiers of this Earth, Jill will share stories about risk management, technology and synergism as she recounts her exploration inside of Antarctic icebergs and making movies deep inside submerged caves and wrecks around the world.

More people have walked on the moon than have been to the places Jill Heinerth has explored here on earth. Jill is a veteran of over twenty-five years of scientific diving, filming/photography and exploration on projects in submerged caves around the world with National Geographic, NOAA, various educational institutions and television networks worldwide. She is the inaugural Explorer-in-Residence for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the 2017 recipient of the diving world’s highest award for sports and education from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Science. For her work at the extreme ends of the earth, Canada’s Governor General presented Jill with the rare and prestigious Polar Medal.

Hosted by the Marine Affairs Program and the Marine Affairs Student Society