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Ice Photo #3: Twisted Ice Chunk / Photo de glace #3 – Torsade de glace

This week’s ice photo was taken during a late night cruise in the Ilulissat Ice Fjord in Greenland’s Disko Bay. The captain had just used his fishing net to scoop up several small pieces of ice that had broken off nearby icebergs. This one looked most interesting with its twisted shape.

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Abraham Ulrikab’s story nominated for the People Land Truth Awards

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Hello everybody,

I am most pleased to inform you that the article Eight Labrador Inuit Trapped in a 19th Century Human Zoo, recently published by Intercontinental Cry magazine, a publication of the Center for World Indigenous Studies, has been selected as one of the twenty nominees for the very first […]

Five Inuit in a zoo: A 10-page article in French magazine “Géo Histoire” about the Labrador Inuit

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Hello,

You would have told me that, one day, I would see my name in the French magazine Géo (I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that it’s the equivalent of National Geographic for the French-speaking world), and I would have had a hard time believing it. But life […]

Annalise and Kurt Biedermann : An ever-growing passion for the Arctic and the Inuit

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Boy! I can’t believe it’s been two months since my last blog post! To catch up on the events of the last few weeks, I’d like to start by introducing you to Annalise and Kurt Biedermann, a couple from Thayngen, a village in northern Switzerland near Zurich and Lake Constance.

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A chat with Jennifer Doubt, curator of the collections of the National Herbarium of Canada

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This past February, the Canadian Museum of Nature prepared a large photo display entitled This is Canada’s Arctic which was shown in Ottawa’s Confederation Park during Winterlude. One of the images featured in the exhibit was a portrait of Jennifer Doubt, the curator of National Herbarium of Canada, the museum’s […]

Two members of the Canadian Museum of Nature botanical research team share their passion for their work, the Arctic and photography

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Hello all,

As a volunteer for the botany department of the Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN), I have the great pleasure of collaborating with the researchers who go on expeditions to collect the plant specimens that will enrich the collections of the National Herbarium of Canada.

Last Friday, during a […]

Bruce Raby exhibits his “Four Polar Bears” photograph taken in Churchill, Manitoba

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Hello everybody,

Last Sunday, I had the great pleasure of spending a good part of the day in Perth (Ontario) with Bruce Raby, a colleague photographer, and his grand-daughter Oksana. After an enjoyable lunch in downtown Perth, we headed to the Studio Theater to attend a matinee performance and to […]

Arctic Wildlife Encounters : a new photo exhibit by France Rivet & Robert Gravel

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With less than 1% of Canadians living north of the 60th parallel, these northern lands often remain a mystery and a fascination for the Southerners. Not always easily accessible and often inhospitable, various wildlife species have nevertheless wan their bet to survive and make the most of […]

Flight over the southern tip of Greenland & the Labrador Coast

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Good day everyone!!

Finally! I am breaking the silence of the last month and a half. Recently, I had the great pleasure of spending two weeks in Paris for a research project. Last Wednesday, during my flight back to Canada, our plane flew over the southern tip of Greenland […]

Vilhjálmur Stefánsson : from Arnes to the Canadian Museum of civilisation

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Last August, during a trip to Manitoba, my attention was caught by one of the items on the map describing the tourist attractions in the Gimli area : the Vilhjálmur Stefánsson Provincial Park and Monument . The description reported that Stefánsson was the last of the great explorers of […]