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Michael Gervers in Ethiopia, where he has been studying traditional Christian churches cut into the sandstone landscape

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Featured Fellow: Michael Gervers

The University of Toronto professor and expert on Ethiopian history is documenting the centuries-old craft of rock-hewn churches 

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Peter Suedfeld

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Featured Fellow: Peter Suedfeld

Most people’s idea of a great summer vacation doesn’t include being holed up in an abandoned research station in Nunavut while analyzing — and being analyzed by — half a…

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Alexandra Shackleton and Tim Jarvis at Ernest Shackleton’s gravesite on South Georgia Island

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Featured Fellow: Alexandra Shackleton

A live donkey is better than a dead lion,” Ernest Shackleton, the renowned British explorer, once said. He was referring to his 1907 to 1909 Nimrod expedition, and…

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Diana Beresford-Kroeger at home in her garden in Merrickville, Ont

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Featured Fellow: Diana Beresford-Kroeger

If trees could speak, what would they say? Diana Beresford-Kroeger, an ecologist, botanist, author and Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, says there is a…

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Featured Fellow: Karsten Heuer

In the wee hours of a late-fall morning 30 years ago, Karsten Heuer and his father were hiking through a dark, wet campground, tackle boxes in hand, heading for their favourite…

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Featured Fellow: Shelagh Grant

Shelagh Grant’s love for the Canadian outdoors started at the tender age of three, when she began hiking and canoeing with her father. Her fascination with the Canadian…

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