She’s dived inside Antarctic icebergs and flooded mine passages, explored shipwrecks and subaquatic caverns. And this year, renowned explorer Jill Heinerth has also been busy with a different kind of adventure: writing a memoir.

In Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver, out now, Heinerth recounts her experiences exploring some of the most remote and extreme environments on Earth and the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated field. She also reflects on the beauty and fragility of our marine ecosystems and the importance of protecting our oceans and freshwater.

To celebrate the book’s release, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and One Ocean Expeditions are pleased to present a series of Can Geo Talks by Heinerth, who in 2016 became the Society’s inaugural Explorer-in-Residence. Throughout the month of September, join us in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary or Vancouver for an evening celebrating underwater adventure, science and the spirit of exploration.

September 12, 2019, 7 p.m.

Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street


September 13, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration
50 Sussex Drive


September 17, 2019, 7 p.m. 

Halifax Central Library
5440 Spring Garden Rd.


September 20, 2019, 7 p.m.

Mount Royal University
Ideas Lounge
74 Mt Royal Cir SW


October 7, 2019, 7 p.m.

Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way