Our Fragile North: James Raffan

James Raffan and Judith Pereira

Our Fragile North: James Raffan

James Raffan and Judith Pereira

6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

45 mins

Venture into the adventurous life of acclaimed writer, editor and explorer James Raffan. Raffan latest nonfiction book, Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey Through the Fragile Arctic, was four years in the making, documenting the precarious life of a polar bear family on the top of the world. Hear Raffan speak about his enlightening arctic journey, and discover how Raffan earned the title of “one of Canada’s Greatest Contemporary Explorers” from Canadian Geographic magazine in 2015.

Interviewer: Judith Pereira

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Venture into the adventurous life of acclaimed writer, editor and explorer James Raffan. Raffan latest nonfiction book, Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey Through the Fragile Arctic, was four years in the making, documenting the precarious life of a polar bear family on the top of the world. Hear Raffan speak about his enlightening arctic journey, and discover how Raffan earned the title of “one of Canada’s Greatest Contemporary Explorers” from Canadian Geographic magazine in 2015.

Interviewer: Judith Pereira

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James Raffan is a prolific writer, speaker, geographer and author of numerous bestselling books, including his first work of creative nonfiction, Ice Walker. He writes for national media outlets and has produced documentaries for CBC Radio and the Discovery Channel. He is an international fellow of the Explorers Club, a past chair of the Arctic Institute of North America and a fellow and past governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. From 2010-2013 he traveled through the Arctic Circle, researching and writing on culture and climate change in the North.

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Judith Pereira joined The Globe and Mail in 2001, as an intern at Report on Business magazine, while doing her Master’s degree in Publishing at Simon Fraser University. After a stint as a features editor for globeandmail.com, she spent nearly two decades as an editor at the magazine where she won several National Newspaper Awards for packages and infographics. She became The Globe’s Books editor in 2019. Before joining The Globe, she worked for the now defunct Lichtman’s (where she learned the importance of recommendations to book sales) and read the slush pile at Penguin Canada (where she discovered nobody). She also sits on the board of the Canadian Museum of Nature.

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6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

45 mins

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