Profile | Ian Mauro

LOCATION: Canada
Dr. Ian Mauro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Winnipeg. He holds a BSc in Environmental Science and PhD in Geography, from University of Manitoba, and was a SSHRC Postdoctoral fellow in Ethnoecology at the University of Victoria. He previously held a Canada Research Chair in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change at Mount Allison University. As both a community-based researcher and filmmaker, Mauro works at the interface between the social and ecological sciences, and is a pioneer of multi-media methodologies, scholarship and education. He uses participatory video to collect, communicate and conserve local and indigenous knowledge, an approach that allows people who live on the land to tell their own stories, in their own language, and within the landscapes where their knowledge has been generated. He was awarded an “Apple Distinguished Educator” award for his approach in 2011. His films - focused on genetically modified crops, sustainable agriculture and climate change - have been translated into numerous languages and screened globally at academic conferences, film festivals and venues such as the United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic and the Royal Ontario Museum. He co-directed the influential Inuktitut language documentary Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (www.isuma.tv/ikcc) with acclaimed Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk and they continue to collaborate on a project focused on industrial development in the Canadian Arctic. Mauro’s most recent research documentary, Climate Change in Atlantic Canada (www.climatechangeatlantic.com), was toured across the region with Dr. David Suzuki. Mauro has spent over a decade living with Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic, hunting and eating country foods, and learning to speak Inuktitut. His ongoing research in the Arctic, Atlantic and Prairie regions of Canada endeavours to help us better listen to the language of the land, and offer the world strategies for healthy human interaction with the biosphere. Dr. Mauro can be contacted at: i.mauro@uwinnipeg.ca
 

Uploads by Ian Mauro

Link to: Siila Watt-Cloutier Keynote at Health Canada's Pan-Arctic Results Workshop
Siila Watt-Cloutier delivers her keynote at Health Canada's - First Nation and Inuit Health Branch - Pan-Arctic Results Workshop, held in Ottawa February 7-10, 2011.This speech navigates the global...
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Ian Mauro
2011-02-17 22:33
Link to: IKCC Awarded!
Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change screened last weekend in Winnipeg at the "Reel Green Film Festival".mbeconetwork.org/index.phpBased on voting at the festival, it was just announced that...
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Ian Mauro
2011-02-10 18:24
Link to: Penguins Harmed By Tagging
If you've seen Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, you'll know that Elders in Nunavut believe that the handling and tagging of animals, specifically polar bears and whales, causes adverse health and...
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Ian Mauro
2011-02-01 22:21
Link to: Elders Speak Through Climate Change Film
"Filmed with the visual grace typical of Igloolik Isuma’s previous films, Qapirangajuq presents elders talking about climate change"www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/...
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Ian Mauro
2010-12-21 21:41
Link to: ArcticNet
Last night, in Ottawa, Zacharias Kunuk and I presented Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change at ArcticNet, Canada's largest northern research meetings.The screening was well attended, with some 400...
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Ian Mauro
2010-12-16 13:19