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: Canadian Tourism Federation Spoof
Today, I'm uploading some footage from the spoof website of "The Canadian Tourism Federation", which was put together by "a small group of concerned Canadians in Winnipeg and Toronto who are ashamed...
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Ian Mauro
2009-10-22 14:23
Link to: Silent film on climate change
Check out this amazing silent film called "Speaking out on climate change". In the tradition of Buster Keaton-style black and white slapstick comedy, this piece by Pangnirtung's Julie Alivaktuk...
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Ian Mauro
2009-10-20 05:36
Link to: Welcome to Igloolik
Ullaakkut. Good morning. Over a cup of coffee, I write to you from wintery Igloolik as I look out of my window as snowmobiles go by and as a red orangy sky begins to form over the ocean water of the...
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Ian Mauro
2009-10-19 09:27
Link to: "Aputili?" or "Where's the snow?" Video
We just finished a short film by Roselynn Akulukjuk called "Aputili?". The name of this cilmate change related piece aptly translates as  "Where's the snow?". Working with...
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Ian Mauro
2009-10-16 00:15
Link to: From the stone to digital age in a human lifetime
Zach said to me this spring that "In my lifetime, I've gone from the stone age to the digital age". This is the video to prove it. See our crew in action as we coordinate our project between Winnipeg...
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Ian Mauro
2009-10-14 04:08