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
 

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Link to: Ian Mauro's Blog on Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change
Learn about the experience of making Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change through the perspective of co-director Ian Mauro.
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Ian Mauro
2010-12-06 15:49
Link to: Inuit Voice at UN COP-16
This statement was released by Inuit leaders at the UN's COP-16 international climate change meetings in Cancun. Please download to read.
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Ian Mauro
2010-12-04 08:17
Link to: Upcoming Screenings: UN and ArcticNet
"Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change" will be screened nationally and internationally over the next month.On December 5th, the film will be presented at the international UN COP-16 climate...
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Ian Mauro
2010-12-02 22:32
Link to: Q & A Video Following Parliament Hill Screening For MPs and Policy Makers
On November 24th, Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change was screened on Parliament Hill at The National Press Gallery, the audience included approximately 40 MPs, Senators and Government Staffers from...
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Ian Mauro
2010-11-25 19:56
Link to: Tell MPs and the Prime Minister to respect democracy and heed the will of Canadians
David Suzuki and his foundation have been strong supporters of the "Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change" project.Like many environmental organizations, they are criticizing The Conservative...
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Ian Mauro
2010-11-22 20:56