The land of the long white cold

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In February of 2014, I traveled to the hamlet of Ulukhaktok in the Canadian Arctic. The project focused on Inuit traditional knowledge and adaptation to climate change.

My role was to document this project.

Along the way, I made many friends and learned valuable life lessons. The journey has changed my life.

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Sunshine Coast Startup Weekend

Posing with the promotional surfboard.

Posing with the promotional surfboard.

I arrived at the venue for the Sunshine Coast Startup Weekend, a 54 hour long event where teams of people, mostly strangers, create businesses over a course of a weekend Running on no sleep, less food and copious amounts of coffee. Continue reading

Heading north

 

Polar bear at the airport – Yellowknife

I sat with my head buried in the toilet, throwing up my lunch and dinner. Something had invaded my body and really smacked me around. The night was spent wrenching while Teeny called Australia for advice from my parents. We needed to catch a flight north from Calgary to Yellowknife in five hours. Continue reading

Halifax – friends in new places, brown beaches and mussels

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The one thing I can say Halifax has given us, is some great friends. Colleen, Linnaea and Genevieve are quite possibly the loveliest girls we have ever met. They are just amazing…

During the conference we quickly became the best of friends. A week of friendship felt like a lifetime. Life stories shared over almost every meal and every drink, brought us closer and each of us brought something unique to the group. Continue reading

Halifax – meetings and meetings

So after a shit, red-eye flight, Katrina and I were exhausted beyond belief. We arrived at our hotel at around 6:30am, with no sleep in 24 hours, we went straight to the room and slept until midday. The rest of the day was a blur…

Monday brought the start of the ArcticNet conference and a 7am wake-up call. The phone buzzed and I leapt out of bed to the voice of three women on the other end of the line. Colleen, Linnaea and Genevieve, Continue reading