Exploring a Passage to Community Engagement

Lynn Moorman, Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences

As an invited “geography expert on board”, Lynn travels on expeditions exploring the eastern and Arctic coasts of Canada, most recently on a special Canada 150th voyage with Parks Canada through the Northwest Passage in the fall of 2017. While teaching passengers about the Arctic environment and landscapes, she has come to appreciate the reciprocity of teaching, learning, research, and service involved with such community engagement. Lynn will unravel this complex web through the guiding principles of Inuit Qaujimaningit (traditional knowledge and epistemology) and explore how external community engagement can serve to re-engage within and across our own academic community.