Sometimes doing the hard thing, the thing that everyone else says can't be done, ends up being the thing that matters most. That's what Dr. Ryan Brook found by taking students out onto the tundra for their university course. He had been taught by some of the best wildlife biologists - the old school ones who believed in this crazy notion that students studying wildlife should do that -- in the wilderness. Even if it means logistical, financial, physical, and, of course, administrative challenges.
What better way to learn about the intersection of people and animals in a place steeped in the history of Indigenous peoples, the fur trade, and early settlements alongside polar bears, caribou, wolves, and the unrelenting arctic wind off Hudson Bay? Find out about this remote and special place called Wapusk and why this university course ends up transforming lives.
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