MIHELL, KIM & CONOR – Together, this husband and wife duo have spent most of four summers canoeing the whitewater rivers, sprawling lakes and Hudson Bay coast of Quebec’s Nunavik region. A 53-day journey in 2018 was their longest yet, tracing the ancient route from Hudson Bay to Quebec’s interior, across the treeline and down the little-known Innuksuac River. The couple will explore the historical context of their expedition, and discuss how mental burdens often exceed physical challenges in travelling alone across a vast, harsh land. The Mihells reside in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Conor is an award-winning freelance journalist and part-time outdoor skills instructor at Sault College; and Kim is an Algoma District School Board teacher and part-time faculty in Algoma University’s geography department.